ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — No. 11 Oregon (9-4 last season) vs. No. 16 Auburn (8-5), in Arlington, Texas, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET (ABC).
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Derrick Brown had a newborn son and the choice of either pursuing his NFL career or continuing to chase college quarterbacks and his degree.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn defensive end Nick Coe will miss Saturday's game against Liberty with an unspecified injury.
Tigers coach Gus Malzahn said Tuesday that Coe has "got kind of a wrist-type situation." He says he's not ready to speculate on Coe's status for the regular season finale against No. 1 Alabama.
Coe leads the Tigers with seven sacks and 13.5 tackles for loss. He has also forced two fumbles.
Some of the Southeastern Conference players who were impressive during spring workouts and could be impact players next season:
DB Saivion Smith. The junior college transfer, a former five-star LSU signee, could make an immediate impact in a secondary short on experience. The Tide must replace its entire starting secondary, including unanimous All-American Minkah Fitzpatrick, plus a key reserve.