Auburn Offense In Attack Mode

Comments from Al Borges, Jason Campbell and Tommy Tuberville are featured following another Auburn football victory.

Auburn, Ala.--Following Auburn's 38-20 victory over Arkansas, Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville said "it is tough for somebody to defend what we are doing, especially offensively."

Coach Houston Nutt and the Arkansas Razorbacks would have to agree with that statement, particularly when Auburn senior quarterback Jason Campbell is throwing the football like he did on Saturday. The senior hit 17-19 passes for three touchdowns and a personal high of 297 yards.

"They have a lot of good plays," Arkansas strong safety Lerinezo Robinson said after his team fell to 3-3 overall and Auburn improved to 7-0.

Just about any play was a good one when Campbell put the football in the air, which he did for three quarters before Auburn went to the running game to burn the clock in the final period.

"We had 12 plays today that we had not run," Tuberville said. "That is pretty unusual to put in 12 different plays."

Tuberville said that new offensive coordinator Al Borges is doing a good job of coming up with game plans to attack the defenses Auburn faces in the SEC and in non-conference games.

"Last year, when we hired Al, we hired him for his experience of what he has seen and what he knows how to do, not just us offensively but how to attack defenses," Tuberville said. "That was a prime example today."

Campbell agreed with his head coach. "I thought it was a great team effort. Coach Borges did a great job of calling plays today, getting us in the right situation. The main thing we say every week is we want to beat the team to the punch. We want to get off to a fast start. I think our team was really focused. Arkansas had two weeks to prepare for us. We didn't know what they were going to throw at us early. Coach Borges did a job of mixing our playbook up this week."

Courtney Taylor has become a heavily used part of Al Borges' offense.

Auburn finished the game with 522 yards with 225 on the ground and 297 in the air.

"We knew coming into the game we were going to have an opportunity to make plays," Campbell said.

Borges said that he had coached against a similar scheme that Arkansas runs on defense at previous coaching stops. "Wisconsin had run almost the identical package when I was at UCLA when we played them in a couple of bowl games," Borges said. "At Indiana we had played Indiana.

"I thought we could if we could hit some balls because they were going to crowd the line of scrimmage. They were concerned about Carnell (Carnell Williams) and Ronnie (Ronnie Brown). I told Jason before the game it is not important how many you hit if you can hit the right ones. I didn't know he was going to hit them all.

"I told him just hit the right ones and we will take some big chunks out of them and we will get them off the line of scrimmage and start running the ball. He decided he would hit darn near every pass."

The result was a key SEC victory as the Tigers improved to 4-0 in the conference and 7-0 overall.


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