Football Game Notes: Auburn vs. Arkansas

Oct. 2, 2012

Sept. 22, 2012 | 6 PM CT
Jordan-Hare Stadium (87,451) | Auburn, Ala.
TV: ESPN2 | Radio: Auburn IMG Sports Network

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The Last Meeting
Auburn14
Arkansas38
October 8, 2011
Fayetteville, Ark.
Auburn Falls at Arkansas
Michael Dyer rushed for 112 yards and one touchdown, while Kiehl Frazier added another score as the Auburn Tigers saw their 10-game SEC winning streak snapped with a 38-14 loss at Arkansas.

The Game

Auburn (1-3, 0-2 SEC) hosts Arkansas (1-4, 0-2 SEC) in an SEC West matchup Saturday, October 6, 2012, at Jordan-Hare Stadium (87,451) in Auburn. Kickoff is set for 11:00 a.m. CT and the game will be televised by ESPN2.

First and 10

  • Auburn and Arkansas will play in the 22nd meeting between the teams. Auburn holds an 11-9-1 advantage in the series history
  • The teams have split the last 10 meetings, with Arkansas winning four of the last six matchups
  • Members of the 1972 Auburn team, affectionately known as The Amazin's, will celebrate their 40th anniversary reunion in pregame festivities
  • The Auburn field goal defense unit has already blocked three kicks this season, two by Angelo Blackson and one by Corey Lemonier
  • Coach Gene Chizik is 31-13 in his fourth season as head coach at Auburn; 36-32 in his sixth season overall as a college head coach
  • Auburn has averaged crowds of more than 80,000 per game at Jordan-Hare Stadium for the last 19 seasons, including an 85,968 average this season; Auburn is 14-2 in its last 16 home games
  • Onterio McCalebb leads the SEC and ranks third nationally in kick return average (36.83); Auburn as a team leads the SEC in kickoff return average (31.5) as well
  • Auburn has won 75 consecutive games when scoring 30 or more points
  • Philip Lutzenkirchen's five-reception performance against LSU marked the most catches by an Auburn tight end since Cooper Wallace had five receptions at Georgia in 2003
  • Linebacker Daren Bates leads the SEC with 11.75 tackles per game

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