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Saturday Situation, Game 8

The matchup: Auburn (1-6, 0-5) vs. Texas A&M (5-2, 2-2)

Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin

Where: Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn

When: Today, 6 p.m.. CST

TV: ESPNU

Coaches: Gene Chizik is 32-16 in his fourth season at Auburn and 36-35 in his sixth season overall. Kevin Sumlin is 5-2 in his first season at Texas A&M and 40-19 in his fifth season overall.

Senior Editor Phillip Marshall's prediction: Texas A&M 31-20.

Senior Writer Bryan Matthews' prediction: Texas A&M 38-6.

2012 STATISTICS

Points per game: Auburn 15.7, Texas A&M 43,09

Points allowed per game: Auburn 25.1, Texas A&M 22.1

Rushing yards per game: Auburn 122.3 Texas A&M 221.3

Rushing yards allowed per game: Auburn 194.0, Texas A&M 303.6

Passing yards per game: Auburn 154.4, Texas A&M 303.3

Passing yards allowed per game: Auburn 217.7, Texas A&M 254.6

Total yards per game: Auburn 276.7, Texas A&M 524.6

Total yards allowed per game: Auburn 411.7, Texas A&M 392.7

Auburn offensive leaders: QB Kiehl Frazier 56-103-8, 664 yards, 2 TD; QB Clint Moseley 38-59-3, 373 yards, 1 TD. RB Tre Mason 93 carries, 374 yards, 4 TD; RB Onterio McCalebb 65 carries, 332 yards, 2 TD; WR Emory Blake 30 catches, 425 yards, 2 TD; RB Onterio McCalebb 12 catches, 40 yards, 0 TD.

Auburn defensive leaders: Daren Bates 74 tackles, 5.5 TFL, 2 sacks, 1 INT, 2 PBU, 3 QBH, 1 FR; Demetruce McNeal 64 tackles, 5 TFL, 1 PBU, 1 QBH; Jermaine Whitehead 59 tackles, 2.0 TFL, 1 sack, 5 PBU, 1 FR.; Jake Holland 48 tackles, 1.5 TFL, 2 PBU, 4 QBH; DE Corey Lemonier 21 tackles, 5 TFL, 5 sacks, 8 QBH, 1 FF.

Texas A&M offensive leaders: QB Johnny Manziel 157-256-6, 1956 yards, 14 TD. RB QB Johnny Manziel 108 carries, 703 yards, 10 TD; Ben Malena 72 carries, 462 yards, 4 TD. WR Mike Evans 42 catches, 625 yards, 2 TD; Ryan Swope 30 catches, 380 yards, 3 TD.

Texas A&M defensive leaders: Damontre Moore 62 tackles, 17 TFL, 9.5 sacks, 5 QBH; Jonathan Stewart 48 tackles, 3 TFL, 1 sack; Sean Porter 40 tackles, 3 TFL, 1.5 sacks; Steven Jenkins 37 tackles, 3.5 TFL, 1 sack.

Notable: Auburn will play Texas A&M for the first time since losing to the Aggies in the Cotton Bowl at the end of the 1985 season. ... Emory Blake is the ninth receiver in Auburn history to make 100 career catches. ... Junior Clint Moseley will get his third consecutive start at quarterback tonight. ... Three true freshmen - middle linebacker Cassanova McKinzy and cornerbacks Joshua Holsey and Jonathan Jones - are expected to start for Auburn against the Aggies.

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