Oct. 6, 2010
Auburn, Ala. -
The eighth-ranked Auburn football team practiced for just less than two hours Wednesday evening in preparation for Saturday's game against the Kentucky Wildcats in Lexington.
Auburn head coach Gene Chizik came away pleased with Wednesday's practice session and noted the Tigers' focus.
"I think we've had two good days of practice," Chizik said. "I think the players are focused. We've had a couple of physical days and I think we are a better football team than we were at this time last week."
Auburn (5-0, 2-0 SEC) goes into Saturday's game averaging 36.6 points and 475.4 yards per game this season. The Wildcats (3-2, 0-2 SEC) have been just as potent offensively, averaging 36.4 points and 453.6 yards per game.
"We are going to have to execute well and be very sound in what we do, both offensively and defensively," Chizik added. "It's been a good week (of practice) so far and we have tomorrow to continue to get better."
The Tigers will make their first trip to Lexington since the 2005 season. Auburn is 11-4 against the Wildcats in Lexington and holds a 24-6-1 series edge. Kentucky, however, defeated the Tigers last season in Auburn, 21-14.
Saturday's game between Auburn and Kentucky will kick off at 6:30 p.m. CT. The game will be televised nationally by ESPN2.