Texas A&M vs. Auburn: Tigers mark first stop of a long SEC road trip for Aggies

Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE

The Texas A&M Aggies are set to begin the toughest portion of their schedule with three-straight SEC road games, starting this week with Auburn.

When you have the toughest part of your schedule upcoming after already facing back-to-back ranked opponents, including sixth-ranked LSU Tigers, you know you're in the SEC. That's the case for the Texas A&M Aggies, who now travel to play three-straight conference road games, beginning this week against Auburn.

With a 2-2 record in the SEC, the Aggies are tied for fourth place in the West with Arkansas. On the horizon are division-leaders Mississippi State and Alabama, which boast a perfect 7-0 combined record. Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin acknowledged just how difficult the road is, according to the Houston Chronicle:

"I told everybody at the beginning of the season that if I talked about the back end of the schedule, I don't know if our team would show up," Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin said.

The Aggies, however, will first take on Auburn, which sits in the basement of the West, still searching for its first conference victory. While the Tigers are reeling this season, Sumlin knows his team can't assume it will have an easy time against an Auburn team with "its back against the wall."

Following the tough stretch of road games, Texas A&M will return home to close out the season with Sam Houston State and Missouri.

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