Auburn preparing for high powered Sooner offense

AUBURN, Ala. (al.com) - Auburn's secondary's final task will be quite possibly its toughest of the season. Senior cornerback Joshua Holsey wouldn't want it any other way.

When Auburn (8-4) takes on Oklahoma (10-2) in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 2 in New Orleans, the Tigers will be going up against two Heisman finalists in Sooners quarterback Baker Mayfield and wide receiver Dede Westrbook. The two finished third and fourth, respectively, in voting for college football's most prestigious award earlier this month.

"We're smiling," Holsey said. "We know they're going to come out and they're going to try us. They're going to throw the ball around. They've got two great guys and that's just going to help our defense with that exposure. You get to face Heisman candidates, you don't get to face them too many times, people who was in the Heisman finalists.

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