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Tigers could be limping by Georgia game

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the seventh in the series previewing the 2018 football season.
2018 could be a great years for LSU or if the experts are correct – the Tigers could 3-3 when the Georgia Bulldogs visit on Oct. 13.
Georgia is predicted to be undefeated heading to Tiger Stadium with wins over Austin Peay, South Carolina, Middle Tennessee, Missouri, Tennessee and Vanderbilt.
The No. 4 Bulldogs should face a tough challenge from LSU.

Tigers visit Gators again in must-win game

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the sixth in the series previewing the 2018 football season.
The Tigers could be undefeated at 6-0 with upset wins over Miami and Auburn – if so that would be the story of the year to that point.
But if LSU enters the sixth week of the season with a 3-2 record and 1-1 in the SEC, then the trip to the Swamp will become even a bigger game against the Gators.
The rivalry between LSU and Florida increased around the way the events of Hurricane Matthew was handled in 2016.

Cajuns visit Tide, Tigers face Ole Miss in fifth week

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the fifth in the series previewing the 2018 football season.
I understand from a money perspective why teams from the Sun Belt Conference play SEC teams.
But historically, the Sun Belt is 9-143 against the SEC.
Everyone in Louisiana remembers Troy’s 24-21 win last year over LSU.
Troy has upset then-Big 12 Conference’s Missouri at home in 2004, throttled Oklahoma State in Troy in 2007 and beat Mississippi State in Starkville in 2001.
In 2016, South Alabama stunned Mississippi State as the Jaguars won 21-20.

Tiger Bowl highlights state football’s third week

Being a life-long Auburn fan in the state of Louisiana has its disadvantages, especially when LSU wins.
The third week of the season has LSU visiting the Loveliest Village on the Plains in a game that will help shape the outcome of the battle for the SEC West title.
The rivalry between the two Tiger teams has become more intense over the years.
In 1988, Auburn entered the game 4-0, ranked fourth and had outscored their opponents 161-44.
But LSU held Auburn to only two field goals.

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