Mar 25, 2023
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Week Six SEC Predictions
Last week's predictions were 6-0, overall they are 42-9. This week, Auburn hits the road to play Florida. It'll be the first trip to The Swamp for the Tigers since 2007. Auburn leads the all-time series with the Gators, 43-38-2, and has won four of the last five meetings between the former longtime rivals. Saturday's contest can be seen at 2:30 p.m. CT on CBS.

Auburn at Florida

Auburn improved to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the SEC after cruising to an easy 56-23 victory over Mississippi State at Jordan-Hare Stadium. The Tigers led 42-9 at halftime after scoring touchdowns on all five of its first five series, and on seven of its first eight.

After a very disappointing 23-9 loss in Starkville last season, Auburn's offense racked up 578 total yards Saturday night. Quarterback Bo Nix had his best performance as a Tiger finishing 16-of-21 passing for 335 yards and two touchdowns. He also added 56 rushing yards and a score on the ground.

Sophomore receiver Seth Williams was Nix's favorite target catching eight for 161 yards and two touchdowns. Boobee Whitlow added three touchdowns and 55 yards on 10 carries.

After five games, Auburn's offense averages 251 rushing yards per game, 203.4 yards per game through the air, 454.4 total yards of offense and 38 points per games.

On the night, Auburn's defense was solid, allowing Mississippi State 334 total yards of offense, including 118 yards on the ground. Marlon Davidson had four tackles and Derrick Brown had two and a quarterback hurry.

As a defensive unit, the Tigers allow 95.2 rushing yards per game, 225 passing yards per game, 320.2 total yards per game, and 17.2 points per game. Defensive back Jeremiah Dinson leads the team in tackles with 34.

Florida is also 5-0 overall and 2-0 in conference play. Dan Mullen's squad took care of FCS opponent Towson 38-0 at The Swamp. Kyle Trask, making his second collegiate start, completed 15 consecutive passes to open the game. Trask finished 18-of-20 passing for 188 yards, with two touchdowns and another on the ground.

The Gators are led by running back Lamical Perine with 54 carries for 198 yards and three touchdowns. Receiver Van Jefferson leads the unit with 18 receptions for 248 yards and one touchdown.

Florida averages 141.4 rushing yards per game, 288.2 passing yards per game, and 34 points per game.

Defensively, the Gators are led by linebacker David Reese II with 36 tackles and the unit allows 8.8 points per game.

Prediction: Auburn 26-21.

Utah State at LSU

Prediction: LSU 58-6.

Troy at Missouri

Prediction: Missouri 24-20.

Georgia at Tennessee

Prediction: Georgia 28-7.

Vanderbilt at Ole Miss

Prediction: Ole Miss 30-21.