Right now, the SEC seems to be headlined by Georgia and Alabama and then everyone else. But after Tuesday night’s initial College Football Playoff rankings were unveiled at least two teams in that group of “everyone else” — Texas A&M and Auburn — found themselves inside the top-15, and it’s a good group that features three other teams ranked inside the top-20.
Both the Aggies (No. 13) and Tigers (No. 14) are 6-2 this season and both have three conference wins, most notably an upset of Alabama by Texas A&M. But Auburn, at 3-1, leads A&M (3-2) in the SEC West standings by a game.
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Auburn has relied on quarterback Bo Nix for much of the season and the dual threat, who’s in his third year starting for the Tigers has been resoundingly fine. He’s got a career high in completion percentage at 62.2 percent, but has thrown for just 1,764 yards and nine touchdowns in eight games so far this season.
The far more impressive quarterback play has come out of College Station. Zach Calzada’s numbers might not be that much better than Nix’s (he’s got a lower completion percentage and more INTs, but more touchdowns as well), but rather it’s the fact Calzada wasn’t supposed to start this year for the Aggies and led them to an upset over then-No. 1 Alabama.
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The game’s biggest implications are for the SEC West race, though. At 3-1, Auburn is in second place behind Alabama and if the Tide lose again and the Tigers win out, Auburn could find itself in the SEC title game for the firs time since 2017.
A&M’s road the title game as the Aggies already have two conference losses. So in addition to winning out, they’d need both Auburn and Alabama to lose again before the season’s over.
Here’s how to watch this crucial SEC West rivalry game for Week 10 of the college football season.
What channel is Auburn vs. Texas A&M on today?
- TV channel (national): CBS
- Live stream: CBS App, fuboTV
The meeting between Auburn and Texas A&M will air nationally on CBS. Brad Nessler will handle the play-by-play duties while Gary Danielson joins him in the booth as an analyst. Jamie Erdahl will serve as the sideline reporter.
Auburn vs. Texas A&M start time
- Date: Saturday, Nov. 6
- Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. ET
Auburn vs. Texas A&M will kick off at 3:30 p.m. from Kyle Field in College Station, Texas.
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Auburn schedule 2021
|vs. Akron||Sept. 4||Auburn 60, Akron 10|
|vs. Alabama State||Sept. 11||Auburn 62, Alabama State 0|
|at No. 10 Penn State||Sept. 18||Penn State 28, Auburn 20|
|vs. Georgia State||Sept. 25||Auburn 34, Georgia State 24|
|at LSU||Oct. 2||Auburn 24, LSU 19|
|vs. No. 2 Georgia||Oct. 9||Georgia 34, Auburn 10|
|at No. 17 Arkansas||Oct. 16||Auburn 38, Arkansas 23|
|vs. No. 10 Ole Miss||Oct. 30||Auburn 31, Ole Miss 20|
|at No. 14 Texas A&M||Nov. 6||TBD|
|vs. Mississippi State||Nov. 13||TBD|
|at South Carolina||Nov. 20||TBD|
|vs. No. 3 Alabama||Nov. 27||TBD|
Texas A&M schedule 2021
|vs. Kent State||Sept. 6||Texas A&M 41, Kent State 10|
|at Colorado||Sept. 11||Texas A&M 10, Colorado 7|
|vs. New Mexico||Sept. 18||Texas A&M 34, New Mexico 0|
|vs. No. 16 Arkansas (Arlington)||Sept. 25||Arkansas 20, Texas A&M 10|
|vs. Mississippi State||Oct. 2||Mississippi State 26, Texas A&M 22|
|vs. No. 1 Alabama||Oct. 9||Texas A&M 41, Alabama 31|
|at Missouri||Oct. 16||Texas A&M 35, Missouri 14|
|vs. South Carolina||Oct. 23||Texas A&M 44, South Carolina 14|
|vs. No. 18 Auburn||Nov. 6||TBD|
|at No. 17 Ole Miss||Nov. 13||TBD|
|vs. Prairie View A&M||Nov. 20||TBD|
|at LSU||Nov. 27||TBD|