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Groves, Auburn try to shut down KSU in opener

Sep 1, 2007 - 12:10 PM Kansas State at No. 18 Auburn 7:45 pm EDT

AUBURN, Alabama (Ticker) -- Quentin Groves and Auburn hope to begin their new season like they ended their last - with a victory over a Big 12 Conference opponent.

Star defensive end Groves leads the 18th-ranked Tigers into their season-opening contest against Kansas State on Saturday.

Last year, Auburn ended an 11-2 campaign - 6-2 in the rugged Southeast Conference - by edging Nebraska, 17-14, in the Cotton Bowl.

The senior leader of Auburn's aggressive defense, Groves needs just three sacks to match the school record of 26 held by Gerald Robinson, who played from 1982-85.

The Tigers' offense is in good hands with senior quarterback Brandon Cox, who has started 21 consecutive games - the longest streak of any player on the team.

Kansas State went 7-6 in its first season under coach Ron Prince, including 4-4 in the Big 12 Conference.

The team is paced by quarterback Josh Freeman, who threw for a school freshman-record 1,780 yards last year after starting the final eight games, including an upset of Texas.

The Wildcats have won a school-record 17 straight season openers since a 31-0 loss at Arizona State in 1989, the first season of Prince's predecessor, Bill Snyder.

Auburn is 2-0 all-time against Kansas State, but the teams have not met since 1979.








  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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    KANSAS ST 3 0 10 0 13
    AUBURN (18) 0 6 3 14 23 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: KANSAS ST - FG, BROOKS ROSSMAN 20 YD, 4:29.
    KANSAS ST 3-0
    2ND QUARTER: AUBURN - FG, WES BYRUM 20 YD, 0:53. KANSAS
    ST 3-3
    AUBURN - FG, WES BYRUM 39 YD, 8:31. AUBURN
    6-3
    3RD QUARTER: KANSAS ST - TD, LEO

    Sep 1 11:31 PM



  • TD AUBURN ANTONIO COLEMAN 34 YD FUMBLE RETURN (WES BYRUM KICK)






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  • NCAAF
    TD AUBURN
    ANTONIO COLEMAN 34 YD FUMBLE RETURN
    (WES BYRUM KICK)
    KANSAS ST 13
    AUBURN (18) 23 1:11 LEFT, 4TH QTR

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    TD AUBURN
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    KANSAS ST 13
    AUBURN (18) 16 2:01 LEFT, 4TH QTR

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  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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    KANSAS ST 3 0 10 13
    AUBURN (18) 0 6 3 9 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: KANSAS ST - FG, BROOKS ROSSMAN 20 YD, 4:29.
    KANSAS ST 3-0
    2ND QUARTER: AUBURN - FG, WES BYRUM 20 YD, 0:53. KANSAS
    ST 3-3
    AUBURN - FG, WES BYRUM 39 YD, 8:31. AUBURN
    6-3
    3RD QUARTER: KAN

    Sep 1 10:31 PM



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    AUBURN (18) 6 7:31 LEFT, 3RD QTR

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  • NCAAF HALFTIME
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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    KANSAS ST 3 0 3
    AUBURN (18) 0 6 6 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: KANSAS ST - FG, BROOKS ROSSMAN 20 YD, 4:29.
    KANSAS ST 3-0
    2ND QUARTER: AUBURN - FG, WES BYRUM 20 YD, 0:53. KANSAS
    ST 3-3
    AUBURN - FG, WES BYRUM 39 YD, 8:31. AUBURN
    6-3

    Sep 1 9:20 PM



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    WES BYRUM 20 YD
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    AUBURN (18) 3 14:07 LEFT, 2ND QTR

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  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    KANSAS ST 3 3
    AUBURN (18) 0 0 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: KANSAS ST - FG, BROOKS ROSSMAN 20 YD, 4:29.
    KANSAS ST 3-0

    Sep 1 8:30 PM



  • FG KANSAS ST BROOKS ROSSMAN 20 YD





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  • NCAAF
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    BROOKS ROSSMAN 20 YD
    KANSAS ST 3
    AUBURN (18) 0 10:31 LEFT, 1ST QTR

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