Sept. 16, 2010
AUBURN - The No. 16 Auburn football team held its final practice prior to Saturday's game against Clemson with a 90-minute workout in shorts Thursday at the Athletics Complex practice fields.
The Tigers went through all phases of their game plan Thursday, primarily working against the scout teams while also conducting special teams drills.
Auburn (2-0, 1-0 SEC) will be playing Clemson for the 47th time in the history of the two schools, but the first time in a regular-season game since 1971. The last two meetings took place in bowl games, with Auburn winning both the 1998 Peach Bowl following the 1997 season and the 2007 Chick-fil-A Bowl. Auburn leads the all-time series 33-11-2 and has won its last 13 contests against Clemson.
Auburn will also have a chance to continue its winning ways in night games at Jordan-Hare Stadium, as the Tigers enter the contest with a record of 20-4 (.833) since the 2000 season in home contests starting at 6 p.m. or later.
Clemson also enters the contest with a 2-0 record, earning victories against North Texas (35-10) and Presbyterian (58-21). Clemson's 93 points in its first two games are the most by the Tigers since 2000 when Clemson scored 100 points in the first two games. The Tigers outscored their first two opponents by a combined score of 63-7 in the first half, and have had nine touchdown drives of less than two minutes.
During his Tuesday press conference, Auburn head coach Gene Chizik said that the team was looking forward to playing Clemson.
"This is going to be a great week," said Chizik. "Our team is excited, our coaches are excited, and it's going to be a great challenge for us.
"It's going to be a great measuring stick in my opinion for where we are moving forward, and getting ready for more conference play."
Saturday's game against Clemson will kick off at 6 p.m. CT. The game will be televised by ESPN and ESPN 3D.
The Clemson game has been designated as the TRUE BLUE game for 2010. All fans are encouraged to wear Auburn blue for the nationally televised game.
A limited number of Auburn football seven-pack season ticket packages have been made available for just $405. The package includes home games against Clemson, South Carolina, Louisiana-Monroe, Arkansas, LSU, Chattanooga, and Georgia. The seven-pack special is available on a first-come, first-serve basis and can be purchased online at aubtix.com, via phone at 1-800-AUB-1957 or in person at the Auburn Ticket Office at the new Auburn Arena.