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LSU loss turns into lesson for Auburn

AUBURN, Ala. ( Auburn has become acclimated to a survive-and-advance mentality.

In the immediate aftermath of Auburn's loss at LSU, Gus Malzahn stuck to several talking points with his team: First, the Tigers were not out of the SEC West race yet. Second, the margin for error to stay in contention was nonexistent. Lastly, Auburn would need to finish 5-0 to reach the SEC Championship.

No. 6 Auburn (9-2, 6-1 SEC) has notched four wins since and will play No. 1 Alabama for the SEC West title in the Iron Bowl on Saturday.

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