The Auburn Tigers have been one of the major surprises of the college football season. A year after going 3-9, new head coach Gus Malzahn has directed the Tigers to a 6-1 start and has them ranked 11 in the initial BCS standings.
Their lone loss came on the road in a fairly close game against the LSU Tigers (the final score was 35-21), who were the sixth-ranked team in country at the time.
Since then, they’ve defeated the then 24th-ranked Ole Miss Rebels and rallied to defeat Johnny Manziel and his then seventh-ranked Texas A&M Aggies 45-41 Saturday.
What’s even more impressive is Auburn defeated Texas A&M (and Western Carolina the week before) without starting right tackle Patrick Miller.
Miller, a sophomore, has missed the last two games because of off the field issues and could miss a third when the Tigers host the Florida Atlantic Owls Saturday night.
“Not for sure yet,” Malzahn told Brandon Marcello of AL.com Tuesday.
Redshirt freshman Avery Young has started in Miller’s place.
The Tigers and Owls will kickoff from Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama at 7:30 pm EST Saturday.