EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the fourth in the series previewing the 2018 football season.
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.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second in the series previewing the 2018 football season:
After facing the Miami Hurricanes in the season opener, LSU will welcome the neighboring Southeastern University Lions to Tiger Stadium on Sept. 8.
This will be the first football game between LSU and SLU since 1949, a 48-7 victory for the Tigers at home.
It is also a new era of Lion football as Frank Scelfo is in his first season at SLU.
Scelfo takes over a SLU program that has posted four winning campaigns in the past five seasons.
The 2018 football season is fast approaching and each summer I try to attack the preview in different ways.
For the next 12 editions I will break down each week of the season for both LSU and Louisiana Lafayette and include other state schools’ best match-ups to watch.
But first, let’s step back and reflect on the 2017 season for the Tigers and Cajuns.
LSU was led by first-year head coach Ed Orgeron after he led the Tigers as interim head coach for the final eight games of 2016.
The Tigers finished 9-4 overall, 6-2 in the SEC and was 16th in the final AP poll.
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