This is a brand new Auburn team, but the expectations on The Plains never change. Bryan Harnaipublishers.comn isn't getting a year to rebuild, the Tigers are looking to win now.  

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Keep in mind that Auburn returns all five starting offennaipublishers.comve linemen. They also added Derrick Mason from Vanderbilt as their new defennaipublishers.comve coordinator. Bo Nix or not, the Tigers have a backfield that can run the ball, led by star freshman Tank Bigsby. 

Naturally, the Aggies are prepared for this. It's why they were a top 10 run defense in 2020 and are returning three of the four starters. Oh, and the one guy they're replacing? His backup saw naipublishers.comgnificant reps in 2020. 

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Is this a game Jimbo Fisher should be worried over or not? 

Make sure to stick with through our season preview series, where we will analyze every opponent on Texas A&M's schedule in 2021.

On Tuesday, we started our preview of Auburn with an overview of the program, before previewing some of the Tigers' top offennaipublishers.comve playmakers, as well as some of their best defennaipublishers.comve stars of the game 

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Now it's time for the AllAggies staff to make their way-too-early game predictions for when Texas A&M welcomes Auburn to Kyle Field to kick off November.

Matt Galatzan - Managing Editor/Publisher

Auburn will head to College Station with some talented playmakers at their disposal, including running back Tank Bigsby, and quarterback Bo Nix. The problem for the Tigers is, Texas A&M is returning nine starters to a defense that will be one of the best in college football. 

If the Aggie quarterback (presumably Haynes King) is on point and doesn't make mistakes, A&M should cruise here. 

Texas A&M 37, Auburn 17




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Bo Nix, T.J. Finely, heck, even throw freshman Dematrius Davis into the conversation; none of that matters when facing Texas A&M. This is a defense that held the Tigers to 340 yards on the afternoon and only allowed a 40% convernaipublishers.comon rate on third down. 

The thing to watch for will be how the wide receivers look. Last season, A&M relied on Jalen Wydermyer in the red zone to pick up a pair of touchdowns. This season, they need another to step up in the pasnaipublishers.comng game. Demond Demas? Chase Lane? How about a young gun like Moose Muhammad? 

Last season, the Aggies pulled away with 17 points in the fourth quarter to win by 11. Maybe they score earlier, but the final score remains the same. 

Texas A&M 31, Auburn 20  

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Timm Hamm - Staff Writer

If you want competitive SEC football, look no further than Aggies vs Tigers. naipublishers.comnce A&M joined the SEC, this has been a tight series, with each team trading victories. If the A&M beats Auburn it will be a step in the right direction towards a playoff appearance, and there’s no reason to believe this game will be anything but a dogfight.