Tiger Senior Still Thinking SEC Title

Wide receiver Courtney Taylor discusses his Tigers after a 27-10 loss to Arkansas.

Auburn, Ala.--For senior wide receiver Courtney Taylor, there was no silver lining to the dark cloud of Auburn's first loss of the 2006 football season.

"All I can say about it is it sucks," Taylor says of his team's 27-10 loss to Arkansas. "It really sucks."

Taylor led Auburn in receptions with five, but netted just 33 yards from the catches.

"We knew it was going to be a physical game," he says. "Basically, they beat us at our own game. They came in and were more physical than us on both sides of the ball. You can't win like that. We had to exceed their intensity and we didn't."

Courtney Taylor just misses a diving grab against Arkansas.

The Auburn senior says his team is still in the SEC race with its 3-1 league record. "It is behind us now," he says of the loss. "It is over with. We have got to swallow it tonight. You are going to think about stuff that you should have did, could have did, but it's over.

"We have got to get ready to go back to work tomorrow. We have got Florida coming to town."

Taylor had a chance to possibly score a touchdown in the third quarter while the Tigers were still in the game. However, he misplayed the ball and Auburn didn't score on the possession.

"I can't really tell you," he says when asked what happened on the play. " I have got to make a play in that situation. I didn't. I misjudged it. I will move on and get better from this.

"We had opportunities," Taylor adds. "We made plays and we didn't make plays.

"We still feel like we are the best team in the SEC," he says." We didn't play like it today. Back to the drawing board."

After his team gained just 213 yards and scored 10 points, how hard will it be to get the offense back into sync? "I don't think it will be hard," Taylor says. "I think it has just got to be to the point where everybody comes in ready to work. We are going to hit the ground running ready to work."

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