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Tiger Bait Review: Week 8

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While we were getting soaked, there was football being played elsewhere. Here's what happened with LSU's opponents during that time.

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McNeese State (7-0, 6-0 Southland)

This Week: @ Abilene Christian

The Cowboys boat raced Northwestern 47-27. McNeese and LSU were washed out Week 1 and now both teams are 7-0.

Stay woke y'all.

Mississippi State (6-2, 2-2 SEC)

This Week: BYE

The Bulldogs broke out some black abominations for their crushing of Kentucky 42-16. 2015 Dak finally looked like 2014 Dak, throwing for 348 and 3 touchdowns while running for 120 and 3 more touchdowns.

Auburn (4-3, 1-3)

This Week: Ole Miss

Auburn dropped one in 4 overtimes (!) against Arkansas, dropping them to 4-3 on the year. In order to reach bowl eligibility, the Tigers need to possess two wins out of the pool of Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Georgia, Idaho, and Alabama. I don't see Auburn completing that task. College and Mag has a detailed summary of all four of the overtimes, if Auburn sadness is your thing. In short, Will Muschamp is really letting down the Auburn fanbase with his pedestrian at best defense.

It's because Auburn had a lot of dropped passes in the game, you see.

Syracuse (3-4, 1-3 ACC)

This Week: @ Florida State

Lost a 23-20 heart breaker to Pitt via a last second field goal. The Orange are in dire straits since LSU visited them, dropping four straight. And to make matters worse, the back of their schedule features Florida State, Louisville, Clemson, NC State, and Boston College. Yeesh.

Eastern Michigan (1-7, 0-4 MAC)

This Week: Western Michigan

Welcome to the saddest part of the TBR every week, where I simply tell you that the Eagles lost 49-21 to Northern Illinois and we all agree to move on.

South Carolina (3-4, 1-4 SEC)

This Week: @ Texas A&M

Fresh off of a bye, the Gamecocks travel to College Station to play a sputtering Aggie team. If South Carolina is to reach bowl eligibility, it is imperative that they pick up a win this weekend, because if they don't then they have to find three wins out of Tennessee, Florida, The Citadel, and Clemson.

Florida (6-1, 4-1 SEC)

This Week: Georgia (Jacksonville)

The Gators roll into the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party off of a bye. The Chubb-less Bulldogs themselves had a bye week following their 9-6 win over Missouri to break their two game slide. A win for Florida all but gives the Gators a ticket punch to Atlanta.

Western Kentucky (6-2, 4-0 C-USA)

This Week: @ Old Dominon

The Hilltoppers played LSU well for a half before LSU erupted after halftime. The good news is that WKU are still the favorites to win the C-USA East and whole conference.

Alabama (7-1, 4-1 SEC)

This Week: BYE

For the 9th straight year, Tide fans lit up cigars on the Third Saturday in October, although this was the closest contest since the Rocky Block in 2009. After Alabama kicked a field goal to go up 13-7 in the 4th, Tennessee responded with a quick drive down the field to go up 14-13 with 5:49 left to play. Then the Crimson Tide proceeded to #process the Volunteers off the back of Derrick Henry, going up 19-14 due to a failed 2 point conversion. The Alabama defense snuffed out the Vol answer, and Alabama ensured that their tilt with LSU in two weeks will have SEC and National implications.

Arkansas (3-4, 2-2 SEC)

This Week: UT-Martin

Sure it took four overtimes, but Arkansas won't be complaining about picking up an SEC win, much less a win period. That makes their hunt for 6 wins much more manageable, with games against UT-Martin, Ole Miss, LSU, Mississippi State, and Missouri remaining.

Ole Miss (6-2, 3-1 SEC)

This Week: @ Auburn

Swag Kelly threw for 240 and Jaylon Walton rushed for a buck to help the Rebels drop the Aggies 23-3, which...

Texas A&M (5-2, 2-2 SEC)

This Week: South Carolina

Kyle Allen was so bad in (12-34 for 88 yards) that he was benched for Jake Hubenak in the 4th. For the second week in a row (or the second half of the Mississippi State game) the Aggie offense was dysfunctional at best. We all knew the Aggie defense was dubious, but even with 2011 LSU's defense winning a game off of three points is damn near impossible.

To make matters worse, blue chip QB Kyler Murray may be in Sumlin's doghouse.