The season is right around the corner and Auburn’s schedule is expected to be among the toughest in the country in 2016. What’s in store for the Tigers? SEC Country previews Auburn’s four non-conference opponents and provides a prediction for the upcoming season.
2015 record: 3-8, 3-6 SWAC
Coach: James Spady, 3rd year, 7-16
Returning starters: Offense (3); Defense (8)
Game time: Nov. 17 at TBA
Who to watch for Alabama A&M
Quuarterback De’Angelo Ballard returns for his senior season after throwing for 1,516 yards and running for 340 more in 2015, but only three starters return on offense. Only two players were selected to the 51-man All-Southwest Athletic Conference football team in the preseason. Octayvious Miles was a selection but as a second-teamer on special teams after recording 1,002 return yards in 2015. Bryan Bower earned a nod after leading the Bulldogs with 76 tackles last season.
A&M was picked to finish second-to-last in the SWAC Eastern Division at its annual media days.
Why Auburn can win
This is the easiest game on Auburn’s schedule and will serve only as a warm-up for the Iron Bowl and a big pay day for A&M.
Auburn 56, Alabama A&M 3