New Orleans, La.–-This season Auburn's defense has faced several quarterbacks that were capable of…
Defense Stands Tall In Sugar Bowl Win
New Orleans, La.–-All season long Auburn's quick, but small, defense has caused opponents fits and caught them off guard with its physical style of play. Monday night in the Louisiana Superdome was no different for this group of Tigers as they dominated the Virginia Tech Hokies for much of the Sugar Bowl game on the way to a 16-13 Auburn victory that completes a perfect 13-0 season. Along the way the Tigers had their bumps in the road, but in the end they got the job done. That's the way this team has played all season and defensive coordinator Gene Chizik said that he couldn't be happier for his guys after the way they played, holding the Hokies scoreless in two red zone opportunities early that wound up being the difference in the game. "We're the number one scoring defense in the country and I think we proved tonight that the title really is valid for us," Chizik said. "Even when you get the ball down there inside the 20 and threaten to score our guys put their backs to the wall...
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