Originally posted on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 10/16/13
Photo: CBS Sports No. 24 Auburn (5-1, 2-1) at No. 7 Texas A&M (5-2, 2-1) Saturday, 3:30 PM EST, CBS Line: A&M by 13.5 Last year, when these two teams met it was Texas A&M who rolled up 63 points on the Auburn defense and the game was put away at half-time when the Aggies led 42 to 7. Ellis Johnson has taken over the Auburn defense and the Tigers are showing definite improvement on that side of the ball. The Tigers are still giving up nearly as many yards but they are doing much better at keeping their opponents out of the endzone as they've decreased their points per game from 28.3 to 18.8. The Tigers have also improved on defending third downs (improved from 12th to 3rd in SEC), they are getting the QB at a much higher rate and they are better in the red zone. Of course, Auburn hasn't played a QB as dynamic as Johnny Manziel yet this season. The Aggies received a scare last week when Manziel went down early in the game against Ole Miss but he bounced back and...
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