SEC Opener Ahead

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Emory Blake

AUBURNTIGERSDOTCOM
Emory Blake
AUBURNTIGERSDOTCOM
AUBURN - The Auburn Tigers held a full-contact practice late Tuesday afternoon at the Auburn Athletics Complex Practice Fields, continuing preparations for Saturday's SEC opener at Mississippi State. That contest, with an 11 a.m. CT kickoff, will be televised by ESPN.

"This is a great conference opener. We're really looking forward to obviously a very tough game in Starkville against a Mississippi State football team that's very, very good," said Auburn head coach Gene Chizik. "They have seven returning starters on defense, with guys with a lot of experience; a very experienced offensive line; a great host of receivers and tailbacks; and very talented guys in the return game. It's going to be a very physical game in Starkville, and we're looking forward to a great challenge."

Auburn is also just 11 days away from its home opener at Jordan-Hare Stadium, when the Tigers host ULM on Saturday, September 15, in an 11:21 CT game. For everything a fan needs to know, visit www.AUBGAMEDAY.com online.

For specific information about all the events of Kickoff Weekend, go to: http://www.auburntigers.com/gameday/ulm.html

Season tickets, six-game plans, three-game mini-packs and select single-game tickets for the 2012 Auburn football season are now available to the general public through the Auburn Athletics Department Ticket Office. All tickets can be purchased online at www.AUBTIX.com. For more information or questions regarding tickets, contact the ticket office by email at tickets@auburn.edu or by phone at 855-AUB-2010.