Auburn's Field, Burns Battling for Backup Spot

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - The Auburn Tigers might have a bit of a quarterback controversy brewing -- for the backup spot.

Blake Field's rise over freshman Kodi Burns on the depth chart was one of the few potentially significant happenings in No. 18 Auburn's 35-3 win over Tennessee Tech on Saturday.

Offensive coordinator Al Borges had indicated after the game that Burns was still his No. 2 quarterback behind Brandon Cox. He was overruled.

Coach Tommy Tuberville says after discussing it with Borges the plan is probably to go with Blake Field this week as backup.

Barring injury to Cox, that's a fairly minor concern for the Tigers (7-3, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) entering their final two games at No. 10 Georgia and against No. 21 Alabama.


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