As Auburn starts the year with one Louisiana school, Southern Miss starts with another: Louisiana Lafayette. Both are good openers for each team. Both teams will face tougher opponents in Week 2. Southern Miss has a new coach and, like Auburn, a new high powered offense. Plus, they return a lot of talented athletes that they many schools in he SEC ignored, athletes that would like to make a statement.
Last year, Auburn was upset by a team with South in its name, South Florida. Southern Miss, which will go bowling this year, looks to do the same. Both teams will come into the game 1-0. Look for Brett Favre's alma mater to make this competitive into the 3rd quarter before Auburn pulls away.
Final Score: 31-13
Auburn's record: 2-0