With Alabama and Auburn earning important victories, the Crimson Tide has moved up while Auburn has returned to this week’s AP Top 25 College Football Poll.
Bo Nix threw for 292 yards and a pair of touchdowns and ran for score to lead Auburn to a 38-23 win over No. 17 Arkansas, the Tigers’ sixth straight in the series.
Auburn hopes for an upset when it plays at Arkansas’ homecoming game on Saturday. The Tigers are coming off a 34-10 loss to Georgia under first-year coach Bryan Harsin and have fallen out of the AP Top 25.
After losses on Saturday, Alabama has fallen to No. 5 and Auburn has dropped out of the latest AP Top 25 College Football Poll.
Despite taking a 3-0 lead in the opening drive of the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry, the No. 18 Auburn Tigers were unable to keep up with No. 2 Georgia and the Bulldogs quarterback Stetson Bennett.
The Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry will be at Jordan-Hare Stadium Saturday as the Auburn Tigers, fresh off an upset win over LSU, hope for a second upset victory over Georgia.
Alabama and Georgia remain the top two teams in The Associated Press college football poll after a week in which nine ranked teams lost. Auburn has moved up for the second straight week.
Bo Nix passed for a touchdown and ran for a score and Jarquez Hunter scored on a 1-yard run with 3:11 to give No. 22 Auburn its first lead and a 24-19 victory over LSU on Saturday night.
Auburn head coach Bryan Harsin isn’t tipping his hand on No. 22 Auburn’s starting quarterback against LSU.
Auburn has fired first-year wide receivers coach Cornelius Williams four games into the season. Williams spent the last six years coaching receivers at Troy, where he played from 2006-09.