When you watch the Auburn Tigers play, you never know what you’re going to see.

After beating the two Mississippi schools by a combined score of 93-33, the Tigers turned around and blew a 20-0 lead in a 27-23 loss at LSU last weekend.

Now, coach Gus Malzahn is taking even more heat after the LSU loss, so he needs to do everything he can to make sure the Tigers finish the season strong.

With the way the Auburn schedule shakes out, though, that will be easier said than done.

Here are 10 bold predictions for the rest of Auburn’s season:

1. The Tigers will upset either Alabama or Georgia …

The keys to beating good teams are playing elite defense and controlling the ball on offense, both of which the Tigers can do when their offense is going right.

With home games against the nation’s No. 1 and No. 3 teams left on the schedule, the Tigers at least have one edge in their matchups with the Crimson Tide and Bulldogs.

As long as offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey doesn’t fall back into the same uninspired play-calling he used in the second half of the LSU game, the Tigers could pull off a massive, College Football Playoff-changing upset.

2. … but will lose a game they’re supposed to win

The game at Texas A&M on Nov. 4 looms large as a potential loss for Auburn, as Kyle Field is no easy place to play — just ask Alabama.

Though the Aggies have become one of the better teams in the SEC, Auburn should still be favored, especially coming off a bye week. However, this is the kind of game Malzahn has lost in the past, so it wouldn’t be too surprising to see the Tigers fall on the road once again.

3. Kerryon Johnson will lead the SEC in rushing …

Currently, Johnson trails Georgia RB Nick Chubb by 28 yards (688 to 660) atop the SEC rushing yards list.

However, as the Bulldogs continue to work talented freshman D’Andre Swift into their offense, Chubb may find himself getting fewer touches.

Meanwhile, Johnson has proven himself to be Auburn’s workhorse, so if he can take advantage of games against Arkansas, Texas A&M and Louisiana-Monroe to pad his stats, he could be No. 1 before the year is over.

4. … and he’ll set a school record for rushing TDs

Though Johnson probably won’t touch former Alabama RB Derrick Henry’s SEC record of 28 rushing touchdowns in a season, he has a shot at Tre Mason’s Auburn record of 23.

He’s already at 13 through seven games (two of which he missed), so if he stays healthy, 24 rushing scores isn’t out of the question.

5. The Tigers will head to the Citrus Bowl

It’s looking likely that Alabama and Georgia will be the top two teams in the SEC, so if that does indeed happen, the winner of the SEC Championship Game would advance to the College Football Playoff with the loser probably heading to the Orange Bowl.

Should Auburn finish as the conference’s third-best team, that leaves the Tigers with a trip to the Citrus Bowl in Orlando. That’s not exactly the bowl the Tigers had in mind at the start of the year, but unless they can pull off a big upset in the second half of the year and avoid another disappointing loss, they’ll have to settle for that game.

6. Jarrett Stidham will finish with 15 or fewer TD passes

Stidham has been solid in his first season with the Tigers, but he hasn’t thrown the ball all over the field like he was expected to.

That’s largely because Malzahn and Lindsey have refused to change their system to accommodate Stidham’s special skills, so his stats have suffered.

With only eight touchdown passes through seven games and matchups against Georgia and Alabama still on the schedule, don’t expect the redshirt sophomore to light up the scoreboard much moving forward, either.

7. Ryan Davis will lead the SEC in catches

Though the Tigers have fallen in love with Davis’s big-play ability the past couple of games, he’s actually at his best as a possession receiver.

He’s the perfect complement to Stidham’s preference for high-percentage throws and is one of the best in the SEC at working the middle of the field.

Currently, Davis is second in the conference with 33 catches, only two behind Ole Miss’s A.J. Brown. Davis won’t lead the conference in yards or touchdowns, but he makes enough catches each game that he could end up No. 1 in receptions when all is said and done.

8. Kamryn Pettway won’t be a factor down the stretch

It’s been a rough year for Pettway, who finished last year with 1,224 rushing yards and seven touchdowns.

The bruising back has been dealing with injuries all year, and it’s starting to look like 2017 might be a lost season for him.

Meanwhile, Johnson continues to shine and looks like he can handle the Auburn running game himself, so perhaps Auburn would be better off shutting down Pettway until 2018 if he’s not ready to go at Arkansas this weekend.

9. Gus Malzahn will return as head coach in 2018 …

Yes, Malzahn has taken a lot of heat for losing games the Tigers should win, but the fact of the matter is it will be tough for Auburn to find anyone better to lead the program.

Fans of every school with a coach on the hot seat are clamoring for three names — Jon Gruden, Bob Stoops and Chip Kelly.

All of those are highly unlikely for Auburn, so it might be best to wait it out and give Malzahn one more chance in 2018.

10. … but one of his coordinators won’t

If the offense continues to be too predictable and costs the Tigers a game down the stretch, Lindsey could be out after only one year in Auburn.

On the other hand, if Kevin Steele’s defense continues to shine, he could wind up getting some looks for head coaching positions.

Either way, Auburn will likely head into the 2018 season with at least one new coordinator in the mix.