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Auburn trying to avoid Ole Miss upset

By: AP
By: AP
Cam Newton has already broken school records for rushing yards and passing TDs this season.

Cam Newton has already broken school records for rushing yards and passing TDs this season.

(AP) The Auburn Tigers will take their No. 1 BCS ranking out for a
road test.

The third-ranked Tigers play for the first time as the top BCS
team Saturday at Mississippi. Oklahoma only lasted one week in that
rarefied air, and Ohio State and Alabama tumbled from the top poll
position the two weeks before that.

Auburn quarterback and Heisman Trophy front-runner Cam Newton
says if the Tigers do their jobs they can end that string. If they
don't, Newton says he and his teammates will only have themselves
to blame, not the coaches.

The Rebels can play the spoilers after dropping two straight to
ranked SEC West teams. They are a touchdown underdog.

Rebels coach Houston Nutt has taken unranked teams to five
upsets of top-5 opponents, including a win over No. 1 LSU in 2007.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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