SEC Football Preview: Auburn vs. Kent State

Auburn and Kent State logos

Auburn faces Kent State on Saturday in Auburn. 14Powers.com previews the game and predicts the final score of this contest.

Team Schedules/Results

Auburn

Date Opponent Result
08/31/19 Oregon W 27-21
09/07/19 Tulane W 24-6
09/14/19 Kent St.
09/21/19 @ Texas A&M
09/28/19 Mississippi St.
10/05/19 @ Florida
10/19/19 @ Arkansas
10/26/19 @ LSU
11/02/19 Mississippi
11/16/19 Georgia
11/23/19 Samford
11/30/19 Alabama

Kent State

Date Opponent Result
08/29/19 @ Arizona St. L 7-30
09/07/19 Kennesaw St. W 26-23
09/14/19 @ 8 Auburn
09/21/19 Bowling Green
10/05/19 @ 14 Wisconsin
10/12/19 @ Akron
10/19/19 @ Ohio
10/26/19 Miami (Ohio)
11/05/19 @ Toledo
11/14/19 Buffalo
11/23/19 Ball St.
11/29/19 @ Eastern Mich.

ESPN FPI

Auburn: 12

Kent State: 114

Key Stats

Stat Kent State Auburn
Rushing Offense 132.5 (92) 189.0 (51)
Passing Offense 136.0 (123) 192.0 (95)
Total Offense 268.5 (124) 381.0 (83)
Scoring Offense 16.5 (113) 25.5 (79)
Rushing Defense 211.5 (115) 105.0 (38)
Total Defense 446.0 (106) 277.5 (30)
Scoring Defense 26.5 (79) 13.5 (24)
Interceptions 1 (61) 1 (61)
Sacks 3.5 (17) 1.5 (88)
Tackles for loss 6.5 (54) 5.5 (78)
Turnover margin -0.5 (77) -1.0 (97)
3rd Down Conv. 0.333 (100) 0.472 (41)
3rd Down Conv. DEF 0.447 (103) 0.207 (8)

()= NCAA rank

Players to Watch

Auburn

OL Prince Tega Wanogho, OL Marquel Harrell, DL Nick Cole, DL Derrick Brown, DB Daniel Thomas, DL Marlon Davidson, DB Javaris Davis, P Arryn Siposs, KR Noah Igbinoghene.

Kent State

OL Julian Sams, QB Woody Barrett, RB Jo-El Shaw, WR Mike Carrigan, DE Nick Faulkner, LB Matt Bahr, K Matthew Trickett.

Injuries

Auburn

Date Pos Player Injury Status
09/10/19 WR Seth Williams Shoulder is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Kent State
09/08/19 WR Shedrick Jackson Undisclosed is “?” Saturday vs Kent State
09/08/19 WR Ja’Varrius Johnson Undisclosed is “?” Saturday vs Kent State

Kent State

None reported.

Source: Donbest.com

Comments

Hmmm, Kent State lost to Arizona State 30-7. Arizona State defeated FCS Sacramento State, 19-7. This means ASU is a paper dragon and Kent State is likely not very good.

Our Preseason Prediction

Auburn 38, Kent State 10

In-Season 14Powers.com Prediction

Auburn 52, Kent State 6

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 6:00 PM CT (7:00 PM ET). Watch on the ESPN2 Network.

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