Auburn football: Rematch with Tennessee gives the Tigers a perfect chance for revenge

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Auburn Tigers mascot Aubie the Tiger (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Looking to avenge their home loss from 2018, how do the Auburn Tigers match up with the Tennessee Volunteers?

Back in October of 2018, the Auburn Tigers, who were ranked No. 8 just two weeks prior, were coming off a disappointing loss to Mississippi State in Starkville. However, the Tigers were now returning home and had a chance to get the season back on track against Tennessee.

Unfortunately for Auburn, the Volunteers came to Jordan-Hare Stadium and shocked many as they came out with a 30-24 victory.

This past season, Tennessee began the year with two embarrassing losses to Georgia State and BYU and then lost two of their next three games. At that point, sitting with a 1-4 record, it looked like the Vols could be in for another season at the cellar of the conference.

However, the Vols put together a great second half of the season and would win seven of their final eight games culminating in a Gator Bowl victory over Indiana and a respectable 8-5 record.

Going into this season, the Vols are expected to be one of the better teams in the SEC East and received the most votes (111) of any team not in the preseason Amway Coaches Poll top 25

With a home game against the Vols, along with an away game against South Carolina, recently added to Auburn’s schedule, an opportunity presents itself for Auburn to get back on track against a team they have dominated for the last two decades.

Auburn may have lost the most recent matchup but the Tigers have won five of the last six games against Tennessee and a win in 2020 would give Auburn a quality win over an SEC team on the rise. But what kind of talent will Auburn have to deal with against the Vols?

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