TigerRag.com's head to head look at Saturday's matchup between LSU and Auburn.
Auburn WR vs. LSU
Rodgeriqus Smith vs.
Boy, did Jonathan Zenon get picked
on last week! Zenon, regarded as one of the top cornerbacks in the SEC, drew
lots of attention from Kentucky quarterback Andre Woodson and his
cast of talented wideouts. Woodson threw at Zenon many times and eventually
tossed the game-winning touchdown over his head to wide receiver Steve Johnson.
Rodgeriqus Smith is Auburn's leading receiver with 27 catches for 397 yards and
three touchdowns and will likely be on the lookout for Zenon on
LSU LB vs. Auburn RB
Ali Highsmith vs. Brad Lester
Looking at the state sheet, Brad
Lester is a distant third in rushing yards compiled by Auburn this season. The
reason is Lester was serving a suspension and has played in only two games this
season. Coming back for the Vanderbilt game two weekends ago, Lester has
accumulated 166 yards on 34 carries (4.8 yards per carry) and has rushed for a
pair of touchdowns. Lester is no doubt the Tigers' best running back, and the
heart of the LSU defense, led by linebacker Ali Highsmith, will be tested by him
time and again.
Talk about Jekyll and Hyde! It's
hard to tell when it comes to Brandon Cox. Cox came to Auburn hyped as one of the
next great quarterbacks in the SEC. However, his career has been a rocky one on
The Plains. Cox has had his moments, but inconsistency has plagued him time and
again. Cox no doubt played his best game at Florida three weekends ago; but he has looked very average
ever since, especially in a 13-of-23, 101-yard performance against Arkansas last week. Cox
enjoyed a solid outing against LSU a year ago and will no doubt want to end his
Auburn career with a win over the rival