AUBURN - Offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn and Auburn players talk about Saturday's 49-31 victory over Georgia.
Philip Lutzenkirchen celebrates touchdown against Georgia/AuburnUndercover.com
OC GUS MALZAHN
Noteworthy: Auburn's offense broke the 300-yard rushing barrier for the sixth consecutive Southeastern Conference game.
On rebounding from early struggles
"We had some players jacked up early and made some mistakes. They settled down. You could see the look in their eye. It was just a matter of time."
On scoring on every 2nd-half possession
"We got kind of a feel for how they were playing us. We had a big reverse that got called back. We had an interception. We figured out kind of what they were giving us. It’s a tribute to our guys, taking what they were giving us and being able to execute it."
LT LEE ZIEMBA
Noteworthy: Tied school record for consecutive starts with 49.
On winning his final game at Jordan-Hare Stadium
"It’s unbelievable. It’s the culmination of four years of hard work. There’s no better place in college football to play than Jordan-Hare Stadium. I think it was the loudest stadium tonight I ever played in."
On being behind by double digits for the third time this season
"It’s like it’s 0-0. It’s the same. We’re not worried about anything else that’s going on. There’s no panic or anything like that."
RB MIKE DYER
Noteworthy: Broke Bo Jackson's freshman rushing record
On breaking the record
"It really was a special moment. I'm proud of the opportunities I've had as a freshman. Everyone stepped up and did their parts tonight, and we just had a great time being a family."
On getting a hug and a kiss from Bo Jackson
"That meant a lot. He just told me he was proud of me. It means a lot that somebody like him gives his time to come back here and support us like he does."
RUNNING BACK ONTERIO MCCALEBB
Noteworthy: Scored a career-high three touchdowns.
On his performance
"Everybody went out there with the mindset that we knew what we had to do. A lot of people doubted us and didn't expect us to make it this far. As a team, we went out there and did what we had to do."
On winning the SEC West
"It really means a lot. Coming out of high school, I never thought I would be able to be in this spot my second year in college. Right now, I'm just going to enjoy it all I can."
QB CAM NEWTON
Noteworthy: Became first SEC player to have 1,000 yards rushing and 2,000 yards passing in the same season.
On offensive production against Georgia
"We came out with a simple game plan. We jsut wanted to execute and get the pace going. Every time we looked up they were substituting players. That means they were having to bring someone off the bench that didn't have the same amount of experience."
On winning the West
"We still have one more game in the regular season to tackle. We have to finish strong. The Iron Bowl speaks for itself. We have to continue to work hard, just like we did to get where we are now."
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