SEC Football Preview: LSU at Auburn

Auburn-LSU Preview

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

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Team Schedules/Results

LSU

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/04 Florida St L 23-24 Neutral
09/10 Southern W 65-17 Home
09/17 Miss State W 31-16 Home
09/24 New Mexico W 38-0 Home
10/01 Auburn 7:00 pm Away
10/08 Tennessee 8:00 pm Home
10/15 Florida 8:00 pm Away
10/22 Mississippi 8:00 pm Home
11/05 Alabama 12:00 pm Home
11/12 Arkansas 12:00 pm Away
11/19 UAB 12:00 pm Home
11/26 Texas A&M 12:00 pm Away

Auburn

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/03 Mercer W 42-16 Home
09/10 San Jose St W 24-16 Home
09/17 Penn State L 12-41 Home
09/24 Missouri W 17-14 Home
10/01 LSU 7:00 pm Home
10/08 Georgia 8:00 pm Away
10/15 Mississippi 8:00 pm Away
10/29 Arkansas 8:00 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
11/26 Alabama 12:00 pm Away

College Football Ratings

Rating LSU Auburn
ESPN FPI 7 52
Sagarin 8 56
Massey Composite 22 46
PiRate Ratings 13 50

Key Stats (per game)

Stat LSU Auburn
Total Offense 487.0 376.8
Rushing Offense 198.8 174.0
Passing Offense 288.2 202.8
Team Passing Eff. 151.0 121.1
Scoring Offense 39.2 23.8
Total Defense 257.8 347.2
Rushing Defense 111.2 126.5
Pass Yards Allowed 146.5 220.8
Team Pass Eff. Def. 114.41 125.83
Scoring Defense 14.2 21.8
Turnover Margin 0.50 -1.50
3rd Down Conv. Pct 0.490 0.320
4th Down Conv. Pct 0.625 0.700
3rd Down Conv. % Def. 0.333 0.382
4th Down Conv. % Def. 0.200 0.500
Red Zone Offense 0.857 0.857
Red Zone Defense 0.625 0.824
Net Punting 37.6 43.5
Punt Returns 5.3 9.6
Kickoff Returns 18.0 11.6
First Downs Offense 96.0 78.0
First Downs Defense 54.0 69.0
Penalties/Game 5.5 5.8
Penalty Yards/Game 46.0 48.0

Players to Watch

LSU

QB Jayden Daniels, LB Micah Baskerville, WR Kayshon Boutte, DL Ali Gaye, LB Mike Jones Jr., DL BJ Ojulari, DL Jaquelin Roy, DL Maason Smith, WR Jack Bech, DB Jay Ward, P Jay Bramblett.

Auburn

QB Robby Ashford, RB Tank Bigsby, OL Nick Brahms, DL Derick Hall, LB Owen Pappoe, DL Colby Wooden, DL Marcus Harris, DB Jaylin Simpson, PK Anders Carlson, P Oscar Chapman.

Injuries

LSU

[WR] Kayshon Boutte (Personal) – Questionable
[DE] BJ Ojulari (Undisclosed) – Questionable
[DB] Major Burns (Neck) – Questionable
[WR] Brian Thomas Jr. (Undisclosed) – Questionable
[DB] Matthew Langlois (Leg) – Questionable
[DB] Joe Foucha (Suspension) – Questionable
[QB] Jayden Daniels (Back) – Questionable
[CB] Raydarious Jones (Suspension) – Out
[DL] Maason Smith (Knee) – Out

Auburn

[QB] T.J. Finley (Shoulder) – Questionable
[QB] Zach Calzada (Shoulder) – Out

Source: statfox.com

LSU vs. Auburn Football Series History

LSU leads 31-22

Comments

The battle of the Tigers part II. Auburn scratched away a win because of Missouri Tiger’s poor coaching decisions and a reckless player’s pitiful ball security. This week I expect LSU to be fully in control by midway through the third quarter. Late blunders and poor coaching won’t matter. And Bryan Harsin’s seat will sizzle once again.

14Powers Preseason Prediction

LSU 31, Auburn 38

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

LSU 35, Auburn 17

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 6:00 PM CT (7:00 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the ESPN Network.

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