November 4, 2008

Slaughter provides big plays for AU

Auburn's offense has been in desperate need for playmakers all season. Saturday at Ole Miss, the Tigers appeared to find one.

Backup Chris Slaughter, stepping in for an injured Rod Smith, caught eight passes for 131 yards, the biggest day from an Auburn receiver in more than a year.

"When I get a chance to get my hands up on the ball, I'm going to make a big play," Slaughter said. "(Smith) just told me when he got hurt, 'You've got to go out there and make some plays.'

"All I needed was an opportunity."

Going into the game, AU had just two catches of more than 35 yards. Slaughter had catches of 42 and 37 yards in the most significant action of his career.

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