SEC Football Preview: Mississippi State at Auburn

Auburn and Mississippi State logos

Mississippi State faces Auburn on Saturday in Auburn, Ala. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

Team Schedules/Results

Mississippi State

Mississippi State

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

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 W 24-19 Away
10/09 Georgia L 10-34 Home
10/16 Arkansas W 38-23 Away
10/30 Mississippi W 31-20 Home
11/06 Texas A&M L 3-20 Away
11/13 Miss State 12:00 PM Home
11/20 S Carolina 12:00 PM Away
11/27 Alabama 12:00 PM Home

College Football Ratings

Rating Mississippi State Auburn
ESPN FPI 27 18
Sagarin 31 14
Massey Composite 39 18
PiRate Ratings 29 11

Key Stats

Stat 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
3rd Down Conv.% 48.4 42.4
3rd Down Conv. DEF % 38.0 37.4
Turnover margin 0.00 -0.11

Players to Watch

Mississippi State

QB Will Rogers, WR Jaden Walley, RB Jo’quavious Marks, WR Austin Williams, OT Charles Cross, LB Aaron Brule, Jr., LB Tyrus Wheat, DB Jalen Green, DB Martin Emerson, CB Emmanuel Forbes.

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.

Injuries

Mississippi State

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

Auburn

 
[WR] 11/06/2021 – Malcolm Johnson Jr. is “?” Saturday vs Mississippi State (Undisclosed)
[WR] 11/06/2021 – Elijah Canion is “?” Saturday vs Mississippi State (Undisclosed)
[DE] 11/06/2021 – Zykeivous Walker is “?” Saturday vs Mississippi State (Arm)

Source: statfox.com

Mississippi State vs. Auburn Football Series History

Auburn leads 62-29-3

Comments

This is another big SEC contest for this weekend between two teams battling for a position in the upper echelon of the SEC West. This game will take place at Auburn. The Tigers haven’t lost any home games this season to teams not named “Georgia.” Derek Mason, Auburn’s defensive coordinator, has done well with the Tiger defense this season. Look for the Tigers to stop the Bulldogs just enough to pick up the victory.

Our Preseason Prediction

Auburn 37, Mississippi State 31

Game Week 14Powers.com Prediction

Auburn 29, Mississippi State 21

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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