Browder Takes Advantage of Starting Role

Christopher Browder played a key role in Auburn's ninth victory of the season.

Auburn, Ala.--Senior Christopher Browder said he wanted to make his third start of the season a memorable one and that happened on Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

The defensive end was credited with 1 1/2 tackles for six yards in losses and helped the Tigers produce a 27-0 victory over Arkansas State.

"We wanted to come out and dominate and on defense and have a good showing and we did that," Browder said.

"It was one of my better games," Browder noted. "When I came out there I had it in my head that I was going to make some plays. The coach (Terry Price) gave me a chance to start because Marquies (Gunn) was banged up a little bit, but he is fine. I had a good game. I have to come out next week and do the same.

"Getting the shutout gives the defense a boost," Browder added. "It lets the coaches know we are for real and we are ready to play."

Christopher Browder had his sixth Auburn start vs. the Indians.

Next up for the Tigers is Browder's final home game with Auburn's oldest rival, the Georgia Bulldogs, coming to Jordan-Hare Stadium. The Bulldogs will be trying to bounce back from a disappointing road loss at Kentucky.

"We can't look past Georgia," Browder said. "They still have a good football team. Their offense is pretty good, their defense is pretty good."

Like most of the starters, Browder watched the reserves see significant playing time on Saturday. "The young guys played pretty good today. There are some little things they need to work on just like the older guys do, too."

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