Oct. 3, 2007
Auburn, Ala. -
The Auburn football team conducted a lengthy practice Wednesday afternoon working for two hours on the practice fields continuing preparation for Saturday's game at Jordan-Hare Stadium against Vanderbilt.
"We had a good hard practice today, it was much better than yesterday," said Auburn head coach Tommy Tuberville. "I think we looked a little more focused today, and which we to need to be. We are in for a battle on Saturday and we need to be improved."
Along with working on the game plan for Saturday, the Tigers worked on the kicking game and short and long yardage situations.
Auburn (3-2, 1-1 SEC) defeated No. 4 Florida last weekend, 20-17, in Gainesville, for its first SEC win of the season. The Tigers' game against the Commodores will be their fifth game of six at Jordan-Hare Stadium this season.
Vanderbilt comes to Auburn with a 3-1 record and a 1-1 mark in the SEC. The Commodores are coming off a 30-7 victory over Eastern Michigan in Nashville on Saturday.
Auburn's 1957 National Championship football team will be honored at Saturday's Auburn-Vanderbilt game, recognizing the 50-year anniversary of the Ralph "Shug" Jordan-coached championship team.
To commemorate the half century anniversary, Auburn will wear their white jerseys and pants, while the helmets will be without the AU logo and will have gray facemasks, similar to those worn during the 1957 championship season.
The game will be televised by Lincoln Financial Sports, with kick off slated for 11:30 a.m. CT.
Individual tickets to the Vanderbilt game are currently available for $45 apiece. To purchase tickets log on to www.autigertickets.com or call 1-800-AUB-1957.
Auburn returns to the practice fields Thursday morning.