Texas A&M Aggies vs. Auburn Tigers
Auburn looks to stay alive in the SEC West and College Football Playoff race when it hosts Texas A&M on Saturday. The Tigers are coming off a dramatic 35-31 win over fellow contender Ole Miss, while the Aggies escaped Louisiana-Monroe 26-21 to snap a three-game losing streak.
The Tigers are tied for second in the SEC West with a 4-1 conference record (7-1 overall), while the Aggies are in sixth place in the division at 2-3 (6-3 overall). The teams have met on just four occasions all-time, with each winning one game since Texas A&M entered the SEC in 2012.
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How to Watch
Details for Saturday’s game are below:
Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. ET
Live Stream: The game can be live streamed here.
TV Coverage: CBS
Texas A&M will attempt to break a three-game losing streak against ranked conference opponents Saturday, but the Aggies have a tough task ahead of them when they travel to take on Auburn.
The Tigers are fresh off a 35-31 victory over Ole Miss that cemented their spot in the top three of the College Football Playoff rankings, and they simply have to win out to earn a Playoff spot. Auburn’s only loss of the season came in mid-October to Mississippi State, a team that beat Texas A&M by 17 the week before.
The Aggies opened the year with a 52-28 win over then-No. 9 South Carolina, boosting their stock significantly despite major losses on offense and lingering questions on defense. After a 5-0 start with zero wins against teams currently ranked, Texas A&M dropped three straight against Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Alabama. Last week, the Aggies limped to a 21-16 win over Louisiana-Monroe without suspended starting quarterback Kenny Hill. Hill will also miss the Auburn game due to suspension.
just lose a lot. You try to pick from a group of two-loss teams, each with some baffling defeats in the season’s final weeks.
So with that in mind, if you want the playoff committee members to wish they had never signed up for the job, here’s what to root for in Week 10:
Alabama beats LSU, Ole Miss beats Arkansas, Memphis beats Navy
The results of the season thus far have linked the pursuit of a Group of Five team in the playoff with the elimination of the SEC. A Crimson Tide victory over the Tigers serves both causes. First, it leaves the SEC with no unbeaten teams. It also puts Ole Miss in prime position to win the SEC West—if the Rebels beat the Razorbacks—due to Ole Miss’s triumph over Alabama. If the Rebels win out, including their Nov. 21 date with LSU, they will earn the West Division’s berth in the conference title game. Should Ole Miss win that, it’d be the clear top choice from the SEC to make the playoff. However, it’d still have two losses, including one to a potentially undefeated AAC champion Memphis squad. The playoff committee would seemingly have to put the Tigers in the playoff before it could choose the Rebels.