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ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit Says LSU Is 'Done' Today If This Happens

A look at one of the end zones at LSU football's Tiger Stadium.

BATON ROUGE, LA - OCTOBER 22: A detail of the logo on the field of the LSU Tigers prior to the the game against the Auburn Tigers at Tiger Stadium on October 22, 2011 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

In a game that could have major implications on the SEC West, Auburn and LSU will reignite their rivalry today. While Auburn is the undisputed favorite in this matchup, Kirk Herbstreit believes Joe Burrow could be the biggest difference-maker.

Facing Gus Malzahn's roster on the road is an extremely difficult challenge in itself. Now, add in the fact that Burrow will face his greatest task since joining LSU. Although he's been consistent for Ed Orgeron's offense, he'll need to avoid one particular situation.

During Herbstreit's preview of today's showdown, he highlights the importance of making each third down manageable.

From 247sports.com:

“I just worry about the line of scrimmage and whether or not LSU can handle this being on the road. That Auburn team at home, if they get you in the obvious passing situations, the game is over.”

Herbstreit praises Auburn's defense, which shutdown Jake Browning and Washington in the first week of the season.

LSU and Auburn will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET from Jordan-Hare Stadium.

The game will be on CBS.