Fayetteville, AR Story and photos by Mike Price
Auburn got things rolling early with a quick takeaway and scored 3 plays later on a Bo Nix 4 yard touchdown run. Arkansas went 3 and out on its next possession. 3 plays later Auburn hit pay dirt again with a 6 yard td run from Shaun Shivers. After that early scoring flourish from Auburn, they only scored 3 points the rest of the first half.
To start the 2nd half, Arkansas held Auburn to a 3 and out and put a 16 play 77 yard drive together that only put 3 points on the board, cutting the Auburn lead to 17-3. But then Auburn put together a 5 play scoring drive capped off by a 48 yard touchdown pass to Seth Williams.
Arkansas came back out and promptly turned the ball right back over to Auburn on a Ben Hicks interception. 2 plays later Bo Nix hit Anthony Schwartz for a 28 yard touchdown pass to go up 31-3.
After a turnover on downs by the Hogs followed by a fumble by Auburn, Arkansas finally hit on a big play with a touchdown pass to TE Cheyenne O’Grady that included some added excitement as he lost the handle on the ball, recovered and kept running for the 45 yard touchdown to make it 31-10.
Auburn responded with touchdowns on their next 3 possessions while Arkansas could only go 3 and out on 2 possessions and 2 plays and a fumble on another. Auburn ended the game with the ball and a final score of 51-10. Arkansas ended the game with only 52 rushing yards and 182 passing yards while Auburn racked up 298 yards on the ground and 193 in the air.
Next up for Auburn is a road trip to the Bayou and the #2 LSU Tigers at 2:30 PM while Arkansas travels to #1 Alabama for a 6 PM kickoff on the SEC Network on ESPN.