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No. 16 Tigers fall to Yellow Jackets

The No. 16-ranked Auburn Tigers fell in their season opener on Saturday night, dropping a 23-14 decision to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

The Tigers had been favored by 7 points in this contest. The combined score fell just UNDER the game’s posted total (38).

Yellow Jackets QB Reggie Ball went 17-of-36 for 174 yards passing, tossing a TD strike to Calvin Johnson and getting intercepted once. P.J. Daniels scored a rushing touchdown for Georgia Tech, and Travis Bell kicked three field goals.

For the Tigers, Brandon Cox was good on 22-of-44 pass attempts for 341 yards. Cox hooked up with Devin Aromashadu and Ben Obomanu for touchdowns, but was picked off four times.