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Nail-biters are the norm when Auburn meets LSU

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - History shows a thriller could be in store when No. 9 LSU hosts Auburn on Saturday night.

The last five meetings have gone down to the wire, with LSU winning the past two. In 2007, Demetrius Byrd's last second touchdown catch kept LSU on track for an eventual national title.

Last year, Jarrett Lee's late scoring pass to Brandon LaFell lifted LSU to a 26-21 triumph.

LSU (5-1, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) needs a victory stay close to top-ranked Alabama in the race to win the SEC Western Division. Auburn (5-2, 2-2) is trying to stop a two-game losing streak.

Auburn's offense averages 464.9 yards, but will be challenged by LSU's defense, which has allowed only 12.8 points per game in its last five outings.

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