Things to Know About Auburn
Oct. 4, 2007
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Auburn has won nine of its last 10 games against teams ranked in the Associated Press top 10, including a 20-17 win last Saturday against No. 4 Florida, and wins last season against then-No. 2 Florida and then-No. 6 LSU.
Tigers head coach Tommy Tuberville needs just one more victory to become the fifth active coach in the SEC with 100 career coaching victories.
Defensive End Quentin Groves is one of the top defensive ends in the nation. He has 25 career sacks, two shy of breaking the all-time Auburn career record. Groves is the NCAA leader among active players in career sacks. He was a member of preseason watch lists for the Lombardi Award, Bednarik Award, Nagurski Trophy, and the Hendricks Award. Arguably the team's best player, he is questionable to play against the Commodores because of a foot injury sustained in the Tigers win over Florida.
Junior running back Brad Lester has been cleared by the NCAA to play for the first time in 2007 beginning with Saturday's contest with the Commodores. A 5-11, 194-pound native of Lilburn, Ga., Lester has rushed for 869 yards and 14 touchdowns in his Auburn career, including 510 yards and nine touchdowns in 104 carries in 2006.
Auburn will honor its 1957 national championship team Saturday, and wear white uniforms plus helmets with no AU logos and gray facemasks, similar to the look of the `57 team.
Four of Auburn's five games this season have been decided in the last two minutes.
The Tigers have a turnover ratio of +7 in its three victories and -9 in its two losses.
AU averages 27 points per game while giving up 19 points per game.
The Tiger offense averages 330.4 total yards per game: 184.2 via the pass, 146.2 on the ground.
Auburn has outscored its opponents 48-16 in the 2nd quarter.
The Auburn defense concedes 307.8 total yards per game: 194.8 through the air, 113 on the ground.