Week 4: Auburn vs Georgia State
Game time: 3:00 pm CST/4:00 pm EST - Saturday, September 25th, 2021
Location: Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL
Stream: Watch ESPN
Radio station: Auburn Radio Network list of affiliates and internet stream
Tickets: Mash here!
Betting Line: Auburn opened as a 23-point favorite, with the over/under set at 58.5 points. As of this writing, the gap has widened a bit with the Tigers now favored by 27 points and the over/under reduced to 57 points.
Homecoming Notes: Seeing as how this is Homecoming weekend, there’s a full slate of activities for everyone all weekend long. Check out this list of everything happening around town and on campus!
Welp, Auburn returns home a bit banged and bruised after the loss to Penn State. Now, that doesn’t mean a whole lot in the grand scheme of things, and it matters not in terms of the SEC race, but it sure hurts. Anytime someone beats you under the national spotlight it sucks, and Saturday night was no different.
Thankfully, we shouldn’t need to worry about this game. Georgia State comes in, and while they’re not Akron bad, they shouldn’t provide much of a challenge. They’ll be 1-2 when they storm the field, with a 43-10 loss to Army and a 59-17 loss to UNC. They’ve only scored 15 points per game, and are a primarily rushing team. That won’t work against Auburn, even with Zakoby McClain out for the first half and Owen Pappoe banged up as well.
This is the only game that Rod Bramblett would allow himself to sit down during a broadcast, leaning back on an old wooden stool during the fourth quarter as his spotter dug deep into the bag for walk-on names and numbers. We should have a similar time with this one in terms of stress level as well. And hey, when it’s done it might actually be a little fall-like on the Plains! By the time Georgia comes to town, perfect football weather should have arrived, and with it, the real start of SEC play.