Chris 'The Bear' Fallica previews highly anticipated Auburn-Texas A&M game, shares his pick
One of the best college football matchups of the weekend is taking place in College Station, Texas, on Saturday as No. 13 Texas A&M is hosting No. 12 Auburn in an SEC West clash.
Neither of these teams is currently leading the SEC West — that’s No. 3 Alabama with a 4-1 conference record. But the Aggies (3-2 in SEC play) and Tigers (3-1) are both still in the mix. And that’s why it’s such an important game, especially for possible tiebreakers.
ESPN’s Chris “The Bear” Fallica previewed this contest during his appearance on WJOX 94.5 FM on Friday, stressing the potential for this to be an exciting game. He also gave his betting prediction for a matchup in which Texas A&M is favored at home.
“I think it is the best matchup of the weekend and certainly the most compelling game, because I don’t think people really understand, the winner of this game is still very much alive in the SEC West,” Fallica said on the show. “If it’s Auburn, obviously they control their own destiny because they still play Alabama later in the year. But if A&M wins, then they suddenly become Auburn fans, and if Auburn were to pull the upset down at Jordan-Hare, A&M would have the tiebreakers over Alabama and Auburn.
“So it’s a really kind of sneaky, under-the-radar game of importance, in terms of everyone just assuming that the SEC Championship Game is going to be Georgia-Alabama, and it’s not. So I’m looking forward to this game. I just don’t think there’s a difference between home Auburn and road Auburn. I liked A&M better when it was 3 1/2 to 4, as opposed to 4 1/2. But if I had to play the game, I would take A&M, just because how that win against Alabama really turned their season around.”
— WJOX 94.5 FM (@WJOX945) November 5, 2021
The Aggies lead their all-time series against the Tigers, 6-5, after winning last year’s matchup at Auburn. That snapped a 3-game winning streak in the series for the Tigers.
Auburn and Texas A&M are set to kick off on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS.