Double mystery surrounds Auburn game

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - The Auburn-Kentucky game is shrouded in a double-dose of mystery.

How will the Wildcats handle the loss of quarterback Mike Hartline to a knee injury? How will the Tigers respond to their first loss of what had been a high-flying season?

Those answers won't come until Saturday night, when the Tigers (5-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) host the Wildcats (2-3, 0-3).

Kentucky will turn either to junior backup Will Fidler or freshman Morgan Newton. Newton hasn't played a college game yet but was Indiana's Mr. Football last year.

Auburn coaches have even studied film of two late-season games from last year to see how Kentucky operated without Hartline.

The Tigers are trying to rebound from a loss at Arkansas.

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