Auburn’s History at Kyle Field

Auburn quarterback Bo Nix waves to the fans leaving the field Saturday.
Auburn vs Texas A&M on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 in College Station, TX.
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Auburn quarterback Bo Nix waves to the fans leaving the field Saturday. Auburn vs Texas A&M on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 in College Station, TX. Todd Van Emst/AU Athletics

Kyle Field, the home turf of the Texas A&M Aggies (No. 14, 6-2, 3-2 SEC) is one of the largest and loudest stadiums in college football and is known everywhere as the home of the 12th man. And while it is widely acknowledged as a hostile environment for road teams to play in, the Auburn Tigers (No. 13, 6-2, 3-1 SEC) have made Kyle Field their home away from home since Texas A&M joined the SEC. The two teams have played nine times since A&M joined the SEC and the road team has compiled a perplexing 8-1 mark in those nine games. This includes Auburn’s 4-0 mark at Kyle Field. Continue reading for a breakdown of each of the last four games at Kyle Field.

2013

The eventual SEC champions, led by Mick Marshall and Tre Mason, marched into Kyle Field for the first time in the history of the Auburn football program and upset reigning Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel and the Aggies by a final score of 45-41. The Tigers trailed by as many as 10 points in the third quarter before rallying to take the lead in the fourth quarter. While the defense was gashed repeatedly by Mike Evans on the afternoon, the Tigers finally got a massive stop on the Aggies’ last drive when Dee Ford sacked Manziel on fourth and 13 in the waning seconds. Auburn’s eventual record was 12-2 while A&M finished 9-4 that year.

2015

Despite finishing the year in the cellar of the SEC west, Auburn still managed to pull the upset of Texas A&M at Kyle Field for their only SEC West victory of the 2015 season. Auburn rode a strong performance from Jovon Robinson, four field goals from Daniel Carlson, and three interceptions off a young Kyler Murray to a 26-10 triumph. The win pushed Auburn to bowl eligibility as they finished the regular season 6-6. Texas A&M meanwhile finished 8-4 in the regular season including a 4-4 mark in the SEC.

2017

The eventual SEC West champions ran Auburn’s road winning streak against the Aggies to three in a row. The Tigers were led by quarterback Jarrett Stidham, running back Kerryon Johnson, just enough defense, and a big blocked punt to a 42-27 victory at Kyle Field. Auburn frustrated both Aggie quarterbacks who played, Nick Starkel and Kellon Mond, while Stidham threw for 268 yards and three touchdowns. Auburn finished the year 10-4 while A&M finished 7-6, fired Kevin Sumlin, and brought in Jimbo Fisher to be the new head coach.

2019

Auburn’s fourth straight victory at Kyle Field was Bo Nix’s first career SEC road game. Auburn jumped out to a 21-3 lead at the end of three quarters and then held on late for a 28-20 victory. Nix avoided mistakes, the Tigers had a strong running game, and the defense absolutely dominated for three quarters as Auburn kept their undefeated record intact at Kyle Field. Auburn finished the year 9-4 while the Aggies finished 8-5.

So, to recap, Auburn is a perfect 4-0 at Kyle Field. Auburn has twice beaten a Texas A&M team who was led by a quarterback who won the Heisman at some point in his career and have won by an average margin of 10.75 points.

The Tigers will look to remain undefeated at Kyle Field this Saturday when they travel to College Station. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. on CBS.

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