Jacksonville State Gamecocks (0-0) at Auburn Tigers (1-0)
|Date & Time||Saturday September 12, 2015, 12:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Auburn Tigers -36.5 -- Over/Under: 61.5
The Jacksonville State Gamecocks and Auburn Tigers meet Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
The Jacksonville State Gamecocks look to build on their 23-20 victory over Chattanooga. Eli Jenkins is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 113 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions. Jenkins has five touchdown passes in his last three games. Josh Barge and Ruben Gonzalez have combined for more than 90 receiving yards and a touchdown while Troymaine Pope has two receptions. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks ground game is averaging 321 yards per contest, and Pope leads the way with 180 yards on 15 carries. Defensively, Jacksonville State is allowing 20 points and 196 yards per game. Brandon Bender leads the Gamecocks with seven tackles, Joel McCandless has a sack and Jaylen Hill has an interception.
The Auburn Tigers are coming off a 31-24 victory over Louisville. Jeremy Johnson is completing 52.4 percent of his passes for 137 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. Johnson now has 10 touchdown passes in his Auburn career. Ricardo Louis and D'haquille Williams have combined for more than 90 receiving yards and a touchdown while senior Melvin Ray has two receptions. The Auburn Tigers ground game is averaging 190 yards per contest, and Peyton Barber leads the way with 115 yards on 24 carries. Defensively, Auburn is allowing 24 points and 405 yards per game. Johnathan Ford leads the Tigers with 12 tackles, Dontavius Russell has 2.5 tackles for loss and Montravius Adams has a forced fumble.
Jacksonville State barely got by Chattanooga and will have its hands full with an Auburn team that can put up points with the best of them. The Tigers got by their test already and at home, they should have little trouble beating the breaks off of Jacksonville State.
This should be an SEC blowout.