Auburn and LSU always have a major battle every year. College Football Odds and Free Picks given in this game below.
Auburn Tigers Get a Scary Win at Home
?Auburn survived, scoring on a ten-yard Melvin Ray touchdown catch to force overtime, and got the game-winner on a four-yard Peyton Barber run in the extra frame. Jacksonville State’s final overtime pass attempt was caught out of bounds. Jacksonville State controlled most of the game. The Gamecocks took a 20-13 lead late in the fourth on a five-yard Troymaine Pope run, but a bad punt gave Auburn good field position for the final drive.
Jeremy Johnson struggled, but he threw two touchdown passes including a 51-yard scoring play to Roc Thomas in the third. Don’t push the panic button quite yet. The defense struggled to hit the curve ball from Jacksonville State’s quirky offense, and while Jeremy Johnson and the Tiger attack struggle, it came through when it had to. Every once in a while a team has a really, really sleepy game – this might have been it. Johnson has a ton of work to do on refining his game, and the defensive front couldn’t figure out what the Gamecocks were doing, but it’s a win in a game that was really, really close to being an all-time disaster. Take the W and move on.
Jeremy Johnson completed 21-of-32 passes for 236 yards and two touchdowns with two picks. The running game wasn’t as strong as the numbers. The Tigers ran 38 times for 165 yards and a score. It never found a rhythm. Auburn got outplayed. Jacksonville State out gained the Tigers 438 yards to 401.
LSU Narrowly Escapes its Opener
Mississippi State’s Devin Bell missed a 52-yard field goal with no time left on the clock, pushing it just right to led LSU escape. The Bulldogs had their chances, scoring on a five-yard De’Runnya Wilson catch with four minutes to play to pull within two, but the two-point conversion attempt fell incomplete. 2. Leonard Fournette did all the scoring for LSU with touchdown runs from one, 26 and 18 yards away, with the first two in the first quarter for a 14-0 lead, and the other in the third quarter for a 21-6 advantage. 3. MSU kept stalling, settling for two Westin Graves field goals from 43 and 24 yards out before Dak Prescott got into the end zone on a one-yard run in the fourth. – Brandon Harris got the start completing 9-of-14 passes for 71 yards and ran five yards for 48 yards. Leonard Fournette ran 28 times for 159 yards and three scores. LSU out gained the Bulldogs 266 rushing yards to 43.
Major Line Move Alert
The total has drooped 4.5 points from 52.5 to 48. This is probably a reaction to Auburn's last game. Also the line has shifted under a TD and it had opened up at 7.5. People will be real serious when we say this LSU is a powerhouse at home. This game will probably be a dogfight but look for the Bayou Bengals to pull ahead in the end, so make sure you add them to your Saturday's College Football Picks.
Predicted Final Score: LSU 24 Auburn 17
College Football Pick: LSU Tigers