Over the last five weeks Auburn has left little doubt that they are a College Football Playoff contender, rattling off five straight wins including two over then top ranked Georgia and Alabama.
In order to make it official though, they need to win a rematch with Georgia in the SEC Championship game.
But as we inch closer to kickoff in Atlanta, there's one burning question still to be officially answered. Will Kerryon Johnson play?
The Madison Academy grad went down with a shoulder injury in the fourth quarter of Auburn's 26-14 win over Alabama and Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn said his bellcow back's status is improving but it's still up in the air.
"I think it's going to be a day-to-day deal," Malzahn said. "He was better yesterday than he was the day before. We'll see how that goes."
Kerryon issued a different feeling on Monday, saying his shoulder was just "banged up" and that he felt "confident" he'd be ready to go by Saturday. A feeling his teammates seemed to echo.
"He'll be fine," Auburn safety Trey Matthews said. "Of course, it's real sore. But he'll be just fine. It's a mental thing. We're playing in the SEC championship. You have to suck that up."
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