The Auburn Tigers have made a nice comeback after a few tough seasons and now the team is ranked in the top 10 and has the chance to make some noise in the BCS and the SEC conference and they will out that on the line against the Tennessee Volunteers on the road at 12:00 pm noon on ESPN and streaming online with a live stream from WatchESPN at Neyland Stadium.
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Auburn has the chance to even get into the national title conversation at some point, as they play against the Alabama Crimson Tide to finish the season and if both teams win out leading up to that game, it should be an amazing matchup. The two teams here have rabid fan bases and Tennessee will be rocking the stadium even if they are just 1-4 in the conference and 4-5 overall and Auburn comes into the matchup with just one loss and four wins in the conference and they are now 8-1 on the season and their best chance at getting into the SEC championship is to win out and defeat Alabama, obviously a very tough test. The team is coming into the game after a nice win over Arkansas that saw 118 yards from quarterback Nick Marshall and 168 yards from Tre Mason, who has been having a nice season for new head coach Gus Malzahn and now Auburn has the chance to do something special.
Auburn comes into the matchup right behind Alabama in the standings in the SEC and the West is very tight at the top with Alabama at 5-0 in the conference and with the team playing LSU this weekend, the Tigers have to be ready for Tennessee. The team is right behind Alabama and in the other division in the east, Missouri is on top of South Carolina and Georgia and now there are six ranked teams in the top 25 in the conference, including Texas A&M as well as SC and Mizzou. Marshall has been very solid this season for the Tigers with over 1,200 yards and he has seven touchdowns and he also has been rushing the ball well with over 500 yards rushing and five touchdowns, while Marshall has been very good as well with over 900 yards rushing and he is one of the leaders with 13 touchdowns as well.
The Tigers have been very solid this season after starting up with three straight wins and their only loss this season is against LSU and now the team is hoping those Tigers can win on Saturday. The team opened with nice games against Washington State and Miss State as well as Ole Miss after the LSU loss and now the team has won five straight games since losing to LSU, including wins over Texas A&M and Arkansas and now the team is playing the third of three road games in four weeks with the Aggies, Arkansas and now it's the Volunteers and it's one of the toughest places to play in all of the SEC. The team comes in ranked 98th in passing yards per game and they are fifth in rushing yards with over 300 and the defense has been very solid as well, allowing 20 points per game and the offense is scoring over 30 per contest.
Auburn has a very tough schedule to finish the season with the Volunteers coming on the road before both Georgia and Alabama at home and those two games will help decide the SEC and could play into the national title picture as well. Tennessee has suffered a number of tough losses this season with Florida and Oregon as ranked teams and the team also fell to Mizzou and Alabama in the past two weeks and now they will play their third straight ranked opponents in Auburn at home after the last two games were on the road. The team has a better schedule at the end with Vanderbilt and Kentucky, but with the schedule being so tough all season, Tenn never had a chance. The Auburn Tigers and the Tennessee Volunteers will play at 12 pm noon on ESPN from Neyland Stadium in an SEC game.