Auburn Football First Look: Mississippi State

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Auburn football faces Mississippi State on Saturday in Auburn, Ala. Here is your first look at the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

Mississippi State Season So Far

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/04 LA Tech W 35-34 Home
09/11 NC State W 24-10 Home
09/18 Memphis L 29-31 Away
09/25 LSU L 25-28 Home
10/02 Texas A&M W 26-22 Away
10/16 Alabama L 9-49 Home
10/23 Vanderbilt W 45-6 Away
10/30 Kentucky W 31-17 Home
11/06 Arkansas L 28-31 Away
11/13 Auburn 12:00 PM Away
11/20 TN State 12:00 PM Home
11/25 Mississippi 7:30 PM Home

Key Stats

Stat (per game) Mississippi State Auburn
Points 28.0 31.3
Points Allowed 25.3 19.8
Total YDS 432.2 427.1
Pass YDS 376.2 243.6
Rush YDS 56.0 183.6
Total YDS Allowed 322.1 362.9
Pass YDS Allowed 220.0 224.8
Rush YDS Allowed 102.1 138.1

Mississippi State Injuries and Suspensions

 
[WR] 10/23/2021 – Trip Wilson is out indefinitely (Legal problems)
[QB] 10/20/2021 – Jack Abraham is out indefinitely (Concussion)

Source: statfox.com

Challenges for Auburn

Mississippi State has a prolific passing offense that, unlike other passing offenses, eats up the clock in a similar manner as the option offenses used by the service academies. State quarterback Will Rogers is completing a national-best 75 percent of his passes. This season Rogers has completed 363 of 483 passes for 3,307 yards 23 touchdowns and eight interceptions. The Bulldogs also have a solid rushing defense that limits opponents to about 100 yards a game. Auburn has to limit Roger’s success while having some offensive success themselves or the Tiger defense could be on the field way too long and that is not good.

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 11:00 AM CT (12:00 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the ESPN Network.

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