AU, Tenn. look for proof of progress

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Auburn Tigers have conquered a few obstacles already this season. They've won four straight under a new coaching staff, embraced a revamped spread offense and won their first Southeastern Conference game.

Now it's time to see how the Tigers (4-0, 1-0 SEC) handle their first road test and major venue when they travel to Tennessee (2-2, 0-1) on Saturday.

Tennessee is looking for its first conference win and trying to survive a month that also includes games against No. 18 Georgia, No. 3 Alabama and South Carolina.

Coach Lane Kiffin knows a win won't come easy over Auburn, which is averaging 45 points and 526 yards per game and has the Football Bowl Subdivision's third-ranked offense.

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