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Tennessee-Auburn Online Game-Watching Party: Game time, TV channel, odds, streaming and more

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Here's the place to watch the Vols-Tigers with other Vols fans using the internet's best live commenting system.

Kyle Rivas

Auburn logo
(8-1, 4-1)

November 9, 2013
Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, TN
Vol Walk: 9:45 a.m.
Gates Open:
10:00 a.m.
Band March:
10:20 a.m.
12:00 a.m.
Audio: Vol Network | Internet Audio
Internet Video:
Live Stats:
Odds: Auburn -7.5 - -8.5

Tennessee logo
(4-5, 1-4)

Jackson the Mule says . . .

Jackson the Mule

. . . Go Vols!

With apologies to our friends at Auburn blog College and Magnolia, I was playing catch up all week, and I didn't get responses to their Q&A back to them until yesterday, but you can find that here. And here's a quickie Q&A from them, just under the wire:

What about Auburn's passing offense? Is it that they can't pass or just that they don't?

Nick Marshall isn't the greatest passer in the world, but Auburn's lack of numbers through the air is a result of Gus Malzahn preferring to run on every down if at all possible. Marshall's only completing 59.2 percent of his throws, and he'll miss badly on a few passes throughout the game. But he doesn't make bad decisions. Of his four interceptions, one was on a Hail Mary to end a half, one was on a deflection, and two were against LSU in the rain.

But yeah, when you have a rushing attack that features three solid backs, a good offensive line and an average of 300 yards per game, there isn't a whole lot of need to throw the ball.

What is Auburn doing in the red zone that makes it so hard for opponents to score points even when they're able to move the ball against the Tigers defense?

Auburn really brings the defensive play to another level in the red zone, and that's a major reason why the Tigers are 8-1. I think part of it is Ellis Johnson's defensive philosophy. He doesn't want to give up big plays, so he'll concede some underneath routes and let teams move the ball. But once the field is down to a 30-yard chunk, he can afford to be more aggressive. Also, Auburn's defense makes a lot of big plays. The Tigers rank second in the SEC in tackles for loss, and fourth in sacks and interceptions. So when they're giving up chunks of yards between the 20s, it's not because of a lack of talent, I think it's just that Johnson knows his unit can do work in the red zone and would rather not risk getting burned for a big play.