SEC Football Preview: Auburn at Arkansas

Auburn-Arkansas football preview

Auburn faces Arkansas 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

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 W 31 – 15
11-Nov at Arkansas
18-Nov vs. New Mexico State
25-Nov vs. Alabama

Arkansas

2-Sep vs. Western Carolina W 56 – 13
9-Sep vs. Kent State W 28 – 6
16-Sep vs. BYU L 31 – 38
23-Sep at LSU L 31 – 34
30-Sep vs. Texas A&M* L 22 – 34
7-Oct at Ole Miss L 20 – 27
14-Oct at Alabama L 21 – 24
21-Oct vs. Mississippi State L 3 – 7
4-Nov at Florida W 39 – 36
11-Nov vs. Auburn
18-Nov vs. FIU
24-Nov vs. Missouri

COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS

Rating Auburn Arkansas
ESPN FPI 31 35
Sagarin 36 37
Massey Composite 44 64
PiRate Ratings 23 28

KEY STATS

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
3rd Down Conversion Pct Arkansas
Auburn
60
117
7
13
0.406
0.322
3rd Down Conv.
Pct Defense
Auburn
Arkansas
17
57
3
8
0.312
0.375
4th Down Conversion Pct Arkansas
Auburn
53
61
4
5
0.538
0.500
4th Down Conv.
Pct Defense
Arkansas
Auburn
42
42
5
5
0.429
0.429
Blocked Kicks
Blocked Kicks Allowed Arkansas
Auburn
1
1
1
1
0
0
Blocked Punts
Blocked Punts Allowed Arkansas
Auburn
1
1
1
1
0
0
Completion Percentage Arkansas
Auburn
27
61
6
11
0.655
0.619
Defensive TDs Arkansas
Auburn
1
14
1
4
4
2
Fewest Penalties Auburn
Arkansas
47
91
3
8
51
59
Fewest Penalties Per Game Auburn
Arkansas
47
92
3
8
5.67
6.56
Fewest Penalty Yards Auburn
Arkansas
43
83
4
11
421
502
Fewest Penalty
Yards Per Game
Auburn
Arkansas
43
84
4
11
46.78
55.78
First Downs Defense Auburn
Arkansas
22
35
4
7
154
163
First Downs Offense Arkansas
Auburn
102
104
12
13
161
159
Fumbles Lost Arkansas
Auburn
20
39
4
7
3
4
Fumbles Recovered Arkansas
Auburn
55
73
1
2
5
4
Kickoff Return Defense Auburn
Arkansas
114
120
13
14
23.77
25.14
Kickoff Returns Auburn
Arkansas
14
32
1
6
24.89
22.94
Net Punting Arkansas
Auburn
27
29
6
7
40.95
40.65
Passes Had Intercepted Auburn
Arkansas
53
71
9
13
7
8
Passes Intercepted Auburn
Arkansas
13
47
1
7
11
8
Passing Offense Arkansas
Auburn
94
115
12
14
203.3
164.6
Passing Yards Allowed Auburn
Arkansas
35
47
3
6
202.8
210.3
Passing Yards
per Completion
Arkansas
Auburn
94
104
12
13
11.09
10.97
Punt Return Defense Auburn
Arkansas
51
128
7
14
6.42
19.38
Punt Returns Arkansas
Auburn
13
78
2
12
15.08
7.44
Red Zone Defense Auburn
Arkansas
19
87
1
8
0.750
0.862
Red Zone Offense Arkansas
Auburn
4
79
2
11
0.964
0.821
Rushing Defense Arkansas
Auburn
43
81
7
12
129.4
154.2
Rushing Offense Auburn
Arkansas
25
102
3
12
190.9
122.0
Sacks Allowed Auburn
Arkansas
92
122
10
12
2.44
4.00
Scoring Defense Auburn
Arkansas
38
55
5
9
21.7
24.3
Scoring Offense Arkansas
Auburn
64
68
10
11
27.9
27.2
Tackles for Loss Allowed Auburn
Arkansas
103
117
11
13
6.78
7.44
Team Passing Efficiency Arkansas
Auburn
50
73
10
12
142.39
130.74
Team Passing
Efficiency Defense
Auburn
Arkansas
37
101
3
10
123.60
142.84
Team Sacks Arkansas
Auburn
21
49
6
8
2.78
2.33
Team Tackles for Loss Arkansas
Auburn
23
49
4
7
6.8
6.0
Time of Possession Arkansas
Auburn
32
90
3
8
31:36
28:55
Total Defense Arkansas
Auburn
39
51
5
9
339.8
357.0
Total Offense Auburn
Arkansas
89
106
10
14
355.4
325.3
Turnover Margin Auburn
Arkansas
32
44
4
6
0.44
0.22
Turnovers Gained Auburn
Arkansas
29
52
1
4
15
13
Turnovers Lost Arkansas
Auburn
45
45
10
10
11
11
Winning Percentage Auburn
Arkansas
52
94
8
12
0.556
0.333

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.

Arkansas

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

Auburn


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

Arkansas


Player POS Status
A. Armstrong WR Prob Sat – Undisclosed
T. Washington TE out for season – Shoulder
D. Bale P Ques Sat – Undisclosed
R. Dubinion RB Ques Sat – Personal
L. Hasz TE out for season – Shoulder
S. Mbake WR out for season – Knee

Source: Covers.com

Auburn vs. Arkansas Football Series History

Auburn leads 19-12-1

COMMENTS

Auburn kind of on a roll right now but I think Arkansas may be too. The hogs are much better than their record indicates. They had several very close losses to good teams. I think the Razorbacks win this one at home.

PREDICTIONS

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Auburn 24, Arkansas 27

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Arkansas 31, Auburn 21

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

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