SEC Football Preview: Auburn at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt-Auburn Football Game Preview

Auburn faces Vanderbilt on Saturday in Nashville. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

Rowan Rehbein, 14Powers.com SEC Football

TEAM SCHEDULES/RESULTS

Auburn

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 L 21 – 28
28-Oct vs. Mississippi State W 27 – 13
4-Nov at Vanderbilt
11-Nov at Arkansas
18-Nov vs. New Mexico State
25-Nov vs. Alabama

Vanderbilt

26-Aug vs. Hawaii W 35 – 28
2-Sep vs. Alabama A&M W 47 – 13
9-Sep at Wake Forest L 20 – 36
16-Sep at UNLV L 37 – 40
23-Sep vs. Kentucky L 28 – 45
30-Sep vs. Missouri L 21 – 38
7-Oct at Florida L 14 – 38
14-Oct vs. Georgia L 20 – 37
28-Oct at Ole Miss L 7 – 33
4-Nov vs. Auburn
11-Nov at South Carolina
25-Nov at Tennessee

COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS

Rating Auburn Vanderbilt
ESPN FPI 31 98
Sagarin 33 112
Massey Composite 47 108
PiRate Ratings 24 85

KEY STATS

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
3rd Down Conversion Pct Vanderbilt
Auburn
97
113
10
13
0.357
0.330
3rd Down Conversion Pct Defense Auburn
Vanderbilt
30
124
4
14
0.337
0.488
4th Down Conversion Pct Auburn
Vanderbilt
78
117
8
12
0.467
0.318
4th Down Conversion Pct Defense Auburn
Vanderbilt
50
123
7
13
0.444
0.727
Blocked Kicks Vanderbilt 8 2 2
Blocked Kicks Allowed Auburn
Vanderbilt
1
1
1
1
0
0
Blocked Punts Vanderbilt 1 1 2
Blocked Punts Allowed Auburn
Vanderbilt
1
1
1
1
0
0
Completion Percentage Auburn
Vanderbilt
60
114
10
14
0.618
0.557
Defensive TDs Auburn
Vanderbilt
12
44
3
5
2
1
Fewest Penalties Vanderbilt
Auburn
35
50
2
4
43
46
Fewest Penalties Per Game Vanderbilt
Auburn
24
54
2
4
4.78
5.75
Fewest Penalty Yards Auburn
Vanderbilt
36
48
3
5
361
381
Fewest Penalty Yards Per Game Vanderbilt
Auburn
26
38
2
4
42.33
45.12
First Downs Defense Auburn
Vanderbilt
33
127
6
14
142
203
First Downs Offense Vanderbilt
Auburn
91
100
8
12
153
145
Fumbles Lost Auburn
Vanderbilt
49
75
8
14
4
5
Fumbles Recovered Auburn
Vanderbilt
60
87
1
6
4
3
Kickoff Return Defense Vanderbilt
Auburn
80
120
9
14
20.79
24.82
Kickoff Returns Auburn
Vanderbilt
20
54
2
8
24.29
20.63
Net Punting Vanderbilt
Auburn
1
34
1
9
46.06
40.64
Passes Had Intercepted Auburn
Vanderbilt
49
118
9
14
6
11
Passes Intercepted Auburn
Vanderbilt
13
13
1
1
10
10
Passing Offense Vanderbilt
Auburn
56
117
8
14
242.9
160.9
Passing Yards Allowed Auburn
Vanderbilt
39
115
6
13
207.4
262.3
Passing Yards per Completion Vanderbilt
Auburn
36
102
5
12
13.17
10.91
Punt Return Defense Auburn
Vanderbilt
44
99
7
11
5.50
11.14
Punt Returns Vanderbilt
Auburn
33
69
7
11
11.60
8.08
Red Zone Defense Auburn
Vanderbilt
35
113
1
12
0.778
0.909
Red Zone Offense Auburn
Vanderbilt
85
102
11
13
0.808
0.786
Rushing Defense Auburn
Vanderbilt
88
105
13
14
161.0
174.4
Rushing Offense Auburn
Vanderbilt
29
122
4
13
186.0
92.8
Sacks Allowed Vanderbilt
Auburn
71
92
6
10
2.11
2.50
Scoring Defense Auburn
Vanderbilt
45
120
6
14
22.5
34.2
Scoring Offense Auburn
Vanderbilt
70
79
10
12
26.8
25.4
Tackles for Loss Allowed Vanderbilt
Auburn
65
102
6
10
5.56
6.75
Team Passing Efficiency Vanderbilt
Auburn
78
81
13
14
130.98
129.38
Team Passing Efficiency Defense Auburn
Vanderbilt
49
106
3
12
126.79
144.19
Team Sacks Auburn
Vanderbilt
77
77
9
9
2.00
2.00
Team Tackles for Loss Vanderbilt
Auburn
56
70
8
10
5.9
5.6
Time of Possession Auburn
Vanderbilt
86
119
8
12
29:12
27:09
Total Defense Auburn
Vanderbilt
60
115
10
14
368.4
436.8
Total Offense Auburn
Vanderbilt
97
102
12
13
346.9
335.7
Turnover Margin Auburn
Vanderbilt
26
93
3
12
0.50
-0.33
Turnovers Gained Auburn
Vanderbilt
27
34
1
2
14
13
Turnovers Lost Auburn
Vanderbilt
44
113
11
14
10
16
Winning Percentage Auburn
Vanderbilt
61
123
10
14
0.500
0.222

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.

Vanderbilt

QB AJ Swann, RB Chase Gillespie, WR Will Sheppard, OL Julian Hernandez, WR Quincy Skinner Jr., DL Darren Agu, LB Ethan Barr, S De’Rickey Wright, CB BJ Anderson, P Matthew Hayball, LS Wesley Schelling.

INJURIES

Auburn


Player POS Status
M. Nasili-Kite DL out for season – Bicep

Vanderbilt


Player POS Status
W. Sheppard WR Ques Sat – Undisclosed
A. Swann QB Ques Sat – Elbow
B. Anderson CB Ques Sat – Undisclosed
Q. Skinner Jr. WR Ques Sat – Undisclosed
C. Taylor LB Ques Sat – Undisclosed
G. Carter WR Out indefinitely – Lower Body
E. McAllister WR out for season – Undisclosed
J. Uzebu OL out for season – Lower Body
J. Palmer TE Out indefinitely – Back
C. Spence TE out for season – Knee

Source: Covers.com

Auburn vs. Vanderbilt Football Series History

Series tied 21-21-1

COMMENTS

It’s hard to see any game left on the Commodores’ schedule where they would be a solid favorite. Auburn’s coming off a adrenaline producing victory over Mississippi State. Look for Auburn to win a couple of games down the stretch.

PREDICTIONS

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Auburn 35, Vanderbilt 38

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Auburn 35, Vanderbilt 27

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

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