Auburn, Ala.--The final home game in the career of Courtney Taylor didn't go to script for the senior wideout. As one of the all-time leading receivers in Auburn history, he says that the 37-15 blowout loss was a shock to a Georgia team that came in at 6-4.
"I couldn't see it coming," Taylor explains. "It's a tough day and it just sucks that it's my last game in Jordan-Hare Stadium. That's the tough part about it for me. This class I'm with, they're some of my best friends and the best bunch of guys I've ever been around my whole life. I'll never play with them again in Jordan-Hare Stadium."
While there is certainly a bitter feeling for the seniors, the regular season doesn't have to end the same way as their home careers. Redemption lies just a week away in Tuscaloosa.
"If you take Georgia for instance, they had lost four of the last five and lost to Kentucky," Taylor says. "I can guarantee you we're going to be the same way. We're hungry, we're going to be fired up and we're looking to redeem ourselves. I can't wait to get to practice tomorrow to be honest. I'm ready to work on some things and get back on the right track.
"It's another one of our rivalry games," he adds. "They're going to be fired up, we're going to be fired up, but it's just like we got hit by a truck. We're ready to get back out there and play and strap up the pads."
Taylor was the team's leading rusher on just two carries, both reverses, for 51 yards. He also tied for the team lead in receptions with one.
Taylor runs over Georgia safety Kelin Johnson on his only catch of the day for 10 yards.
Auburn as a team had just 171 yards offense.
"Pretty much everything they did, we went over," Taylor says of the Georgia defense. "We had seen them play, and of course they throw some new wrinkles in there. Every team does. We knew what to expect, but things didn't fall our way today. That's pretty much it. No execution.