Auburn vs. Georgia Southern Early June Game Preview & Fearless Prediction
Check out the Auburn vs. Georgia Southern fearless prediction, thoughts, and game preview.
Date: Saturday, Sept. 2nd
Game Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL
Network: SEC Network
You like fun running games, right?
You like wild and crazy offenses that can crank up the yards and production in bunches, correct?
Well here you go, with the New Offensive Coordinator Bowl between two teams that will blow the stats off the charts by the end of the season.
The Georgia Southern triple-option offense used to give everyone fits under now-Tulane head coach Willie Fritz, and now Bryan Cook comes over from Georgia Tech to take over the offensive coordinator duties.
If you like the option, and you want to see it run on fast-forward, here you go.
Meanwhile, Auburn is bringing in Chip Lindsay from Arizona State to handle the high-powered attack that’s about to get a new toy to play with.
Everyone wants to see former Baylor starting quarterback Jarrett Stidham add another dimension to the Tiger attack, but the ground game will still be the main mode of transportation.
Enjoy this. If it lives up to its talent and offensive schemes, it’ll be a blast.
One Reason Why Georgia Southern Will Win
As always when it comes to trying to handle the option, you know what’s coming, but does that matter?
Auburn’s went 1-3 when it allowed 200 rushing yards or more last season – with the one win coming in the miracle finish over LSU. As long as the Eagles are able to control drives, convert third downs, and give the defense as much of a breather as possible, they might have a shot.
Auburn doesn’t care about time of possession, and Georgia Southern has to take advantage of that. But while the offense will end up among the best in the nation on the ground …
One Reason Why Auburn Will Win
What beats the triple-option? Linemen who can penetrate into the backfield help the cause, but veteran, sure-tackling linebackers and defensive backs are a must.
Auburn has those.
The defensive backs can pop a bit, and all three starting linebackers return. Stoping the option is about discipline, doing what you’re supposed to do in the defensive scheme, and not trying to make the big play while simply making the stop that’s there to be made.
Georgia Southern will have its moments with its attack, but Auburn has to win its share of battles.
What’s Going To Happen
Auburn is going to look terrific.
It’ll be everything the Tiger fans were hoping and waiting for, with Stidham pitching a gem, the great running backs taking over with gash after gash, and the team looking like it’s supposed to under Gus Malzahn.
Georgia Southern will generate a few good scoring drives, but not enough of them to keep up once the Auburn machine starts rolling.
Auburn vs. Georgia Southern Prediction
Final Score: Auburn 45, Georgia Southern 23
Line: Auburn -35 o/u: 54
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