Oct. 12, 2010
Auburn, Ala. -
The seventh-ranked Auburn football team returned from its customary off day Monday with a 110-minute practice Tuesday evening.
The Tigers practiced against the scouts as they began working on the game plan for Saturday's game against the 12th-ranked Arkansas Razorbacks.
Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn noted the Hogs' play on defense this season.
"They moved some guys around (from last season) and they play really sound football," Malzahn said. "They have been playing together for three years and you can tell they really understand the defense. They play extremely hard and tackle very well in open space."
Arkansas is second in the Southeastern Conference in fewest points allowed, giving up 15.0 points per game. The Hogs have held opponents to 167.8 yards passing per game and 302.4 yards total offense per contest.
The Tigers go into the game with the league's top-ranked offense in yards per game (483.0 ypg) and rushing yards per game (276.0 ypg). Auburn is averaging 36.7 points per game, the second-best mark in the SEC.
Auburn (6-0, 3-0 SEC) and Arkansas (4-1, 1-1 SEC) kick off Saturday at 2:30 p.m. CT in Jordan-Hare Stadium. The game will be nationally televised by CBS. Auburn leads the overall series against Arkansas with a 10-8-1 record, but the Hogs have won the last two games in the series and three of the last four.