November 20, 2007

Pressure packed Iron Bowl for quarterbacks

Brandon Cox enters Saturday's 72nd Iron Bowl looking to become only the second Auburn quarterback in history to end his career with a 3-0 record as a starter against Alabama.

Tide quarterback John Parker Wilson is looking for his first Iron Bowl win as a starter following last year's 22-15 loss in Tuscaloosa in which he threw an interception and fumbled twice, leading to two AU touchdowns.

Both will be under the microscope in a game that's replayed over and over in the hearts, minds and television screens of fans on both sides of this heated rivalry.

"I think there's a lot of pressure on quarterbacks that play in this game, especially when they're from this state," said AU head coach Tommy Tuberville. "I think they know a lot more about it. They've grown up with it."

Tuberville said having a proven winner like Cox is a big confidence boost for his team heading into Saturday night's matchup.

...More... To continue reading this article you must be a member. Sign Up Now!