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2016 Schedule
8-4, 2nd in SEC - West
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SEC All-Freshman defensive team

On the defensive side of the ball, Auburn, LSU, Arkansas and Mississippi State all had two players earn SEC All-Freshman honors. SECSports.com

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Watch: Home Depot College Football Awards Show

Nine individual awards will be handed out, including the Maxwell Award for Player of the Year. This year's Maxwell finalists are Louisville QB Lamar Jackson, Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield and Michigan LB Jabrill Peppers. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

ESPN Stats & Info

Who will win the Lou Groza Award?

Zan Gonzalez is the NCAA record holder for career field goals at 96 and has made 17 straight this season. He's the overwhelming pick for Edward Aschoff, though Daniel Carlson's 146 consecutive PATs and Younghoe Koo's FBS record 19 field goals in a season deserve mention. Award show picks

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Fewer routs among New Year's Six?

Most of last year's premier bowls were blowouts. Auburn's Sugar Bowl date with Oklahoma should be one of four close New Year's Six games, according to ESPN's FPI. Breaking down bowl season

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Lou Groza Award outlook (1:14)
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Who wins the Emoji Awards? (5:16)

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Auburn kicker Daniel Carlson said he will explore the option of leaving school early for the NFL draft. Carlson, a junior, said there isn't set on a specific round he'd like to hit when his NFL feedback comes in. However staying in school is his top option right now. "I'm definitely leaning toward staying at Auburn."

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

In addition to the headline awards, Auburn kicker Daniel Carlson named SEC Special Teams Player of the Year, Alabama's Cam Robinson wins the Jacobs Blocking Trophy and Arkansas' Brooks Ellis named Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

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Who will have the best bowl game stats? (5:12)
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Who has the most to prove in bowl season? (3:00)
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SEC not likely to repeat bowl dominance

No conference has more teams playing in bowl games than the SEC, but seven of the 12 teams are underdogs in their bowl. Last year, the SEC went 9-2 in bowls (an FBS record for wins by a conference).

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Vote LSU-Auburn for season's best finish

Auburn's 18-13 win over LSU, marking the end of the Les Miles era, was nominated as the best finish to any game this season. LSU thought it had a game-winning TD, but it was ruled to be too late. Vote now!

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Pettway is Auburn's key vs. Oklahoma (2:48)
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Which bowl matchup is best? (2:07)
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Latest recruiting news for New Year's Six bowl teams

The final College Football Playoff rankings are out, and the New Year's Six bowl matchups are set. Here's all the recruiting news for the teams in the New Year's Six bowl games.

Team Stats

Passing Yards170.8112th
Rushing Yards278.56th
Points For32.348th
Points Against15.65th

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