Sanders was credited with four tackles, including 1.5 for lost yards.
He said the loss was tough to take even though he had a good game. Sanders noted the Tigers tried to play physical football and said he thought they succeeded on that front despite coming up short on the scoreboard, 41-20.
"I think we came out and fought for all four quarters," the defensive end pointed out. "In the fourth quarter it just didn't come out the way we wanted it to."
Sanders said despite Auburn's 1-5 record there is no indication the Tigers are ready to give up. "Everybody is working hard, nobody is walking around with their heads down or anything like that," he noted. "Things just didn't come out the way we wanted to."
In other game notes:
*Senior linebacker Daren Bates led the Tigers with a career-high 16 tackles vs. Ole Miss, his fourth double figures tackles total of the season. Coming into the contest he led the SEC in tackles at 10.5 per contest.
*The 17 points the Tigers scored in the second period were the most for any quarter this season.
*Cody Parkey made his second recovery of an onside kick. The junior did it last year in the bowl victory vs. Virginia. He tied his career longest field goal with a 46-yarder on Saturday and is 9-10 this season on field goals.
*Philip Lutzenkirchen moved into second place in career receptions by an Auburn tight end with 59. He passed Robert Johnson and Walter Reeves and trails only Cooper Wallace, who made 63 receptions from 2002-05.
*Quarterback Bo Wallace became the first player in Ole Miss history to have a rushing, receiving and passing touchdown in the same game.