No. 23 Auburn shakes off sleepy start, tops Tennessee

Following a three-week layoff, the Auburn Tigers overcame a slow start to beat the visiting Tennessee Volunteers 30-17 on Saturday night.The Tigers (5-2, 5-2 SEC), who had their game against Mississippi State postponed due to COVID-19 concerns following a bye week, rallied from an early 10-0 deficit to win their third consecutive game.The Volunteers (2-5, 2-5) suffered their fifth consecutive defeat — all by double digits.Auburn prevailed despite losing freshman running back sensation Tank Bigsby to a lower body injury in the first half. Bigsby landed hard on his left hip on the Tigers’ opening series. He re-entered the game in the second quarter, but exited after one play and did not return.Auburn’s running game persevered led by sophomore D.J. Williams (11 carries, 66 yards, one touchdown) and junior Shaun Shivers (14 carries, 65 yards).