Auburn – with interim coach Carnell Williams – and Mississippi State play on Saturday, Nov. 5. The game will be live streamed on fuboTV (free trial).
Auburn plays at Mississippi State in its first game since firing Bryan Harsin. The Tigers have lost five of six. Mississippi State is coming off an open date after consecutive losses to Kentucky and Alabama.
Will Rogers remains the SEC’s top passer and leader in total offense and needs one touchdown pass to surpass Dak Prescott’s school record of 70.
Rogers tossed six touchdown passes in last year’s record-breaking comeback and has kept on rolling. He remains the SEC leader in passing (319.4 yards per game) and total offense (307.5) and will surpass Dak Prescott (70) for career touchdown passes with his next scoring toss.
The Tigers’ pass defense has been a bright spot, ranking fourth in the conference at 193.8 yards per contest. But slowing the fast-paced Air Raid is a tall task, and they will look to Derick Hall and Colby Wooden to provide pressure. Hall has 4.5 sacks and Wooden four to rank seventh and eighth in the SEC.
When is Auburn-Mississippi State?
Auburn plays Mississippi State at 6:30 p.m. (7:30 p.m. ET) Saturday, Nov. 5.
The game will be live streamed on fuboTV, which offers a free trial. The most basic of plans is the “fubo standard” package, which comprises 121-plus channels for $69.99 per month. Like all cord-cutting alternatives, there are plenty of options, especially for sports. It comes with more than 1,000 hours of cloud-based DVR, and up to 10 screens at once.
Will it be televised?
Auburn and Mississippi State will be televised on ESPN2.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: Auburn: Running back Tank Bigsby, a preseason All-SEC pick, has had an up-and-down season. Maybe he’ll get a boost with his position coach leading the team. Bigsby has produced more than half of his 587 yards rushing against Mercer (147) and Mississippi (179).
Mississippi State: Running back Jo’quavious Marks has caught a pass in 31 consecutive games and is the SEC active leader with 5.65 catches over 31 contests. He currently has 32 receptions for 200 yards.
FACTS AND FIGURES: Williams, 40, will make his head coaching debut after starring at Auburn as a player. … Former Auburn and NFL lineman Kendall Simmons will guide the offensive line while Will Friend moves over to serve as co-offensive coordinator with receivers coach Ike Hilliard. … Offensive analyst Joe Bernardi will coach the tight ends. … The Bulldogs rallied to win last year’s meeting 43-34 with 40 consecutive points, the program’s largest comeback ever. … Cornerback Emmanuel Forbes leads the SEC with five interceptions and 11 passes defended. He has returned two picks for TDs. … Dillon Johnson and Caleb Ducking are 9-10 in the SEC with 4.43 and 4.38 catches per game, respectively.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.