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Game Day Blog: Auburn Hangs Half A Hundred On Hogs Defense

Razorbacks looking for upset of Gus Malzahn and the Tigers

2:27, 4th Quarter – If Arkansas has a white flag, now would be a good time to wave it. Auburn breaks free for a 32-yard touchdown run and this one is over. Well, it already was. Auburn 51, Arkansas 10

7:03, 4th Quarter – Auburn has put the backups in but that hasn’t stopped the scoring as Gatewood tosses his first TD pass of the day. Auburn 44, Arkansas 10

11:54, 4th Quarter – Nix just tossed his third touchdown pass of the game with a perfectly placed ball to the pylon. The freshman is 12-17 passing for 176 yards and the three scores. Auburn 37, Arkansas 10

0:14, 3rd Quarter – CJ O’Grady has been the biggest playmaker for the Arkansas passing game all season and he showed why. The tight end hauled in a 45-yard scoring strike from Hicks but the play had a little extra something. Around the 5-yard line, O’Grady lost control of the ball but he was able to snag it out of mid-air, spin and cross the goal line. Auburn 31, Arkansas 10

0:24, 3rd Quarter – The Arkansas defense forced their first turnover of the game as Sosa Agim pounced on a loose ball on the sideline. The play will be reviewed.

1:06, 3rd Quarter – Arkansas had moved inside the Auburn 40 but a break down in protection on a 4th down attempt killed the drive. Tigers take over with a four touchdown lead.

3:57, 3rd Quarter – Hix tosses his second touchdown pass in the last 22 seconds as this game has been put away. Auburn 31, Arkansas 3.

4:13, 3rd Quarter – It took only six seconds for Arkansas to give the ball back to Auburn as Ben Hicks overthrew his target and was picked off. A quick reverse by the Tigers has Auburn at the Arkansas 28.

4:19, 3rd Quarter – Just when Arkansas thought they might have a chance to get into this game, Auburn delivers a dagger. Seth Williams did not have a defender within 10 yards of him as he hauled in a 48-yard touchdown pass. Auburn 24, Arkansas 3

5:53, 3rd Quarter – The Hogs had by far their best drive of the game as they chewed up 7:30 while running 16 plays. Connor Limpert’s 28-yard field goal was good and Arkansas is on the board. Auburn 17, Arkansas 3

7:35, 3rd Quarter – Arkansas has been marching down the field and has their best field position of the game thanks to a personal foul penalty. Razorbacks at the Auburn 22.

11:48, 3rd Quarter – The Arkansas defense got a stop to begin the second half and the offense has already picked up a pair of first downs. Much better start coming out of the locker room.

0:00, 2nd Quarter – The Razorbacks put together their best drive of the game to close the first half but have nothing to show for it. Connor Limpert missed wide right on a 44-yard attempt. Auburn 17, Arkansas 0

5:32, 2nd Quarter – Arkansas picked up a pair of first downs but lack of protection by the offensive line killed the drive. Auburn has gone quiet offensively as they take over at their own 10.

10:34, 2nd Quarter – Auburn can’t take advantage of the gift as a 48-yard field goal attempt was wide right. Tigers still lead 17-0

13:27, 2nd Quarter – Arkansas just ran what might have been one of the worst fake punt attempts you’ll ever see. It was intercepted and Auburn is at the Hogs 30.

0:00, 1st Quarter – By far, the best two offensive plays for Arkansas have been screen passes to their running backs. Hogs have just 35 yards of offense after one quarter of play but they have moved to near midfield.

0:51, 1st Quarter – Auburn holds a 157-13 advantage in total yards and that has now turned into a three score lead as the Tigers boot a 44-yard field goal. Auburn 17, Arkansas 0

6:23, 1st Quarter – That shot of energy amounted to nothing for the Arkansas offense as they go three and out again. Auburn ball at their own 19.

7:26, 1st Quarter – Arkansas got a much needed big play from their defense as Joe Foucha made a play in the backfield on fourth and one to get a stop. Hogs take over at their own 43.

10:09, 1st Quarter – A personal foul on the first play of the drive put Arkansas behind the sticks and they again go three-and-out. Arkansas defense is going to need a stop of this game could be over before we get to the midway point of the first quarter.

10:48, 1st Quarter – The same play Kentucky torched Arkansas with last week just went for 52 yards for Auburn. Tigers already in the red zone. And now in the end zone. Shaun Shivers with a six yard TD run and things are already not pretty (ok ugly). Auburn 14, Arkansas 0

11:45, 1st Quarter – A turnover and then a quick three and out for the Arkansas offense on their first two drives. Not the start this team needs as they’re outgunned in the talent category today. Auburn takes over at their own 37 after the punt.

12:38, 1st Quarter – It is about the worst start possible for Arkansas as the fumble quickly resulted in an Auburn score. Bo Nix on the QB keeper goes three yards for the touchdown. Auburn 7, Arkansas 0

13:40, 1st Quarter – On the first pass attempt for Arkansas and Hicks, the QB was stripped as he attempted to make a throw and recovered by Auburn at the Hogs 23.

15:00, 1st Quarter – Arkansas will receive the opening kickoff, which was a touchback, so the Hogs start at their own 25. Ben Hicks gets the start at quarterback after coming off the bench the last four games.

Arkansas has lost three straight games by a combined 15 points but today comes the biggest challenge of the season as No. 11 Auburn comes to town.

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