SEC Football Preview: Alabama at Auburn

Auburn-Alabama football preview

Alabama visits rival Auburn on Saturday in Auburn. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

Rowan Rehbein, 14Powers.com SEC Football

TEAM SCHEDULES/RESULTS

Alabama

2-Sep vs. Middle Tennessee W 56 – 7
9-Sep vs. Texas L 24 – 34
16-Sep at South Florida W 17 – 3
23-Sep vs. Ole Miss W 24 – 10
30-Sep at Mississippi State W 40 – 17
7-Oct at Texas A&M W 26 – 20
14-Oct vs. Arkansas W 24 – 21
21-Oct vs. Tennessee W 34 – 20
4-Nov vs. LSU W 42 – 28
11-Nov at Kentucky W 49 – 21
18-Nov vs. Chattanooga W 66 – 10
25-Nov at Auburn

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 W 48 – 10
18-Nov vs. New Mexico State L 10 – 31
25-Nov vs. Alabama

COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS

Rating Alabama Auburn
ESPN FPI 4 31
Sagarin 4 36
Massey Composite 6 42
PiRate Ratings 5 24

KEY STATS

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
3rd Down Conversion Pct Alabama
Auburn
7
111
3
12
0.500
0.338
3rd Down Conversion Pct Defense Auburn
Alabama
16
29
3
4
0.309
0.340
4th Down Conversion Pct Auburn
Alabama
65
65
6
6
0.500
0.500
4th Down Conversion Pct Defense Alabama
Auburn
6
55
3
8
0.304
0.500
Blocked Kicks Alabama 22 4 2
Blocked Kicks Allowed Alabama
Auburn
1
1
1
1
0
0
Blocked Punts Alabama 17 3 1
Blocked Punts Allowed Alabama
Auburn
1
1
1
1
0
0
Completion Percentage Alabama
Auburn
42
55
9
11
0.639
0.628
Defensive TDs Alabama
Auburn
22
22
4
4
2
2
Fewest Penalties Auburn
Alabama
50
59
3
4
62
64
Fewest Penalties Per Game Auburn
Alabama
50
59
3
4
5.64
5.82
Fewest Penalty Yards Auburn
Alabama
41
52
4
6
506
532
Fewest Penalty Yards Per Game Auburn
Alabama
41
52
4
6
46.00
48.36
First Downs Defense Alabama
Auburn
11
18
3
4
176
187
First Downs Offense Alabama
Auburn
69
91
8
10
222
203
Fumbles Lost Alabama
Auburn
21
21
4
4
4
4
Fumbles Recovered Auburn
Alabama
58
97
2
7
6
4
Kickoff Return Defense Alabama
Auburn
18
100
3
12
16.19
22.47
Kickoff Returns Alabama
Auburn
19
30
3
6
23.14
22.32
Net Punting Alabama
Auburn
12
29
3
7
42.11
40.69
Passes Had Intercepted Alabama
Auburn
21
60
4
11
6
9
Passes Intercepted Auburn
Alabama
30
42
5
6
11
10
Passing Offense Alabama
Auburn
62
119
9
14
229.0
162.9
Passing Yards Allowed Alabama
Auburn
23
26
3
4
192.5
196.5
Passing Yards per Completion Alabama
Auburn
5
99
2
14
15.45
11.06
Punt Return Defense Auburn
Alabama
48
101
6
13
6.42
11.14
Punt Returns Auburn
Alabama
38
39
9
10
10.55
10.41
Red Zone Defense Auburn
Alabama
31
44
1
2
0.778
0.800
Red Zone Offense Alabama
Auburn
4
57
2
10
0.950
0.857
Rushing Defense Alabama
Auburn
27
78
5
10
117.9
156.5
Rushing Offense Auburn
Alabama
21
43
3
5
194.3
176.3
Sacks Allowed Auburn
Alabama
90
118
10
12
2.45
3.45
Scoring Defense Alabama
Auburn
14
38
2
4
17.4
21.5
Scoring Offense Alabama
Auburn
16
67
3
12
36.5
27.5
Tackles for Loss Allowed Alabama
Auburn
80
94
9
10
5.91
6.36
Team Passing Efficiency Alabama
Auburn
10
69
4
11
166.78
134.62
Team Passing Efficiency Defense Alabama
Auburn
16
47
2
4
118.18
127.84
Team Sacks Alabama
Auburn
12
38
4
7
2.91
2.45
Team Tackles for Loss Alabama
Auburn
34
45
5
7
6.3
6.0
Time of Possession Alabama
Auburn
56
85
5
8
30:22
29:03
Total Defense Alabama
Auburn
17
45
3
6
310.5
352.9
Total Offense Alabama
Auburn
49
87
7
10
405.3
357.2
Turnover Margin Alabama
Auburn
29
29
4
4
0.36
0.36
Turnovers Gained Auburn
Alabama
39
79
1
7
17
14
Turnovers Lost Alabama
Auburn
14
39
4
10
10
13
Winning Percentage Alabama
Auburn
7
47
2
8
0.909
0.545

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Alabama

QB Jalen Milroe, RB Jase McClellan, WR Ja’Corey Brooks, WR Jermaine Burton, OL Tyler Booker, OL JC Latham, OL Amarius Mims, DT Jaheim Oatis, Justin Eboigbe, LB Deontae Lawson, LB Dallas Turner, CB Kool-Aid McKinstry, S Malachi Moore, K Will Reichard.

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.

INJURIES

Alabama


Player POS Status
J. Brooks WR Ques Sat – Shoulder
J. Key DB Ques Sat – Thigh
D. Lawson LB Ques Sat – Foot

Auburn


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

Source: Covers.com

Alabama vs. Auburn Football Series History

Alabama leads 49-37-1

COMMENTS

Alabama looks like the better team here both offensively and defensively but playing in Auburn will make this one more interesting. Auburn is coming off a 31-10 loss to New Mexico State. Alabama wins by two scores or more.

PREDICTIONS

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Alabama 38, Auburn 34

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Alabama 42, Auburn 31

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 3:30 PM ET. Watch this SEC football game on the CBS Network.

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