Watch Now: 2 Minute Drill: Keys for Auburn vs. Samford (2:17)

Who's Playing

No. 15 Auburn (home) vs. Samford (away)

Current Records: Auburn 7-3; Samford 5-6

What to Know

The Samford Bulldogs are hoping to patch up the holes in a defense that has allowed an average of 36.45 points per game. They are on the road again on Saturday and play against the Auburn Tigers at noon ET at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Despite their defensive woes, Samford struts in flaunting some offensive muscle with an average of 35.18 points per game.

While not quite a landslide, the contest between Samford and the Western Carolina Catamounts last week was still a pretty decisive one as Samford wrapped it up with a 31-13 win.

Auburn came within a touchdown against the Georgia Bulldogs, but they wound up with a 21-14 loss. The losing side was boosted by QB Bo Nix, who accumulated 245 passing yards and picked up 42 yards on the ground on 13 carries.

Samford is the clear underdog, so they're hoping it's the size of the fight that determines this one. Those playing the odds have seen things go back and forth with them, who are 5-6 against the spread.

Samford's victory lifted them to 5-6 while Auburn's defeat dropped them down to 7-3. We'll see if Samford's success rolls on or if the Tigers are able to steal their positive momentum.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 12 p.m. ET
  • Where: Jordan-Hare Stadium -- Auburn, Alabama
  • TV: SEC Network
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $6.00

Odds

The Tigers are a big 46-point favorite against the Bulldogs.

Bettors have moved against the Tigers slightly, as the game opened with the Tigers as a 48.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: 64

Series History

This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last four years.