Auburn exploring other options at QB

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - The Auburn Tigers are considering their options at quarterback.

Coach Tommy Tuberville said Sunday he will look at freshman Barrett Trotter and little-used reserve Neil Caudle during the Tigers' open date. Both Kodi Burns and Chris Todd continued to struggle in a 25-22 loss to Arkansas.

The Tigers fell out of the national rankings Sunday after losing back-to-back Southeastern Conference games for the first time since 2003. They play at West Virginia on Oct. 23. Tuberville said injured cornerback Jerraud Powers is "50-50" for the game.

He also said doctors planned to X-ray Tray Blackmon's wrist and weren't ruling out surgery as an option. Several other key players were limited by injury in the game.

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