SEC Football Preview: Alabama vs. Auburn

Alabama-Auburn

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

Team Schedules/Results

Alabama

Date Opponent Result
08/31/19 vs. Duke W 42-3
09/07/19 New Mexico St. W 62-10
09/14/19 @ South Carolina W 47-23
09/21/19 Southern Miss. W 49-7
09/28/19 Mississippi W 59-31
10/12/19 @ Texas A&M W 47-28
10/19/19 Tennessee W 35-13
10/26/19 Arkansas W 48-7
11/09/19 LSU L 41-46
11/16/19 @ Mississippi St. W 38-7
11/23/19 Western Caro. W 66-3
11/30/19 @ Auburn

Auburn

Date Opponent Result
08/31/19 vs. Oregon W 27-21
09/07/19 Tulane W 24-6
09/14/19 Kent St. W 55-16
09/21/19 @ Texas A&M W 28-20
09/28/19 Mississippi St. W 56-23
10/05/19 @ Florida L 13-24
10/19/19 @ Arkansas W 51-10
10/26/19 @ LSU L 20-23
11/02/19 Mississippi W 20-14
11/16/19 Georgia L 14-21
11/23/19 Samford W 52-0
11/30/19 Alabama

ESPN FPI

Alabama: 3

Auburn: 9

Key Stats

Stat Alabama Auburn
Rushing Offense 168.9 (56) 213.7 (26)
Passing Offense 344.3 (3) 213.5 (83)
Total Offense 513.2 (7) 427.2 (55)
Scoring Offense 48.5 (2) 32.7 (41)
Rushing Defense 131.0 (33) 109.6 (18)
Total Defense 315.4 (16) 306.5 (14)
Scoring Defense 16.2 (10) 16.2 (10)
Interceptions 15 (2) 7 (88)
Sacks 2.64 (31) 2.36 (49)
Tackles for loss 6.2 (56) 7.5 (18)
Turnover margin 1.55 (1) 0.45 (28)

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Players to Watch

Alabama

QB Tua Tagovailoa, RB Najee Harris, WR Henry Ruggs, OL Jedrick Willis, OL Alex Leatherwood, DL Raekwon Davis, LB Dylan Mose, LB Anfernee Jennings.

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.

Injuries

Alabama

Date Pos Player Injury Status
11/25/19 WR Henry Ruggs III Ribs is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Auburn
11/25/19 DL Phidarian Mathis Undisclosed is probable Saturday vs Auburn
11/25/19 PK Will Reichard Hip is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs Auburn
11/24/19 DL Raekwon Davis Ankle is “?” Saturday vs Auburn
11/17/19 QB Tua Tagovailoa Hip is out for season
10/29/19 TE Miller Forristall Throat is out indefinitely
09/16/19 DL Labryan Ray Foot is out indefinitely
09/13/19 DL Antonio Alfano Academics is out indefinitely
08/31/19 OL Emil Ekiyor Jr. Knee is out indefinitely
08/28/19 LB Dylan Moses Knee is out for season
08/15/19 RB Trey Sanders Knee is out indefinitely
08/12/19 LB Joshua McMillon Knee is out for season

Auburn

None reported.

Source: Donbest.com

Comments

Alabama looked really good last weekend against Western Carolina. However, this is Auburn, not WCU. It’s hard to pick the Tide to win this one at Auburn. Bama’s defense is good but not great. Throw in that Tua Tagovailoa is out and you go with the Tigers.

Our Preseason Prediction

Alabama 27, Auburn 21

In-Season 14Powers.com Prediction

Auburn 27, Alabama 20

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 2:30 PM CT (3:30 PM ET). Watch on the CBS Network.

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