SEC Football Preview: Alabama at Auburn

Auburn-Alabama football preview

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

Team Schedules/Results

Alabama

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/04 Miami (FL) W 44-13 Neutral
09/11 Mercer W 48-14 Home
09/18 Florida W 31-29 Away
09/25 S Mississippi W 63-14 Home
10/02 Mississippi W 42-21 Home
10/09 Texas A&M L 38-41 Away
10/16 Miss State W 49-9 Away
10/23 Tennessee W 52-24 Home
11/06 LSU W 20-14 Home
11/13 N Mex State W 59-3 Home
11/20 Arkansas W 42-35 Home
11/27 Auburn 12:00 PM Away

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 L 34-43 Home
11/20 S Carolina L 17-21 Away
11/27 Alabama 12:00 PM Home

College Football Ratings

Rating Alabama Auburn
ESPN FPI 3 20
Sagarin 3 23
Massey Composite 3 35
PiRate Ratings 3 18

Key Stats

Stat Alabama Auburn
Points 44.6 31.6
Points Allowed 18.2 22.1
Total YDS 484.7 432.7
Pass YDS 380.1 282.4
Rush YDS 162.1 175.8
Total YDS Allowed 290.3 375.3
Pass YDS Allowed 206.8 243.8
Rush YDS Allowed 83.5 131.5
3rd Down Conv.% 56.6 43.1
3rd Down Conv. DEF % 31.7 36.9
Turnover margin 0.80 -0.20

Players to Watch

Alabama

RB John Metchie III, RB Brian Robinson Jr., OL Evan Neal, OL Emil Ekiyor Jr., TE Jahleel Billingsley, DL Phidarian Mathis, DL LaBryan Ray, LB Henry To’o To’o, LB Christian Harris, LB Will Anderson Jr., DB Josh Jobe, DL JJ Dale, DB Malachi Moore.

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

Alabama

 
[WR] 08/13/2021 – Xavier Williams is out for season (Medical)
[LB] 08/30/2021 – Quandarrius Robinson is out indefinitely (Suspension)
[LB] 09/04/2021 – Christopher Allen is out indefinitely (Foot)
[TE] 11/20/2021 – Kendall Randolph is “?” Saturday vs Auburn (Ankle)
[DL] 11/20/2021 – DJ Dale is “?” Saturday vs Auburn (Knee)
[RB] 11/04/2021 – Camar Wheaton is out indefinitely (Knee)
[LB] 11/13/2021 – Keanu Koht is “?” Saturday vs Arkansas (Foot)
[RB] 11/17/2021 – Roydell Williams is out for season (Knee)
[WR] 11/16/2021 – Jojo Earle is out indefinitely (Undisclosed)
[LB] 10/06/2021 – Drew Sanders is out indefinitely (Hand)
[RB] 10/04/2021 – Jase MccLellan is out for season (Knee)

Auburn

 
[WR] 11/20/2021 – Elijah Canion is “?” Saturday vs Alabama (Undisclosed)
[WR] 11/20/2021 – Kobe Hudson is “?” Saturday vs Alabama (Undisclosed)
[DE] 11/20/2021 – Zykeivous Walker is “?” Saturday vs Alabama (Arm)
[K] 11/16/2021 – Anders Carlson is out for season (ACL)
(!)[QB] 11/14/2021 – Bo Nix is out for season (Ankle)

Source: statfox.com

Alabama vs. Auburn Football Series History

Alabama leads 47-37-1

Comments

This is probably the most publicized power conference rivalry game. Alabama-Auburn is also one of the more heated rivalries. What other fanbase has had some idiot poison their rival’s tree? This game is being played in Auburn which usually increases the Tiger’s odds of winning dramatically. This Auburn team acted like a bonafide upper echelon SEC team earlier this season. However, the Tigers have now lost three games in a row this season. I could be wrong but I think this Alabama team is good enough to win at Auburn this year. They know if they lose they are done in their quest for another national title.

Our Preseason Prediction

Alabama 40, Auburn 27

Game Week 14Powers.com Prediction

Alabama 31, Auburn 24

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 2:30 PM CT (3:30 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the CBS Network.

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