Auburn Targets Improvement After Rough First Game

By: Kim Allen Email
By: Kim Allen Email

The Auburn Football Team has a one-word mantra as it prepares for it's next game; improve. The Tigers know they must get better after narrowly escaping with a 42-38 win over Utah State in their opener on Saturday.

A last-minute, come-from-behind win over a heavy underdog opponent was not what the Tigers had in mind. Now, a ranked Bulldogs squad is set to invade Jordan-Hare Stadium, which means there will be no room for error.

That's especially, the kinds of mistakes that plagued Auburn's defense this past weekend.

"We weren't as physical as we needed to be," Head Coach Gene Chizik said. " I don't think there's any question about that. I feel like there were some mental errorrs out there that really kept us from getting off the field several different times, in terms of anything from alignments, leverages, technique.

"It was just really, from top to bottom, a pretty lackluster performance."

Auburn dropped out of the AP Top 25 after last week's near-disaster against the Aggies. But, the Tigers can jump right back into the poll with a win over Mississippi State on Saturday.

Kickoff is set for 11:21 a.m., and the game is being carried on WTVY.

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