Auburn is looking to improve to 4-0 in the Hugh Freeze era but their set to face their toughest opponent yes as they take on the Texas A&M Aggies (2-1) this weekend.
The Aggies have had an up-and-down start to the 2023 season, they utterly dominated New Mexico and ULM but lost to Miami 48-33. Making the game even tougher, Auburn has to travel to Kyle Field to take on the Aggies and what should be a loud and energetic crowd. All of this has combined to make Texas A&M a 7.5-point favorite over Auburn, according to BetMGM.
Here is a look at five reasons why Auburn won’t be able to pull off the upset Saturday and will suffer their first loss of the season.
The 12th Man
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Texas A&M has one of the most rabid fan bases in college football and this will be the toughest test for Auburn’s offense yet. The offensive line will have to be ready for the noise and have a plan for communicating.
The talent gap
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Hugh Freeze referenced the talent on the Texas A&M roster at his weekly press conference and Auburn will have to be on top of their game if they want to overcome the gap. Texas A&M is the No. 5 roster in the 247Sports College Football Team Talent Composite, with 10 five-star and 42 four-star recruits while Auburn is No. 18 and has zero five-star and 35 four-star prospects.
“It is a great concern. I want to be really clear; we are getting ready to play three teams that have – over the last four to five years – ranked in the top seven to five in recruiting. You are playing the best recruits in the nation. We are going to be there soon. That doesn’t mean you can’t compete. There is a reason they are third in the nation on third-down defense. They have a bunch of five-stars in the defensive line, linebacker and that safety, and that corner. They are really talented. When…
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Publish date : 2023-09-21 11:00:26
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