Auburn Tigers College Football Betting
The passing this year of legendary Auburn Tigers head coach Pat Dye was a reminder of past Auburn glory and one of the greatest eras in War Eagle history. From 1986 through 1989 Dye led Auburn to final national rankings of 8th or better. During his time on the Plains he was known for recruiting some of the greatest players in college football history. Among them was Heisman Trophy winner Bo Jackson. All of which makes for an interesting comparison to the current era of Auburn Tigers football. Auburn Tigers fans have a love hate relationship with head coach Gus Malzahn. Malzahn was give a lot of credit when he was offensive coordinator under Gene Chizik for War Eagle’s 2010 national championship with Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Cam Newton. And then when Gus became Auburn head coach he was celebrated as a savior when he took the Tigers to the 2013 season national championship game where Auburn lost a heartbreaker in the final moments to the Florida State Seminoles. But since that peak, things have never quite been the same for Malzahn and Auburn.
Auburn Tigers Weekly Odds
Auburn Tigers +4
Texas A&M Aggies -4
Auburn Tigers Weekly Matchup
On Saturday, December 5, 2020 the Auburn Tigers will host the Texas A&M Aggies at Jordan Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama. Kickoff time is 12 p.m. ET and television coverage is on ESPN.
Last week the Texas A&M Aggies scored a workmanlike 20-7 home win over the LSU Tigers as 16-point home favorites with the game going under the total of 59.5. LSU got a touchdown in the final moments for a classic back door cover. The Aggies are now 6-1 straight up, 3-4 against the spread and 3-4 under the total.
Texas A&M ranks 47th in the country for total offense, 62nd for passing, 47th for rushing, 48th for scoring, and 70th for turnovers. Defensively the Aggies rank 20th overall, 74th against the pass, 5th against the rush, 25th for points allowed, and 38th for takeaways.
Auburn has covered 11 of their last 15 home games. And then Texas A&M has gotten the cash in just one of their last five games against Auburn. Auburn has gone under the total in six of their last nine home games.
Auburn Tigers Weekly Recap
Last week in the Iron Bowl the Auburn Tigers got what was expected in a 42-13 loss at the Alabama Crimson Tide as 25.5-point dogs with the game going under the total of 65.5.
As a result, the Tigers are 5-3 straight up, 4-4 against the spread and 1-7 under the total. Offensively Auburn ranks 66th in the nation, 66th for passing, 65th for rushing, 80th for scoring, and 10th for turnovers. Defensively Auburn is 65th overall, 81st against the pass, 65th against the rush, 36th for points allowed, and 42nd for takeaways.
When Malzahn won the SEC title in that magical 2013 season to begin his Auburn head coaching tenure he was touted as the man that would reinvent football. Malzahn’s zone read became all the rage in the copy cat world of college football. As we look back on those salad days of Gus Bus glory a hearty laugh is required. There were dissenters who said that defenses would catch up to Malzahn. They were derided as being envious or old school blockheads. Now the joke is on the pajama boys who said Malzahn was our own Einstein.
In fact, Malzahn has become befuddled against enemy defenses and has a rather ordinary passing game that is easy for defenses to defend. Malzahn brought in his old buddy from Arkansas, Chad Morris, to add imagination to the attack. So far, the results have been mixed but the sophisticated passing attack that Morris has to offer takes time to implement. There are also concerns that Malzahn won’t go all in on the changes because of his past vow to never let go of controlling his offense.
The one thing we know about the Auburn Tigers is that inconsistency is their trademark. Malzahn has never come close to equaling the heights of his first season as head coach.
2020 Auburn Tigers Schedule
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