Texas A&M vs. Auburn: Game Grades, Analysis for Aggies vs. Tigers

With two up-tempo, no-huddle offenses, this game figured to have plenty of points. That wasn’t the case, however, but the Texas A&M Aggies found enough offense in a 29-16 win over the Auburn Tigers. Quarterback Trevor Knight was efficient, throwing for 247 yards and one touchdown. He also added 42 rushing yards. 

The Aggies led 16-10 at the half, and this game stayed within reach for Auburn until running back Trayveon Williams rattled off an 89-yard score with 6:52 left in the fourth quarter, making it 29-10. It was a balanced attack for Texas A&M, as it passed for 247 yards and rushed for 231 yards.

The game could have actually been worse if not for Auburn’s red zone defense. The Aggies were forced to kick five field goals, and Daniel LaCamera connected on all five attempts. Texas A&M should actually feel lucky to get an SEC road win after converting just 2-of-15 of its third-down attempts. 

The storyline of the game was the Auburn offense, though. Sean White got the start at quarterback, but after four straight punts to start the second half, head coach Gus Malzahn elected to go with John Franklin III. The Tigers were able to find a little bit of offense on the ground with Franklin in the game, but Malzahn’s group passed for only 163 yards in this game. 

You can find the complete box score for the game here, courtesy of NCAA.com. 

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Source: Bleacher Report -SEC Football

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