Here are two keys to the game. First is LSU's ability to force Cameron Newton to beat them with his arm. Arkansas tried that last week and Newton shredded them in a key fourth quarter. The difference this week is that LSU's defensive backs are far above what Arkansas had on the field. Second, LSU must be patient with the run game and get enough out of the passing attack to back Auburn's defense up to open run lanes for Stephen Ridley and company. That means ball control, which is something Auburn hasn't done a ton of but has allowed other teams to control. It catches up to them this week.
Expect a close, hard-fought game, but LSU will walk out of this one undefeated, yet weary from the test.
LSU 21, Auburn 20