Auburn football catastrophic result to avoid No. 3: Losing to Western Kentucky
If the first two results have already happened, there’s a good chance the Tigers will be limping into their Jordan-Hare home finale on November 19th with just about no pride left following a schedule with very few wins and the hope of a bowl game out the window.
Should they lose the game baked into every SEC schedule designed to give every school a warm-up matchup before rivalry week, Auburn would have a tough time entering Bryant-Denny Stadium to a Tuscaloosa crowd ready to feast on the previous week’s results.
Western Kentucky lost the engine that drove their No. 2 offense last season, Bailey Zappe. Zappe will actually be backing up former championship-winning Alabama QB Mac Jones under Bill Belichick with the New England Patriots during the 2022 NFL schedule, should he survive training camp.
Still, the Hilltoppers have won nine games in two of the past three seasons, with their down year being the COVID-19-stricken 2020 season. There’s no bigger trap game the whole season than this, considering Texas A&M will have been on the Plains the week prior.
Lose against WKU, and the Iron Bowl would have practically no optimism whatsoever from the Auburn end of it.