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  Week Eight SEC Predictions

Last week's predictions were 3-4, and overall they are 48-17. Auburn tries to bounce back from a disappointing loss when it travels to Fayetteville to face the Arkansas Razorbacks. The contest starts at 6:30 pm CT on SEC Network.

Auburn at Arkansas

Auburn leads the all-time series 14-11-1 and in last year's meeting, won easily 56-3. In that contest, Kamryn Pettway rushed for 192 yards and two touchdowns, with the offense finishing with 632 total yards. The Razorbacks gained just 215 yards on offense while surrendering four sacks and 11 tackles for loss.

Over the weekend, Auburn was on its way to a victory over LSU but the home team stormed back in the second half to erase a a 20-point deficit to win 27-23. The loss drops Auburn to 5-2 overall and 3-1 in conference play.

Kerryon Johnson was the only bright spot for Auburn on offense, rushing for a career-high 31 carries for 156 yards and a touchdown.

D.J. Chark's 75-yard punt return touchdown early in the fourth quarter gave the home team much needed momentum and was the play of the game. Chark's touchdown was the first punt return score allowed by Auburn since the Georgia game in 2015.

Field goals of 42 and 36 yards from Conner Culp was all LSU needed to upset the visiting Tigers.

After seven games, Auburn averages 222.4 rushing yards per game, 216.1 passing yards per game, 438.6 total yards per game, and 34 points per game.

On defense, the Tigers allow 117.7 rushing yards per game, 180.6 passing yards per game, 298.3 total yards per game, and 15 points per game.

Arkansas fell to 2-4 overall and 0-3 in SEC play after losing on the road 41-9 to Alabama.

Quarterback Austin Allen can be dangerous when he has time to connect with his receivers. Last season, Allen totaled 3,430 yards and 25 touchdowns. The Razorbacks average 206 passing yards per game, 159 rushing yards per game, and 28.7 points per game.

Defensively, Arkansas allows 33 points per game and Dre Greenlaw is the only returning starter on the Razorbacks’ front seven. Last season, he finished ninth on the team with 42 tackles, with 1 ˝ tackles for loss, an interception and two fumble recoveries.

Prediction: Auburn 17-14.

Idaho at Missouri

Prediction: Missouri 24-17.

Tennessee at Alabama

Prediction: Alabama 50-6.

Kentucky at Miss St

Prediction: Miss St 31-24.

LSU at Ole Miss

Prediction: LSU 21-20.

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