QB Looking Forward To Road Trip

Auburn quarterback Brandon Cox and his Tigers are preparing for a road trip to Fayetteville.

Auburn, Ala.--Brandon Cox has never started a college road game and has never been to Razorback Stadium, but that is expected to change on Saturday evening as his Auburn Tigers take on Arkansas.

Kickoff time is 6 p.m. Central for the SEC West football battle as Coach Tommy Tuberville's Tigers take on Houston Nutt's Razorbacks.

"We are treating it just like any other game," Cox says. "If we just play the way we have the past few weeks, we will be all right."

After losing the opener to Georgia Tech, Auburn has won four consecutive contests and will take a 2-0 SEC record to Fayetteville to face the Razorbacks, who are 2-3 overall and 0-2 in the SEC.

"It is going to be fun to go out and experience a different atmosphere, travel around and play in different stadiums," says Cox, who is a redshirt sophomore.

Razorback Stadium can be one of the louder venues in the conference. Tuberville says it will be important for Cox to be loud and assertive in the huddle and making audibles at the line of scrimmage. Offensive coordinator and QB coach Al Borges says it will be important to get Cox and the offense off to a good start on Saturday.

"Coach Borges talked about maybe limiting our audibles at the line of scrimmage, but we are not going to take them out of the whole game plan," Cox says. "We are going to have them. That might be the only adjustment we have."

Brandon Cox has not thrown an interception since opening night.

With four games under his belt as a starter this year, Cox has completed 69-110 passes for 960 yards with six touchdowns and four interceptions. He is completing 62.7 percent of his passes.

Cox says he believes the Tigers will be ready to give a strong effort in Fayetteville, especially with an extra week of preparation time. "We don't want to have any letdown," he says. "We have had a good few weeks. We want to continue with the confidence we have built."

The quarterback says that Sunday's practice was a good one following a two-day break and that is a positive sign going into the first road game of the season. "Everybody got a chance to relax and lay around and watch some football," Cox notes. "Everybody came back fired up and we had a good practice."

While Auburn was taking a day off on Saturday, Arkansas defeated Louisiana-Monroe 44-15 in a game played at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, Ark.

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