We’re back at Jordan-Hare Stadium for Carnell Williams’ first home game as caretaker manager. Auburn (3-6, 1-5 SEC) takes on Texas A&M (3-6, 1-5 SEC) for a CT kickoff at 6:30 p.m. on SEC Network.
Williams appreciated the struggle the Tigers put on on his debut in last Saturday’s 39-33 loss to Mississippi State in Starkville, MS. Auburn overcame a 24-6 halftime deficit and took the lead twice in the fourth quarter before the eventual loss.
Both teams enter the game to break a five-game losing streak. Texas A&M lost 41-24 to Florida last week. The Aggies defeated Auburn last season in Bryan Harsin’s first season as head coach of the Tigers.
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Auburn 13 Texas A&M 3 4th QTR 3:02
McPherson’s 26-yarder gives the Tigers a 10-point lead. Auburn got the ball from a fumble created by Colby Wooden and recovered by Morris Joseph.
Maroon 10 Texas A&M 3 7:08
Auburn narrowly avoided a turnover when Hunter fumbled and Shedrick Jackson touched the ball as it went wide. Under NCAA rules, once the offensive team touches a fumble ball while out of bounds, the game is dead.
Auburn 10 Texas A&M 3 4th QTR 10:48
Aggies capitalizes on the interception with Randy Bond’s 48-yard field goal.
Auburn 10 Texas A&M 0 4th QTR 12:40
Ashford’s pass attempt is intercepted by Edgerrin Cooper at the Tigers 39 yard line
Auburn 10 Texas A&M 0 3rd QTR 0:39
McPherson is good in 4th and 1st place with a 34-yard field goal. Hunter caught a pass for 12 yards on the 3rd and 13th by the Texas A&M 30 to set up the field goal attempt.
Auburn 7 Texas A&M 0 3rd QTR 5:32
Bigsby mishandled a pitch from Ashford on the Aggies ’27 and was reinstated by Texas A&M. Auburn missed an opportunity created by a 25-yard run by Hunter.
Auburn 7 Texas A&M 0 3rd QTR 6:56
Texas A&M stabbed to the 6:56 mark on each of its six holdings in the third quarter.
Maroon 7 Texas A&M 0 11:05
McPherson missed a 54-yard field goal attempt after Auburn’s first drive of the second half faltered at the Tigers’ 37-yard line. McPherson had sailed the ball wide to the left.
Halftime Auburn 7 Texas A&M 0.
Jarquez Hunter has 84 yards on seven carries in the first half to lead the team. Bigsby was second with 75 yards on nine carries, and Auburn had 173 rushing yards on 24 first-half attempts.
Auburn 7 Texas A&M 2:48.
Auburn got a big break when Shemar Turner was called out for unnecessary roughness after a third-down sack at the Tigers’ nine-yard line.
Maroon 7 Texas A&M 0 10:32
Auburn’s third drive started on the six, and the Tigers gained 54 yards before faltering at Aggie’s 40-yard line with just under 11 minutes remaining in the half.
Auburn 7 Texas A&M 0 1st QTR 1:33
Tank Bigsby breaks away for 39 yards on the 3rd and 3rd from the Auburn 45 yard line. Ashford connected with Ja’Varrious Johnson for 16 yards to give Auburn a 6-0 lead. McPherson scored his first point in a maroon uniform with the extra point.
Auburn 0 Texas A&M 0 1st QTR 6:17
As the starting quarterback, Robby Ashford broke up a 10-yard streak on the 1st and 10 of 10 on the Tigers’ first offensive possession. Bigbsy had a 13-yard rush on the following play. The Tigers gained 60 yards on the drive, which stalled on the Aggies’ 35-yard line. Auburn could have made a 52-yard field goal attempt, but Williams went for the punt. Tacking was probably a wise decision considering it’s McPherson’s first game as a Tiger.
Auburn 0 Texas A&M 0 1st QTR 12:19
Auburn starts the game with two bad plays in kicking play. Placekicker Alex McPherson’s first kickoff, replacing Anders Carlson, went wide and gave the Aggies the ball at the 35-yard line for their first possession.
Omari Kelly met Aggie’s punter on the fourth down and gave Texas A&M another set of downs.
Connor Weigman threw an incomplete pass on the 3rd and four on Auburn’s 47, and the Aggies jabbed the ball to the Tigers.