Observations: Texas A&M 31, Auburn 20
The 2020 Tigers lost another game to a ranked team. But *how* it happened was different — which only increases the frustrations in Auburn.
HC Gus Malzahn (Shanna Lockwood/Auburn Athletics)
The stage was set for Auburn to get the win that Auburn often gets.
The Tigers were at home, needing a victory to calm down some of the noise surrounding the program. They overcame some mistakes and poor execution on their own part to get a lead heading into the fourth quarter.
Auburn had taken advantage of some patented Home Field Goal Magic, a truly wild touchdown and a resurgent running game. All the Tigers needed to do was finish out the 60 minutes like they had all season, and a top-5 upset was theirs.
Instead, Auburn fell absolutely flat in the fourth quarter Saturday and took a 31-20 loss to Texas A&M.
Gus Malzahn’s team is now staring down the barrel of a disappointing 2020 season that could still get worse from here. Here are five Observations from what went down in a rough home finale for the 2020 Tigers and their senior class.
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