March 19, 2005
Auburn Ala. (AP) - Sophomore Brandon Cox was the clear leader in the race to be Auburn's starting quarterback next season afterSaturday's low-scoring spring game.
But whether Cox and the rest of Auburn's offense will be able to put points on the scoreboard remains to be seen, as the Tigers try to replace last year's offensive stars, quarterback Jason Campbell and running backs Ronnie Brown and Carnell Williams.
A crowd of 35,600 showed up at Jordan-Hare Stadium on a cool, windy day to watch the spring game, played with referees and like a real game, except kicks could not be run back.
Cox quarterbacked the Blue team to a 9-0 win over the White team as he completed 13-22 passes for 226 yards in a game in which neither squad could get in the end zone.
The only scoring came on three John Vaughn field goals.
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Coach Tommy Tuberville agreed that Cox has established himself as the leading contender to replace Campbell as starting quarterback.