SEC Football Preview: Auburn at LSU

LSU-Auburn football preview

Auburn faces LSU on Saturday in Baton Rouge. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

Rowan Rehbein, 14Powers.com SEC Football

TEAM SCHEDULES/RESULTS

Auburn

Date Opponent Score
2-Sep vs. Massachusetts W 59 – 14
9-Sep at California W 14 – 10
16-Sep vs. Samford W 45 – 13
23-Sep at Texas A&M L 10 – 27
30-Sep vs. Georgia L 20 – 27
14-Oct at LSU
21-Oct vs. Ole Miss
28-Oct vs. Mississippi State
4-Nov at Vanderbilt
11-Nov at Arkansas
18-Nov vs. New Mexico State
25-Nov vs. Alabama

LSU

Date Opponent Score
3-Sep vs. Florida State* L 24 – 45
9-Sep vs. Grambling State W 72 – 10
16-Sep at Mississippi State W 41 – 14
23-Sep vs. Arkansas W 34 – 31
30-Sep at Ole Miss L 49 – 55
7-Oct at Missouri
14-Oct vs. Auburn
21-Oct vs. Army West Point
4-Nov at Alabama
11-Nov vs. Florida
18-Nov vs. Georgia State
25-Nov vs. Texas A&M

COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS

Rating Auburn LSU
ESPN FPI 29 14
Sagarin 45 10
Massey Composite 44 22
PiRate Ratings 21 11

KEY STATS

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
3rd Down Conversion Pct LSU
Auburn
3
105
1
13
0.563
0.349
3rd Down Conversion Pct Defense Auburn
LSU
40
109
6
13
0.348
0.456
4th Down Conversion Pct LSU
Auburn
69
96
4
8
0.500
0.400
4th Down Conversion Pct Defense Auburn
LSU
32
100
4
10
0.400
0.636
Blocked Kicks
Blocked Kicks Allowed Auburn
LSU
1
1
1
1
0
0
Blocked Punts (5 ranked)
Blocked Punts Allowed Auburn
LSU
1
1
1
1
0
0
Completion Percentage LSU
Auburn
18
90
5
12
0.702
0.587
Defensive TDs Auburn
LSU
7
25
3
4
2
1
Fewest Penalties Auburn
LSU
27
54
1
4
27
32
Fewest Penalties Per Game LSU
Auburn
43
45
4
5
5.33
5.40
Fewest Penalty Yards Auburn
LSU
20
52
1
4
210
269
Fewest Penalty Yards Per Game Auburn
LSU
29
39
1
4
42.00
44.83
First Downs Defense Auburn
LSU
8
110
1
12
77
128
First Downs Offense LSU
Auburn
1
111
1
13
169
96
Fumbles Lost LSU
Auburn
28
84
3
12
2
4
Fumbles Recovered Auburn
LSU
27
107
1
10
4
1
Kickoff Return Defense LSU
Auburn
51
91
5
11
18.50
21.33
Kickoff Returns Auburn
LSU
13
89
2
13
25.50
18.18
Net Punting LSU
Auburn
42
57
7
9
40.46
39.29
Passes Had Intercepted LSU
Auburn
9
41
1
7
2
4
Passes Intercepted Auburn
LSU
34
34
5
5
6
6
Passing Offense LSU
Auburn
7
119
2
14
337.7
156.2
Passing Yards Allowed Auburn
LSU
32
119
6
13
194.2
282.7
Passing Yards per Completion LSU
Auburn
16
97
3
13
14.58
11.00
Punt Return Defense LSU
Auburn
26
60
5
8
3.00
6.83
Punt Returns LSU
Auburn
45
57
9
12
10.67
9.22
Red Zone Defense Auburn
LSU
14
126
1
14
0.692
0.958
Red Zone Offense LSU
Auburn
49
91
9
12
0.871
0.789
Rushing Defense Auburn
LSU
52
94
10
14
128.6
163.0
Rushing Offense LSU
Auburn
14
20
2
3
210.7
202.0
Sacks Allowed LSU
Auburn
82
107
8
11
2.33
3.00
Scoring Defense Auburn
LSU
25
109
5
13
18.2
32.3
Scoring Offense LSU
Auburn
5
69
1
11
44.8
29.6
Tackles for Loss Allowed LSU
Auburn
8
108
2
11
3.67
7.00
Team Passing Efficiency LSU
Auburn
5
104
1
14
185.80
119.92
Team Passing Efficiency Defense Auburn
LSU
30
108
3
13
116.38
147.35
Team Sacks Auburn
LSU
79
91
9
11
2.00
1.83
Team Tackles for Loss Auburn
LSU
49
85
6
11
6.0
5.3
Time of Possession LSU
Auburn
51
60
4
5
30:37
30:31
Total Defense Auburn
LSU
25
121
6
14
322.8
445.7
Total Offense LSU
Auburn
3
88
1
13
548.3
358.2
Turnover Margin LSU
Auburn
35
43
3
6
0.50
0.40
Turnovers Gained Auburn
LSU
26
80
2
9
10
7
Turnovers Lost LSU
Auburn
10
61
2
12
4
8
Winning Percentage LSU
Auburn
44
56
7
10
0.667
0.600

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Auburn

QB Payton Thorne, RB Jarquez Hunter, OL Gunner Britton, WR Jyaire Shorter, DL Justin Rogers, LB Cam Riley, CB Nehemiah Pritchett, K Alex McPherson, P Oscar Chapman.

LSU

QB Jayden Daniels, RB Noah Cain, WR Malik Nabers, TE Mason Taylor, OL Emery Jones, LB Harold Perkins, DT Mekhi Wingo, DT Maason Smith, OL Will Campbell, OL Emery Jones, LB Ovie Oghoufu, LB Omar Speights, S Greg Brooks.

INJURIES

Auburn


Player POS Status
M. Johnson Jr. WR Ques Sat – Undisclosed
D. Alston RB Doub Sat – Shoulder
J. Johnson WR Ques Sat – Undisclosed
M. Nasili-Kite DL out for season – Bicep
K. Scott CB Out indefinitely – Ankle
A. Keys LB Out indefinitely – Thumb

LSU


Player POS Status
C. Hilton Jr. WR Doub Sat – Undisclosed
A. Anderson WR Prob Sat – Hamstring
D. Chestnut CB Out indefinitely – Personal
A. Goodwin RB Out indefinitely – Undisclosed
G. Brooks Jr. S out for season – Head
J. Johnson CB Early Dec – Leg

Source: Covers.com

Auburn vs. LSU Football Series History

LSU leads 32-24-1

COMMENTS

This should one of the better SEC games of the weekend. Auburn is much improved and LSU is as dangerous as ever. Playing in Baton Rouge it’ll be tough for Auburn but they might be able to pull out a stunner.

PREDICTIONS

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Auburn 20, LSU 28

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

LSU 38, Auburn 27

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 4:00 PM ET. Watch this SEC football game on the ESPN Network.

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