Auburn faces Penn State on Saturday in Auburn. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.
By 14Powers.com SEC Football
|09/10||San Jose St||W 24-16||Home|
|09/17||Penn State||3:30 pm||Home|
|11/05||Miss State||1:00 pm||Away|
|11/12||Texas A&M||12:00 pm||Home|
|11/19||W Kentucky||12:00 pm||Home|
|09/24||Central Mich||12:00 pm||Home|
|10/29||Ohio State||8:00 pm||Home|
|11/26||Michigan St||12:00 pm||Home|
College Football Ratings
|Team Passing Eff.||123.06||165.30|
|Pass Yards Allowed||245.0||271.5|
|Team Pass Eff. Def.||119.8||114.38|
|3rd Down Conv. Pct||0.214||0.379|
|4th Down Conv. Pct||0.667||0.800|
|3rd Down Conv. % Def.||0.400||0.281|
|4th Down Conv. % Def.||0.750||0.429|
|Red Zone Offense||1.000||1.000|
|Red Zone Defense||0.923||0.714|
|First Downs Offense||33||52|
|First Downs Defense||50||38|
|Fewest Penalty Yards/Game||70.5||59.0|
Players to Watch
QB T.J. Finley, RB Tank Bigsby, WR Shedrick Jackson, LT Kilian Zierer, LB Owen Pappoe, DB Nehemiah Pritchett.
QB Sean Clifford, RB Nicholas Singleton, RB Kaytron Allen, WR Mitchell Tinsley, DB Joey Porter Jr., DB Johnny Dixon.
Jerry Cross questionable.
Auburn vs. Penn State Football Series History
Penn State leads 2-1
This is one of the better games this weekend that involve SEC teams. Auburn’s looking a little shaky so far this season. Their offense is only converting on about 21 percent of third downs. That’s bad because it leaves your defense on the field too long. Meanwhile, the Auburn defense is allowing opponents to convert on over 40 percent of their third downs. You’d think Auburn has played some really tough opponents with troubling stats like those. However, they’ve played juggernauts Mercer and San Jose State. I believe Penn State has the edge in this one but maybe Auburn has been sandbagging for the Nittany Lions. I sure hope so.
14Powers Preseason Prediction
Penn State 21, Auburn 31
14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction
Penn State 34, Auburn 27
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.