Auburn opened last year’s game like gangbusters and had fans cheering everywhere. Then they went in the tank in an inexplicable second half that had people wondering what in the world they were doing. We totally changed strategy and shifted from an offense that was working to an offense that West Virginia practices against.
I expect there will be more focus this year than last year. However, WVU, even with a new QB, has a shot at the Big East Championship, while Auburn will struggle. Expect the home field to give Auburn some advantage, but not enough.
Score Prediction: West Virginia: 26, Auburn: 21.
Record Prediction: 2-1
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