SEC Football Preview: Mississippi State at Arkansas

Mississippi State-Arkansas football game preview

Ole Miss faces Auburn on Saturday in Fayetteville. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

Rowan Rehbein, 14Powers.com SEC Football

TEAM SCHEDULES/RESULTS

Ole Miss

Date Opponent Score
2-Sep vs. Mercer W 73 – 7
9-Sep at Tulane W 37 – 20
16-Sep vs. Georgia Tech W 48 – 23
23-Sep at Alabama L 10 – 24
30-Sep vs. LSU L 49 – 55
7-Oct vs. Arkansas W 27 – 20
21-Oct at Auburn L 18 – 48
28-Oct vs. Vanderbilt
4-Nov vs. Texas A&M
11-Nov at Georgia
18-Nov vs. Louisiana-Monroe
23-Nov at Mississippi State

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 L 18 – 48
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

COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS

Rating Ole Miss Auburn
ESPN FPI 14 23
Sagarin 14 42
Massey Composite 13 56
PiRate Ratings 14 21

KEY STATS

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
3rd Down Conversion Pct Ole Miss
Auburn
82
109
9
13
0.385
0.333
3rd Down Conversion Pct Defense Auburn
Ole Miss
65
102
7
12
0.387
0.436
4th Down Conversion Pct Ole Miss
Auburn
11
97
2
9
0.750
0.417
4th Down Conversion Pct Defense Auburn
Ole Miss
31
57
4
7
0.400
0.462
Blocked Kicks Ole Miss 27 6 1
Blocked Kicks Allowed Auburn
Ole Miss
1
107
1
11
0
2
Blocked Punts
Blocked Punts Allowed Auburn
Ole Miss
1
98
1
13
0
1
Completion Percentage Ole Miss
Auburn
42
90
7
12
0.638
0.581
Defensive TDs Auburn
Ole Miss
7
28
3
4
2
1
Fewest Penalties Auburn
Ole Miss
33
78
2
5
32
41
Fewest Penalties Per Game Auburn
Ole Miss
43
96
4
7
5.33
6.83
Fewest Penalty Yards Auburn
Ole Miss
23
91
1
9
252
390
Fewest Penalty Yards Per Game Auburn
Ole Miss
28
108
1
12
42.00
65.00
First Downs Defense Auburn
Ole Miss
16
79
2
8
102
131
First Downs Offense Ole Miss
Auburn
50
106
7
13
139
114
Fumbles Lost Ole Miss
Auburn
6
76
1
11
1
4
Fumbles Recovered Auburn
Ole Miss
39
39
1
1
4
4
Kickoff Return Defense Ole Miss
Auburn
23
123
2
14
15.88
25.20
Kickoff Returns Auburn
Ole Miss
18
114
3
13
24.94
16.00
Net Punting Auburn
Ole Miss
49
102
9
14
39.93
36.39
Passes Had Intercepted Ole Miss
Auburn
6
29
1
4
2
4
Passes Intercepted Auburn
Ole Miss
29
66
3
11
7
5
Passing Offense Ole Miss
Auburn
16
120
4
14
306.0
155.8
Passing Yards Allowed Auburn
Ole Miss
49
108
6
10
216.0
261.5
Passing Yards per Completion Ole Miss
Auburn
8
106
2
14
15.30
10.87
Punt Return Defense Auburn
Ole Miss
57
126
7
14
6.83
17.80
Punt Returns Ole Miss
Auburn
32
59
5
12
12.29
9.22
Red Zone Defense Auburn
Ole Miss
43
78
1
7
0.789
0.857
Red Zone Offense Ole Miss
Auburn
52
80
9
12
0.867
0.818
Rushing Defense Ole Miss
Auburn
46
73
8
12
126.8
146.8
Rushing Offense Auburn
Ole Miss
26
38
3
4
191.5
183.3
Sacks Allowed Ole Miss
Auburn
64
104
6
11
2.00
2.83
Scoring Defense Auburn
Ole Miss
51
57
6
8
23.2
23.8
Scoring Offense Ole Miss
Auburn
8
75
2
14
41.7
27.7
Tackles for Loss Allowed Auburn
Ole Miss
101
103
10
11
6.67
6.83
Team Passing Efficiency Ole Miss
Auburn
12
106
3
14
168.31
119.15
Team Passing Efficiency Defense Auburn
Ole Miss
60
77
5
6
129.59
136.44
Team Sacks Ole Miss
Auburn
5
79
4
10
3.67
2.00
Team Tackles for Loss Ole Miss
Auburn
9
85
3
10
7.8
5.3
Time of Possession Auburn
Ole Miss
77
126
8
13
29:44
25:45
Total Defense Auburn
Ole Miss
56
80
9
10
362.8
388.3
Total Offense Ole Miss
Auburn
11
100
3
13
489.3
347.3
Turnover Margin Ole Miss
Auburn
11
28
1
3
1.00
0.50
Turnovers Gained Auburn
Ole Miss
32
61
2
5
11
9
Turnovers Lost Ole Miss
Auburn
2
52
1
10
3
8
Winning Percentage Ole Miss
Auburn
20
65
4
10
0.833
0.500

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Ole Miss

QB Will Rogers, RB Jo’Quavious Marks, WR Justin Robinson, OL Cole Smith, DE Jaden Crumedy, LB Jett Johnson, LB Nathaniel Watson, DB Esaias Furdge, K Nick Barr-Mira.

Auburn

QB KJ Jefferson, RB Raheim Sanders, WR Andrew Armstrong, OL Beaux Limmer, DE Trajan Jeffcoat, DL Cameron Ball, LB Chris Paul, CB Dwight McGlothem, K Cam Little.

INJURIES

Ole Miss


Player POS Status
C. Prieskorn TE Prob Sat – Personal
J. Watkins WR Prob Sat – Hand
Z. Franklin WR Ques Sat – Undisclosed
T. Harris WR Prob Sat – Lower Body
H. Wolfe TE Out indefinitely – Shoulder
Q. Davis WR Out indefinitely – Undisclosed

Auburn


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

Source: Covers.com

Ole Miss vs. Auburn Football Series History

Arkansas leads 18-14-1

COMMENTS

Auburn is likely headed for great things under head coach Hugh Freeze. However, that’s probably not going to be the case this season. You never know though, the Tigers nearly knocked off a strong Georgia team at home. Rebels win by 7.

PREDICTIONS

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Mississippi St 27, Arkansas 20

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Ole Miss 31, Auburn 24

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 12:00 PM ET. Watch this SEC football game on the ESPN Network.

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