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Memphis vs. Auburn

As we continue our College Football Bowl games roundup; Fanpicks.com is proud to preview the Birmingham Bowl featuring Memphis and Auburn.  We predict a rather one sided game in favour of Memphis by a score of 42 – 28.  Play the best fantasy college football contests at Fanpicks.com; the premiere and most exciting destination for daily fantasy sports.

Memphis will head into bowl season without the head coach that guided them into the College Football Playoff Rankings before a late-season swoon. Justin Fuente took the vacant head coaching job at Virginia Tech, and the Tigers brought in former Arizona State offensive coordinator Mike Norvell on a five-year contract to be the new coach, but interim coach Darrell Dickey will guide Memphis in the Birmingham Bowl in Birmingham, Ala., against Auburn on Dec. 30. Dickey is expected to remain with the program as part of Norvell’s staff moving forward.

Auburn had big expectations heading into the season but ended up falling off the pace as Jeremy Johnson struggled early at quarterback and eventually lost the job before regaining it down the stretch. The junior threw for two touchdowns and rushed for two more in a 56-34 win over Idaho on Nov. 21 that gained the team bowl eligibility but struggled again in a loss to Alabama the next week. Johnson threw only one of his seven interceptions on the season in the final four games.

Memphis will have the best quarterback on the field in senior Paxton Lynch, who might be the top quarterback taken in this spring’s NFL draft. Lynch threw for 28 touchdowns and three interceptions, with seven of those TDs coming on nine completions in a 63-0 victory over SMU in the regular-season finale. Lynch guided an offense that averaged 510.4 yards and 42.7 points.

MEMPHIS Season Overview (9-3): While Lynch is auditioning for pro scouts, most of the rest of the roster will attempt to impress Norvell and the new coaching staff. Norvell is expected to keep a similar up-tempo pace after guiding an Arizona State offense that averaged 39.3 points. The Tigers made big strides as a program under Fuente and ranked 13 in the first CFP rankings after beginning the season 8-0, but consecutive losses to Navy, Houston and Temple buried any hope the team had of a New Year’s Six bowl.

AUBURN Season Overview (6-6): Auburn was supposed to have an offense to rival the top teams in the SEC but never got things going under Johnson or freshman Sean White, who is recovering from a knee injury and could be back for the bowl game. The extra month of bowl practice gives coach Gus Malzahn a chance to work with a defense that lost coordinator Will Muschamp and secondary coach Travaris Robinson to the annual carousel. “Our goal in these first three practices is just get better with what we do,” Malzahn told reporters in mid-December. “That’s a big advantage with these bowl practices for that development of your guys as far as fundamentals … development of your young guys and also evaluate your young guys, because a lot of these guys have been on the scout team all year.”

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Auburn Tigers versus LSU Tigers College Football Fantasy One Day League Picks

College Football Fantasy Draft News 9-18-2015

SEC conference action is on tap for Saturday September 19th as the LSU Tigers will host the Auburn Tigers. Fantasy football draft GM’s can tune into CBS TV at 3:30PM Eastern Time to follow the results of their rosters.

The Auburn Tigers are 2-0 facing non-conference opponents. They beat Louisville in the opener 31-24 in a game that wasn’t as close as the score indicated as Auburn dominated this game early. The Tigers got a scare last week as they defeated non-FCS school Jacksonville St 27-20 in overtime.

LSU is 1-0 on the campaign. Their opener with McNeese St was cancelled due to lightning strikes in LSU Stadium area. Last week LSU opened up play with a tough test and they got past Mississippi St 21-19 on the road. They held a 17-6 lead after three quarters and successfully defended a two point conversion with four minutes left for the win.

Auburn Tigers QB:

Jeremy Johnson

The junior quarterback has completed 60% of his passes for 373 yards with three touchdowns and a very poor five interceptions. He threw three picks in the Louisville game and two picks in the win against Jacksonville St. Johnson has only 18 rushing yards in his two games.

Auburn Tigers RB:

Peyton Barber

The sophomore back leads the team in carries with 47 rushes for 240 yards with a touchdown. He had 115 yards in the win against Louisville and rushed for nearly five yards a carry.

Auburn Tigers WR:

Ricardo Louis

Senior wide out Ricardo Louis leads the team by far with 13 catches for 130 yards and a touchdown. Louis has a rushing touchdown in the win against Louisville.

LSU Tigers QB:

Brandon Harris

In the win against Mississippi St the sophomore signal caller hit on 9 of 14 throws for 71 yards.

LSU Tigers RB:

Leonard Fournette

The key to the LSU offensive attack comes from running back Leonard Fournette. The sophomore leads the Tigers with 159 yards and three touchdowns and he runs for 5.7 yards a carry in the young season.

LSU Tigers WR:

Travin Dural

The LSU junior wide out has four catches but just for 15 yards. In 2014 he averaged over 20 yards per reception and had seven receiving touchdowns.

Nebraska Cornhuskers versus Miami Hurricanes Cash Real Money Fantasy Tips

The Miami Hurricanes will host the Nebraska Cornhuskers at 3:30PM Eastern Time on ABC TV. This is a revenge game for Miami as they traveled to Lincoln last year and were defeated 41-31. Miami piled up the passing yards for 359 behind their freshman quarterback at the time Brad Kaaya. It was the ground game that won it for the Cornhuskers as they piled up 343 yards rushing in the win.

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