The wild win over Oregon on Saturday in Jerry World provided yet another magic moment to add to Auburn lore.
But, that's all in the past now, and Auburn can't afford to overlook Tulane as the Green Wave come to the Plains following a 42-14 win over FIU.
Head coach Gus Malzahn knows that the team is going to need to be ready for Tulane and should not get hung up on the Oregon win.
"That's going to be our challenge as a team," Malzahn said. "I think everyone saw that was a big emotional win, everything that goes with that...You've got to put that in your rearview mirror, and you've got to realize that we're playing a very quality opponent. Our players turn on the film, and they can tell that these guys play their guts out, they play hard and they're talented."
Auburn is currently 28-26-5 against members of the American Athletic Conference. The most recent meeting between the Tigers and an AAC team was in 2018 when No.10 UCF defeated No.7 Auburn in the Peach Bowl.
Tulane is leading the all-time series against the Tigers, 17-14-6. The last meeting between the two teams was in 2006, which was a 38-13 Auburn win.
Even with Tulane's smaller football status, upsets can still happen. Just this past weekend, Tennessee was upset at home in Neyland Stadium, 38-30, by Georgia State of the Sun Belt Conference, while Missouri fell at Wyoming.
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Derrick Brown knows that his team can't look past a quality Green Wave team.
"They are a very good team," Brown said to reporters on Tuesday. "As you've seen, like last weekend in college football, people taking different conference teams not so serious and it came back to bite people. So I mean, it's one of those things where that's not how we want to approach it."
No. 10 Auburn (1-0) will look to ride its momentum from last weekend's last-second victory into the home opener Saturday against Tulane (1-0). The game will be broadcasted on ESPN2 at 6:30 p.m. CST.
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