The Auburn Tigers are less than 100 days away from the start of the 2014 season, which they hope will end with another trip to Atlanta for the SEC Championship Game.
Auburn returns most of its starters from the 12-2 season as BCS National Championship finalists, and Gus Malzahn's team is projected to be a major player in the first season of the new College Football Playoff system.
The Tigers offense will look for more balance with a more experienced receiving corps after dual-threat quarterback Nick Marshall led the way in the nation's top rushing attack. On defense, Auburn wants to see more improvement following a season with great fourth-quarter and red-zone performances but less-than-ideal results between the 20s.
Preseason hype is at a new high on the Plains with all of the returning talent, but Auburn will have to battle through a tough schedule that features trips to both rivals, Georgia and Alabama, for the first time in program history.
With three months left before the season's first kickoff at Jordan-Hare Stadium, here are my game-by-game predictions for Auburn's 2014 slate.