Auburn football: After weeks of a ‘playoff,’ it’s finally SEC title time


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It’s finally SEC championship time

Gus Malzahn’s team hasn’t solidified its spot in the College Football Playoff, but the Tigers feel like they’ve been in win-or-go-home mode for weeks now.

And they kind of have. Still, now the fun really begins. Auburn will face Georgia again in Atlanta with an SEC championship on the line. Both teams have had time to prepare for this colossal game, but the meeting from just a couple of weeks ago is still fresh on their minds as well.

Regardless of what the most recent result was, however, one will have earned the nickname of champion when time expires on Saturday evening.

Until then, here are some images to tide you over:

Awards, awards, awards 

Congrats are in order for Auburn quarterback Jarrett Stidham, who was named a finalist for the Manning Award on Thursday afternoon.

The Texas native will be a very important piece to an Auburn win on Saturday.


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