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Auburn Improves to 5-0, Winning 26-22 in Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Chris Todd threw for 218 yards and a
touchdown, and Ben Tate ran for 128 yards and a score to help
Auburn beat Tennessee 26-22 on Saturday night.

Auburn (5-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference), which has come from
behind in its other four games this season, never trailed and has
now won five straight over the Vols - its longest streak in the
series.

The Tigers met some resistance early from Tennessee's defense,
but slowly wore it down as they held the ball nearly 10 minutes
longer than the Vols. Auburn's third-ranked offense racked up 459
yards.

Tennessee (2-3, 0-2) did little to help itself on offense. Jonathan Crompton overthrew and underthrew receivers, hitting them
on their heads and feet. Receivers dropped passes too.

Crompton finished 20 of 43 for 259 yards and two touchdowns.
Montario Hardesty had a touchdown on the ground and another by air
and finished with 90 yards rushing.


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