Auburn 52, Arkansas 20 - Game Notes
Oct. 21, 2017
- Captains: Braden Smith, Austin Golson, Tré Williams
- Weather: 74 degrees at kickoff and breezy
- Coin Toss: Auburn wins the toss and defers. Arkansas will receive.
- Marquel Harrell was Auburn's only first-time starter
- Auburn has scored on its opening drive in every game this season except the Mercer contest
- The Tigers have scored first in 12 straight games
- Auburn has held the opponent without a first-quarter touchdown in 12 of its last 13 games
- Auburn recorded more than 500 yards total offense for the fifth time this season and surpasses 600 yards for the first time this year. This was Auburn's ninth 600-yard game with Malzahn as head coach and fifth against an SEC opponent. 626 yards total offense is the sixth-most ever by an Auburn team in an SEC contest.
- Auburn rushed for more than 300 yards for the third time this year and 20th time under Malzahn as head coach
- That was the first kickoff return for a touchdown by an Auburn opponent since the 2013 BCS national championship game vs. Florida State
- With 1,826 career rushing yards, Kerryon Johnson is 22nd on the Auburn career rushing list
- Johnson's second-quarter touchdown was his 14th rushing score of the season and 13th in the last five games. He has 28 career rushing touchdowns
- Johnson and Cam Newton are the only Auburn players since 1996 to score 14 touchdowns through the first eight games of the season
- Jarrett Stidham's first-quarter touchdown run was his second rushing score at Auburn and fourth of his career. His 18-yard run in the third quarter was a career long rush for Stidham
- Eli Stove's 45-yard rush was his long rushing gain of the season
- Kamryn Pettway's three third-quarter TD runs give him six scores for the season and 13 for his career. It's Pettway's fourth career multiple-touchdown game and third three-score game of his career
- With 1,529 career rushing yards, Pettway is 30th on the Auburn career rushing list, passing Cam Newton (1,473 in 2010) and Tommy Lorino (1,486 from 1956-58)
- Darius Slayton's 146 receiving yards tonight are a career best; his previous high was 56 yards vs. Oklahoma in last season's Sugar Bowl. Slayton's 62-yard TD catch from Ryan Davis was a career long for Slayton and his third career score
- With 146 yards, Slayton is the first Auburn receiver to record a 100-yard receiving game since Tony Stevens (109) last season vs. ULM
- Ryan Davis' 62-yard TD pass to Darius Slayton is the longest Auburn TD pass by a non-quarterback in Auburn records. That is the seventh Auburn passing TD by a non-QB since 1996.
- Darrell Williams' fumble recovery was the first of his career
- Jeremiah Dinson and Big Kat Bryant recorded their first career sacks
- Deshaun Davis recorded his first career fumble recovery.
- Jeff Holland's two forced fumbles were the first by an Auburn player since Corey Lemonier at Georgia in 2011. Holland is the first Auburn player to force and recover a fumble in a game since Cassanova McKinzy vs. Vanderbilt in 2012. Holland now has two career fumble recoveries and five career forced fumbles
INDIVIDUAL NOTES/SPECIAL TEAMS
- Daniel Carlson extended his SEC and Auburn career scoring record to 434 career points scored
- Carlson has converted 177 consecutive PAT attempts, a school and SEC record. That ranks sixth in SEC history in PAT made, passing Jeremy Sheffey (172, Alabama, 2009-12) and Zach Hocker (171, Arkansas, 2010-13). As a team, Auburn has converted 203 consecutive PAT, the second longest active streak nationally
- Carlson's first-quarter field goal gives him 15 for the season and an Auburn record 84 for his career (second most in SEC history, passing Leigh Tiffin, Alabama, 2006-09)