SEC Football Preview: Austin Peay at Alabama

Alabama-Austin Peay preview

Austin Peay faces Alabama on Saturday in Tuscaloosa. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

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Team Schedules/Results

Austin Peay

Date Opponent Time TV Result
8/27 at Western Kentucky 12:00 PM ET CBSS L 27-38
9/3 vs. Presbyterian 7:00 PM ET ESP+ W 63-0
9/10 vs. Mississippi Valley State 4:00 PM ET ESP+ W 41-0
9/17 at Alabama A&M 3:00 PM ET YOUT W 28-3
9/24 vs. Eastern Kentucky 4:00 PM ET ESP+ W 31-20
10/1 at Central Arkansas 5:00 PM ET ESP+ L 20-49
10/15 vs. Murray State 4:00 PM ET ESP+ W 52-17
10/29 vs. Jacksonville State 4:00 PM ET ESP+ L 16-40
11/5 at North Alabama 5:00 PM ET ESP+ W 38-35
11/12 at Kennesaw State 1:00 PM ET ESP+ W 31-14
11/19 at Alabama 12:00 PM ET ESP+

Alabama

Date Opponent Time TV Result
9/3 vs. Utah State 7:30 PM ET SECN W 55-0
9/10 at Texas 12:00 PM ET FOX W 20-19
9/17 vs. Louisiana-Monroe 4:00 PM ET SECN W 63-7
9/24 vs. Vanderbilt 7:30 PM ET SECN W 55-3
10/1 at Arkansas 3:30 PM ET CBS W 49-26
10/8 vs. Texas A&M 8:00 PM ET CBS W 24-20
10/15 at Tennessee 3:30 PM ET CBS L 49-52
10/22 vs. Mississippi State 7:00 PM ET ESPN W 30-6
11/5 at LSU 7:00 PM ET ESPN L 31-32
11/12 at Ole Miss 3:30 PM ET CBS W 30-24
11/19 vs. Austin Peay 12:00 PM ET ESP+
11/26 vs. Auburn TBA

College Football Ratings

Rating Austin Peay Alabama
ESPN FPI NR 3
Sagarin 158 3
Massey Composite NR 6
PiRate Ratings NR 3

Key Stats (per game)

Stat Alabama Austin Peay
Scoring Offense 40.6 34.7
Scoring Defense 18.9 21.0
Total Offense 466.3 445.6
Rushing Offense 193.1 202.3
Passing Offense 273.2 243.3
Team Passing Eff. 148.8 137.4
Total Defense 313.5 296.2
Rushing Defense 112.7 115.0
Pass Yards Allowed 200.8 181.2
Team Pass Eff. Def. 113.1 107.3
Turnover Margin -0.40 0.20
3rd Down Conv. Pct 0.450 0.436
4th Down Conv. Pct 0.462 0.542
3rd Down Conv. % Def. 0.301 0.299
4th Down Conv. % Def. 0.316 0.435
Red Zone Offense 0.896 0.805
Red Zone Defense 0.788 0.708
Net Punting 39.2 35.3
Punt Returns 19.3 14.2
Kickoff Returns 18.1 22.3
First Downs Offense 240 237
First Downs Defense 190 159
Penalties/Game 8.3 7.7
Penalty Yards/Game 71.6 74.0

Players to Watch

Austin Peay

QB Mike DiLiello, RB CJ Evans, WR Kellen Stewart, OL Brennan Smith, LB Antoine Williams, DL Raymond Horton, DB Ethan Caselberry.

Alabama

QB Byrce Young, LB Will Anderson, DB Jordan Battle, WR Jermaine Burton, DL Justin Eboigbe, OL Emil Ekiyor, RB Jahmyr Gibbs, TE Cameron Latu, LB Jalen Moody, DB Eli Ricks, LB Henry To’o To’o, OL Javion Cohen, PK Will Reichard.

Injuries

Austin Peay

None reported.

Alabama

[RB] Jahmyr Gibbs (Ankle) – Questionable
[DB] Eli Ricks (Head) – Questionable
[DL] Justin Eboigbe (Neck) – Out
[WR] Aaron Anderson (Knee) – Out
[LB] Demouy Kennedy (Knee) – Out

Source: statfox.com

Austin Peay vs. Alabama Football Series History

First meeting

Comments

Has Alabama ever lost to an FCS team? I don’t think so and it probably won’t happen finally on Saturday. That said, Austin Peay is a very solid FCS team.

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Austin Peay 3, Alabama 45

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Alabama 55, Austin Peay 9

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 11:00 AM CT (12:00 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the SECN+/ESPN+ Network.

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