Auburn Football: Texas A&M at #3 Auburn Preview and Predictions

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Oct 19, 2013; College Station, TX, USA; Auburn Tigers wide receiver Sammie Coates (18) scores a 43-yard touchdown run against the Texas A&M Aggies during the second half at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports


Has Auburn’s defense struggled in recent weeks? Yes. Does Texas A&M have offensive weapons? Yes. Will those things matter? Ultimately, not very much.

There’s way too much that favors Auburn here. The game’s at J0rdan-Hare Stadium. The Aggies’ offense has gone cold this past month, and their defense has regressed back to their 2013 form. Sure, they only gave up 16 points to UL-Monroe, but the Warhawks aren’t an explosive offensive team. In fact, they were shut out 31-0 by LSU.

Auburn’s offense will march up and down the field. Kyle Allen will make some plays, but he’s still young and this is the biggest stage he’s ever played on. Don’t expect a Brandon Harris-esque performance, but it won’t be a memorable day for the young QB.

Cameron Artis-Payne rolls up over 200 yards by himself. Nick Marshall throws for 230 yards. Duke Williams has another 100-yard receiving day and at least one touchdown. Kyle Allen throws two touchdowns but is also picked off twice. Basically, I’m suggesting that Auburn is going to roll in this one.

#3 Auburn Tigers 55, Texas A&M Aggies 17

SEC Predictions:

#1 Mississippi State 63, UT-Martin 7 (Yawn.)

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#5 Alabama 16, #16 LSU 14 (Want some irony? The Tide will win on a last-second field goal by Adam Griffith in a low-scoring, hard-hitting game.)

#11 Ole Miss 49, Presbyterian 0 (Yawn.)

#20 Georgia 31, Kentucky 28 (This could very well be won by the home Wildcats. In the end, the talent of the Bulldogs prevails.)

Florida 27, Vanderbilt 3 (I’m going to be honest here: I have no idea what to make of the Gators. Neither do you.)

Other notable games:

#8 Michigan State 35, #14 Ohio State 17 (The Spartans will make a B1G statement in this one. I’m sorry.)

#7 Kansas State 27, #6 TCU 24 (Trevone Boykin is fantastic, but Kansas State’s defense is among the nation’s best.)

#15 Oklahoma 38, #12 Baylor 33 (The Sooners will get some home revenge after last year’s Waco undressing.)

#10 Notre Dame 31, #9 Arizona State 28 (This game is pretty much a toss-up, so I’ll go with the luck of the Irish.)

#4 Oregon 41, #17 Utah 27 (The Utes, even at home, are too one-dimensional to keep up with the Ducks.)

Washington 17, #18 UCLA 13 (Shaq Thompson vs. Myles Jack. That’s all I have to say about this one.)

UPSET ALERT!  NC State 41, #24 Georgia Tech 14 (Fresh off the first ACC win of the Dave Doeren era, this is a home game in the morning against a ranked team. Like the last time they hosted a ranked team, NC State will jump out early, but this time, they won’t relinquish control.)

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