Auburn faces much tougher month in October

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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - The Auburn Tigers mostly breezed through

October brings much bigger challenges for the Tigers, starting
with Saturday night's visit to Tennessee. Then come trips to
Arkansas and No. 4 LSU, sandwiched around a home game against

The month ends with No. 21 Mississippi.

Auburn coach Gene Chizik said Sunday the Tigers will have to
play better in all phases to have a successful month. Auburn beat
winless Ball State 54-30 Saturday night.

The Tigers were favored in all four September games.

The month was mostly notable for an offensive revival. The
Tigers' 181 points is just 27 fewer than in 12 games last season.
That's also the most points an Auburn team has scored in the first
four games of any season.