Oct. 19, 2011
AUBURN - The No. 19/23 Auburn football team returned to the practice fields Wednesday night as it continued to work toward Saturday's game at No. 1/2 LSU (7-0, 4-0 SEC).
The Tigers (5-2, 3-1 SEC) practiced for just under two hours in shorts and shells. Auburn focused on positional drills, mixing in some special teams work and situational plays against the scout teams.
LSU will be Auburn's third ranked opponent in October with all three games coming on the road. The Tigers defeated No. 10 South Carolina 16-13 in Columbia before falling at No. 10 Arkansas, 38-14, the next week.
"Practice went well, I think we've had two really good practices getting prepared for this huge game," said Auburn head coach Gene Chizik. "Obviously a huge challenge for us and again we are going to have to play our best game to be able to win this game and it's going to have to be a full team effort.
"Offense, defense and special teams, it's going to have to be the best we've collectively played up to this point to have a chance to win."
Auburn will face a battle-tested LSU team this weekend as the Bayou Bengals have already faced four ranked opponents this season. LSU defeated No. 3 Oregon (40-27), No. 25 Mississippi State (19-6), No. 16 West Virginia (47-21) and No. 17 Florida (41-11).
"This is a big game for Auburn every year, it is a game the players look forward to," said Chizik. "Going on the road and playing another great team on the road is a great challenge for our guys and they are excited to play."
Auburn and LSU will kick off at 2:30 p.m. CT Saturday at Tiger Stadium. The game will be televised by CBS.
Full season tickets for the 2011 season are sold out. Single-game tickets for Ole Miss and Samford are still available. For information or to purchase visit or call 1-855-282-2010 or visit www.AUBTix.com.