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Johnny Football's status unclear, Aggies defense struggling as No. 14 A&M moves on from loss

  • Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin encourages his team in the fourth quarter against Auburn during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in College Station, Texas. Auburn won 45-41. (AP Photo/Bob Levey)The Associated Press

  • Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) throws on the run into the end zone in the fourth quarter for an incomplete pass against Auburn during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in College Station, Texas. Auburn won 45-41. (AP Photo/Bob Levey)The Associated Press

  • Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans (13) comes up short of the goal line in the fourth quarter against Auburn in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in College Station, Texas. Auburn won 45-41. (AP Photo/Bob Levey)The Associated Press

Texas A&M is searching for a way to move on after this weekend's upset loss to Auburn.

The 45-41 defeat dropped the Aggies from seventh to 14th in the poll.

Now Texas A&M has to see if Johnny Manziel's right shoulder is OK and figure out how to improve its porous defense before hosting Vanderbilt on Saturday.

Manziel missed a series in the fourth quarter against the Tigers with the shoulder injury before returning in the loss.

Coach Kevin Sumlin didn't provide an update on the severity of his injury after the game Saturday night, but didn't think it was a factor in the defeat.