For the Tigers and the Aggies, it's time to begin the conference schedule with a mid-September showdown between two schools with a rich history in military and agricultural affairs. It's been a strange series since the Aggies entered the SEC in 2012 with the visiting team coming away the winner in every contest.
Both teams have faced off against a Power 5 out-of-conference foe and played a cupcake in Week 2. The Aggies began the year with an overtime victory against UCLA at home before demolishing FCS Prairie View A&M last weekend. Auburn stuttered its way to a loss against Top 5 Clemson at home in Game 1 and then routed Sun Belt defending champion Arkansas State in their second game of the season.
The Tigers and the Aggies have flipped the script this season, with the defenses garnering the most praise. John Chavis has led a resurgence on defense for the Aggies while Kevin Steele has come to Auburn and built on (and improved upon) what Will Muschamp started last season.
On offense, the Aggies are led by transfer QB Trevor Knight, a dual-threat QB with a lot of weapons at his disposal. After struggling to find any sort of identity in Game 1, Auburn has settled on Sean White as the starting QB, and the Tigers' fortunes vastly improved once they allowed a QB to settle into a rhythm.
This will definitely be a tough game and it's a very important one for both teams' head coaches, as the loser will surely see the "hot seat" talk increase even if there isn't any real substance to that talk.
How to Watch:
Time: 6:00pm Central
Radio: Auburn Network