Painter’s Points 10/31/17

By October 31, 2017Talent Columns

The Auburn Tigers travel to College Station this weekend. They compete against a Texas A&M team whose talent and focus seem sporadic every Saturday. While the two schools have played only a handful of games, mainly during the past five seasons with TAMU’s entrance into the SEC, the Aggies lead the overall record, 5-2. With exception to their first seasons Coach Sumlin and Coach Malzahn have struggled during November. Although Coach Sumlin’s job security seems further in peril both coaches entered 2017 on the hot seat. It appears the offensive-minded coaches will finish their seasons that way too with November games likely sealing their fate. Texas A&M hosts Auburn Saturday, November 4, at 11 a.m.


  • 0 Number of times the home team has won this series since Texas A&M moved to the SEC

  • 15 Current spread that favors Auburn. Auburn has yet to win against TAMU when favored

  • 67% Kevin Sumlin’s total win percentage at Texas A&M

  • 5 Heisman winners between Auburn and Texas A&M

  • 1 Heisman winner Malzahn and Sumlin have each coached at their respective schools

  • 11-8 Kevin Sumlin’s Head Coach record during November at Texas A&M (57%)

  • 10-7 Gus Malzahn’s Head Coach record during November at Auburn (58%)

  • 9,725,000 Combined dollar salary for one-year’s work as the TAMU and Auburn head coach