Apr 15, 2024
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Week Six SEC Predictions
Last week's predictions were 7-1, overall they are 43-10. This week, Auburn hits the road to face Mississippi State. The contest will kickoff at 6:30 p.m. CT on ESPN2.

Auburn at Miss St

Auburn leads the all-time series 63-26-2 against Mississippi State. Last year the Tigers won 49-10 at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Auburn improved to 4-1 on the season after a sloppy 24-13 victory over Southern Miss. After a 2-hour, 44-minute weather delay, the Tigers managed just 96 yards on the ground and averaged 2.7 yards per carry. The 96 rushing yards marked the first time since the 2012 season that the team has been held to fewer than 100 yards rushing in back-to-back games.

As a unit, Auburn currently ranks ninth in the SEC and 64th nationally in rushing offense at 178.6 yards per game. Led by Jarrett Stidham's 245 passing yards against Southern Miss, the Tigers average 197.6 passing yards per game. The unit ranks 95th nationally with 376.2 total yards of offense per game and 54th nationally with 32.6 points per game.

Defensively, Kevin Steele's unit continues to play well but will be tested on the road in Starkville. Overall, the Tigers allow 92.8 rushing yards per game, 211.8 passing yards per game, 304.6 total yards per game, and 12.6 points per game.

MSU enters the contest on a two-game losing streak against Kentucky Sept. 22 and Florida Sept. 29. The Bulldogs are 3-2 overall and 0-2 in SEC play.

Quarterback Nick Fitzgerald has 640 passing yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions. Kylin Hill leads the offense with 348 rushing yards while receiver Osirus Mitchell has 12 catches for 219 yards and two touchdowns.

Overall, MSU's offense averages 219 rushing yards per game, 214.2 passing yards per game, and 32.6 points per game. The defense gives up 13.4 points per game.

Prediction: Auburn 17-13 .

LSU at Florida

Prediction: LSU 24-17.

Alabama at Arkansas

Prediction: Alabama 40-7.

Missouri at S Carolina

Prediction: Missouri 26-21.

UL Monroe at Ole Miss

Prediction: Ole Miss 28-21.

Kentucky at Texas A&M

Prediction: Texas A&M 31-24.

Vanderbilt at Georgia

Prediction: Georgia 41-17.