Ready to Mix It Up With Bama One Last Time

Senior wide receiver is hoping his final home football game at Auburn will be a memorable one.

Auburn, Ala.--Saturday has the potential to be a memorable day for Anthony Mix. Very, very memorable.

At 2:30 p.m. that day at Jordan-Hare Stadium, his Auburn Tigers will close the regular season with their annual showdown with in-state rival Alabama.

A victory for the Tigers would mean a four-year sweep of the Tide during the big wide receiver's time at Auburn. He notes that was one of his goals for his college career when he signed out of Baldwin County High to play for the Tigers.

If he can catch a pass or passes for 17 yards, he will reach 1,000 career receiving yards as an Auburn player.

Mix notes that it is hard to believe that Saturday's contest will be his final home game. "It's the last one and it came real quick," he says. "I am very excited about it and I want to leave on a good note."

Redshirt junior Courtney Taylor, senior Ben Obomanu and senior Devin Aromashodu all have 1,000-plus receiving yards. "Hopefully, I will go out and get to 1,000, too," Mix says. "The yardage I need doesn't seem like much.

"All four of us came in together and we are friends," Mix notes. "That would great if all four of us had 1,000 yards. It is something to carry on with you in life." It would also be a first in Auburn history. This year's team is the first to have three 1,000-yard receivers on it.

Mix would also like to catch a touchdown pass in his final home game at Jordan-Hare Stadium. "That would mean a lot," he says. "I was just telling Courtney, Devin and Ben that I haven't scored in the Alabama game since I have been here. That is somewhat of a goal.

"Also my goal is to win and if we do that and I don't score I will be happy, but I really want to score in this game. It would meant a lot to me personally. This game is personal to a lot of people."

Anthony Mix, a 6-5, 250, is a big target in the AU passing game.

If the Tigers win on Saturday, Mix's 2005 class will be the first since 1989 to post a four-year sweep of its arch-rival.

Commenting on what he believes the key to success for the Tigers will be on Saturday, Mix says, "We just have to come out and play football. Both teams will be jumping and be about 1,000 feet off the ground. This is probably the biggest rivalry. I grew up around it and it would mean a lot to win. We have to go out and execute and stay focused. We can't let the emotions take over the game. If we do that, everything will fall into place and hopefully we will come out with the win."

Mix says he believes that Auburn's first-year starting quarterback Brandon Cox will perform well on Saturday. "He is real calm," the senior says. "He is a pocket passer and he is real comfortable right now. He has played so he is not really a rookie anymore. He is ready and he will do fine. There is nothing he can't do."


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