Saturday, October 8, 2016
Davis Wade Stadium
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The Auburn Tigers take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Davis Wade Stadium. The opening line for this game has Mississippi State as 1.5 point favorites. This season the Tigers are 4-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-3-0. The Bulldogs have an over/under record of 1-3-0 and they are 2-2-0 against the spread.
Sean White finished with 239 yards through the air for Auburn last week. He completed 14 passes out of 17 attempts for a 82% completion percentage. The Tigers were led in rushing by Kerryon Johnson, who finished with 146 yards on 24 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Tony Stevens was the team leader in receiving with a total of 109 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 27 yards per reception. As a team in that game Auburn got a total of 36 first downs. Of those first downs, 23 came on the ground while 11 came through the air. They ran 84 total plays for 688 yards for the game. The Tigers ran for 410 yards on 66 attempts.
Nick Fitzgerald finished with 299 yards passing for Mississippi State last week. He went 25 for 38, resulting in a 66% completion percentage. The Bulldogs were led on the ground by Nick Fitzgerald, who finished with 110 yards on 15 carries. He ended the game with an average of 7 yards per rush. Fred Ross led the team in receiving with 126 yards and 8 catches. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. Mississippi State had 31 first downs total. 17 came from running the ball and 14 came from a pass. They ran 85 total plays for 598 yards for the contest. The Bulldogs ran for 299 yards on 47 carries as a team.
Auburn scores 31.2 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 61st in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 17.6 passes on 26 attempts for a 67.7 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 218.8 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 78th in college football. The Tigers run for an average of 269.8 yards per game on 54.4 attempts for an average of 5 yards per carry. That ranks them 10th in the nation. They also run 80.4 plays per contest and average 6.1 yards per play for an average of 488.6 yards per game, ranking their offense 28th overall this season. The Tigers average 25.8 first downs per game which ranks them 16th in the country. They accumulate 34.2 penalty yards per game via 5.4 penalties, which ranks 121st in the nation.
Auburn allows 202.4 passing yards per game, ranking 37th in D-1, and they allow 16.4 points per contest on defense, which ranks 15th. They give up 18.4 completions on 32.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 56.1. The Tigers allow 156 rushing yards per game on 36 carries for an average of 4.3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 64th in the country. Auburn allows 358.4 total yards per game including 5.2 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 40th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.4 penalties for 55.2 yards per game, ranking them 67th among D-1 teams.
Mississippi State averages 28.5 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 73rd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 20.5 passes per game on 32.8 attempts for a 62.6 percent completion percentage. They throw for 212.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 84th in Division 1. The Bulldogs run for an average of 221 yards per game on 39.5 attempts for an average of 5.6 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 30th on the ground. They also run 72.3 plays per game and average 6 yards per play for a total of 433.8 yards per game, ranking them 61st in the country on offense. The Bulldogs get an average of 22.8 first downs per game, which ranks 47th in the nation. They average 56.5 penalty yards per game via 6.3 penalties, ranking them 58th in college football.
Mississippi State allows an average of 245.5 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 81st in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 23.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 48th in the nation. They give up 21.8 completions on 36.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.6 per game. The Bulldogs allow 110.8 rushing yards per contest on 31.8 carries for a 3.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 21st in the country. Mississippi State allows 356.3 total yards per game for an average of 5.2 yards per play, which ranks 37th in D-1. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and 7 penalties for 54.5 yards in each contest, ranking 63rd in the nation.
Auburn Betting Trends
Auburn is 2-3-0 against the over/under this season
Auburn has an ATS record of 4-1-0 this season
Mississippi State Betting Trends
Mississippi State is 1-3-0 against the over/under this season
Mississippi State has an ATS record of 2-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/02/16 RB Malik Miller Knee injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Mississippi St
09/27/16 LB Paul James III Knee out for season
09/01/16 DB Jeremiah Dinson Knee out indefinitely
08/29/16 DL Jaunta'vius Johnson Knee out indefinitely
08/29/16 RB Stephen Davis Jr Knee out for season
08/29/16 QB Tyler Queen Shoulder out for season
08/27/16 DB Jamel Dean Knee out indefinitely
08/19/16 DL Raashed Kennion Personal has left team
08/25/16 DB Cedric Jiles Arm out indefinitely
08/25/16 DB Tolando Cleveland ACL out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Auburn
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