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Better Know… Auburn!

auburn_logoAs if Ball State fans needed any more information about their next opponent, it’s time for us to take a look at the Auburn Tigers.

Team: Auburn
Head Coach: Gene Chizik
Record: 3-0 (1-0 SEC)
Series: 2-0, Auburn
Last Meeting: 2005, a 63-3 Auburn win

Auburn Odds and Ends
. . . Auburn is 3-0 overall and 1-0 in the Southeastern Conference
. . . The Tigers have opened the season with wins over Louisiana Tech (37-13), Mississippi State (49-24) and West Virginia (41-30)
. . . Auburn is averaging 42.3 points per game, while allowing 22.3 a contest
. . . Ben Tate leads the team in rushing with 116.3 yards per game, while Kodi Burns has 65 yards on 24 carries with a team-high four rushing touchdowns
. . . Chris Todd has completed 43-of-80 passes for 725 yards with six TDs and only one interception
. . . Todd completed 16-of-31 passes for 284 yards with four touchdowns vs. West Virginia last week
. . . Darvin Adams has been the top receiver with 15 catches for 261 yards and four touchdowns
. . . Adams tallied six catches for 80 yards with three TDs vs. the Mountaineers last week.

Auburn Head Coach Gene Chizik
. . . Coach Chizik (Florida ‘85) is in his first season as the Tigers head coach
. . . Chizik was named Auburn’s head mentor Dec. 13, 2008, after serving the previous two seasons as the head coach at Iowa State
. . . He was Auburn’s defensive coordinator from 2002-04
. . . He owns an 8-19 career head coaching record.

For the Auburn Slant, Check Out…
War Blog Eagle: Formerly known as the Joe Cribbs Car Wash, this is a great Tiger themed site that encompasses the passion and fervor of Auburn athletics while keeping two feet squarely planted in reality.

Track ‘Em Tigers: An SB Nation site, great community, and fellow voting member of the SEC Power Poll. Well written, thoughtful analysis, colored with deep fandom and passion… everything a sports blog should be.

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