Arkansas won the toss and elected to receive. Auburn chose to defend the south goal.
Kickoff was at 2:38 p.m. CT.
Game attendance was announced as a sellout of 87,451.
Auburn now leads the all-time series with Arkansas 11-8-1, including a
5-3-1 mark in Auburn.
Auburn's 65 points are the most since Auburn scored 73 against ULM in
Auburn's 65 points are the most ever by the Tigers in an SEC game,
breaking the school record of 63 against Florida in 1970.
The combined point total of 108 points is a new school record. The
record was 105 points in a 56-49 four-overtime loss to Georgia in 1996.
The 108 points combined is the most ever combined points in a
non-overtime SEC game. The previous high was 104 points combined by
South Carolina (65) vs. Mississippi State (39) in 1995.
The 108 points combined is more points than scored in the Jan 11, 2003
Auburn vs. Arkansas basketball game (Auburn won 52-37 in Fayetteville.)
Auburn has now won 61 consecutive games when scoring 30 or more
points. The Tigers have not lost when scoring at least 30 points since a
56-49, four-overtime loss to Georgia in 1996.
Auburn came from behind to win for the fifth time this year. The
Tigers also trailed in games against Arkansas State, Clemson, South
Carolina and Kentucky.
Auburn scored 28 points in the fourth quarter, the most since
also scoring 28 in the fourth quarter against Florida State (59-27) in
Auburn rushed for 330 yards, which was the highest total ever for
Auburn against Arkansas. The previous high was 274 in 1992.
Auburn's 330 yards rushing gave Auburn at least 300 yards rushing in
each of its last three SEC games. The Tigers have six 300-yard rushing
games in the past two seasons after having just four in the previous six
Arkansas scored first on a 7-yard pass midway through the first
quarter. It marked the fourth time this year that Auburn's opponent
scored first (Arkansas State, Clemson, Kentucky).
Auburn led 27-21 at halftime. The Tigers are now 5-0 this season when
leading at halftime.
Auburn led 37-35 after three quarters. The Tigers are now 5-0 when
leading after three quarters.
OT Lee Ziemba extended his consecutive starts streak to 45 games,
which is four shy of the school record held by Will Herring.
Cam Newton had his fourth 100-yard rushing game of the season,
carrying 25 times for 188 yards. He now has four of the top 50 rushing
performances in Auburn history, despite having played only seven games.
Newton now has 860 yards rushing this season, which ranks sixth in SEC
history for single-season rushing yardage, and second in Auburn history.
Newton scored Auburn's first points on a 5-yard touchdown rush, added
a 1-yard plunge in the third quarter and a 3-yard rush in the fourth. He
now has 12 rushing touchdowns this season, which ties for 10th most in a
single season in school history.
Newton has now accounted for 25 touchdowns (13 passing, 12 rushing)
this season, which is the second highest single-season total in school
history, and just one shy of Pat Sullivan's school record of 26 in 1970.
Wes Byrum scored 17 points, and now needs four points to pass John
Vaughn (2003-06) and become Auburn's all-time leading scorer. Byrum now
has 309 points for his career.
Byrum became the 21st player in SEC history to reach 300 career points
on his field goal at the end of the first half, and now ranks 18th in
Byrum's 43-yard field goal in the second quarter was his longest field
goal of the season. He added a 26-yarder at the end of the quarter and a
28-yarder in the third quarter. He now has 54 career field goals,
extending his own school record.
Darvin Adams had two catches for 34 yards, and moved past Ronney
Daniels (1999-2000) for 10th in Auburn history for career receiving
yards. Adams now has 1,434 career receiving yards.
Mario Fannin rushed for 60 yards on 14 carries, moving past Tom Bryan
(1964-66) into 30th place on Auburn's career rushing list with 1,195
Demond Washington had 122 kickoff return yards, giving him 1,101 yards
in his career moving him into fourth place all-time, passing Markeith
Cooper's 1,077 yards.
Washington's 47-yard kickoff return in the first quarter was the
longest of the season for Auburn at the time, surpassing Washington's
33-yard return at Mississippi State.
Mario Fannin's 4-yard touchdown rush in the second quarter was the
eighth rushing touchdown of his career and second this season, and his
17th career touchdown overall.
Antonio Goodwin blocked a punt late in the second quarter, marking the
Tigers' first blocked punt since Jerraud Powers blocked one against
Florida in 2006.
Onterio McCalebb scored on a 13-yard rush in the second quarter. It
was his third rushing TD of the season and the seventh of his career.
McCalebb had a 99-yard kickoff return in the third quarter but was
tackled at the 1-yard line. It tied for the sixth-longest kickoff return
in school history and was the longest that did not result in a
Nick Fairley extended his streak of having at least one tackle for
loss in every game this season with a TFL in the third quarter.
Emory Blake scored on a 15-yard touchdown pass from Cam Newton in the
fourth quarter. It marked the fourth receiving TD of the season for
Zac Etheridge scooped up a fumble and raced 47 yards for his first
career touchdown in the fourth quarter. It was his third career fumble
recovery. The fumble was forced by Craig Stevens - the fourth of his
Josh Bynes had his second and third interceptions of the season in the
fourth quarter. He now has seven interceptions in his career.
Michael Dyer had a 38-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. It was
the third rushing touchdown of his career.