Auburn vs. Texas A&M Prediction Roundtable – What’s Going To Happen

    Auburn vs. Texas A&M prediction roundtable with the Campus Insiders staff. Breaking down what will happen in Saturday's matchup between the Tigers and Aggies.

    September 23, 2016



    Auburn vs. Texas A&M prediction roundtable with the Campus Insiders staff. Breaking down what will happen in Saturday’s matchup between the Tigers and Aggies.


    Since Texas A&M joined the SEC, the road team has won each game between the Aggies and Tigers. Can Auburn break the trend and protect home turf? Gus Malzahn has finally settled on a quarterback, and his team certainly responded in Week 2 against Arkansas State. There could be plenty of offense down on The Plains.

    Auburn vs. Texas A&M Predictions

    Brian Stultz

    Let’s face it: Texas A&M is just one more tradition and a crazy man from the entire university moving to Guyana and forming its own town: Aggieville. The [yell] leaders already wear white. Don’t drink the Kool-Aid.

    This is the first road test for Texas A&M’s offense, and the Auburn defense has been solid so far in two games. The biggest battle will be between the Aggies wide receivers and the Tigers secondary. Win that battle, and you have an extremely good chance of winning the game.

    After a mysterious game plan in Week 1, the Auburn offense got back on track with both the running and passing game. Has the Texas A&M defense improved enough to stop them? I doubt it. Auburn wins, 35-31.

    Dave Miller

    For all of the talk about quarterback play, up-tempo offenses and coaching hot seats, this all comes down to how well Auburn’s offensive line holds up against Texas A&M’s pass rush. The Tigers have given up five sacks this season, so tackles Robert Leff and Austin Golson will have the very difficult task of keeping ends Myles Garrett and Daeshon Hall out of the backfield. The duo is one of the best pass-rushing combinations in the country. The game will be played on The Plains, but Kevin Sumlin’s squad grabs a huge road win to maintain its early season momentum.

    Jeff Bartl

    Part of me believes Texas A&M is overrated, but I really like Myles Garrett and think Trevor Knight is a solid quarterback. And will Gus Malzahn come up with a good enough offensive game plan to get past the Aggies? I’m going with Garrett, Knight and A&M to get a huge SEC road win and send the Tigers to their second loss on the young season.

    Jonathan Bass

    I was all up on Texas A&M earlier in the week before going deeper into the matchups. Trevor Knight will sling the ball around and try to take what’s his, but Auburn’s defense will prove surprisingly rigid. Kerryon Johnson and Kamryn Pettway are going to ram the ball down the Aggies’ throat, and explode for a couple of big runs. War Eagle paints Toomer’s Corner white following the upset victory.

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