(Beating) Georgia On His Mind

Senior Tristan Davis talks about his final Auburn vs. Georgia game and his last game at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Auburn, Ala.--It's safe to say that Auburn senior running back has a lot riding on this weekend's game against the Georgia Bulldogs.

A native of Atlanta, Davis is best friends with Georgia senior Ramarcus Brown and this week's game is the tiebreaker for the two as both schools have won twice in the last four seasons. He says the talk has been heavy at times in the last few years, but this week things have been quiet with both teams searching for a way to end the season on a high note.

"The last two years he had a mouthful," Davis says. "It hasn't changed because the other two years I dogged him out pretty bad. This year is going to be the one we talk about forever. It's the last one."

While his friend is a Bulldog and Davis grew up in that state, he says not only did he not want to play in Athens, but he's not even the slightest bit a fan of the team.

"I never have, not even as a kid," Davis says. "Actually my high school was the Bulldogs and we were red, black and white. It has nothing to do with that. It's just the cocky attitude with everybody from Georgia. I just don't like them."

Those feelings were enhanced to last season as Georgia's team, fans and even coaches danced on the sidelines last season in a 45-20 Bulldog win. Because of that the Auburn training staff has played "Crank Dat" by Soulja Boy on a loop all week as the players get treatment and taping before and after practices. Davis says for him it's only made this game even more of a must-win in his mind and a must-game for him to do something big.

"Don't let me get in the end zone," Davis says. "I might be with Yox (Strength and Conditioning coach Kevin Yoxall) the rest of my life if I score on a kickoff return against Georgia."

I think that's something Davis is prepared to live with if it means the Tigers come out on top. One of the most emotional players on Auburn's team and a player who has built an obvious connection with his university, Davis says this weekend's game is going to be a hard one for him and the rest of his senior teammates knowing it's their last game at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

"It's going to be tough," Davis says. "We've got to come out on top my last game there. I might not cry. I have done a lot of thinking about it. It's a great atmosphere. I love the fans coming out in the student section. I'm going to miss it. We just have to take care of business and make sure I go out the right way."

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