The Auburn Tigers have taken great strides in Gus Malzahn’s first season as head coach. Now that they have been ranked in the top 25, Auburn has a tremendous chance to earn a top victory over Texas A&M. On Saturday, CBSsportsline.com has the Tigers as a 13.5 point underdog to the Aggies.
Auburn vs. Texas A&M
When: Saturday October 19, 3:30 p.m.
Where: Kyle Field
Everything about this game says high scoring. Auburn’s defense is nothing write home about, but they are far better than the Aggies’ unit. The Tigers have done a good job of keeping opponents out of the end zone, but this is will be the best offense they face all season.
Johnny Manziel does it all for the Texas A&M offense. He runs, he throws, and makes all the big plays for the Aggies. Offensively, Texas A&M is a couple plays away from averaging 600 yards per game. We know what they are capable of and Auburn is going to be hard pressed to stop it.
In fact, the only way Auburn will slow this offense down is by forcing turnovers. Although Johnny Manziel has thrown five interceptions, Texas A&M’s lowest scoring output is 41 points this season. Can the Tigers get to 50?
It might not be too hard against this Texas A&M defense. The Aggies have given up fewer than 28 points only once this season. Nick Marshall and Auburn should be ready to feast on Saturday.
Still, Auburn can not make mistakes and give Texas A&M a short field.
What are the chances that Texas A&M receiver Mike Evans surpasses 1000 yards receiving today? He has 737 yards and five touchdowns already. He is the biggest of a bunch of big play receivers.
The Verdict: Texas A&M is playing at home and there is no way they are falling for the second time in College Station. So far, they’ve mastered the road games in the SEC, but it’s been the 12th man that hasn’t held up their end of the bargain.
Texas A&M 48