The Auburn Tigers (2-0) play an FCS opponent, the Samford Bulldogs (1-1) on Saturday, September 16, 2023 at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Auburn is putting up 361 yards per game on offense (87th in the FBS), and rank 33rd defensively, yielding 287 yards allowed per game. Samford's defense ranks 31st in the FCS with 22 points given up per game, but it has been led by its offense, which ranks 14th-best by racking up 38 points per game.

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Auburn vs. Samford Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Channel: SEC Network+
  • City: Auburn, Alabama
  • Venue: Jordan-Hare Stadium

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Auburn vs. Samford Key Statistics

Auburn Samford
361 (93rd) Off. Yards Avg. (Rank) 460.5 (20th)
287 (30th) Def. Yards Avg. (Rank) 273 (34th)
212.5 (28th) Rush Yards Avg. (Rank) 84 (101st)
148.5 (124th) Pass Yards Avg. (Rank) 376.5 (2nd)
4 (89th) Turnovers (Rank) 0 (1st)
5 (14th) Takeaways (Rank) 0 (53rd)

Auburn Stats Leaders

  • Payton Thorne has 235 passing yards for Auburn, completing 61.3% of his passes and collecting three touchdowns and one interception this season.
  • Damari Alston has racked up 94 yards on 16 carries while finding the end zone one time as a runner.
  • This season, Jeremiah Cobb has carried the ball eight times for 77 yards (38.5 per game) and one touchdown.
  • Jay Fair has hauled in seven catches for 81 yards (40.5 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He's found the end zone two times as a receiver.
  • Malcolm Johnson Jr. has hauled in two passes while averaging 29.5 yards per game.
  • Shane Hooks has hauled in two catches for 41 yards, an average of 20.5 yards per game.

Samford Stats Leaders

  • Michael Hiers has thrown for 690 yards on 71% passing while collecting six touchdown passes with zero interceptions this season.
  • The team's top rusher, Mychael Hamilton, has carried the ball 11 times for 98 yards (49.0 per game) with two touchdowns.
  • Jay Stanton has piled up 53 yards (on 11 attempts) with one touchdown.
  • Ty King paces his squad with 157 receiving yards on eight receptions.
  • DJ Rias has recorded 144 receiving yards (72.0 yards per game) on eight receptions.
  • Chandler Smith's five targets have resulted in 11 catches for 130 yards and two touchdowns.

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