AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- Auburn is anything but boring.
The 21st-ranked Tigers returned to the Top 25 on Sunday after
their second straight narrow escape. This time a goal-line stand
preserved a win over No. 25 Mississippi State after an offensive
flurry saved them in the opener.
The win provided plenty for Auburn (2-0, 1-0 SEC) to like. The
biggest was Mike Dyer and the running game coming to life behind a
revamped offensive line.
The youthful Tigers also got a win over a ranked team that
brought out the we-told-you-so vindication -- at least for a week.
Voters had bounced the 2010 national champions from the rankings
after they barely beat Utah State. Safety Demetruce McNeal says the
Tigers wanted to "show the world that we belong in the Top 25
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