Starkville, Miss.--Senior defensive tackle Montravius Adams has always wished he could have finished off his interception against Louisiana Tech in 2014 with a touchdown. Coming up five yards short of reaching paydirt back then, it’s been something he’s thought of a lot since that time.
On Friday night one of the leaders for the Auburn Tigers said he dreamed about getting another opportunity against Mississippi State and finishing it off with a score. One day later that dream became a reality when Carl Lawson’s sack of Nick Fitzgerald popped the ball loose and Adams was at the right place at the right time.
“I always say since La. Tech that if I ever got it again I wasn’t going to let anybody stop me from making a touchdown,” Adams said. “Once I got it I knew I was going to get that touchdown.”
As a sophomore his interception return covered 36 yards before he was tackled, but in his dream Adams said it was very similar to how the play came about on Saturday against the Bulldogs.
“It really compares,” he said. “I just knew it was going to be like 20 or 15 yards. I don’t know what it was, maybe like 10.”
Already with one fumble recovery on the season on a ball jarred loose by Marlon Davidson, Adams said his teammates have joked with him about finding himself in the right place at the right time again.
“I keep my eyes on the ball at all times,” Adams said.
Now focusing on improving and getting better as a defense, he said he’ll always have his first career college touchdown as a fond memory and Lawson to thank for it.
“Really I’m just grateful and blessed to have it,” Adams said of the touchdown. “I just want to say thank you to Carl. If it wasn’t for Carl getting a good rush and a strip then I wouldn’t have been able to get it.”