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  Week Four SEC Predictions

Last week's predictions were 9-1, and overall they are 28-7. Auburn once again plays at home when it hosts LSU at 5 p.m. CT on ESPN. In the series, LSU leads 28-21-1 and won easily in last year's meeting 45-21.

LSU at Auburn

Saturday, Auburn fell to 1-2 overall and 0-1 in conference play after losing to Texas A&M 29-16. Auburn's passing game struggled all night with several dropped passes and starting quarterback Sean White threw for just 126 yards.

The offensive line didn't have an answer for Texas A&M's defensive ends Myles Garrett and Daeshon Hall. The duo combined for two sacks, four quarterback hurries and 3.5 tackles for loss.

Auburn did have some success on the ground with 236 yards and two touchdowns on 54 carries. Kamryn Pettway was the leader with 123 yards on 20 carries.

After three games, Auburn is averaging 261.7 ypg on the ground, 194 ypg through the air, 455.7 yards of total offense and 26.7 points per game.

Defensively, Auburn allowed Texas A&M to gain 478 total yards of offense and freshman Trayveon Williams finished with 127 yards on eight carries and a touchdown.

The defense was stingy when Texas A&M got in the red zone and on third downs. On five trips in the red zone, Auburn made important stops which resulted in four Texas A&M field goals. On third downs, the Aggies were good on just 2 of 15 attempts.

Auburn allowed a season-high 231 rushing yards to Texas A&M and for the season, opponents are averaging 149.3 rushing ypg. The passing defense is giving up 251.7 ypg, and as a unit, the defense allows 401 ypg and 20.7 ppg.

In week one, LSU lost 16-14 to Wisconsin but bounced back a week later to defeat Jacksonville State 34-13. Last weekend in SEC play, LSU withstood a late rally by Mississippi State for a 23-20 victory. Leonard Fournette rushed for 147 yards and two touchdowns despite being hobbled by a bruised left ankle.

In his first start under center for LSU, Danny Etling completed 19 of 30 passes for 215 yards. After three games, LSU is averaging 157.7 passing ypg, 182.3 rushing ypg, and 23.7 ppg.

Senior linebacker Kendell Beckwith and senior defensive end Lewis Neal are two players to watch Saturday night on the defensive side for LSU. Last season, Beckwith had 84 tackles while Neal had eight sacks. So far in 2016, LSU allows 16.3 ppg.

Prediction: LSU 17-14.



Kent State at Alabama

Prediction: Alabama 50-6.



Georgia at Ole Miss

Prediction: Ole Miss 24-20.



Florida at Tennessee

Prediction: Tennessee 27-23.



Miss St at UMass

Prediction: Miss St. 30-7.



Delaware State at Missouri

Prediction: Missouri 45-7.



Vanderbilt at W Kentucky

Prediction: Western Kentucky 30-17.



South Carolina at Kentucky

Prediction: Kentucky 26-14.



Arkansas vs Texas A&M

Prediction: Texas A&M 23-20.

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