September 14, 2013
AUBURN | A new day?
Try a new everything.
Auburn accomplished something Saturday that Auburn fans have been craving for nearly two seasons. Down on their luck against a Southeastern Conference opponent, the Tigers summoned a new level of mental clarity and strength when the defining moment arrived.
A double move from tight end C.J. Uzomah created a small supply of separation and quarterback Nick Marshall, his confidence unscathed by mistakes made earlier in the game, lofted a pass that Uzomah was able to snag after a remarkable leap.
The touchdown secured an SEC win for the first time since October 2011 and spawned a raucous celebration throughout Jordan-Hare Stadium. Smiles abounded. So did high-fives.
"That's a big moment right there," freshman wideout Marcus Davis said. "You dream about being a part of something like that. I came to Auburn because I wanted to be part of games like this -- and that's what I got tonight."
The defining play is an almost everyday part of the Tigers' practices. The 6-foot-4 tight end is a big target and has enough jumping ability to make himself even more annoying to men charged with defending jump balls against him.
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