Inside the Numbers and Injury Report
Arkansas earned its first SEC road win of the season and ended a six-game losing streak against Auburn with a 41-27 win over the Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday. With the win, the Razorbacks improve to 5-3 on the year and 2-3 in the league.
Auburn came first on the board with a 46-yard field goal after a slow start from both teams, but Arkansas responded with a long drive to take a 7-3 lead after the first quarter. The Hogs split early in the second quarter when Jefferson’s touchdown made it 14-3. The Tigers responded with Tank Bigsby’s long touchdown run that cut Auburn’s deficit to 14-10. The teams traded field goals in the final minutes to send the game to halftime with Arkansas leading 17-13.
Arkansas blocked a field goal attempt by Auburn on the third quarter’s opening possession and found the end zone on its first two drives to take a 31-13 lead heading into the fourth quarter. The Hogs nailed another score early in the final period on Rashod Dubinion’s second touchdown of the game.
Auburn found the end zone for the first time in the second half with a touchdown pass from Ashford with 5:28 remaining and added another score in the closing seconds, but it was too little, too late as the Razorbacks came away with a 41 -27 win.
Here’s a look at the injury report and numbers from Saturday’s game at Auburn:
IN THE NUMBERS
- -1 – Yards, three plays and a punt for Arkansas to open the game
- 1 – Carry for Rocket Sanders in the second quarter
- 1 – Turnover between the two teams on Saturday
- 2 – Possessions for Auburn in the final 2:25 of the first half
- 2 – Most total rushing yards for Auburn at halftime (246-244)
- 2 – Penalties (intentional grounding, delay of game) on Arkansas opening possession
- 2 – Passing yards for Auburn in the first quarter
- 2 – Two-yard TD runs by a freshman running back Rashod Dubinion
- 3 – Back-to-back road games for Arkansas
- 3 – Direct touchdowns for Arkansas to start the second half
- 3 – Back-to-back pass attempts in the red zone led Arkansas to settle for one FG late in the first half
- 3 – Razorbacks recorded double-digit carryovers on the day (Sanders, Jefferson, Green)
- 3 – Bags for both teams on Saturday
- 4 – Yard carry for freshman running back James Jointer on his first touch
- 5 – Number of coaches between the two teams since Arkansas last won against Auburn
- 5 – Consecutive completions for Jefferson to start the game
- 6 – Auburn’s back-to-back wins over Arkansas coming into play was its longest SEC streak
- seven – Plays, 18 yards and a 46-yard FG in 3:12 on Auburn’s first scored drive
- seven – Scores on seven attempts inside the red zone for Arkansas on Saturday
- 8 – Games, 75 yards and a touchdown over 2:45 on Arkansas’ first drive
- 9 – Win in 10 matches following a bye for Bryan Harsin get in the game
- 9 – Penalties on the day for Arkansas, six for Auburn
- ten – Yard run for freshman Isaiah Sategna on his first touch
- 11 – Reception of touchdown by Jadon Haselwood put Arkansas up 24-13 with 6:02 in 3Q
- 11 – Plays 80 yards in 4:52 on Arkansas’ second touchdown
- 13 – TD Court managed by KJ Jefferson put Arkansas up 14-3 with 10:27 to go in the half
- 14 – Auburn’s SEC rankings in rush D, 3rd conv., first downs and turnover margin
- 21 – Consecutive points to start the second half for Arkansas
- 22 – Points per game scored by Auburn coming into play
- 24 – Carlson’s Yard FG cut Auburn’s deficit to 14-13 at halftime
- 26 – Yard FG by Cam Little went 17-10 with 2:30 to go in the half
- 27 – Yard punt by Reid Bauer on his first attempt at the game
- 27 – Jersey of Chris Paul, whose first-quarter sack blocked Auburn’s first practice
- 29 – Completion of the yard at Warren Thompson was Arkansas’ first big game of the day
- 33 – Points per game allowed by Arkansas entry
- 37 – Yard FG by Cam Little made it 41-20 with 1:55 to play
- 40 – Suit landon jackson who came with a blocked key field goal
- 41 – TD Court managed by Bigsby Reservoir closed Auburn’s deficit at 14-10 in 2T
- 46 – Yard FG attempts by Auburn’s Anders Carlson the first two drives (1 missed, 1 completed)
- 64 – Degrees and cloudy at the kick-off of the Jordan-Hare stadium
- 72 – Advantage of the pass for Arkansas at halftime (174-102)
- 74 – rushing yard advantage for Auburn at halftime (144-70)
- 76 – Sanders’ third quarter was Arkansas’ longest scrimmage play
- 78 – Yards on Reid Bauer’s second punt of the afternoon
- 93 – Yards on four plays in 1:35 on Auburn’s first touchdown
- 115 – Matt Landers’ receiving yards on four receptions led the Razorbacks
- 130 – Rush 1,000 meters for Rocket Sanders entering the game
- 171 – Ruling yards on 16 carries for Raheim Sanders against Auburn
- 234 – Yards on 16 of 24 passes with three total touchdowns (2 rush) for KJ Jefferson
- 278 – Ruling yards allowed by Arkansas to Auburn during a losing streak
- 372 – Total yards for Auburn quarterback Robby Ashford
- 468 – Total offensive yards for Auburn on the day (285 passes / 183 carries)
- 524 – Total offensive yards for Arkansas that day (290 carries / 234 passes)
- 2,562 – Days since last Arkansas win over Auburn coming into play
- 3,675 – Days since Arkansas last won inside Jordan-Hare Stadium coming into play
ARKANSAS INJURY REPORT
In-Game Injuries:RB Raheim Sander (2Q, came back)
AUBURN INJURY REPORT
DID YOU NOTICE?
- All four SEC Nation crew members picked Arkansas to defeat Auburn.
- Prior to Saturday’s contest, Arkansas had been Auburn’s highest-scoring SEC game in seven of the past eight seasons. However, Lee Corso picked the Auburn Super Dog of the Day from ESPN College GameDay.
- Auburn announced its freshman year Holden Geriner as his starting quarterback before the game, but Robby Ashford took all the warm-up shots with the first team attack and took the start.
- Arkansas won the opening toss and elected to receive to start the game.
- Arkansas was flagged for intentional grounding on their first offensive play from scrimmage.
- Terry Hampton got his second straight start at defensive tackle, Hudson Clark started at the corner and Myles Slusher started nickel for Arkansas defense.
- Unsurprisingly, there was an escaped review on Auburn’s first ride in the morning. The call from the field that Bigsby was down before losing the ball was valid, although it was unconfirmed.
- The Razorbacks ended up getting a defensive save, but couldn’t capitalize because Jadon Haselwood lost a fumble on Arkansas’ first completion in the following series.
- AJ Green won the first non-Rocket running back for Arkansas on the first play of the second quarter.
- Strategist KJ Jefferson recorded his third career game with multiple rushing touchdowns.
- Jackson Woodard saw some first-half snaps for the Arkansas defense at linebacker.
- The SEC network used a photo of someone other than KJ Jefferson on his bio during the show.
- Reid Bauer’s career-long 78-yard punt is the first punt over 70 yards since Sam Irwin-Hill’s 79-yard punt against South Carolina in 2013.
- DL landon jackson is the first Razorback player to block a field goal since Dan Skipper did in 2016 against Alcorn State.
- Jadon Haselwood played its 20th straight game with at least one reception, dating back to the 2021 season.
- Running for 76 yards throughout his career, Rocket Sanders ties Madre Hill’s school record for fastest rushing 1,000 yards in a season in just eight games.
- Arkansas has rushed for more than 200 yards in seven of eight games this season.
- Malik Hornsby, James Jointer and Isaiah Sategna both saw action for Arkansas’ offense late in the game. Beaux Limmer also slipped and took reps at center and E’Marion Harris made his debut at right guard.