LSU Football: After Auburn Struggle, Could Tigers Lose Before Alabama?

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LSU Football: After Auburn Struggle, Could Tigers Lose Before Alabama?
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LSU is still one of the favorites to win the SEC West and the national title, but the Tigers didn't play like it in Saturday night's 12-10 squeaker over the Auburn Tigers.

The sluggish performance on the Plains begs the question: Is LSU for real or just a "paper Tiger"?

It's probably too early to tell at this point, but it's clear that head coach Les Miles needs better play from his offensive line, and quarterback Zach Mettenberger needs to make quicker decisions and have the game slow down a bit.

All signs still point to a Nov. 3 showdown with the Alabama Crimson Tide in Baton Rouge in a game that could determine the winner of the SEC West, but the road to that game looks a little rockier for the Tigers after Saturday night.

Where could LSU stumble? Let's take a look at its remaining schedule.

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