AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- The Auburn Tigers insist they're not looking ahead to a game with No. 9 Texas A&M.
The Tigers (4-1) face struggling FCS team Western Carolina Saturday ahead of the trip to College Station with quarterback Nick Marshall's status uncertain.
Auburn defensive tackle Gabe Wright says rebuilding from a 3-9 season ensures that the team will "treat this next opponent as a chance to build ourselves."
Auburn has plenty to work on despite the early success, from an inconsistent passing game to a vulnerable pass defense. Marshall hurt a knee against Mississippi.
Coach Gus Malzhan hasn't said whether Jonathan Wallace or freshman Jeremy Johnson would get the nod if Marshall can't go.
Western Carolina (1-5) haven't beaten an FCS or FBS team since 2010, a span of 31 games.