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Auburn is next up for LSU football

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THE BASICS

KICKOFF: 8 p.m. Saturday, Tiger Stadium

TV: ESPN

RADIO: WDGL-FM, 98.1 (Baton Rouge); WWL-AM/FM, 870/105.3 (New Orleans); KLWB-FM, 103.7 (Lafayette)

SERIES: LSU leads 31-23-1

ON AUBURN

RECORD: 3-1

LAST THREE GAMES: Defeated Alabama State 62-0, lost to Penn State 28-20, defeated Georgia State 34-24

OFFENSIVE LEADERS: Quarterback Bo Nix/T.J. Finley, running back Tank Bigsby, wide receiver Kobe Hudson

DEFENSIVE LEADERS: Linebacker Zakoby McClain, defensive back Smoke Monday, defensive end T.D. Moultryhttps://1bd3192e23af7976ce41f170834e9e62.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html

RUMBLINGS: Predicted to finish fifth in the SEC West under first-year coach Bryan Harsin, No. 22 Auburn is off to a nice start. But the past two weeks haven’t been easy. There was a tough eight-point loss at Penn State before avoiding a huge upset at home against Georgia State on Saturday.

ON THE TIGERS OFFENSE

We may not know who starts at quarterback — Nix or Finley, who was on LSU’s roster 5½ months ago — until Saturday night. Harsin wasn’t giving anything away after Finley saved the day against Georgia State with a 98-yard drive for the game-winning touchdown, but he’ll surely be considered after giving a boost to a sluggish offense.

ON THE TIGERS DEFENSE

Auburn was a little off in the first half vs. Georgia State without McClain, who was suspended for targeting in the previous game. The Tigers gave up 24 points.

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