On Saturday afternoon one of the biggest games of the college football season will kick off from Death Valley as No. 2 LSU hosts No. 9 Auburn.
It’s the second huge road game for freshman quarterback Bo Nix and the Tigers. The first one didn’t work out too well as Auburn fell at the hands of the Florida Gators in the Swamp.
Florida made Nix look like what he was, a true freshman quarterback playing in one of the toughest environments in college football.
The road won’t get any easier this weekend against LSU.
ESPN college football analyst Bill Connelly expects Nix and the Tigers’ offense to score with one of the best offenses in the nation. With quarterback Joe Burrow under center, the LSU Tigers are scoring over 50 points per game.
Connelly revealed his score predictions for the week’s biggest games. He has LSU taking down Auburn by a final score of 34-24.
💰🏈 WEEK 9 SP+ PICKS 🏈💰
* Brutus 31, Bucky 20
* OU 39, K-State 20
* LSU 34, Auburn 24
* PSU 29, Mich State 20 (I'd feel better about 19-10)
* Michigan 28, ND 24 😬
* Utah 34, Cal 11 (I'd feel better about 24-1)
* Oregon 35, Wazzu 26 pic.twitter.com/RDNHzqIw3M
— Bill Connelly (@ESPN_BillC) October 23, 2019
Both LSU and Auburn have stout defenses that have the ability to take over a game. However, it’s the offenses for both that have surprised this season.
It will be interesting to see if Bo Nix can get comfortable on the road in a tough environment after his experience at Florida.