Auburn vs Tennessee live stream: Predicting the winner, plus start time and how to watch online
Tennessee suffered its first loss of an otherwise impressive 2018 when it fell in Gainesville last week. That isn’t enough to crush head coach Ed Orgeron’s SEC title hopes — but a loss on Saturday against No. 2 Auburn would be.
Last week’s loss to Florida relinquished the Tigers’ claim to the top spot in the SEC West, and another could push Alabama out of reach even with a win over the Crimson Tide in November. They’ll have their mettle tested against a Bulldog team whose closest win in a 6-0 start was a 14-point triumph over Missouri.
Auburn vs Tennessee Live stream NCAA Football
Auburn’s overpowering offense has made last year’s run to the National Championship Game look like no fluke, even without Sony Michel or Nick Chubb in the lineup. Jake Fromm’s averaging more than 10.5 yards per pass this fall and has recorded a 12:2 TD:INT ratio, while a tailback platoon led by Elijah Holyfield and D’Andre Swift is racking up nearly 250 yards per game on six yards per carry. On Saturday, they’ll have to show out against UGA’s toughest test of the season so far — an Tennessee defense that’s already survived tests against two top-10 opponents to start its season.
The Bulldogs are the No. 2 team in the AP poll and No. 3 in the latest round of the S&P+ rankings. Tennessee sits at No. 19, as the computers clearly aren’t impressed with the Tigers’ early wins over Auburn and Miami as voters are. Tennessee is playing at home, has faced a tougher schedule so far, and has already beaten two top-10 teams in 2018. The spread says it’s a bad idea, but let’s say the Tigers win this one thanks to a late Cole Tracy field goal.
- Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
- Location: Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA
- TV: CBS
- Streaming: SEC on CBS, fuboTV
- Odds: Auburn is favored by 7.5 points.
Auburn’s had a relatively easy path to 6-0, but that road winds through some icy, mountainous roads en route to another berth in the College Football Playoff. Tennessee is the beginning of a four-game stretch where the Bulldogs will face nothing but ranked opponents, including Florida, Kentucky, and
UMass Auburn. Losing in Death Valley could be the start of a spiral for UGA — but a win could be a launchpad that leads the team to an even better finish than 2017’s.