The Auburn Tigers face LSU this weekend in a huge SEC West showdown. Let’s take a look inside the numbers.

The Good

5: That’s the advantage Auburn has in the turnover margin over its opponents this season. Ellis Johnson’s defense has been very good forcing turnovers through its first four games, and if the No. 5 team in the country is going to survive the meat of its schedule, continuing to force turnovers will be a huge key.

30.71: The number of yards Quan Bray is averaging per punt return for Auburn, good for tops in the nation. He has two punt returns for touchdowns so far this season, and his given Auburn very good field position. Bray has more punt return yards this season than 115 FBS teams.

100: Auburn has won its 14 games when quarterback Nick Marshall rushes for at least 100 yards. If Auburn hopes to get to 5-0, Marshall will again have to reach that plateau this week versus the Bayou Bengals.

The Bad:

56.2: Nick Marshall’s completion percentage. There’s no question that when he’s been in the game, Jeremy Johnson is the better passer. However, how long does Gus Malzahn and Rhett Lashlee ride their wish-filled “balanced attack” before they focus on what they do best?

58: The percentage of third downs Auburn is converting. Now that’s still good enough for second in the country, but Auburn struggled on third downs in the win over Louisiana Tech. Will the offense be able to stay on the field against LSU?

6: The number of top 25 opponents still left on the Tigers’ schedule. Auburn is entering as tough a portion of the schedule as anyone in the country. The course of its season will unfold before our eyes.