College Football Preview: LSU And Auburn Set For Tight SEC Battle

Al Dannity | Updated Oct 04, 2017

The SEC’s two remaining unbeaten teams meet in Jordan-Hare Stadium this weekend as the Tigers of Auburn welcome the other Tigers of LSU.

The Mad Hatter will drive you crazy Les Miles is the answer to any excess of logic or reason in this world. The Mad Hatter has coached LSU to a 7-0 record and #6 ranking despite boasting the nation’s #113 passing attack. A combination of excellent defense, reasonable running, and a whole heap of craziness has paved the way to this clash of unbeatens with SEC West rivals Auburn. LSU survived against Tennessee because of a bizarre substitution error by the Vols. Then they went and pulled off a miracle fake field goal to beat Florida. The Bayou Bengals even managed to struggle to put away 1-AA/FCS foe McNeese State.

Auburn has had its fair share of insane results. Gene Chizik’s 7-0 team just about squeezed past Mississippi State, Clemson, South Carolina, and Kentucky. Then came the 65-43 offensive feast against Arkansas. College Football betting fans know the game was more competitive than the final score suggests as the Hogs led 43-37 early in the fourth quarter, before Cam Newton took over to lead a 4 touchdown charge by Auburn.

All of this madness should make for a tight game. If Les Miles’ form is anything to go by we should expect this game to remain close right up until the final minute of play. For once, and I may live to regret saying this, the Mad Hatter won’t be able to pull out a win. Bet on the Auburn Tigers to win as -6.0 favorites with Sports Interaction.

Will #1 fall again? The #1 Oklahoma Sooners are on full Admiral Ackbar alert for their trip to #11 Missouri this Saturday. With #1 teams losing on the road in each of the last two weeks, all eyes are on the Sooners as they take on the 6-0 Tigers in Columbia.

Offensively there’s a lot to like about Oklahoma. Landry Jones leads a Sooners attack that is scoring 36 points a game. The defense is a big concern however and nearly cost Oklahoma their unbeaten record in tight games with Utah State, Air Force, and Cincinnati. While the unit is getting better, it still looks too weak to withstand Blaine Gabbert and the Tigers’ offense. With Missouri possessing a beefed-up defense this game screams upset. I like the #1 team to fall for a third straight week. Bet on the Missouri Tigers to win as +3.0 underdogs with Sports Interaction.