No. 17 Auburn (6-3) faces Mississippi State (5-4) on Saturday at noon ET at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama. The game will be televised by ESPN.
Auburn, which is in its first season under coach Bryan Harsin, rose as high as No. 13 in the College Football Playoff rankings following its 31-20 win over then-No. 10 Ole Miss on Oct. 30. However, the Tigers suffered a 20-3 loss at then-No. 14 Texas A&M last week, dropping their ranking by four spots.
Auburn has three games left: vs. Mississippi State; at South Carolina; and vs. No. 2 Alabama. The Tigers have a 3-2 record in SEC play and currently rank third in the division behind the Crimson Tide and Aggies.
Mississippi State is in its second season under coach Mike Leach and has improved slightly from last season, when it went 4-7 overall and 3-7 in SEC play. The Bulldogs are 5-4 this season (3-3 SEC) yet have still struggled offensively under Leach, who has been known for his “Air Raid” offense that set records at Texas Tech and Washington State.
Auburn’s offense is led by third-year quarterback Bo Nix, who has thrown for 1,917 passing yards this season and nine touchdowns against three interceptions. Its defense is led by senior cornerback Roger McCreary, who is widely viewed as a future first-round NFL Draft pick, and senior linebacker Zakoby McClain, who led the SEC with 113 tackles last season and has 71 this year.
Mississippi State sophomore quarterback Will Rogers has thrown for 3,307 receiving yards, the third-most of any FBS player, and 23 touchdowns, which ranks No. 11. Junior linebacker Jett Johnson leads its defense with 64 tackles along with two pass deflections, while sophomore cornerback Emmanuel Forbes has three interceptions.
Here’s everything you need to know about Saturday’s game.
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What channel is Auburn vs. Mississippi State on today?
- TV channel (national): ESPN
- Live stream: ESPN App, fuboTV
The meeting between Auburn and Mississippi State will broadcast nationally on ESPN. Play-by-play analyst Bob Wischusen will call the game with Jordan Rodgers as analyst. You can also stream the game live on the ESPN App or with fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.
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Auburn vs. Mississippi State start time
- Date: Saturday, Nov. 13
- Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. ET
Auburn vs. Mississippi State will kick off at noon ET from Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala.
Auburn schedule 2021
|vs. Akron||Sept. 4||Auburn 60, Akron 10|
|vs. Alabama State||Sept. 11||Auburn 62, Alabama State 0|
|at Penn State||Sept. 18||Penn State 28, Auburn 20|
|vs. Georgia State||Sept. 25||Auburn 34, Georgia State 24|
|at LSU||Oct. 2||Auburn 24, LSU 19|
|vs. Georgia||Oct. 9||Georgia 34, Auburn 10|
|at Arkansas||Oct. 16||Auburn 38, Arkansas 23|
|vs. Ole Miss||Oct. 30||Auburn 31, Ole Miss 20|
|at Texas A&M||Nov. 6||Texas A&M 20, Auburn 3|
|vs. Mississippi State||Nov. 13||TBD|
|at South Carolina||Nov. 20||TBD|
|vs. Alabama||Nov. 27||TBD|
Mississippi State schedule 2021
|vs. Louisiana Tech||Sept. 4||Mississippi State 35, Louisiana Tech 34|
|vs. NC State||Sept. 11||Mississippi State 24, NC State 10|
|at Memphis||Sept. 18||Memphis 31, Mississippi State 29|
|vs. LSU||Sept. 25||LSU 28, Mississippi State 25|
|at Texas A&M||Oct. 2||Mississippi State 26, Texas A&M 22|
|vs. Alabama||Oct. 16||Alabama 49, Mississippi State 9|
|at Vanderbilt||Oct. 23||Mississippi State 45, Vanderbilt 6|
|vs. Kentucky||Oct. 30||Mississippi State 31, Kentucky 17|
|at Arkansas||Nov. 6||Arkansas 31, Mississippi State 28|
|at Auburn||Nov. 13||TBD|
|vs. Tennessee State||Nov. 20||TBD|
|vs. Ole Miss||Nov. 25||TBD|
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