The Auburn Tigers travel to Baton Rouge, La., this week for a matchup with the No. 22 LSU Tigers.
This is the first time since 2001 that Auburn is not going into Tiger Stadium with a losing streak after breaking the 22-year-long dry spell in 2021.
There is still adversity for Auburn, however, as it comes into this game as an 11-point underdog. This being the last year of the annual "Tiger Bowl" will give both teams additional motivation, but that is far from the only thing to watch for.
Can Auburn contain LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels?
LSU has one of the best quarterbacks in the country. Jayden Daniels is a dual-threat with a unique ability to extend plays. He will be the first mobile quarterback Auburn has faced this season.
If Auburn can not contain him, it could be in for a long one on Saturday night.
Can Auburn's pass defense hold up against LSU's receivers?
LSU has a pair of dominant wide receivers in Malik Nabers and Brian Thomas Jr.
Auburn's defensive backs have done an excellent job this season, but they will need to force some turnovers if Auburn wants to come away with a win on Saturday.
Will Auburn's offensive line show up?
Offensive line play has been a problem for Auburn for a few seasons. Earlier this season, it looked like it would be more of the same. The unit has stepped up lately, however.
If Payton Thorne has time to allow a wide receiver to get open or the running backs have time to make a play, Auburn could put themselves in a good spot for success.
If the offensive line folds, allows six sacks and adds numerous penalties, Auburn can expect to fall to 3-3 on the season.
Auburn needs a strong pass rush.
Getting to the quarterback has been a struggle for Auburn this season.
Auburn's front seven is dealing with injuries, which has not helped. They will need to find a way to get to Daniels, or the chance of an Auburn win will become smaller and smaller.
What will happen in the last annual meeting of the two teams?
The Auburn/LSU rivalry has produced more than its share of memorable moments.
Without fail, plenty of unusual things occur every time the teams meet up. From muffed punts to interesting play calls, there is no telling what will happen.
The last annual meeting will surely present something truly unforgettable.
Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. CT at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La., and ESPN will carry the broadcast.
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