A strong case could be made that the defensive front was the main reason the Tigers were able to give the SEC its first win in the six-year history of the Music City Bowl. The defensive line in particular was impressive.
"Reggie played an excellent game," Price says. "He put pressure on their quarterback the whole game and our whole defense did the same thing. I thought that was the difference in the ball game."
Reggie Torbor (82) finished his career as Auburn's fourth leading quarterback sacker with 18.5. He had 2 1/2 vs. the Wisconsin Badgers.
"It was great to see him go out playing a heck of a game like that," Price adds. "I am very proud of him. It wasn't just Reggie. Everybody played hard and played well. We really got after them. We did a good job of stopping their running game and a good job of stopping their passing game. The whole defense played well."
Don Dunn, who coaches the defensive tackles, was just as excited about what he saw in the Music City Bowl. "Oh, man," Dunn says. "They played their hearts out. I am so proud of them. I am so proud of our seniors and those guys on the front four. They kept coming after Wisconsin. When they tied the game, it seemed our guys took it up to another gear to make sure they won the game.
"Our guys were focused and came into the game with a reason to win this game for the seniors," Dunn adds. "It is so nice to see those seniors on our team go out on top. They have been through a lot and have done a lot for us. We are so proud of those guys. Whatever they do, I am sure they are going to be successful."