Lost to Mississippi State Bulldogs 39-33 (OT)
Okay, the bottom has still fallen out of Auburn, but at least they have some fight. Cadillac Williams is one of the greatest legends the school ever had. Tennessee football fell victim to him three times in the early 2000s, once in 2003 and twice in 2004. One of those losses cost them a shot at the SEC Championship game. The other cost them the SEC Championship.
Seeing Williams lead the program now as the interim head coach after Bryan Harsin’s firing is something that should make everybody happy, and there’s no shame in losing in overtime to the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Auburn played Mississippi State tougher on the road than anybody has all year.
Taking all of this into account, they deserved a bump in our SEC Power Rankings. The Tigers may be poised to play up to their potential now that the Harsin saga is over. Taking that into account, the season may not be a complete loss with Williams at the helm and the upcoming schedule.
Up next for the Tigers is a visit from a reeling Texas A&M squad. They then host the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, so the winner of this game will likely be 5-6 with a chance to go to a bowl before their final games, both against top 10 teams. For Auburn, that’s at the Alabama Crimson Tide, but that could be interesting if they turn things around.