SEC Football Preview: Auburn at LSU

Auburn-LSU football preview

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

Team Schedules/Results

Auburn

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/04 Akron W 60-10 Home
09/11 Alabama St W 62-0 Home
09/18 Penn State L 20-28 Away
09/25 Georgia State W 34-24 Home
10/02 LSU 9:00 pm Away
10/09 Georgia 1:00 pm Home
10/16 Arkansas 1:00 pm Away
10/30 Mississippi 1:00 pm Home
11/06 Texas A&M 1:00 pm Away
11/13 Miss State 12:00 pm Home
11/20 S Carolina 12:00 pm Away
11/27 Alabama 12:00 pm Home

LSU

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/04 UCLA L 27-38 Away
09/11 McNeese St W 34-7 Home
09/18 Central Mich W 49-21 Home
09/25 Miss State W 28-25 Away
10/02 Auburn 9:00 pm Home
10/09 Kentucky 1:00 pm Away
10/16 Florida 1:00 pm Home
10/23 Mississippi 1:00 pm Away
11/06 Alabama 1:00 pm Away
11/13 Arkansas 12:00 pm Home
11/20 LA Monroe 12:00 pm Home
11/27 Texas A&M 12:00 pm Home

College Football Ratings

Rating Auburn LSU
ESPN FPI 19 22
Sagarin 24 17
Massey Composite 28 22
PiRate Ratings 14 21

Key Stats

Stat Auburn LSU
Points 44.0 34.5
Points Allowed 15.5 22.8
Total YDS 484.3 377.5
Pass YDS 227.3 297.5
Rush YDS 257.0 80.0
Total YDS Allowed 284.3 345.5
Pass YDS Allowed 185.0 237.5
Rush YDS Allowed 99.3 108.0
3rd Down Conv. 53.7 38.2
3rd Down Conv. DEF 34.6 47.0
Turnover margin 0.25 0.75

Players to Watch

Auburn

QB Bo Nix, RB Tank Bigsby, RB Shaun Shivers, WR Elijah Canion, C Nick Brahms, LB Zakoby McClain, LB Owen Pappoe, LB Zakoby McClain, DL Derick Hall, DE Colby Wooden, DB Smoke Monday, DB Roger McCreary.

LSU

WR Kayshon Boutte, OL Ed Ingram, OG Chasen Hines, C Liam Shanahan, OL Austin Deculus, LB Damone Clark, DL Ali Gaye, DB Elias Ricks, DB Derek Stingley Jr., DE Andre Anthony, PK Cade York.

Injuries

Auburn

 
[DB] 09/25/2021 – Jaylin Simpson is “?” Saturday vs LSU (Undisclosed)
[LB] 09/29/2021 – Owen Pappoe is “?” Saturday vs LSU (Undisclosed)

LSU

 
[CB] 09/29/2021 – Jontre Kirklin is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Auburn (Academics)
[LB] 09/29/2021 – Soni Fonua is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Auburn (Academics)
[CB] 09/25/2021 – Derek Stingley Jr. is “?” Saturday vs Auburn (Foot)
[OL] 09/25/2021 – Austin Deculus is “?” Saturday vs Auburn (Shoulder)
[OL] 09/25/2021 – Cameron Wire is “?” Saturday vs Auburn (Undisclosed)
[RB] 09/25/2021 – Tre Bradford is “?” Saturday vs Auburn (Eligibility)
[RB] 09/13/2021 – John Emery Jr. is out for season (Academics)
[WR] 09/23/2021 – Chris Hilton Jr. is out indefinitely (Undisclosed)
[LB] 09/20/2021 – Andre Anthony is out for season (Knee)
(!)[QB] 08/02/2021 – Myles Brennan is out indefinitely (Arm)
[DE] 08/14/2021 – Glen Logan is out indefinitely (Foot)

Source: statfox.com

Auburn vs. LSU Football Series History

LSU leads 31-23-1

Comments

I’m going with the gut feeling that LSU is much better than a lot of people thought they’d be at this point in the season. Auburn has the edge in a lot of the stats but they played two super cupcakes to start the season. I think playing in Baton Rouge gives LSU an additional big edge.

Our Preseason Prediction

LSU 36, Auburn 31

Game Week 14Powers.com Prediction

LSU 40, Auburn 28

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 8:00 PM CT (9:00 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the ESPN Network.

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