LSU vs. Auburn: Why Showdown Will Be Closer Than Most Think

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LSU vs. Auburn: Why Showdown Will Be Closer Than Most Think
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When this game first appeared on the schedule, many thought it had the looks of a competitive matchup. Auburn seemed to be moving in the right direction, and LSU was still a national championship contender. Simply put let the two SEC powerhouses battle it out during Week 4.

Instead, Auburn is 1-2. They are painfully brutal to watch on the defensive side of the ball. They can't get any type of production from the quarterback and can't even pretend to be competitive so far this year.

The spread on this SEC clash is on the verge of making LSU a three-touchdown favorite over the home team (via Covers.com). And while many like LSU to roll easily in this game, Auburn may have a chance to keep things entertaining and closer than you expect.

Here are five reasons why Gene Chizik's club can make an interesting game out of the LSU matchup this weekend.

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