Pocket Bullets Paris
Heading into the Saturday game at Kyle Field ( on CBS at 2:30 CST) it’s best to forget about last year’s Aggie rout of the Tigers and remember what Coach Sumlin said when asked about the difference between last year’s Auburn team and this year’s.
“They’re 5-1,” Sumlin said. “They’re ranked 24th in the country. They’re very different from the team we played last year.”
So, what does Texas A&M have to look out for? The running game, led by Tre Mason against an Aggie D that’s been gashed all year against the run. The Tigers also have a good quarterback in Nick Marshall who can run and pass, possibly creating some problems for our secondary. And a fired up team playing under an excellent new coach named Gus Malzahn.
And what does Auburn have to look out for? Obviously, like every other team, they have to try (somehow) to contain Johnny Manziel, a feat becoming more challenging with every week. Their defense has to contend with our powerful running game, led by Ben Malena, Trey Williams and Manziel, and our receivers . . .. Mike Evans, Malcolme Kennedy, Sabian Holmes, Derel Walker . . . and a whole bunch of others waiting in the wings. And, of course, one of the biggest stars from last week: Travis Labhart!
So will the Aggie defense make the big plays when they need to like they did against Ole Miss? Will the Aggie offense continue to score at will? Or is Auburn ready for a huge win? As always, we’re picking the Ags to win this one, although we think it may be close.
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