Two ranked teams from the SEC square off on Saturday when the No. 11 ranked Auburn Tigers visit Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to play the No. 2 ranked LSU Tigers. Auburn bounced back from its only loss by blowing out Arkansas 51-10. Bo Nix threw three touchdown passes and rushed for one other in the rout of the Razorbacks setting up a battle between the second and third place teams in the SEC West.
LSU kept its unbeaten record intact on Saturday with a 36-13 victory over Mississippi State to move to 7-0 overall and 3-0 in the SEC. Joe Burrow threw for 327 yards with four touchdown passes and broke the LSU record for touchdown passes with 29. Burrow has five more regular season games to add to his touchdown pass total and he has become one of the favorites in the race for the Heisman Trophy.
Auburn’s Bo Nix has passed for 1,301 yards, 11 touchdowns and five interceptions and rushed for 210 yards and three touchdowns. Running back JaTarvious Whitlow is the leading rusher with 544 yards and seven touchdowns for the Tigers. The leading receiver for Auburn is Seth Williams with 458 yards and seven touchdowns. The leading tackler is Jeremiah Dinson with 46.
Joe Burrow leads the Tigers with 2,484 yards passing, 29 touchdowns and three interceptions. The leading rusher for LSU is Clyde Edwards-Helaire with 547 yards with seven touchdowns. Justin Jefferson leads all LSU receivers with 759 yards and nine touchdowns. Jacob Phillips leads the Tigers in tackles with 52.