Reddick: Like Knute Rockne Style Football

Auburn senior offensive tackle Troy Reddick discusses Auburn's physical victory vs. Arkansas.

Fayetteville, Ark.--Senior offensive tackle Troy Reddick had plenty of reasons to be happy with the way he played in Auburn's 34-17 victory over the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday night.

Auburn rushed for a season-high 233 yards and finished with 436 yards of total offense. The Tigers withstood an aggressive, blitz-happy attack from the Arkansas defense and got stronger as the game progressed.

By late in the second quarter, the Auburn offensive line changed the game's momentum and never let the Razorbacks recover as the Tigers rallied from a 10-6 halftime deficit to win with ease.

"I think that was our most aggressive game," Reddick said of the offensive line. "It was an old-fashioned Knute Rockne football game out there."

Troy Reddick and a host of Tigers protect Brandon Cox.

That was particularly true in the second half when the Tigers decided to trust their offensive line to whip the Arkansas defensive front. Coach Tommy Tuberville and offensive coordinator Al Borges told the Tigers it was time to get physical.

The Razorbacks kept subbing defensive tackles and ends in and out of the game, but nobody could stop the Auburn running game after halftime. The Tigers scored on their first four possessions and then ran out the clock.

It was the kind of evening that an offensive lineman like Reddick, who loves the physical part of football, will long remember.

"I feel like I am the nastiest player in college football so I try to go out there and make people feel me every play," he said. "Overall, I want my offensive line to play nasty. I want us to be feared."

The victory for the Tigers was their 13th straight in SEC competition and sets up another big SEC game next Saturday at LSU.

"I think this win is going to help us because it lets our younger players know we can come from behind and win on the road," Reddick said. "We can do it."

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