Man oh man do we have a good one here in the Chick-fil-a Kickoff Classic. The Washington Huskies are traveling almost as far as possible for their season opening game. Auburn in the other hand is playing in a defacto home game. Top teams in two of the most powerful conferences clash for bragging rights and a leg up in the playoff race.
Washington comes in with 17 returning starters from a team that was clicking on all cylinders on offense and defense for the past two years. Jake Browning is back for his senior year and hopes to lead the Huskies back to the playoffs for the 2nd time in 3 years! These boys are hot and Coach Peterson is going to have his team ready to play!
The Auburn Tigers aren’t too shabby themselves and have a chip on their should with something to prove! This is the third straight game in Atlanta for the Tigers but have come up short the previous two times. Auburn lost to Georgia in a virtual playoff game during the SEC Championship 28-7 and followed that up with a 27-34 loss to “Co-National Champion” UCF Golden Knights in the Peach Bowl. They should have the crowd support and return 13 starters themselves.
In a game that will come down to sheer determination, the winner will be the team that shows the most heart as both teams are impressive. Somebody has to win though and the numbers are calling for Auburn to squeak by 27-23 and covering the 2.5-pt spread. That score will also squeak over the 48.5-pt over/under. Auburn and over will be the final outcome of this toss-up of a game.