AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — T.J. Finley once again spent spring practice battling for a starting job he'd previously held as an injury fill-in.
The Auburn quarterback and onetime LSU starter faces challenges after the Tigers brought in three potential contenders during the offseason, including two Power Five transfers: former Texas A&M starter Zach Calzada and Oregon's Robby Ashford.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Former Texas A&M quarterback Zach Calzada is transferring to Auburn.
The junior posted on Twitter Thursday that he has committed to play for the Tigers. Calzada started 10 games for the Aggies last season after Haynes King was injured, passing for 2,185 yards and 17 touchdowns with nine interceptions.
No. 20 Wake Forest (10-3, ACC) vs. No. 23 Texas A&M (8-4, SEC), Dec. 31, 11 a.m. ET
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A string of clutch completions by Max Johnson in little more than a minute capped coach Ed Orgeron's roller-coaster tenure at LSU with a triumphant sendoff before a jubilant Tiger Stadium crowd.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher worked all week to make sure his team didn't take Prairie View A&M lightly, especially with its regular-season finale against LSU coming up.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi beat one of the best defensive teams in the Southeastern Conference with a shut-down performance of its own.
A.J. Finley returned an interception 52 yards for a touchdown and Matt Corral threw for 247 yards and a touchdown to lead No.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Micheal Clemons scored the game’s only touchdown on a 24-yard fumble return early in the fourth quarter, and No. 13 Texas A&M beat No. 12 Auburn 20-3 on Saturday.
Clemons’ scoop-and-score came after defensive tackle Jayden Peevy poked the ball away from scrambling Auburn quarterback Bo Nix.
Things to watch in Week 10 in the Southeastern Conference:
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher warned his team all week that it couldn’t afford a letdown after its upset of top-ranked Alabama. His message got through, as the 21st-ranked Aggies buried Missouri early in a 35-14 victory Saturday.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Desperate for a boost after consecutive close losses, Mississippi State found a huge one by knocking off the 15th-ranked Texas A&M on Saturday night.
Will Rogers threw for 408 yards and three touchdowns and Nathan Pickering sacked Zach Calzada in the end zone late for a safety in Mississippi State's 26-22 victory.
Mississippi State (2-2, 0-1 SEC) at No. 15 Texas A&M (3-1, 0-1), Saturday at 7 p.m. EDT (SECN).
Line: Texas A&M by 7 ½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — No one is disputing that quarterback Zach Calzada must improve if No. 15 Texas A&M hopes to bounce back from its first loss when the Aggies host Mississippi State on Saturday night.
Here are things to watch in the Southeastern Conference in Week 3:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 7 Texas A&M (3-0) plays No. 16 Arkansas (3-0) in Arlington, Texas. The matchup of former rivals in the Southwest Conference should go a long way into shaping the Southeastern Conference West Division in the league opener for both clubs.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Coach Jimbo Fisher certainly wasn’t congratulating his team for a job well done after the seventh-ranked Texas A&M Aggies blanked New Mexico 34-0 Saturday.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Coach Jimbo Fisher insists that things won’t be much different for No. 7 Texas A&M this week with quarterback Zach Calzada making his first career start in place of Haynes King.
New Mexico (2-0) at No. 7 Texas A&M (2-0), Saturday at noon EDT (SEC Network).
Line: Texas A&M by 30 ½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M quarterback Haynes King is out indefinitely after having surgery to repair his broken right leg, suffered early in the seventh-ranked Aggies' 10-7 win at Colorado over the weekend.
DENVER (AP) — Freshman quarterback Haynes King's backup started out slowly, finished precious few drives and even fumbled the football a whisker from the goal line.
Sophomore Zach Calzada came up clutch in the end, though, throwing an 18-yard touchdown pass to running back Isaiah Spiller with 2:41 remaining to help fifth-ranked Texas A&M edge Colorado 10-7 Saturday.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — For the first time since arriving at Texas A&M, coach Jimbo Fisher doesn’t have Kellen Mond at quarterback.
But with a veteran-laden defense and a powerful running game the sixth-ranked Aggies believe they can contend for their first national title since 1939 despite a new face at QB.