Game Notes - Auburn vs. Arkansas
Captains: Montravius Adams, Carl Lawson, Alex Kozan, Marcus Davis
Weather: 69 degrees at kickoff, clear, wind 5-10 mph
Coin Toss: Arkansas wins toss, elects to receive; Auburn defends north goal
Eagle flight: Nova from flagpole
Attendance: 87,451 - third sellout of season at Jordan-Hare Stadium
- Auburn's 543 rushing yards set a record for any SEC regular-season game (previous: Arkansas vs. South Carolina in 2007, 542 yards). Auburn also holds the record for any SEC vs. SEC matchup with 545 yards vs. Missouri in the 2013 SEC Championship Game.
- The previous Auburn single-game SEC rushing record was 2013 at Tennessee (444 yards).
- Tonight's 53-point win was the largest margin of victory against a ranked opponent in Auburn history. It was also the largest margin by either team in the series with Arkansas (previous: 24 in 2014) and the second-largest in Auburn history against an SEC opponent (record: 56-0 over Mississippi State in 1970).
- The last time Auburn beat an SEC opponent by at least 50 points was 1990 vs. Vanderbilt (56-6).
- Auburn held Arkansas to 25 rushing yards, the fewest by an Auburn opponent in SEC play since 2003, when Tennessee rushed for 4 yards in a 28-21 Auburn win.
- Under Gus Malzahn, Auburn is 6-0 in regular-season games coming off a bye week - previous wins vs. Ole Miss (2013), Alabama (2013), at Kansas State (2014), vs. South Carolina (2014), at Kentucky (2015).
- In the last three games, Auburn has outscored its opponents in the first half 91-10 (28-7 vs. ULM; 35-0 at Mississippi State, 28-3 vs. Arkansas).
- Over the last 12 quarters, Auburn has outscored its opponents 157-24.
- The last time Auburn did not allow a touchdown in an SEC game was against Florida in 2011.
- Auburn has held 6 of 7 opponents in 2016 under 20 points; 7 of 8 dating back to the 2015 Birmingham Bowl vs. Memphis.
- Auburn's 91-yard scoring drive in the first quarter was its longest of the season.
- The Tigers' 183 rushing yards in the first quarter were Auburn's most in any single quarter since the 2013 SEC Championship Game when Auburn had 212 in the third quarter.
- Auburn's 21-0 lead at the end of the first quarter was its largest first-quarter lead against an SEC opponent since 2005, when the Tigers led Alabama 21-0.
- Over the last three games, Auburn has outscored its opponent in the first quarter 49-0.
- This is the second time this year that at least four different Auburn players have scored a rushing touchdown (last: vs. ULM). The last time at least four different players scored a rushing touchdown against an SEC opponent was the 2013 SEC Championship Game vs. Missouri (Tre Mason, Cameron Artis-Payne, Nick Marshall, Corey Grant).
- Freshman Eli Stove, making his first career start, had a 78-yard touchdown run on Auburn's first offensive play of the game. It was the fourth carry of his career.
- Stove's TD run tied for the 16th-longest in Auburn history and the third-longest by a freshman. It was the first time Auburn scored on its first offensive play of a game since Carnell Williams had an 80-yard run vs. Alabama in 2003.
- Sophomore QB Sean White finished with a career-high 61 rushing yards and scored his second career rushing touchdown in the third quarter, a 1-yard run.
- White's 41-yard run in the first quarter was a career-long (previous: 31 vs. Mississippi State).
- Sophomore RB Kamryn Pettway finished with a career-high XXX rushing yards (previous: 169 vs. Mississippi State) and two touchdowns.
- Pettway now has 6 touchdowns for his career, five coming in the last two games (3 at MSU; 2 tonight).
- Pettway has topped the 100-yard mark four times in six games played this season.
- WR Stanton Truitt scored the first two touchdowns of his career tonight. His first came on a 20-yard run in the first quarter. He later scored on a 45-yard reception in the second quarter for his longest career reception (previous: 13 at LSU, 2015).
- Auburn had four sacks, three in the first quarter.
- Jeff Holland had his first sack of the season and second of his career on the final play of the first quarter.
- Andrew Williams had his fourth career sack in the first quarter.
- Carl Lawson and Montravius Adams combined on a sack in the first quarter. Lawson now has 11.5 career sacks and Adams has 9.0.
- Marlon Davidson recovered an Arkansas fumble in the first quarter, the first of his career.
- Devaroe Lawrence had the first full sack of his career in the fourth quarter; he previously had a half sack vs. Louisville in 2015.
INDIVIDUAL NOTES/SPECIAL TEAMS
- Junior PK Daniel Carlson is 126-for-126 in his career on PAT attempts, setting a new Auburn record for consecutive extra points made (Damon Duval, 125-125)
- With eight points today, Carlson now has 297 total points for his career (291 points kicking + one touchdown). He is third all-time scoring at Auburn and is now 15 points behind John Vaughn (312 points, 2003-06) for second all-time.
- Carlson had a string of 35 consecutive touchbacks on kickoffs snapped late in the third quarter when Arkansas returned a kick out of the end zone; 36 of his 38 kickoffs this season have gone for touchbacks.
- Kevin Phillips' 53-yard punt in the second quarter was the 13th of his career of 50+ yards.