"I have never seen anything like it and I don't think there will ever been anything like that unless it's that close in two weeks," Williams tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "The atmosphere was great. If I wasn't committed now, I would be committed after that game."
One of the top running back prospects in the country, Oxford's Roc Thomas echoed the sentiments of his future Auburn teammate. Watching as the Tigers pounded the Bulldogs through the first three quarters before needing the final desperation touchdown, Thomas notes it was a once in a lifetime situation.
"I haven't seen anything like it," Thomas adds. "It was amazing. It was great. There was something special about it. You've really never seen it before. It feels good to be there and experience it because I'll be on that level playing someday. I just had to take it all in."
That's something this Auburn team has done all season long, enjoy the moment. Taking it one game and one play at a time all season, Williams says he's seen this team grow up right before his eyes and Saturday was another one of those times.
"You can tell the guys are having fun and that's the most important thing," Williams says. "Win or lose it's just that they are having fun. The way we pulled it out, you could see on their faces how much they really enjoyed it. After the game they were talking about how great the atmosphere was and how great the game was. I have a really good feeling about us."
Still without a complete 60-minute effort under its belt this season, Auburn heads into the Iron Bowl with a 10-1 record. With the offense carrying the load at times and the defense making its share of plays as well, Williams says that's what it's all about in the end.
"It's a team sport," Williams notes. "Whenever one side of the ball is down the other side has to pick up the slack. That's what they did."
With dozens of top targets on hand for Saturday's game including five-star Rashaan Evans, four-star defensive end Andrew Williams and junior college defensive tackle Dalvon Stuckey among the defensive guys and official visitors Jordan Prestwood and Travis Rudolph just two of the many offensive players in attendance, Thomas says it could prove to be a big day for the 2014 recruiting efforts for the Tigers.
"It was great," Thomas says. "I think it really pulled a lot of guys our way because we were up by like 20 points at one time before they came back. We still came out with the win. It lets them know that we'll still fight."