Texas A&M's path to remain in playoff contention doesn't seem all that treacherous, but coach Jimbo Fisher knows better.
The fifth-ranked Aggies (6-1, No. 5 CFP rankings) have had plenty of troubles against Auburn the past few seasons heading into Saturday's meeting at Jordan-Hare Stadium. No matter that the Tigers (5-3) haven't come close to pulling an upset in two previous games against Top 5 teams, including last week's 42-13 shellacking by No. 1 Alabama.
But Auburn has won the past three meetings and the last two have come by a total of 12 points. Fisher thinks his team is well-prepared if this turns into another close one, figuring if you can't win close games in the SEC "you are in trouble."