Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks vs Auburn Tigers Game Predictions & Betting Odds
Louisiana-Monroe shocked the world one week ago, knocking off a previously top-10 Arkansas team on the road. The Warhawks looked good in the process, running and passing with a huge amount of proficiency. They also got a good defensive effort and came up with clutch plays when they needed them the most. After being the big story last week, can the Warhawks bring another top effort on the road against an SEC foe? That is a major question that will need to be answered by any person trying to make a prediction on this game.
Monroe beat Arkansas in part with its timely passing attack. This is something that might spell trouble for Auburn, since the Tigers struggle to slow down Clemson and Mississippi State in the air. The Tigers will need to find something a little bit better if they are going to run away from a Monroe team that wants to prove it was not simply a flash in the pan. All signs point to Auburn bouncing back in this game, but that is certainly not a foregone conclusion at this point in time.
Auburn struggled mightily in weeks one and two against a good Clemson team and an above average Mississippi State team. It is worth noting that they went on the road to play the Bulldogs and they had to play Clemson on a neutral field to start the season. Like most teams, the Auburn Tigers are much better when they play in front of the home fans. This is a game where they have their backs against the wall, as well, which could bring out the best in them. With all of the talent that Auburn puts on the field, it is hard to imagine them starting the season with three straight losses.
The big question to be answered here is how well the Warhawks can handle success. Coming off of a huge emotional high, can they focus on the task at hand in week three? Can they repeat the great performance of last week? Will Auburn finally play up to its talent level? With the Tigers coming home for this game, there is a good chance that they will bring a much better effort. Whether it will be enough for a comfortable win depends upon a number of very important factors.
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