Borges: Tigers Were Looking Deep

Comments from Auburn offensive coordiantor Al Borges are featured.

Athens, Ga.--Offensive coordinator Al Borges said the game plan for Georgia was to try to hit some deep balls on the Bulldog secondary, but that was something that didn't happen in Auburn's 45-20 loss to Georgia.

Brandon Cox completed 14-30 passes for 133 yards with one touchdown and four interceptions. His longest completion went for 25 yards to fullback Carl Stewart.

Asked if he thought the Tigers have an adequate vertical passing game, Borges said, "I want to believe it is sometimes adequate. It certainly wasn't today. We really tried to get the ball down the field today. We made a legitimate effort at times today. We couldn't get it done."

In contrast, Georgia burned the Tigers with the deep pass. The longest was a 58-yarder for a touchdown to Mohamed Massaquoi for a Bulldog touchdown.

Commenting on the play of Auburn's Cox, Borges said, "He played gutsy, he played tough, but again we didn't play as efficient as we would like."

Cox's receivers didn't help his cause as they reverted to their early season form of dropping too many catchable balls. "I know we didn't make many plays," Borges said of the wide receivers. "When we have won this game, we made some plays and that is the difference. They made them and we didn't."

Auburn's offense netted just 216 yards and totaled just 32 yards in the fourth quarter when the Tigers still had a chance to win the contest.

"We did a good a really nice job of getting back in the game," said Borges, commenting on the Tigers rallying from a 17-3 first half deficit to pull ahead 20-17 in the third quarter.

"We came back out in the second half feeling really good about ourselves and somehow we let it slip away," he said. "They kept playing and we started making mistakes. That is what happens when you do that. You have to play a complete half of football. We certainly didn't do that."

The Tigers, who are 7-4 overall and 4-3 in the SEC, will take the day off on Sunday with no game this week and will begin preparations later in the week for their regular season finale a week from Saturday.


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