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

Auburn is compiling 361.0 yards per game on offense, which ranks 87th in the FBS. On defense, the Tigers rank 33rd, giving up 287.0 yards per contest. Samford's offense has been excelling, compiling 460.5 total yards per contest (14th-best) this season. Defensively, it ranks 34th by allowing 273.0 total yards per game.

Below we dig deep into all of the details you need before this contest starts, including how to watch on SEC Network+.

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Samford vs. Auburn 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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Samford vs. Auburn Key Statistics

Samford Auburn
460.5 (20th) Off. Yards Avg. (Rank) 361.0 (93rd)
273.0 (34th) Def. Yards Avg. (Rank) 287.0 (30th)
84.0 (101st) Rush Yards Avg. (Rank) 212.5 (28th)
376.5 (2nd) Pass Yards Avg. (Rank) 148.5 (124th)
0 (1st) Turnovers (Rank) 4 (89th)
0 (53rd) Takeaways (Rank) 5 (14th)

Samford Stats Leaders

  • Michael Hiers has 690 passing yards, or 345 per game, so far this season. He has completed 71% of his passes and has recorded six touchdowns with zero interceptions.
  • Mychael Hamilton has rushed for 98 yards on 11 carries so far this year while scoring two times on the ground.
  • Jay Stanton has collected 53 yards (on 11 carries) with one touchdown.
  • Ty King leads his team with 157 receiving yards on eight catches.
  • DJ Rias has caught eight passes and compiled 144 receiving yards (72 per game).
  • Chandler Smith has racked up 130 reciving yards (65 ypg) and two touchdowns this season.

Auburn Stats Leaders

  • Payton Thorne has recorded 235 yards (117.5 ypg) on 19-of-31 passing with three touchdowns compared to one interception this season.
  • Damari Alston has racked up 94 yards on 16 carries while finding paydirt one time.
  • Jeremiah Cobb has piled up 77 yards on eight attempts, scoring one time.
  • Jay Fair's leads his squad with 81 yards as a receiver. He's racked up that yardage on seven catches (out of nine targets) and scored two touchdowns.
  • Malcolm Johnson Jr. has reeled in two passes while averaging 29.5 yards per game.
  • Shane Hooks has compiled two grabs for 41 yards, an average of 20.5 yards per game.

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