Saturday’s Arkansas-Auburn game marked the first SEC home date of the season for the Hogs, after dropping their first three conference games — one at a neutral site and two true road games.
It would not be a pretty result for the Razorbacks, who dropped to 2-5 and 0-4 in the SEC with a 52-20 loss to the Tigers.
The Razorbacks have now lost seven consecutive games against Power 5 competition. They’ve been outscored in the second half in each of those games and are 0-18 under embattled coach Bret Bielema when trailing at halftime.
Auburn (6-2, 4-1) outgained Arkansas 629-334 in total offensive yards. The Tigers improved their all-time series lead to 15-11-1 over the Hogs.
Auburn 52, Arkansas 20 – 3:07 4Q
Devwah Whaley scores on a 2-yard plunge for the Razorbacks.
Auburn 52, Arkansas 13 – 9:44 4Q
Auburn backup quarterback Malik Willis connects with Devan Barrett on a 4-yard touchdown pass.
Auburn 45, Arkansas 13 – 0:28 3Q
Kamryn Pettway runs for an 11-yard touchdown.
Auburn 38, Arkansas 13 – 3:57 3Q
De’Vion Warren returns a kickoff 100 yards for the Razorbacks.
Auburn 38, Arkansas 6 – 4:13 3Q
Tigers wide receiver Ryan Davis throws a 62-yard touchdown pass to Darius Slayton.
Auburn 31, Arkansas 6 – 7:33 3Q
Another Auburn drive, another Auburn march. Game is officially out of hand.
Auburn 24, Arkansas 6 – 12:10 3Q
Auburn just marched right down the field on its first drive out of halftime. Arkansas was overwhelmed.
Auburn 17, Arkansas 6 – HALFTIME
Arkansas has 97 yards rushing, which is solid against the Auburn ‘D.’ Problem is drives are stalling, largely because of penalties and poor offensive line play, and quarterback Cole Kelley is just 7 of 15
Arkansas-Auburn preview coverage
- Pregame observations from Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium
- Bielema: QB Cole Kelley to start again but needs more help
- Arkansas defense will ‘never forget’ what happened last year vs. Auburn
Pregame score predictions
Auburn 27, Arkansas 14
Arkansas surrendered a program-worst 543 rushing yards last season at Auburn, a 56-3 Tigers victory. That happened despite Auburn being without star running back Kerryon Johnson because of injury. This time around, Johnson is healthy and leading the SEC in yards per game (132) and rushing touchdowns (13). Expect the Tigers to control this game with their rushing attack and a domination of the Hogs’ poor offensive line. — Trent Shadid
Auburn 28, Arkansas 10
Auburn looked the part of heavy hitter until blowing a 20-point lead against LSU last week. That means the Tigers can go one of two ways: They can rebound and handle the Hogs or they can fold up the tent and call it a season. If the latter happens, Arkansas would still have to take advantage, and it hasn’t shown it can actually do that. — Eric Bolin
Auburn 48, Arkansas 21
Auburn is going to come in with motivation after suffering its first SEC loss last week at LSU. The Tigers have really put up some impressive offensive numbers against the Razorbacks in recent years. If Gus Malzahn has a chance to run up the score and bring some offensive firepower, he will take advantage of it. — John Nabors
Looking ahead to Week 9: The Razorbacks play at Ole Miss on Saturday, Oct. 28. Kickoff time is noon ET (11 a.m. CT), and SEC Network has the television broadcast.
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