Four more days until the Auburn Tigers return to the state of Texas for the first time in 22 years! After last year’s beat-down by Johnny Football and crew in Jordan-Hare, 63-21 Aggies, some may wish we didn’t have to face them for another 20 years! Or at least another year, when the talented Johnny Manziel has moved on to greener pastures. Hey, with both schools known as Ag colleges, you should expect a few cow college jokes! Question: is Auburn capable of unleashing their A-game during Saturday’s Auburn vs. Texas A&M showdown?
If I knew the answer to that question, I’d be placing all sorts of money on the game, or be making big bucks as an ESPN analyst! Here’s what I do know: we’re a very different Auburn football team than the 2012 Auburn Tigers; A&M had a very close call last week against Ole Miss, a team we defeated by 8 points; Auburn will start Nick Marshall, but Jeremy Johnson will also see playing time; and anything can happen on the gridiron during college football! I almost want to win this game even more than beating Bama! Well….maybe not!
2013 Auburn Football Can We Find The Chink in Manziel’s Armor?
Between the two QBs, true freshman Johnson and JUCO transfer Marshall, the numbers are impressive. Johnson completed 17-of-21 passes for 201 yards and four touchdowns; Marshall has passed for 902 yards, rushed for 288, 140 of those yards against Ole Miss (140 is the most by any SEC quarterback this season, compared to Manziel’s 113 against Ole Miss). Our defense which has improved a little more every week, has delivered 10 sacks in the last two games, but can we knock down the elusive Heisman winner Manziel?
Best sound I could hear Saturday, other than the Auburn fight song?
Saturday morning at the crack of dawn, my best friend and I will board one of five buses headed to College Station, TX. That’s over 200 Auburn fans from Houston, and guess what, that’s not all of us! Even though its less than a two hour drive, I’ve never been to A&M’s campus. Sadly, I don’t have game tickets, so we’ll be watching the game from a tailgate tent, instead of from a seat overlooking Kyle Field. But, either way, inside the stadium or outside looking in, I’ll be surrounded by Auburn family, and win or lose, there’s no place I’d rather be!
What do you think will be the outcome of Saturday’s game?
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