Texas A&M Football: Auburn preview, predictions, and players to watch

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There is some hope for the Aggies this week. The last time the Aggies suffered such a demoralizing loss was week 1 against UCLA. The team responded by going 5-1 in the next six games, only losing to No. 2 Alabama by eight points.

If everyone is firing on all cylinders, this team can still turn things around and reach 9-3 or 9-4 when the season is all said and done. Sumlin has remained firm that Kellen Mond is the starter going forward, but if he does struggle or take a weird hit like he did last week, is there a chance Nick Starkel could make another appearance?

Last week he made his first appearance since breaking his ankle in Week 1, coming in for the last few minutes of the fourth quarter. In that time he threw for 133 yards, a touchdown, and a pick six. Still, the offense looked more alive than they had in weeks.

Auburn is at the end of a brutal three game SEC West road trip, and those trips are hard no matter how good or bad a team is playing. The Tigers lost a close one to a resurging LSU team two weeks ago and then easily took care of business against struggling Arkansas.

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The Tigers will be without Kamryn Pettway, but Auburn has a solid answer for the lack of their star running back. If Stidham can get it going through the air it could be a brutal Saturday morning for the Aggies. Also, it’s November now. Auburn wins, and it isn’t even close. Sorry, Ags.

Prediction: Auburn 38, Texas A&M 14