"Real Disappointing," Marks Says

Auburn defensive end Sen'Derrick Marks talks about the loss to LSU.

Baton Rouge, La.--The Auburn Tigers dropped a heartbreaker to LSU Saturday night, but it wasn't because of a lack of effort from the Tigers and defensive end Sen'Derrick Marks.

One of the bright spots on a defense that struggled to stop the Bengal Tigers in the second half, Marks says sometimes you just don't make enough plays and that was the case in a 30-24 loss.

"I believe they came out and started figuring out our game plan and they were moving the ball," Marks says. "We had a lot of missed tackles. They just made plays. They did what great teams do."

"It was real disappointing because of how hard we fought," Marks adds. "When you have two great teams the team that makes the most plays usually wins. They made more plays than we did. We'll just come back next week and put this game behind us and take it out on the next team."

Just like most of his teammates, Mark says he was surprised at LSU's last offensive play, a play that saw quarterback Matt Flynn step back and throw a perfect fade route to Demetrius Byrd for a touchdown over Auburn's Jerraud Powers with one second left in the game. Marks says he thought Powers would make the play, but sometimes you tip your hat to the opposition.

"When the ball went up I thought our guy was going to make a good play," Marks says. "It's a play he usually makes. They made a good play and a good catch. Great players make great plays and that's what they did at the end. They came through at the end and made one."

The SEC West showdown matching Auburn and LSU continues a trend of close and exciting games between the two schools. The home team has now won eight in a row in the series, but the last four games have been decided by a total of just 14 points. Marks says it's tough to fight so hard only to come up short.

"It's real disappointing, especially when you come out and give it your all," says Marks, who had two tackles for 13 yards in losses, including a quarterback sack among his five total tackles. "Everybody gave it their all. We had a couple of missed tackles. It was just two great teams playing against each other and when two great teams play the one that makes the most plays wins."

Marks and the Tigers will look to rebound quickly to prepare for Ole Miss coming to Jordan-Hare Stadium this Saturday. Now with two losses in the conference, the Tigers must hope for a lot of help to achieve their goal of playing in Atlanta for the SEC Championship.

Marks says this team will continue to play hard because this season has shown you can never count anything out.

"Our team is all based on faith," Marks says. "We're going to keep the faith because we still have a chance," he says. "They still have two or three more SEC teams left to play. If we win out we'll have a chance."

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