Free College Football Picks Today: Auburn Tigers vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 11/19/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Auburn Tigers vs Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 11/19/22
Sat 19th November 2022

The Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers (7-4, 3-2 Away) travel to face the Auburn University Tigers (4-6, 4-3 Home) at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday. The Tigers are 5.5-point favorites, and the total is 52.5. Western Kentucky is coming off an impressive 45-10 win over Rice at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium last Saturday.

Austin Reed was 23 of 33 for 377 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. Markese Stepp ran eight times for 64 yards. Jaylen Hall caught seven passes for 102 yards and two touchdowns.

Auburn beat Texas A&M 13-10 at Jordan-Hare Stadium last Saturday. Robby Ashford threw for 60 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions. Tank Bigsby carried 23 times for 121 yards.


The Hilltoppers are averaging 37.9 points per game for the season, 15th in FBS, and they are facing a Tigers defense that has surrendered 28.8 PPG (87th). Meanwhile, Auburn has scored 22.9 points a game this season, 100th in the country, and Western Kentucky is allowing 21.2 PPG (30th).

The Hilltoppers rank as one of the country’s top teams in passing yards per game (336.1, 4th), while they are 72nd in rushing yards (148.2). The Tigers are 35th in passing yards allowed per game (202.8) and 105th against the run (181.4).

Auburn has been one of the nation’s least productive passing teams, averaging 187.3 passing yards per game (113th), while ranking 33rd in rushing yards (190.0). The Hilltoppers are allowing 229.3 passing yards (71st) and 144.8 rushing yards per game (63rd).


Through 11 games, Austin Reed has thrown for 31 touchdowns (7 INT) and 322.5 yards per game to lead Western Kentucky in passing. In five away games this season, he has 15 TDs (3 INT) and an average of 332.0 yards passing. Kye Robichaux leads the team in rushing with an average of 62.0 yards a game over eight games.

He has three touchdowns on the ground and one through the air. Malachi Corley is the Hilltoppers’ leading receiver with 86.6 yards a game and seven TDs. Robby Ashford has six passing touchdowns (7 INT) with 143.4 yards per game through 10 games to lead Auburn.

In seven home games this season, he has thrown for five TDs (5 INT) and an average of 150.6 yards. Tank Bigsby has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 79.7 yards a game through 10 games.

He has eight touchdowns. Ja’Varrius Johnson has been the primary target in the Tigers’ aerial attack. He has two touchdowns and a 49.3 yard per game average through nine appearances.

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WKU (+120)

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