"The week of the Alabama game it's like I'm in mourning," says Jackson. "Like I have to pay that coach back what he said. That gives me incentive to play till I can't no more."
Auburn doesn't have to beat the Tide to get people out to Toomer's Corner downtown. All the Tigers have to do is win, and students and townspeople will festoon the corner of College and Magnolia with toilet paper. "When we beat 'Bama in '82, they rolled the corner for two days," says Jackson. "People bought up all the paper in town. Cops be out rolling too."
And if they're rolling Toomer's Corner when Jackson wants to reach the arcade on College, several storefronts down, to dodge video bullets? Bo'll just swing his Cutlass onto Tiger, hang a right on Glenn and another one, at the Amoco station, drive up College, park and fill the meter. Remember the meter.
BO ON THE GO
RECORD AT AUBURN: 31-12
BOWL RECORD: 3-1
CAREER RUSHING YARDS: 4,303
WON THE Heisman Trophy in 1985 after setting the career rushing record at Auburn, a mark only one player (Cadillac Willams, 3,831 yards) has come close to matching.