The Auburn Tigers host the San Jose State Spartans in SEC football 2022 action Saturday, September 10, at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn. The game will be live streamed via DirecTV Stream.
Auburn is 1-0 this season, while San Jose State is also 1-0. The teams last played in 2015, with the Tigers winning 35-21 in Auburn.
The Auburn vs. San Jose State game starts at 6:30 p.m. Central (7:30 p.m. Eastern) and will be live streamed on DirecTV Stream, which is available for $49.99 for the first two months, $69.99 after that. ESPNU will broadcast the game nationally.
WHAT’S AT STAKE?
Auburn is trying for a successful five-game home stand to open the season. That means avoiding a misstep against San Jose State, especially with Penn State looming next. The Spartans are hoping to pull off the upset against a Southeastern Conference team.
Auburn’s running game vs. San Jose State’s defense. The Tigers racked up 285 yards on the ground against Mercer. Tank Bigsby ran for 147 yards and two touchdowns, Jarquez Hunter scored on three of his eight carries and backup quarterback Robby Ashford ran for 68 yards. San Jose State’s defense is led by preseason Mountain West Conference co-defensive player of the year Cade Hall.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
San Jose St.: QB Chevan Cordeiro ran for two touchdowns and passed for a third in his debut with the Spartans. The Hawaii transfer passed for 239 yards and scored the go-ahead touchdown with 1:11 left in the season-opening win over Portland State.
Auburn: QBs T.J. Finley and Robby Ashford both saw significant action in the opener. But Finley was intercepted twice while Ashford flashed his dual-threat capabilities with a 49-yard run. Harsin said Finley remained the starter after the game, but playing time and roles will be something to watch.
FACTS & FIGURES
Auburn has won 16 straight nonconference home games dating back to the 2016 season. … The Spartans last game against an SEC team resulted in a 31-24 victory at Arkansas in 2019. … Harsin went 3-1 against San Jose State while at Boise State, where he won three Mountain West Conference titles and six division championships. … Auburn had an 87-minute weather delay against Mercer, the team’s first interrupted game since 2018 against Southern Miss. … The Tigers have held their last six opponents without a rushing touchdown, the longest streak in six years. … San Jose State’s 21-17 win over Portland State was the program’s 500th.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.