Friday, October 19, 2007
Suicide Watch Week 8
This is It. The One. The Biggest Game Of The Year. sure there's still Bama and UGA, but those games are just for foolish pride, this game actually means something. Win Saturday Night and the Tigers control their own destiny, an SEC title and a BCS bowl will be in their grasp...ah but this is easier said than done, grasshopper. Sure Auburn is the hottest team in the SEC right now, winning three in a row...two of those on the road. One of those was against a Florida team that nearly took down LSU in Death Valley the next weekend. Auburn's defence is good enough to shutdown an LSU team that has mostly been getting by on pounding the ball....something Auburn does well at stopping (except for the South Florida game). If the Tigers can do to LSU's backfield what it did the Felix Jones and Darren McFadden then they could just walk away with their 5th win in a row and the 1st place spot in the SEC West.
That scenario is what i like to call optimistic. the LSU offence is in no way what i consider the biggest threat to Auburn's bid at an SEC title, it's that fucking defence, lead by Glenn Dorsey. Brandon Cox being destroyed to LSU's front seven or being forced back into his duck and cover mode that resulted in multiple picks against South Florida, or the fumble prone backfield coughing up the ball in the redzone and killing drives are the top 2 ways i could see this game getting out of hand and Auburn finding themselves down big.
Over the past few seasons the LSU/Auburn games have been the best games of the year for either school. LSU has to win this game to keep it's national title hopes alive and nobody strolls into Death Valley during a night game and just beats the Bayou Bengals. the last time these two teams played at LSU it ended in tears for Auburn as kicker John Vaughn missed 5 field goals and the Tigers lost 20-17 in overtime.
here's a nice painful little reminder in case you forgot.
potential for tragedy: this one is a 9 all the way. the way Auburn has been playing should give me alot more hope, but i'm a realist. LSU is fucking good and they DON'T lose night games at home. and there's no way they are losing back to back SEC games...of if they are Les Miles better hope he can still get that Michigan job, cuz they are definently running his ass out of town in Baton Rouge.
method of suicide: slit your wrists and let it flow. your season is over...sure you've still got those fucking rivalry games left, but the big trophy ain't coming home with you, baby.