Tigers, Todd Disappointed After Hot Start

Auburn quarterback Chris Todd discusses his team's SEC football loss to the Georgia Bulldogs.

Athens, Ga.--After hitting his first nine passes to start the game and helping Auburn jump out to a quick 14-0 lead, senior quarterback Chris Todd had a hot and cold night as his Tigers fell 31-24 at Georgia.

"We came out and we were able to hit some shots pretty early," he said. "We did some good things and we really had some momentum going. If we had one more (touchdown) there, maybe in the second (quarter), maybe it would have helped to give us more momentum. We had a lot going for us. We really needed to get it going."

Todd completed 20-28 passes for 238 yards and two touchdowns on a night in which the Auburn running game wasn't as effective as hoped. The Tigers gained just 115 yards on 38 carries. However, the senior, who had been effective in avoiding interceptions, was picked of twice by the Bulldogs.

One was the result of being hit as he threw. The second one was a miscommunication between Todd and wideout Darvin Adams in the fourth quarter. Auburn was driving for the go-ahead score with the game tied at 24-24. That changed the momentum and the field position and UGA scored to go ahead 31-24.

Todd was expecting Adams to run across the middle, but instead the sophomore ran a sideline route. "It was just one of those deals," he noted. "It's part of the game. Stuff like that happens and you just have got to move on. You try to eliminate stuff like that, eliminate turnovers to help you out in the game, but that stuff happens sometime."

Todd was sacked twice and pressured more in the second, third and fourth quarters after having good protection early in the game.

"We knew they were good up front,"?he said. "We were able to mix some things up early and slow them down a little. They are definitely solid up there and have some real good guys on the front. They were doing a good job."

Next up for the Tigers is their first of-week of the season followed by the regular season finale vs. Alabama.

"I think it will be good for us," he said of the off-week. "Obviously, people are dealing with a lot of different things as you go throughout the season. You get banged up. Having a couple of weeks before we play our next game, I think it will be good for a lot of people."

Asked how tough the loss was, the senior said. "This is a tough one. It is a big SEC road game and we came out really good and we didn't finish it off, but we did a lot of good things. We have a lot of positives to take from it and we are going to carry it over to the next game."


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