(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.)By KRISTIE RIEKENAP Sports Writer
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - A few days after No. 16 Texas A&M beat Auburn 63-21, coach Kevin Sumlin wasn't patting himself on the back for a job well done.
He was looking for ways to make his powerful offense even better.
The Aggies are tied for fifth in the nation in total offense and are third in scoring. Sumlin, known for leading the nation in offense while at Houston, wants more.
With Auburn struggling this year, Sumlin knows his team needs to improve to compete with No. 17 Mississippi State on Saturday before next week's trip to top-ranked Alabama. Mississippi State is 15th in the country in scoring defense, allowing just over 17 points a game, and Alabama allows the fewest points in the nation at just more than eight a game.