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The Tigers defeat the Volunteers 55- 23

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The Auburn Tigers took on the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville at 11:00 a.m. Saturday.

After winning the coin toss, Auburn elected to differ until the second half letting Tennessee get their hands on the ball first. This proved to be good for the Volunteers when Michael Palardy kicked a 39-yard field goal to make it Tennessee 3, Auburn 0 with 10:57 to go in the first quarter.

Auburn responded to Tennessee blocks with Nick Marshall throwing a 25-yard TD pass to C.J. Uzomah Cody. The extra point is blocked leaving the score at Auburn 6, Tennessee 3

The first quarter ended with the score of 6-6 and Tennessee with 157 yards, and Auburn 69 yards. The Vols had 97 yards rushing and the Tigers 34.

During the second quarter Tennessee began leading Auburn 13-6 but not long after Auburn responded making the score tied again at 13-13.

At the end of the first half Auburn led the Volunteers 34-20 after two touchdowns by the Tigers including one by Auburn's Nick Marshall. Marshall had a total of 164 yards going into halftime.

After halftime Auburn quickly picked up the pace with a 90 yard kickoff return by Corey Grant making the score Auburn 41 Tennessee 20.

The Third quarter ended with The Tigers leading the Vols 48 to 23.

Final score Auburn Tigers defeat the Tennessee Volunteers 55 to 23.

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