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Auburn's Shaun Shivers scores Auburn's second TD of the first half.
LSU at Auburn football on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 in Auburn, Ala.
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Auburn's Shaun Shivers scores Auburn's second TD of the first half. LSU at Auburn football on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 in Auburn, Ala. Todd Van Emst/AU Athletics

Auburn aims for back to back wins when it hosts long-time rival LSU at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Halloween. Saturday’s game will be the first time both teams enter the matchup unranked since 1999. 

The game on Halloween will be the 55th meeting between the two Tigers, with LSU leading the all-time series against Auburn with a 31-22-1 record. The first game between Auburn and LSU was in 1901 when Auburn won 28-0 in Baton Rouge. 

Auburn is 12-8 against LSU in games played in Auburn. The home team has won 17 of the last 20 matchups in the series.

Recent history in the series has favored the Tigers from Baton Rouge. LSU has won three straight matchups against Auburn, winning each game by four points or less. In 2017, LSU overcame a 20-point first half deficit to defeat Auburn 27-23 in Death Valley. The following season, LSU came away with a 22-21 win on The Plains after kicker Cole Tracy made a 42-yard field goal as time expired. Last year, Auburn held Joe Burrow and the eventual National Champions to its lowest scoring output of the season but lost 23-20 at LSU.

Auburn’s last win over LSU was an 18-13 victory in 2016 with Daniel Carlson making six field goals for Auburn. LSU quarterback Danny Etling appeared to have made the game-winning touchdown pass to DJ Chark on the final play of the game, but it was overturned after instant replay showed the ball was snapped with no time left on the clock.

Both teams enter Saturday’s game with some momentum. Auburn (3-2) came from behind on the road to beat Ole Miss while LSU (2-2) blew out South Carolina at home. Kickoff is set for 2:30 CST Saturday and the game can be seen on CBS.

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