Most Memorable Win, Auburn Lineman Says

Offensive tackle Lee Ziemba discusses Auburn's victory in the SEC Championship Game.

Atlanta, Ga.--All-American offensive tackle Lee Ziemba said sometimes a defense has to pick its poison when trying to stop the Auburn football Tigers.

In Auburn's regular season victory over South Carolina, the Tigers rushed for 334 yards.

On Saturday in the SEC Championship Game won 56-17 by Auburn at the Georgia Dome, the Tigers rushed for just 238 yards, but gashed the Gamecocks with 351 passing yards and four touchdowns.

"They stacked the box on us in the first half and wouldn't let us run the football so we took some shots at them passing the ball and that worked out great," Ziemba said. "I am proud of everybody."

The Tigers improved to 13-0 with the victory. Ziemba said it was a special win for the 24 seniors on the squad and said it felt great to play so well in the rematch with the Gamecocks.

"By far this is the most memorable game of the season," said Ziemba, which added to his school record with his 51 consecutive start going back to the first game of his freshman season. "All week we talked about the importance of getting off to a good start. I think we did a good job of preparing for the game and we didn't get too high or too low. We came out ready to play.

"South Carolina is a good team and they forced us to do some things that we weren't expecting to do, but we stepped up in the passing game and I am so proud of those guys. We have worked hard all year to be where we are now.

"We haven't been satisfied with where we are," he added. "We have kept working hard to improve."

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