Texas A&M football: 3 reasons Aggies will beat Auburn

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It’s a road game

One of the more baffling trends in college football is the road team winning every single game in this head-to-head matchup since Texas A&M joined the SEC in the 2012 season. Not coincidentally, the better team usually won those matchups. The 2013 Johnny Horse Collar game being the possible outlier, although Auburn did go to the BCS National Championship that season.

Johnny hurting his shoulder in that game really altered the course of that season. A&M was better than Auburn. It was better than LSU when healthy. It was better than Missouri when healthy. They lost to all three teams at less than full strength but absolutely could have beat them with Johnny being Johnny. But I digress.

To the point, the players that were on the 2016 team know what it’s like to go get a win at Jordan-Hare Stadium, which isn’t a hostile environment like other schools in the SEC. This team will not be intimidated. With the way Auburn has played offensively this season, I fully expect the Aggies to keep the trend alive.