NCAA Preseason top 25 countdown: #11 Auburn Tigers
11. AUBURN TIGERS
2016 record: 8-5 (5-3 in conference)
Pass yards per game: 169.5
Rush yards per game: 271.3
Points scored per game: 31.2
Points allowed per game: 15.6
The 2016 Auburn Tigers was a team that lived the ground and pound motto. They ran the ball to the tune of 271.3 rush yards per game and grounded other offenses onto dirt while only giving up an average of 15.6 points per game. RBs Kamryn Pettway (1,224 yards) and Kerryon Johnson (895 yards) combined for 2,119 rush yards and 18 TDs.
Going into 2017 the Tigers have hopes of an SEC title and a playoff berth but with games on the road versus the likes of LSU and Clemson it will take a tough hard fought year to meet their goals. Home games against Alabama and Ole Miss wont help their cause either.
Sat. Sept. 9th @ Clemson
Sat. Oct. 14 @ LSU
Sat. Nov. 25th vs Alabama