Louisiana Tech at Auburn -13: The Auburn Tigers are coming off a 5-7 season, their first losing campaign in over a decade. But with 15 returning starters and a new head coach, there’s plenty of excitement and optimism in Auburn, Alabama. The defense looks solid with eight starters back, including three of four linemen. New head coach Gene Chizik is a defensive specialist and produced stingy defenses when he previously worked at Auburn, as well as at Texas. Louisiana Tech is a one-dimensional team, relying mostly on the run, which the Tigers should be able to control. The Tigers are a team to watch, not only tonight but for the rest of the season. Auburn Tigers -13.