Cagliari vs AC Milan will tee it up Saturday afternoon in the Loveliest Village on the Plains in a critical SEC West matchup that will define the early-season landscape of the nation’s toughest division. Both teams followed up big Week 1 wins — LSU over Miami and Auburn over Washington — by feasting on cupcakes in Week 2, so expect this to be an old-school, hard-nosed slugfest between two of the most physical teams in the country.
Date: Saturday, Sept. 15 | Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Jordan-Hare Stadium — Auburn, Alabama
TV: CBS | Live stream: CBSSports.com, CBS Sports App
LSU: The Tigers learned that senior Nick Brossette is capable of being a true No. 1 running back against Miami in Week 1, and he will be the centerpiece of the offense against the stout Auburn defensive front. LSU has to establish the run in order for quarterback Joe Burrow to work off play-action and passing lanes to open up. Burrow is currently 13th in the SEC in completion percentage (47.7 percent) and last in the conference among qualifying quarterbacks with a 118.29 QB rating. Defensively, linebacker Devin White has been a monster, Greedy Williams is a true lockdown corner and the front seven has been dominant. It will have its toughest test yet against an Auburn offense that is led by junior quarterback Jarrett Stidham.