SEC West Division Showdown sends #6 LSU at #4 Auburn

By A.J. Giardina – bio | email

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Quarterback Cam Newton leads Auburn's offensive attack.  He's a one-man wrecking crew.

At 6-foot-6, 250 pounds he can score from any place on the field, displaying un-canny quickness and agility for a big man. Newton will face the nations fifth ranked defensive unit, one that loves sacking quarterbacks.

Newton has become a leading contender for the Heisman Trophy.

"It's a week to week thing," Newton said.  He added, "And as soon as you slip up it's not going to be there anymore.  It's really too early to talk about it.  And I just have to continue to do what I do."

The LSU secondary will be tested by Newton. All-American Patrick Peterson knows if they stop Newton, the odds favor the Tigers from Louisiana.  Forcing turnovers will be a key for LSU.

"That's definitely the plan," stated Peterson.  "I believe if we go in there and try to stop him from running the ball, gaining momentum, he'll definitely have to start throwing.  So as a secondary that's what we want to give us a chance to get interceptions out there."

If the Tigers corral Newton LSU would have the edge, but if Newton has success running, LSU will be in trouble.

Auburn has been tabbed a six-point favorite over LSU.

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