First Look: Auburn vs. Mississippi State

Auburn-Mississippi State

Auburn meets Mississippi State on Saturday in Starkville. Here is a first look at the Auburn-Mississippi State matchup.

Auburn Season so far

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Sept. 1 Washington [Atlanta] W 21-16
Sept. 8 Alabama State W 63-9
Sept. 15 LSU L 22-21
Sept. 22 Arkansas W 34-3
Sept. 29 Southern Miss W 24-13

Mississippi State Season so far

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Sept. 1 Stephen F. Austin W 63-6
Sept. 8 at Kansas State W 31-10
Sept. 15 Louisiana W 56-10
Sept. 22 at Kentucky L 28-7
Sept. 29 Florida L 13-6

Stat Comparison

Auburn Stat Mississippi State
32.6 Points 32.6
12.6 Points Allowed 13.4
376.2 Total YDS 433.2
197.6 Pass YDS 214.2
178.6 Rush YDS 219.0
304.6 Total YDS Allowed 286.8
211.8 Pass YDS Allowed 166.4
92.8 Rush YDS Allowed 120.4
.378 3rd down conv % .477
0.80 Turnover margin 0.40
12 & Massey Composite 36

& The Massey Composite Ratings are compiled from 98 different college football ratings and rankings.

Auburn Injuries and Suspensions

DATE POSITION NAME ISSUE STATUS
09/30/18 OL Jack Driscoll Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs Mississippi State
09/30/18 RB JaTarvious Whitlow Shoulder is "?" Saturday vs Mississippi State
09/30/18 QB Joey Gatewood Thumb is "?" Saturday vs Mississippi State
09/30/18 OL Prince Tega Wanogho Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs Mississippi State
09/30/18 LB Richard McBryde Neck is "?" Saturday vs Mississippi State
09/20/18 TE Jalen Harris Transferred has left team
09/20/18 WR Nate Craig-Myers Transferred has left team
09/11/18 P Aidan Marshall Left Team is out for season

Mississippi State Injuries and Suspensions

DATE POSITION NAME ISSUE STATUS
09/30/18 CB Jamal Peters Knee is "?" Saturday vs Auburn
09/30/18 LB Sh'Mar Kilby-Lane Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs Auburn
09/30/18 CB Tyler Williams Lower Body is "?" Saturday vs Auburn
09/25/18 DE Marquiss Spencer Upper Body is out for season
09/14/18 WR Jamal Couch Transferred has left team

Source: DonBest.com

Challenges for Auburn

The Tigers have to step it up a notch. They looked good in a win over Washington but a home loss to LSU coupled with the most recent close win over Southern Miss has folks concerned. While the Tiger defense has been solid, the offense hasn’t performed as well as expected.

Challenges for Mississippi State

The Bulldogs got off to a hot, 3-0, start but have since lost two games in a row. The Tigers have averaged less than seven points a contest over the last two games. First-year head coach Joe Moorhead desperately needs his offense to score more points.

Saturday’s game kicks off at 6:30 pm CT and can be seen on ESPN2.

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