No. 22 Texas A&M (5-2, 2-2 SEC) at Auburn (1-6, 0-5 SEC)

Kickoff: Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPNU)

Spread: Texas A&M by 14

Watchability: The Aggies make their first-ever visit to Jordan-Hare Stadium. After committing five turnovers in the loss at LSU, Texas A&M should get back on track against the reeling Tigers. A&M is one of only three teams that ranks in the top 20 in rushing, passing, total offense and points. Auburn is off to its worst start in 60 years.

Shining stars: Texas A&M -- QB Johnny Manziel. The speedy redshirt freshman won’t have to throw 56 times like he did last week, when he was intercepted three times and held without a TD. He’s thrown for 14 TDs and run for 10. Auburn -- RB Tre Mason. Far and away Auburn’s most effective weapon, the sophomore averages 5.1 yards per carry and has run for three scores the past two weeks. But strangely, coaches have given him 20 carries only once this season.

Who could steal the show: Texas A&M -- DE Damontre Moore. The junior averages 1.36 sacks, more than 24 teams. He leads the nation with 2.43 tackles for loss per game and leads all defensive linemen with 8.9 tackles per game. Auburn -- MLB Cassanova McKinzy. The freshman got his first start against Vanderbilt and responded with a team-high 12 tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Fans had been clamoring for McKinzy to get more playing time, and they were right.

You going? Ranking the road trip: Jordan-Hare Stadium used to be an intimidating place to play. Now fans leave early after expressing their frustration with coach Gene Chizik, who appears headed for a 3-9 season. It will cost Auburn $7.5 million to buy out Chizik’s contract.

Magic number for Texas A&M: 9. Coach Kevin Sumlin’s teams at Houston and A&M have won nine straight road games, including three this season. Sumlin’s last road loss came at Texas Tech in the 2010 regular-season finale.

Magic number for Auburn: 4. Auburn has thrown four TD passes all season, against 11 INTs. WR Quan Bray threw one of the TDs on a trick play.

The game comes down to: The Aggies are only 2-2 in SEC play, but came very close to beating Florida and LSU. They’ll be a force in the SEC West for years to come. Auburn hasn’t announced whether Clint Moseley or Kiehl Frazier will start at quarterback. It doesn’t matter. The Tigers, who start a dozen freshmen and sophomores, can’t keep up with the explosive Aggies.

Eye on College Football's take: I'll take "Questions No One Expected to Be Asking About Teams That Won the National Championship Two Seasons Ago Playing at Home Against a First-Year Head Coach Whose Team Went .500 in 2011" for $200, Alex. Does Auburn even have a chance in this game? In theory, of course. The Tigers have plenty of talent and the added motivation of saving their coach's job; they're at home, at night, the same setting in which they played their best game of the season (vs. LSU); the Aggie defense hasn't exactly been invulnerable. But in practice? No. There is no chance. Auburn's defense has struggled mightily against the spread -- 500 yards to Clemson, 400 yards to ULM, 41 points to Ole Miss -- and Johnny Football and Co. might be the most explosive one they've seen yet. Consider these teams' past week's performance: A&M outgained LSU by 100 yards and lost due to five turnovers; the Tigers won the turnover battle 3-0, got a couple of key fourth-down stops, and still lost to Vanderbilt. Barring another Aggie turnoverpocalypse, this one is all A&M. -- Jerry Hinnen

Prediction: Texas A&M 34, Auburn 17

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