The biggest game on college football's Week 3 slate is probably taking place in the SEC.
Auburn and LSU, two undefeated top-15 teams, are set to meet at Jordan-Hare Stadium. The winner will be looking really good in the race to compete with No. 1 Alabama at the top of the conference.
ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum weighed in on the game earlier this week. He says the loser of the game will be "done."
Why: Finebaum thinks one loss in the vaunted SEC West will be too much to overcome, especially with the game against No. 1 Alabama to come.
“It’s really important because, if you lose the game on either side, you’re done,” Finebaum said during an appearance on ESPN’s First Take this week. “Because you still have to play Alabama in your league. You still have to play Mississippi State, which is good. They went on the road and beat Kansas State, which isn’t a bad win. You don’t survive this and have much of a chance unless you start knocking people off.”
Finebaum is high on Auburn. He placed the Tigers inside his top five. They can't afford a loss this weekend, though.
“Last year, Auburn went to Baton Rouge and blew a 20-point lead and still was able to overcome it because they beat Georgia and Alabama,” he said. “Both games were at home. They can’t do that this year.”
Auburn and LSU are set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. E.T. on CBS.