Auburn Football First Look: Western Kentucky

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Western Kentucky football meets Auburn on Saturday in Auburn. Here is your first look at the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.

Western Kentucky Season So Far

8/27 vs. Austin Peay 12:00 PM ET CBSS W 38-27
9/4 at Hawaii 12:00 AM ET W 49-17
9/17 at Indiana 12:00 PM ET BTN L 30-33
9/24 vs. FIU 3:30 PM ET CBSS W 73-0
10/1 vs. Troy 7:00 PM ET ESP+ L 27-34
10/8 at UTSA 6:00 PM ET ESP+ L 28-31
10/15 at Middle Tennessee 3:30 PM ET ESP+ W 35-17
10/21 vs. UAB 8:00 PM ET CBSS W 20-17
10/29 vs. North Texas 3:30 PM ET STAD L 13-40
11/5 at Charlotte 12:00 PM ET CBSS W 59-7
11/12 vs. Rice 2:00 PM ET ESP+ W 45-10
11/19 at Auburn 4:00 PM ET SECN
11/26 at Florida Atlantic 12:00 PM ET CBSS

Key Stats (per game)

Stat Auburn WKU
Scoring Offense 22.9 37.9
Scoring Defense 28.8 21.2
Total Offense 377.3 484.5
Rushing Offense 190.0 148.2
Passing Offense 187.3 336.3
Team Passing Eff. 111.5 156.4
Total Defense 384.2 374.4
Rushing Defense 181.4 145.1
Pass Yards Allowed 202.8 229.3
Team Pass Eff. Def. 119.9 121.2
Turnover Margin -1.10 1.18

Western Kentucky Injuries and Suspensions

None reported.


Challenges for Auburn

This game may spell trouble for Auburn. The Hilltoppers are a solid team that will be bouncing off the walls for Auburn. WKU averages almost 38 points per game while allowing opposing offenses just 21 points a contest. Quarterback Austin Reed is prominent in the national statistics for FBS passing. He’s completing 68 percent of his passes. Reed has 3,550 yards passing which is second-best in the FBS. His 31 touchdown passes are the most by a quarterback in the Conference USA and are second nationally. Reed’s best game so far this season was against Charlotte when he completed 23 of 38 passes for 409 yards and six touchdowns. Back in September, he threw for five touchdowns in a 73-0 win over Florida International.

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 3:00 PM CT (4:00 PM ET). Watch this SEC football game on the SECN+/ESPN+ Network.

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