Monday, November 14, 2016

Fast Facts: 3 things you need to know about Alabama A&M

All-time series: Auburn leads 1-0
Last meeting: Auburn won 51-7 at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Nov. 17, 2012.
Line: N/A

No. 9 Auburn (7-3) saw its six-game win streak snapped this past weekend at the hands of its bitter rival, Georgia. Auburn looks to get back on the right track this weekend, and it will do so against a non-conference foe in Alabama A&M on senior day.

Here are three things you need to know about the Bulldogs heading into Saturday:

1. The Bulldogs enter with a losing record but rallied for a win last week.

After trailing Jackson State 17-0 in the first half last week, Alabama A&M never gave up. And that attitude paid off, as the Bulldogs pulled off a come-from-behind win 27-20 win on the road. But it wasn't easy. With just a minute left in the game, Jackson State had first-and-goal at the 4-yard line. Jackson State receiver Jairus Moll caught a pass at the 3-yard line and turned upfield. But as Moll tried to reach the ball across the goal line for a score, he lost control of it. Alabama A&M's Dylan Hamilton was in the right place at the right time, falling on the ball in the end zone for the game-sealing touchback. The victory improved the Bulldogs' record to 4-6 overall and 4-5 in SWAC play this season.

2. Alabama A&M has played just one FBS team this season.

That came in the opener at Middle Tennessee State. Alabama A&M never had a chance, trailing 28-0 after the first quarter. The Blue Raiders finished with 681 yards of total offense compared to the Bulldogs' 146. Alabama A&M punted 13 times and went just 1-for-15 on third-down conversions.


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