Rise to the moment of truth Tuesday, September 27, 2022

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Auburn center Tate Johnson out 6-8 weeks for elbow surgery

Auburn is down to its third-string center after its fourth game of the season, with former backup center Tate Johnson now out for 6-8 weeks due to scheduled elbow surgery, taking place later this week.

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Auburn's Derick Hall earns SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week

Edge rusher Derick Hall is the first Auburn player to be honored by the SEC this season, earning the Defensive Player of the Week award for his career game against Missouri.

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Survived: Auburn position grades after thriller vs. Missouri

Grading Auburn after the team stole victory from the jaws of defeat against Missouri, 17-14.

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Jordan-Hare Magic and a Tale of Two Halves: Auburn survives a scare from Missouri

In the days leading up to the Penn State game, the power and impact of Jordan-Hare Stadium was frequently mentioned and even hyped up by Auburn. While that game proved to be a one-sided affair, the magic may have struck a week late in the Tigers' SEC opener as Auburn managed to survive a fight against Missouri, 17-14.

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Auburn offense remains in question ahead of Missouri

After the drubbing by Penn State last Saturday, most of Auburn turned its attention to Missouri as a possible bounce-back game for an offense that has struggled to find its identity against a defense that seems outmatched. 

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Quarterback position still open as Auburn prepares for SEC play

It is the Monday before SEC football begins for the Auburn Tigers, and the quarterback situation appears to be open according to head coach Bryan Harsin.

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Reality Check: Grading Auburn's loss to Penn State

It was a mess on the Plains as a 14-6 deficit at halftime exploded to a 41-12 defeat at home against Penn State, the worst loss for Auburn inside Jordan-Hare Stadium in over a decade.

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Penn State dominates Auburn 41-12

This was Auburn’s worst loss at Jordan-Hare Stadium since the much-maligned 2012 season, when the Tigers were shut out by Georgia 38-0. 

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Auburn's history with the Big 10 and Penn State

As Auburn welcomes Penn State to Jordan-Hare Stadium for the first time ever, it will be the Tigers’ fourth time facing off with a team from the Big Ten Conference in the regular season and their second in the last 90 years.

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Rich McGlynn named Auburn's interim athletics director

Rich McGlynn, Auburn University’s executive associate AD in charge of compliance, has been named the Interim Athletics Director by Auburn University President Dr. Chris Roberts.

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Auburn-Penn State rematch looms as players look to even the score

Auburn’s rematch with Penn State has been circled on every fan’s calendar since the series was announced in 2016, and even more so after last year’s classic in Happy Valley. Apparently, some of Auburn’s leaders in the locker room have circled it too.  

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The dust has settled — Grading Auburn's win over San Jose State

The dust has settled, the angry tweets were sent, and the chants of “We want Robby” spent, but how did Auburn play in its second game of the year, against a San Jose State team that seemed outmatched on paper?

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First half turnovers and penalties plague Auburn in 24-16 victory over San Jose State

In the second game of the season, with a rematch with Penn State on the horizon, Auburn (2-0) struggled against San Jose State(1-1), defeating the 24-point underdog Spartans 24-16. 

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Auburn's Harsin faces familiar foe on Saturday

As Auburn (1-0) and Bryan Harsin take the field on Saturday, it will be against a familiar opponent for the second-year head coach. 

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Auburn's Harsin sets record straight on quarterback situation

In his Monday press conference, Bryan Harsin set the record straight on the perceived quarterback controversy between T.J. Finley and Robby Ashford. According to Harsin, there is no controversy. 

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Auburn QB controversy — Robby Ashford replaces T.J. Finley in second half of season opener

Only one game into the 2022 season, and Auburn has another quarterback controversy.

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Lightning delays, quarterback controversies and career-highs in Auburn's victory over Mercer

Eric Kiesau put his offense on full display in Auburn's dominant victory over Mercer on Saturday night. The Tigers(1-0) defeated the Bears(1-1) 42-16 in the 2022 season opener.

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Eric Kiesau and the Auburn offense's new look

When Eric Kiesau was promoted to offensive coordinator during the offseason, he was put in a position that had been surrounded by controversy for the second time in his short tenure with the Auburn Tigers.

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Auburn veteran center Nick Brahms retiring from football

Veteran center Nick Brahms, one of the most experienced players on the Auburn football roster and entering his sixth season on the Plains, has retired from football.