Auburn at Ole Miss: News, Notes & Quotes

A report on Auburn's SEC football loss at Ole Miss is featured as the Tigers dropped a 41-20 decision to the Rebels.

Oxford, Miss.--Craig Sanders saw more playing time than usual on Saturday vs. Ole Miss with starting defensive end Dee Ford out with an injury and the junior had a solid performance for the Auburn football team.

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.

*Daren Bates, Emory Blake, Corey Lemonier and Philip Lutzenkirchen served as game captains.

*Jay Prosch made his second collegiate catch and first one at Auburn on an eight-yard pass play in the second quarter. Prosch caught one pass while playing fullback at Illinois.

*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.

*Sammie Coates' 42-yard reception on a pass from Clint Moseley was the longest this season for the redshirt freshman receiver.

*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.

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