SEC Football Preview: Auburn at Alabama

Alabama-Auburn

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

Team Schedules/Results

Auburn

Date Visitor Pts Home Pts
Sept. 26 Kentucky 13 Auburn 29
Oct. 3 Auburn 6 Georgia 27
Oct. 10 Arkansas 28 Auburn 30
Oct. 17 Auburn 22 South Carolina 30
Oct. 24 Auburn 35 Ole Miss 28
Oct. 31 LSU 11 Auburn 48
Nov. 14 $ Auburn Mississippi State
Nov. 21 Tennessee 17 Auburn 30
Nov. 28 Auburn Alabama
Dec. 5 Texas A&M Auburn
Dec. 12 & Auburn Mississippi State
$ Game postponed
& Game rescheduled

Alabama

Date Visitor Pts Home Pts
Sept. 26 Alabama 38 Missouri 19
Oct. 3 Texas A&M 24 Alabama 52
Oct. 10 Alabama 63 Ole Miss 48
Oct. 17 Georgia 24 Alabama 41
Oct. 24 Alabama 48 Tennessee 17
Oct. 31 Mississippi State 0 Alabama 41
Nov. 14 $ Alabama LSU
Nov. 21 Kentucky 3 Alabama 63
Nov. 28 Auburn Alabama
Dec. 5 Alabama Arkansas
TBA & Alabama LSU
$ Game postponed
& Game rescheduled

College Football Ratings

Rating Auburn Alabama
ESPN FPI 1 15
Sagarin 1 11
Massey Composite 1 25
PiRate Ratings 1 15

Key Stats

Stat Auburn Alabama
Points 28.6 49.4
Points Allowed 22.0 19.3
Total YDS 402.9 548.6
Pass YDS 232.4 366.1
Rush YDS 170.4 182.4
Total YDS Allowed 402.1 359.1
Pass YDS Allowed 237.0 240.3
Rush YDS Allowed 165.1 118.9
Turnover margin 0.6 0.7
3rd Down Conv. 51.0 58.4
3rd Down Conv. DEF 53.2 38.2

Players to Watch

Auburn

 
CB Roger McCleary, WR Anthony Schwartz, LB Owen Pappoe, LB KJ Britt, QB Bo Nix.

Alabama

WR Devonta Smith, WR Jaylen Waddle, RB Najee Harris, CB Patrick Surtain II, OL Alex Leatherwood.

Injuries

Auburn

[T] 11/22/2020 – Alec Jackson is “?” Saturday vs Alabama (Leg)
[T] 11/22/2020 – Brodarious Hamm is “?” Saturday vs Alabama (Undisclosed)
[RB] 11/22/2020 – Tank Bigsby is “?” Saturday vs Alabama (Hip)
[OL] 10/25/2020 – Brandon Council is out for season (Knee)
[LB] 09/18/2020 – Chandler Wooten is out for season (Personal)
[LB] 09/18/2020 – Josh Marsh is out for season (Personal)
[LB] 09/22/2020 – Romello Height is out indefinitely (Shoulder)
[LB] 09/22/2020 – O.C. Brothers is out indefinitely (Shoulder)
[LB] 10/08/2020 – K.J. Britt is out indefinitely (Thumb)

Alabama

[DE] 11/22/2020 – Phidarian Mathis is “?” Saturday vs Auburn (Leg)
[TE] 11/22/2020 – Miller Forristall is “?” Saturday vs Auburn (Ankle)
[WR] 11/22/2020 – Slade Bolden is “?” Saturday vs Auburn (Ankle)
[LB] 11/13/2020 – Kevin Harris II left the team (Transferred)
[RB] 11/09/2020 – Trey Sanders is out for season (Hip)
[WR] 10/24/2020 – Jaylen Waddle is out indefinitely (Ankle)

Source: statfox.com

Comments

Auburn and Alabama face off in Tuscaloosa for the Iron Bowl. Some say this is the biggest rivalry of college football. Depending on where you live you may agree or disagree with that belief. The fact is though that this has been a competitive series. Last years’ game was one for the ages. Auburn looks solid but several of their wins are tarnished by very controversial officiating calls or no-calls. That’s not Auburn’s fault but it’s still a fact.

Alabama has arguably the best offense in college football. They’ve convincingly won every game they’ve played this season. The Bama defense also seems to have improved. I believe Alabama wins this one. The only concern for Alabama is that Nick Saban will not be on the sidelines due to another supposed bout with COVID 19.

Our Preseason Prediction

Alabama 34, Auburn 27

Game Week 14Powers.com Prediction

Alabama 35, Auburn 31

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 2:30 PM CT (3:30 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the CBS Network.

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