Desmond Howard explains why he thinks Auburn is 'vulnerable' against Kentucky
The 2020 SEC season starts today, and perhaps the biggest game of the week will take place at Jordan-Hare Stadium, where the No. 9 Auburn Tigers host No. 23 Kentucky.
Many think the Wildcats have the talent to pull off the upset, as coach Mark Stoops has some key players returning to the roster.
On SportsCenter on Saturday morning, ESPN analyst Desmond Howard explained why he thinks Auburn is the most vulnerable team in the SEC today (via 247Sports):
“The most vulnerable team today? How about Auburn,” Howard said. “Bo Nix had a really strong freshman campaign but, they lose a lot on defense. Losing tackles Marlon Davidson and Derrick Brown — that’s a lot of productivity. They’re playing a Kentucky team that doesn’t get a lot of respect, but they can run the ball.
“They actually led the conference in rushing offense a year ago and they have a three-headed attack with AJ Rose, Chris Rodriguez and Kavosiey Smoke. That’s right — Kavosiey. Talk about the all-names team. Check out Kentucky against Auburn.”
Of course, Kentucky led the SEC in rushing last year thanks in large part to WR-turned-QB Lynn Bowden Jr., who led all SEC players in rushing yards. Without him, things will be much different, though Terry Wilson is no slouch in the running game either.
Will the Wildcats reward those who are high on them this year? We’ll find out at noon Eastern time on the SEC Network.