Game Day Blog: Auburn Pulls Away From Arkansas To Cover Big Spread

Auburn 34, Arkansas 3 Final

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3:15 – 4th Quarter

Auburn tacks on a field goal which would seem pretty meaningless in a 34-3 game. That does cover the 30-point spread, as of now.

8:18 – 4th Quarter

Auburn put together their most impressive drive of the night as they went 72 yards in eight plays, capped by a 15 yard touchdown run by Whitlow to extend their lead to four scores. Auburn 31, Arkansas 3

12:16 – 4th Quarter

Arkansas has moved 62 yards in nine plays to the Auburn 28 but now face a 4th and 9. Hogs take final timeout to discuss play call as they appeared to be going for it. Storey was hit as he let it go and was batted down on the defensive line as Auburn takes over on downs.

0:00 – 3rd Quarter

Auburn leads Arkansas 24-3 despite the Razorbacks having 74 more yards of total offense and more first downs. Hogs facing a 2nd and 12 to start the final quarter.

3:29 – 3rd Quarter

Facing a third and short, Arkansas went to the well too many times. The Hogs inserted Cole Kelley for a QB draw but was stuffed. It was the third time tonight they tried the play. Auburn forces punt and takes over at own 40.

5:32 – 3rd Quarter

Arkansas trails by 21 points but the Hogs’ defense can’t be blamed. Auburn has just 148 total yards, including only 59 yards rushing through 40 minutes of game action. Hogs ball at own 9.

9:05 – 3rd Quarter

Just when it looked like Arkansas was getting some momentum, Auburn’s special teams erases it. Igbinoghene returned the kickoff 96 yards, untouched, for a score to push the Tigers’ lead to 21. The Razorbacks have been atrocious on special teams tonight. Like as bad as I’ve seen. Auburn 24, Arkansas 3

9:19 – 3rd Quarter

Arkansas just put together their best drive of the night as they went 68 yards in 10 plays but the Hogs had to settle for a 29-yard field goal by Connor Limpert. Back to a two score game. Auburn 17, Arkansas 3

11:19 – 3rd Quarter

With their biggest threat of the night, Arkansas called a timeout to discuss their options on 4th and two. The Hogs brought in Cole Kelley to run a quarterback draw as they narrowly picked up the first down.

13:09 – 3rd Quarter

The Arkansas defense continues to play well as they get a quick stop to start the second half. Hogs take over at own 21 trailing 17-0. Rakheem Boyd started the drive with a 45 yards to move into Auburn territory.

0:00 – 2nd Quarter

Ty Storey was picked off and returned for a touchdown on the final play of the first half but the Razorbacks catch a break as Auburn was flagged for an illegal block. Tigers then missed a field goal, their second miss of the first half, to end the second quarter.

0:49 – 2nd Quarter

Another short field led to another Auburn score. Arkansas got a third down stop but a personal foul face mask (legit penalty) extended the drive. Tigers’ quarterback Jarrett Stidham scrambled four yards for the score on the next play. Auburn 17, Arkansas 0

3:08 – 2nd Quarter

After narrowly missing a blocked punt earlier in the game, the Tigers got one here. Arkansas’s defense is backed against the wall again as Tigers start at Hogs’ 9. Special teams killing the Hogs in this first half.

4:30 – 2nd Quarter

Arkansas gave up the first big offensive play of the game but their defense would clamp down from there. The Razorbacks got a big fourth down stop on a short yardage run and now take over at their own nine.

6:20 – 2nd Quarter

Auburn hadn’t found many cracks in the Arkansas defense but a quick throw to the outside turned into the game’s first big offensive play. Anthony Schwartz sprinted 42 yards up the sideline to move the ball into the red zone.

7:59 – 2nd Quarter

Arkansas has more than double the number of total yards than Auburn but a pair of plays has flipped the tide of this game. A big punt return and fumble return for Auburn led to their 10 points. Tigers take over at their own 24.

11:41 – 2nd Quarter

Arkansas can’t seem to get out of their own way as penalties have killed several drives. Razorbacks have been flagged five times for 30 yards, the most recent holding call killed another drive. Auburn ball at their own 30.

0:00 – 1st Quarter

After 15 minutes of play, Auburn leads 10-0 thanks to Arkansas miscues.

0:21 – 1st Quarter

The Arkansas defense did all you could ask for as they took the field at their own two as they forced a three-and-out. Auburn settled for an 18-yard field goal. Tigers 10, Razorbacks 0

1:54 – 1st Quarter

On the first play of the ensuing drive, Chase Hayden coughed up the football and Auburn returned it inside the Razorbacks five.

2:00 1st Quarter

Arkansas was lucky to not have their punt blocked but a short kick set up a short field for Auburn but the Tigers could not take advantage. Auburn missed a 54-yard field goal.

3:47 – 1st Quarter

Penalties has been the story surrounding the Arkansas offense up to this point. Twice has an illegal substitution put the Razorbacks behind the chains and forced a punt. Auburn takes over at own 45 after a the punt was nearly blocked.

5:21 – 1st Quarter

Arkansas’s defense looked sharp on their second chance of the game and forced a three-and-out from the Auburn offense. Hogs take over at their own 28.

6:43 – 1st Quarter

Arkansas and Storey were able to mount a drive but saw it stall after a pre-snap penalty in the red zone. Connor Limpert missed a 40-yard field goal wide left to keep Auburn’s lead at 7-0.

10:36 – 1st Quarter

Thanks to the big punt return, Auburn had a short field and the Tigers quickly took advantage. Jatavious Whitlow capped the drive with a five yard touchdown run. Auburn 7, Arkansas 0

13:15 – 1st Quarter

A dropped screen pass and then pressure on Storey ended the opening Arkansas drive as the Hogs are forced to punt. Auburn promptly returns the punt 47 yards and have the ball deep in Arkansas territory.

15:00 – 1st Quarter

Arkansas will receive the football to start things off at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Ty Storey gets the start at quarterback after not playing last week against North Texas.

Updates to come

Arkansas is taking on Auburn at 6:30 pm as the Razorbacks look to pull a big upset on the plains. Follow along as @5NEWSBobby has updates and opinions throughout the game.

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