AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Sorry, South Florida. You're not likely to catch 17th ranked Auburn by surprise.
The Tigers are aware of South Florida's upsets of highly ranked teams the past two seasons entering Saturday night's game at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Neither team was impressive in their openers. South Florida beat Elon 28-13. Auburn needed two touchdowns late in the 4th quarter - one a defensive score - to pull away from Kansas State 23-13.
For Auburn, it means getting the running game going and protecting Auburn quarterback Brandon Cox.
The biggest test for South Florida and quarterback Matt Grothe will be scoring against a stingy Auburn defense.
Kickoff is 8 p.m. ESPN2 has the telecast.
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