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Auburn Prepares to go Under the Lights

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The fans at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, help make the game day experience one of the most intimidating in the country.

They're loud and loyal to a team that is 39-2 when playing under the lights for head coach Les Miles.

"I told our guys, we're going to find out where we're at after this game," Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn said.  "This is no different. First road test against a top ten team in the country to see where we are at."

It will also be the first road test for Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall, who led his team to it's first Southeastern Conference win in eleven tries on the final drive against Mississippi State.

"Last week definitely helped, there is no doubt," Malzahn said of his junior quarterback.  "Each game you learn more about him, he learns more about us.  We have a big challenge this week.  This is the best defense we've played against, on the road, in a hostile environment, we have to deal with the elements, the noise and everything that goes with it."

Auburn has not won a game at Tiger Stadium since 1999.

Marshall will have to read a defense that lost eight players to the NFL draft a season ago.  If you think that will be advantage Auburn, Malzahn said they're weaknesses are far and few between.

"They've got good players at just about every position," Malzahn said.  "They tackle well, they're very aggressive. Coach Chavis is one of the best in the business. They're guys can run.   They're one of the faster defenses in the country."

Auburn and LSU kickoff at 6:45 p.m.

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