- Associated Press - Thursday, November 5, 2015

Auburn (4-4, 1-4 SEC) at No. 25 Texas A&M; (6-2, 3-2, No. 19 CFP), 6:30 p.m. (SEC)

Line: Texas A&M; by 7 ½.

Series Record: Texas A&M; leads 4-1.

WHAT’S AT STAKE

Texas A&M; looks to build on last week’s victory over South Carolina that snapped a two-game skid and Auburn will try to end a two-game losing streak.

KEY MATCHUP

Texas A&M; QB Kyler Murray against Auburn’s secondary. Murray will face a defense that is allowing more than 252 yards passing a game in his second start of the season after Kyle Allen was benched. Murray threw for 223 yards against the Gamecocks and is also a major running threat and had 156 yards rushing last week.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Auburn: DE Carl Lawson. Texas A&M; coach Kevin Sumlin called Lawson, who returned last week after missing six games with a hip injury, a “difference-maker.” He had just one tackle last week but finished with three quarterback hits.

Texas A&M;: WR/PR Christian Kirk. He needs nine yards receiving to break Uzoma Nwachukwu’s school record for yards receiving as a freshman of 670. He has three 100-yard receiving games this season and needs just one more to tie the school record for such games by a freshman last set by Mike Evans in 2012. Kirk is tied for the FBS lead with two punt returns for touchdowns and leads the nation with three

FACTS & FIGURES

These teams first met in 1911. … Texas A&M; DE Myles Garrett has 10 1/2 sacks, 15 1/2 tackles for losses and has forced five fumbles. … Auburn QB Sean White is the first player at the school since 1997 to throw for 250 yards or more in three straight games. … Texas A&M; FS Armani Watts leads the team with 75 tackles. … A win would be the 70th of Sumlin’s career. … Auburn RB Peyton Barber has five 100-yard rushing games this season. … A&M; WR Ricky Seals-Jones needs 53 yards receiving to reach 1,000 in his career. … Auburn WR Ricardo Louis has caught at least one pass in 24 straight games.


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