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Friday, October 26, 2012

Johnny Football Preview

By: Rick Palmedo
LOOK UP IN THE SKY IT'S A BIRD, IT'S A PLANE, NO IT'S...JOHNNY FOOTBALL.

AUBURN


Oh how the mighty have fallen. Coming off another dismal performance against the Vanderbilt Commodores Auburn finds themselves with a 1-6 record including 0-5 in the conference. It truly is mind boggling to think that just 2 seasons ago this team hoisted the crystal football signifying them as the best team in the land.


OFFENSE


Once again the offense struggled to put points on the board against Vandy. For every step forward the squad took the took two steps back. Now with TE Phillip L out for the season Auburn has lost one of its top offensive threats. That doesn't bode well for this weeks showdown with Texas A&M.

For Auburn to even keep this game close the offense is going to have to do something it hasn't been able to do all year, score points. Nothing I've seen lately says they're up to the task.

DEFENSE


Poor tackling, wrong pursuit angels, and an overall lack of desire has become commonplace with this defensive unit. Take away the play of some of the youngsters and there's not a lot to write home about.

Now a much maligned defense faces the SEC's number one offense. Over 300 yards through the air combined with over 200 yards on the ground presents a myriad of problems for Auburn's defense. Can the Tigers do enough to contain Johnny Football and the Aggies? We shall see Saturday night.

TEXAS A&M


What more needs to be said about one of the two new members to the SEC. They are talented, fast, and score points in bunches. They play enough defense to keep them in games. Their only two losses come to teams with a combined one loss between them and that was because they played each other (LSBooo and UF)


Playing the game at home and especially at home at night might be the only advantage Auburn has. Jordan-Hare at night is an extremely tough venue to win in for any team. But this just doesn't seem to be the Tigers year.

Look for A&M to score early, often, and continuously as the Tigers D just can't stop them. Auburn falls to 1-7 0-6 in the conference. Ohhhh how the mighty have fallen.

PREDICTION


TEXAS A&M 38

AUBURN 13


PS. It could be worse

WAR EAGLE!
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