In a matchup between two 1-7 teams, this weekend’s game between Auburn and New Mexico State isn't exactly a clash of the titans.
The biggest storyline is seeing how Jonathan Wallace does in his first start in an Auburn uniform.
Instead of a game that was scheduled to be a warm-up before UGA, this is a game that Auburn is coming into desperate for a shot of confidence.
Auburn is currently as high as a 23-point favorite over New Mexico State.
New Mexico State’s lone win in 2012 came in Week 1 against Sacramento State. It has only stayed within 10 points of a team one time in its losses. That came against Idaho in Week 6.
Last week, the Aggies lost to Louisiana Tech, 28-14, in what may have been their best overall performance of the year other than its win in Week 1.
Yes, Auburn fans, there is a worse team out there than Auburn, believe it or not.
Auburn may still have its tail between its legs after surrendering 63 points to Texas A&M last weekend in front of the home crowd to ensure a losing season in 2012.
Auburn is looking for anything to hang its hat on and build off of before going up against the likes of UGA and Alabama in the month of November.
So, what must Auburn accomplish (other than winning) in this week’s game in preparation for the “Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry” next week against UGA?