Having been blown out last season by Johnny Manziel and the Texas A&M Aggies at home, the Auburn Tigers have every reason to want to exact some revenge inside Kyle Field today.
So far, it’s not shaping up to be another blowout as the Aggies lead the Tigers 24-17 at the half. However, if they can’t figure out how to contain Manziel’s most dangerous target, Mike Evans, then it might easily turn into another long afternoon for Auburn against A&M.
Evans continues to stake his claim as probably the best receiver in the nation as , through the first 30 minutes of play, he’s totaled a jaw-dropping 182 yards on just 5 catches and all three of the Aggies’ touchdowns.
The final one was a 42-yard catch and run play in which Evans tip-toed the sideline en route to the end zone.
But, this has been a different Auburn team so far under Gus Malzahn and they don’t seem to be going down without a fight.
They’ve held the lead two times so far, and QB Nick Marshall has been playing well in his return after missing last week, including a 13-yard touchdown strike to WR Quan Bray early in the second quarter to give his team the lead at 17-14.
But, again, if the Auburn defense can’t figure out something for Evans, then this might end very well for them.