"I saw the ball and my eyes got real big," Cobb said. "I ran as hard as I could. It felt great, though."
Cobb said the touchdown set the tone for the rest of the contest and made things easier for the defense despite the heat on the playing surface.
"We were out there making plays," he said.
His first touchdown as a Wildcat made Cobb more eager to get on the field. Cobb said taking a break on a hot field wasn't in an option.
"We were actually excited about going back out there to play defense," he said. "It was fun."
In the week leading up to the opener, Cobb said the defense was zoomed in on making sure the Cards didn't get into a flow under a new offensive coordinator and a new scheme.
"We didn't know what they were going to run," he said. "What they did run, we pretty much knew. We felt pretty confident."
As for a prediction for the rest of the season, Cobb offered no promises.
"Who knows (if the sky is the limit)," he said. "We have Norfolk State next week and we've got to take it one game at a time. We just need to toughen up a little bit so we can get to the ball quicker."
Cobb said this year's upset over the Cardinals proved that last year's exciting win wasn't a fluke.
"Last year it good for the team," Cobb said. "This year it's a program statement. We're on the rise."
Cobb said Brooks has been preaching to the defensive unit the importance "of being the backbone" of the team. Cobb said he likes the concept.
"We're buying into it," he said. "We just went out there, made plays and had fun."
The Wildcats scored two touchdowns on defensive plays, which was the topic of conversation on the sidelines.
"We almost felt like the Baltimore Ravens when they won the Super Bowl," he said. "Defense wins games and championships. I'm just happy to get the win."