In a game in which backups saw most of the action, true freshman cornerback Ryan Williams said it was a good experience. "We wanted to go for a shutout," said Williams, who said he is feeling more comfortable as his playing time increases.
"When I step on the field now, I feel like I am supposed to be there," he said.
In other news and notes:
*The victory was Auburn's 16th straight on Homecoming and the Tigers are now 68-8-5 all-time when the old grads are back on campus.
*For the fifth time in the last six games, Auburn scored on its opening drive. Four of the five were touchdowns.
*Auburn's record under Tommy Tuberville is is 43-0 when the Tigers score 30 or more points.
*With four QBs seeing action for the Tigers, about the only quarterback who didn't play for Auburn who was at Jordan-Hare Stadium was verbal commitment Barrett Trotter from Briarwood Christian, who was watching the action after having another strong performance on Friday night.
*Tennessee Tech tight end Daniel Brown was impressed with the big crowd and playing SEC power Auburn, "The whole week I was in shock. Going out there and seeing 80,000 people was just amazing. I was kind of star-struck, then Quentin Groves popped me once and I remembered we were playing a football game." The game attracted a crowd of 85,754.
*At halftime, Hollon McKay was named Homecoming queen.
Pictured left to right are Governor Bob Riley, Aubie, Hollon McKay, her father Dale McKay and Auburn University President Jay Gogue.
*Robert Dunn passed Lionel James in punt return yardage and is now ninth in AU history with 403 yards.
*Rodgeriqus Smith with 29 receiving yards moved up the all-time Auburn list to 17th. He has 1,154 yards.