Excitement Level High For AU's Cox

Auburn's quarterback discusses Auburn's victory over the Georgia Bulldogs.

Athens, Ga.--Brandon Cox said he likes exciting football, but he noted he would have been happy with a less of it in the fourth quarter on Saturday night at Sanford Stadium.

The Tiger sophomore quarterback said, "Personally, I would have liked to have been holding on to a two-touchdown lead, but everything worked out great."

That happened because he and teammate Devin Aromashodu hooked up on a 62-yard pass play on fourth and 11 from the Auburn 35. With just one timeout left, that was Auburn's last offensive play if the Tigers didn't convert.

Cox lets one fly during Auburn's game-winning drive.

Cox said the play, which is a smash route, was designed to get Aromashodu open in the middle of the Georgia zone defense.

"It was the second time we ran the play and the first time I threw a terrible pass," Cox said. "The first time it was open. The second time it was really open."

Cox noted that offensive coordinator Al Borges had figured the play was going to be effective vs. the Bulldogs. "Fortunately for us it was open and Devin made a great coach and got some big yards for us."

Aromashodu's big play set the Tigers up first and goal at the Georgia three. The Tigers didn't score a touchdown from there, but managed to run out all of the clock except for six seconds to let John Vaughn kick the winning field goal from 20 yards out.

"I don't have words to explain how excited we are right now," Cox said. "This win was something special. We knew on the last drive it was a two-point game and all we needed was a field goal for John Vaughn and he did a great job of coming through when we needed. We never had any doubt he would do it for us."


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