SEC Football Preview: Texas A&M at Auburn

Texas A&M Auburn football preview

Texas A&M 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

Texas A&M

Date Opponent Time TV Result
9/3 vs. Sam Houston 12:00 PM ET SECN W 31-0
9/10 vs. Appalachian State 3:30 PM ET ESPN2 L 14-17
9/17 vs. Miami (FL) 9:00 PM ET ESPN W 17-9
9/24 vs. Arkansas* 7:00 PM ET ESPN W 23-21
10/1 at Mississippi State 4:00 PM ET SECN L 24-42
10/8 at Alabama 8:00 PM ET CBS L 20-24
10/22 at South Carolina 7:30 PM ET SECN L 24-30
10/29 vs. Ole Miss 7:30 PM ET SECN L 28-31
11/5 vs. Florida 12:00 PM ET ESPN L 24-41
11/12 at Auburn 7:30 PM ET SECN
11/19 vs. Massachusetts TBA
11/26 vs. LSU TBA

Auburn

Date Opponent Time TV Result
9/3 vs. Mercer 7:00 PM ET ESP+ W 42-16
9/10 vs. San Jose State 7:30 PM ET ESPNU W 24-16
9/17 vs. Penn State 3:30 PM ET CBS/PAR+ L 12-41
9/24 vs. Missouri 12:00 PM ET ESPN W 17-14
10/1 vs. LSU 7:00 PM ET ESPN L 17-21
10/8 at Georgia 3:30 PM ET CBS L 10-42
10/15 at Ole Miss 12:00 PM ET ESPN L 34-48
10/29 vs. Arkansas 12:00 PM ET SECN L 27-41
11/5 at Mississippi State 7:30 PM ET ESPN2 L 33-39
11/12 vs. Texas A&M 7:30 PM ET SECN
11/19 vs. Western Kentucky TBA
11/26 at Alabama TBA

College Football Ratings

Rating Texas A&M Auburn
ESPN FPI 41 49
Sagarin 41 52
Massey Composite 64 61
PiRate Ratings 40 48

Key Stats (per game)

Stat Texas A&M Auburn
Scoring Offense 22.8 24.0
Scoring Defense 23.2 30.9
Total Offense 365.4 382.6
Rushing Offense 124.8 181.1
Passing Offense 240.7 201.4
Team Passing Eff. 125.5 113.1
Total Defense 388.7 403.0
Rushing Defense 215.1 191.1
Pass Yards Allowed 173.6 211.9
Team Pass Eff. Def. 125.7 125.4
Turnover Margin -0.22 -1.00
3rd Down Conv. Pct 0.339 0.368
4th Down Conv. Pct 0.300 0.556
3rd Down Conv. % Def. 0.385 0.421
4th Down Conv. % Def. 0.611 0.571
Red Zone Offense 0.897 0.844
Red Zone Defense 0.667 0.921
Net Punting 41.6 42.5
Punt Returns 5.3 8.6
Kickoff Returns 22.6 15.5
First Downs Offense 181 160
First Downs Defense 196 183
Penalties/Game 6.7 7.4
Penalty Yards/Game 49.6 61.0

Players to Watch

Texas A&M

QB Max Johnson, RB Devon Achane, OL Bryce Foster, DL McKinnley Jackson, DB Antonio Johnson, DB Myles Jones, OL Layden Robinson, WR/RS Ainias Smith, P Nik Constantinou.

Auburn

QB Zach Calzada, 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

Texas A&M

[DB] Myles Jones (Undisclosed) – Questionable
[WR] Chase Lane (Undisclosed) – Questionable
[QB] Conner Weigman (Flu) – Questionable
[DB] Antonio Johnson (Undisclosed) – Out
[DB] Denver Harris (Suspension) – Out
[WR] Chris Marshall (Suspension) – Out
[OL] PJ Williams (Suspension) – Out
[OL] Aki Ogunbiyi (Knee) – Out
[OL] Bryce Foster (Knee) – Out
[OL] Jordan Spasojevic-Moko (Ankle) – Out
[QB] Max Johnson (Hand) – Out
[WR] Ainias Smith (Ankle) – Out

Auburn

[OL] Austin Troxell (Knee) – Out
[QB] T.J. Finley (Undisclosed) – Questionable
[RB] Jordon Ingram (Knee) – Out
[DE] Eku Leota (Pectoral) – Out
[QB] Zach Calzada (Shoulder) – Out
[OL] Tate Johnson (Elbow) – Out

Source: statfox.com

Texas A&M vs. Auburn Football Series History

Texas A&M leads 7-5

Comments

Both these teams are having awful seasons. “Cadillac” Williams almost led the Tigers to a win over a solid Mississippi State team. I’m going with Auburn in this one by a touchdown.

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Texas A&M 31, Auburn 28

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Auburn 27, Texas A&M 20

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 6:30 PM CT (7:30 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the SEC Network.

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