Victories are going to be much harder to come by from here on out for the 11th-ranked Auburn Tigers.
With homecoming already in the rear-view mirror, and with most of their home games already behind them, the Tigers (6-1) will play their last out-of-conference game of the season as they host FAU (2-5) this Saturday in Jordan-Hare.
The matchup should prove to be an opportunity for Auburn to regroup and refocus after its landmark win over Texas A&M last week, while it will also mark a chance for the Tigers to boost their bowl resume for the season's end.
After Saturday evening's tussle with the Owls, the Tigers will close the season with four straight SEC games—including road matchups against Arkansas and resurgent Tennessee, and an "Amen Corner" homestand against Georgia and No. 1 Alabama.
If Auburn can win two or three of those games, 2013 will prove to be a dream season that no one expected back in August.
First, Gus Malzahn and his team will have to get past the Owls.
Here are the basics:
Time: 6:30 p.m. CT
Place: Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, Ala.
Radio: Auburn IMG Sports Network
Spread: Auburn -24, via VegasInsider.com consensus.