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Prediction/matchups: Aggies vs. Auburn

10/26/2012

Texas A&M 41, Auburn 17

Auburn has been poor offensively this season. The Tigers rank 119th nationally in total offense and 118th in scoring offense, averaging a meager 15.7 points per game this season. That's not going to get it done against the high-powered Aggies offense, one that even had LSU on its heels at times a week ago. Plus, Texas A&M's defense has been better than expected this year with the exception of the Louisiana Tech game. Look for the Aggies to take control early and not let go of this one.

Player to watch: Ben Malena, Texas A&M

Malena continues to get better and so does the Aggies offensive line. Last week he averaged 6.8 yards per carry against a quality LSU defense. Look for him to get more than 12 carries this week and to pass the century mark in rushing. He also continues to excel in pass protection and contribute on special teams as well.

Matchups to watch:

• Malena vs. Auburn OLB Daren Bates

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