Posted November 10, 2013 on
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Don't bother mentioning the Iron Bowl to Auburn. The seventh-ranked Tigers refuse to that far ahead.
''I'm not going to talk about Alabama,'' Auburn linebacker Cassanova McKinzy said Saturday after the Tigers' 55-23 rout of Tennessee. ''I'm just going to talk about Georgia. The only thing we can do is prepare for Georgia and take it one game at a time.''
That's the same approach that has helped Auburn (9-1, 5-1 SEC) make the biggest turnaround of any team in the nation.
One year after going 3-9 and failing to earn a single Southeastern Conference victory, Auburn heads into its final two regular-season games in control of its destiny in the Western Division race. If Auburn beats No. 25 Georgia next weekend, it would set the stage for a Nov. 30 showdown with top-ranked Alabama in the most anticipated Iron Bowl since Cam Newton rallied the Tigers to a 28-27 victory at Tuscaloosa in their 2010 national championship season.
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Nick Marshall gained 214 of Auburn's 444 yards rushing Saturday and the seventh-ranked Tigers scored on a punt return and kickoff return in a 55-23 victory over Tennessee.
Marshall ran for two touchdowns on just 14 carries and threw for a third score. Tre Mason rushed for 117 yards and three touchdowns as Auburn (9-1, 5-1 SEC) earned its sixth straight victory and averaged 8...
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The No. 9 Auburn Tigers will travel on Saturday to take on a fellow SEC opponent in the Tennessee Volunteers.
Auburn (8-1) will be looking for its ninth win of the season while Tennessee (4-5) will be looking to even its record at .500 on the year.
Coverage of the game between Auburn and Tennessee will air on ESPN beginning at 12:00 pm ET from Neyland Stadium in Knoxville...
Check out the highlights of the Auburn Tigers' blowout win over the Tennessee Volunteers, in Knoxville.