January 30, 2007
Will K-State play Auburn? Deal not done
Rumors about the possibility of Kansas State opening the 2007 season at Auburn have been circulating for some time, and with the Manhattan Mercury now reporting that the matchup between the Wildcats and Tigers will indeed take place at Auburn to open the season, here's an early look at Coach Tommy Tuberville's 2007 squad.
The Tigers finished the 2006 season with an 11-2 record, a year that was capped off with a 17-14 win over Big 12 Conference member Nebraska in the Cotton Bowl.
As usual, the Tigers were extremely tough at home, notching victories against eventual National Champion Florida (27-17) and Sugar Bowl Champion LSU (7-3) on its home turf. Its lone loss at home came at the hands of Darren McFadden and Arkansas, 27-10.
Before going 11-2 last season, Tuberville and Auburn finished 9-3 in 2005 and a perfect 13-0 with an SEC Championship in 2004.
Auburn expects to return five starters on offense next season, including senior-to-be Brandon Cox, who'll be entering his third year as the starter at quarterback. The 6-foot-2, 209-pound Cox has completed 340 of 577 passes (58.9 percent) over the past two seasons for 4,522 yards, 29 touchdowns and 17 interceptions.
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