Mar 25, 2023
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Week Nine SEC Predictions
Last week's predictions were 5-2, overall they are 56-14. This week, Auburn battles No. 2 LSU in Baton Rouge. The game can be seen at 2:30 p.m. CT on CBS. The contest Saturday will be the 54th meeting between the two teams. LSU leads the all-time series 30-22-1, and it leads 6-3 since 2010. Auburn hasn't won in Baton Rouge since 1999.

Auburn at LSU

LSU improved to 7-0 overall and 3-0 in the SEC after beating Mississippi State 36-13 in Starkville. Quarterback Joe Burrow broke the school record for most touchdown passes in a season with 29. He finished the contest with 327 passing yards and four touchdowns.

On the season, Burrow has completed 79.4 percent of his passes for 2,484 yards and has thrown only three interceptions.

LSU's offense averages 385.7 passing yards per game, 154.1 rushing yards per game, and 50.1 points per game. Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire has rushed for 547 yards on 89 carries with seven touchdowns. Receiver Justin Jefferson leads the group with 759 yards and nine touchdowns.

Defensively, LSU allows 20 points per game and is led by linebacker Jacob Phillips with 52 tackles.

Auburn bounced back after a loss to Florida on Oct. 5 to improve to 6-1 and 3-1 in conference play by beating Arkansas 51-10 in Fayetteville. Bo Nix finished the game completing 12-of-17 passes for 176 yards, with three touchdowns through the air and added one on the ground.

Despite being without Boobee Whitlow, Auburn's running game managed 228 rushing yards for the contest. Five different running backs had carries in the win, with Kam Martin leading the way with 84 yards on 13 carries.

Seth Williams led the Auburn receiving corps with four catches for 90 yards and two touchdowns.

As a unit, the offense averages 193.6 passing yards per game, 239.6 rushing yards per game, and 36.3 points per game.

On defense, Auburn is led by defensive back Jeremiah Dinson's 46 tackles. The Tigers allow 17.1 points per game.

Prediction: LSU 28-21.

Miss St at Texas A&M

Prediction: Texas A&M 31-13.

South Carolina at Tennessee

Prediction: South Carolina 17-14.

Arkansas at Alabama

Prediction: 50-6.

Missouri at Kentucky

Prediction: Missouri 27-21.