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Plains Truth: An Analysis In Auburn Aftermath

Dan Brooks

It lived up to its billing as a battle between SEC heavyweights and, in the end, Tennessee lost a decision but came off the ropes to avoid being a knockout victim.

Auburn came out swinging from the opening bell, pounding Tennessee's defense from pillar to post with a two-fisted (double tight end) body attack that sent the Vols reeling backwards until they ran out of real estate and were nearly run out of Jordan-Hare Stadium. Down 14-0 in the second quarter with Auburn on the brink of making it 21-0, Tennessee turned the tide by forcing a turnover and... Recommended Stories

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