SEC Network predicts every Auburn game in 2016
The Auburn Tigers are entering a pivotal year under head coach Gus Malzahn.
Many aren’t expecting much out of the Tigers this season, and in fact, several are starting to wonder just how safe Malzahn’s job really is. But the beautiful thing about college football is it can all change in a heartbeat, and Malzahn and the Tigers are certainly hoping that happens in 2016.
However, SEC Network analysts Greg McElroy and Clint Stoerner don’t think that’s the case, and they predicted the Tigers to finish 6-6 this season, barely making a bowl game.
The projected wins came against Arkansas State, Texas A&M, Louisiana-Monroe, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt and Alabama A&M. The losses are projected to come from Clemson, LSU, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Georgia and Alabama.
The biggest swing game for the Tigers, according to the analysts, is the Texas A&M game, and Dari Noka picked the Tigers, pushing them into bowl eligibility.
Here are the game-by-game predictions as seen on the SEC Network Tuesday night:
Sep. 3 vs. Clemson: Loss
Sep. 10 vs. Arkansas State: Win
Sep. 17 vs. Texas A&M: Win
Sep. 24 vs. LSU: Loss
Oct. 1 vs. Louisiana-Monroe: Win
Oct. 8 at Mississippi State: Win
Oct. 22 vs. Arkansas: Loss
Oct. 29 vs. at Ole Miss: Loss
Nov. 5 Vanderbilt: Win
Nov. 12 at Georgia: Loss
Nov. 19 vs. Alabama A&M: Win
Nov. 26 at Alabama: Loss