Tide to show Tigers less deception than Auburn

But the general consensus from the LSU players was relief that the Crimson Tide’s offense, as good as it is, operates out of a more traditional set than the spread that Newton ran to near perfection.

LSU coach Les Miles said Alabama’s offense is one LSU will be more “comfortable defending.”

“Auburn was more of a speed team that beat you with different formations,” said linebacker Ryan Baker, who led LSU with a career-high 12 tackles against Auburn. “Alabama is just straight-up, come-downhill, run-the-ball smash-mouth football.”