November 9, 2009

Georgia week fires up players

Unlike 20 players on Auburn's roster, Ben Tate is not from the state of Georgia. But the senior is as fired up as any of his Peach State teammates when he talks about the Deep South's oldest rivalry.

Three straight losses to the Bulldogs will do that to you.

"This is big. I'm 0-3 against Georgia," Tate said. "…They came in here last year and we lost a tough one. I have a bad taste in my mouth when it comes to Georgia. I'm going to get it out."

Last year's 17-13 loss to Georgia at Jordan-Hare Stadium stings Tate the most. The game ended when a Kodi Burns's pass on 4th-and-1 sailed just over the reach of Tate in the back corner of the endzone.

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