Sumner Martin | Assistant Sports Editor
No. 8 Auburn held Texas A&M to the fewest points in the first half in the series since 2015, when Auburn led 14-3 going into halftime. The Aggies were also held to just 56 yards rushing, the fewest by the Aggies in the series with Auburn; the previous low was 133 rushing yards in 2013.
The Auburn defense overwhelmed Kellen Mond and Tigers' head coach Gus Malzahn went into his bag of tricks to jump on the Aggies early, grabbing a 28-20 win over No. 17 Texas A&M to open SEC play.
No. 8 Auburn takes on No. 17 Texas A&M at 2:30 p.m. CST on CBS.
"The moment won’t be too big.”
For the first time since 1983, Auburn had three players rush for over 100 yards. The last trio to do it was Bo Jackson, Lionel James and Tommie Agee.
“After this game we’ll have a really good idea of where we’re at and what we need to do as far as getting into conference play and all that,” Malzahn said. “That was kinda really our goal all along. We’re capable of being a good offense, there’s no doubt in my mind.
“The corner, he wasn’t ready for it. I knew I was in his head. He thought he was in my head the whole game; he wasn’t in my head, I was in his head. He was soft."