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Tigers prep for Auburn, try to keep streaks alive

lsu-tigers-footbal-5422LSU hopes to be 1-0 in the SEC, and keep some streaks alive Saturday night against Auburn in Tiger Stadium.

LSU has won 6 consecutive SEC openers. The Tigers have also won 28 consecutive games in the month of September, longest streak in the nation.

Last September in Auburn, the visiting Tigers escaped with a 12-10 win. Wide receiver Jarvis Landry remembers. “Their crowd got behind them and inspired them,” said Landry. “We were fortunate to bring a win back to Louisiana.”

Auburn was winless in the SEC last season. Head coach Gene Chizik was fired and replaced by former offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn. Malzahn’s Tigers beat Mississippi State 24-20 Saturday night.

“I think they are as talented as the other teams that you would see come out of Auburn, but I just think they are well prepared. I think they are flying around for their coach. Shoot, I wouldn’t expect it any differently.”

Both teams are 3-0.

LSU’s Ego Ferguson was named SEC defensive player of the week. He led LSU with 16 tackles, including 2.5 for losses in a 48-13 win over Kent State.

Kickoff is 6:45 pm Saturday night. The game will be televised nationally by ESPN.

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