ESPN’s SP+ predicts every SEC Week 9 game
There are five SEC matchups on the Week 9 college football schedule, and one of them could be the best game of the weekend.
No. 2 LSU will look to continue its undefeated start when it hosts No. 9 Auburn on Saturday afternoon. LSU has won its first seven games, which includes victories over No. 7 Florida and No. 15 Texas, while Auburn is 6-1 with a win over No. 11 Oregon. Auburn’s only loss came against Florida on Oct. 5.
On Wednesday, ESPN’s Bill Connelly tweeted the SP+ projections for every college football game this week. Per ESPN, SP+ is a “tempo and opponent-adjusted measure of college football efficiency” that is intended to be predictive and forward-facing, measuring the most sustainable and predictable aspects of football.
This week, SP+ is predicting that LSU will win again, earning its third victory over a ranked opponent this season.
Here are all of ESPN’s SP+ SEC score predictions for Week 9:
Texas A&M 32, Mississippi State 23
LSU 34, Auburn 24
South Carolina 26, Tennessee 22
Alabama 48, Arkansas 8
Missouri 32, Kentucky 17