Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Live Stream: WatchESPN
Spread: Oklahoma opened as a 5.5 point favorite, but the line has shrunk to 2.5 to 3 points in most places.
Records ATS: Auburn 9-3 | Oklahoma 6-6
Inside the Numbers for the Sugar Bowl
|S&P+ Offense||34.9 (34th)||47.0 (1st)|
|S&P+ Defense||17.1 (7th)||28.4 (57th)|
|Rushing S&P+ Offense||114.7 (27th)||115.9 (22nd)|
|Rushing S&P+ Defense||124.3 (12th)||103.4 (55th)|
|Rush Success Rate Offense||47.2% (28th)||49.5% (14th)|
|Rush Success Rate Defense||36.3% (17th)||42.6% (65th)|
|Passing S&P+ Offense||110.6 (42nd)||154.3 (1st)|
|Passing S&P+ Defense||110.0 (32nd)||105.8 (45th)|
|Pass Success Rate Offense||37.7% (98th)||56.5% (1st)|
|Pass Success Rate Defense||38.9% (50th)||39.0% (51st)|
Players to Watch
QB Baker Mayfield
It’s no stretch to say Mayfield will be the best quarterback the Tigers have faced since Clemson’s DeShaun Watson to open the season. Mayfield threw for over 3800 yards, 38 touchdowns, just eight interceptions, and completed 71% of his passes. This could prove troubling for an Auburn team that is right around the national average in passing yards allowed per game this season at 223.6.
WR Dede Westbrook
Westbrook is arguably the best receiver in the nation. His 74 receptions for 1465 yards and 16 touchdowns are all top ten in the nation in the respective categories. It goes without saying that the Tigers secondary will have their hands full with Westbrook, and will need to try to contain him somehow. Who will be the one to step up? It remains to be seen, but the Tigers seem to be looking forward to the task.
RBs Kamryn Pettway & Kerryon Johnson
A two-for-one special here as Pettway and Johnson both look to have a big impact on this game as they have all season for the Tigers. Our Garrett Kroeger took an in-depth look at how the two backs could play a huge role for the Tigers on Monday, and they certainly will need to for Auburn to be competitive in the Sugar Bowl.
DL Carl Lawson and Montravius Adams
Another package deal. Lawson and Adams have gone hand in hand in their time at Auburn, and will take the field one last time Monday night. Lawson was named to the All-SEC First Team to end the season while Adams was named to the All-SEC Second Team, and it’s easy to see why in both cases. Lawson had a team-high nine sacks (tied for fourth in the SEC) and 12.5 tackles for loss while Adams had 4.5 and 8.5, respectively.