Auburn will continue to struggle
For as bad as things have seemed for this Texas A&M football program recently, they have been just as bad— if not worse— on the Loveliest Village on the Plains. Coming into the season, expectations were not extremely high for the Tigers. In fact, most fans had already concluded that, barring a completely shocking turnaround, Bryan Harsin would be gone by the end of the year.
Even with all those expectations, the Tigers have still fallen short. The Penn State game was an unmitigated debacle. Harsin’s firing was artificially delayed after a win over Missouri in one of the ugliest games played this year, and the Tigers had a great chance to beat LSU but ultimately fell short after turning the ball over in the final moments of the game. Even so, it still took until after a blowout loss to Arkansas for the Auburn administration to finally pull the trigger and fire Harsin.
Auburn had a valiant comeback attempt against Mississippi State that ultimately fell short. Their defense stood tall in that game after going down 24-6, but couldn’t execute when the Tigers needed it most, causing them to continue in their 5-game losing streak that just so happens to exactly parallel the Aggies’ skid.
I believe the Aggies have a decided edge in several areas (including the passing game, now that Weigman has made his return), but the key to this game will be this Texas A&M football team’s ability to stop the run. Do that, and the Aggies will claim their first victory in almost two months.
So what do you think? What are your keys? Anything I missed? Let me know down below!