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10.07.2009

Looking at Arkansas

Hey everyone. I did some "research" for my Saturday story about this BIG GAME. Sharing is caring.

STATISTICAL COMPARISONS
    SCORING OFFENSE
  • AUB -- 41.4 (2)
  • ARK -- 35.8 (4)

    SCORING DEFENSE
  • AUB -- 23.8 (8)
  • ARK -- 29.0 (12)

    OFF. YARDS
  • AUB -- 512.8 (2)
  • ARK -- 441.0 (4)

    DEF. YARDS
  • AUB -- 344.2 (9)
  • ARK -- 404.5 (12)

    RUSHING OFFENSE
  • AUB -- 253.8 (2)
  • ARK -- 111.8 (11)

    PASSING OFFENSE
  • AUB -- 259.0 (2)
  • ARK -- 329.2 (1)

    RUSHING DEFENSE
  • AUB -- 153.4 (10)
  • ARK -- 121.0 (7)

    PASSING DEFENSE
  • AUB -- 190.8 (9)
  • ARK -- 283.5 (12)


OTHER ITEMS OF NOTE
  • AU RED ZONE DEFENSE: 16-for-17 (94.1%): 9 TDs, 7 FGs.

  • AU RED ZONE OFFENSE: 19-for-20 (95%): 14 TDs, 5 FGs.

  • AU TURNOVER MARGIN: +8 (best in SEC)

  • Nine Arkansas players have caught a touchdown pass this season.

  • Two of the Razorbacks' top three wideouts (Joe Adams and Jarius Wright) are shorter than 6-0.

  • Texas A&M ran 93 plays in a 42-17 loss to Arkansas last week.

  • Texas A&M had eight drives that ended inside the ARK 40.

  • DE DeQuinta Jones, coveted Auburn recruit earlier this year, is now a reserve player for the Razorbacks.

188 Comments:

Blogger FSJ said...

Substance

7:37 PM  
Blogger michael said...

I really get annoyed when people do the first post without real substance.

7:41 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

AU puts 50 on Arky.

7:42 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Arky puts 30 on AU.

7:42 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Almost paradise...

7:42 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Don't hate michael..

7:43 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

I watched the replay of the ARK TX A&M game. Seemed to me A&M beat themselves. They would get inside the 40 and then do something stupid. Maybe I am naive, but I really think they had a lot more to do with their loss than ARK. Although they did take advantage of A&M's stupid mistakes.

7:43 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Thats what I gathered too cincy.

A&M self destructed to some degree.

7:44 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

I don't understand the scoring defense rankings if those numbers are correct.

7:45 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Jay,

Isn't there something wrong on the scoring defense that you posted? Either the points allowed is backwards it seems or the ranking is backwards or am I reading this wrong altogether?

7:45 PM  
Blogger AUfan said...

Why such low rushing totals for Arkansas? Are they bad at running the ball, or have they been so far behind they have had to throw most every down?

Smith is a hell of a back. See the Auburn game from 08.

7:45 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

I've watched Arkansas twice this year. TAMU and UGA played similar games, and both should've won. TAMU was just dumb. Auburn will have a lot of fun against that D and Auburn's D will do enough to keep Arkansas just out of reach.

7:46 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

AUfan..

I know the Hogs threw almost exclusively against Alabama.

7:47 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Yeah, Jay, what's up with the scoring defense?

7:47 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

The numbers are right. The rankings are wrong.

7:54 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Took a look at Todd's and Mallett's respective numbers. They are pretty much even with Chris being on the better part of most if not all the numbers. Of course I don't know if you would say its been a draw with the defenses that they've both come up against.

7:55 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

I think Auburn wins big this weekend.

7:56 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

And here are the numbers (from cbs.sportsline.com)

Chris Todd
Pass Att. 138
Pass Comp. 81
Passing Yds 1230
Passing TDs 12
Ints 1
Rushing Att. 11
Rushing Yds -16
Rushing Avg. -1.5

Ryan Mallett
Pass Att. 123
Pass Comp. 67
Passing Yds 1148
Passing TDs 11
Ints 2
Rushing Att. 12
Rushing Yds -32
Rushing Avg. -2.7

7:57 PM  
Blogger HamTiger said...

Evening

7:57 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

60 something to 30 something sound about right, FSJ?

7:58 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

I'm thinking more 49-30

That's still BBQ'ing their butts though.

7:59 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Evening Ham.

7:59 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

I like our chances if they try to put it in Todd's hands.

8:00 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Yikes. Auburn needs to learn the goal line stand concept. Too much scoring in the red zone.

8:00 PM  
Blogger HamTiger said...

Todd should pad those running stats once they open up the playbook

8:00 PM  
Blogger HamTiger said...

Sorry, found his video time funny

8:01 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

I don't think sack yardage should count against QB rushing numbers.

8:01 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

No Va...

You almost HAVE to put it in Todd's hands...

You let those RB's go crazy and there's no way you can stop the Auburn attack.

8:01 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Also Onterrio has more rushes, yards, and TD's than their top two backs combined.

8:02 PM  
Blogger mytommyd said...

Thanks for the setup FSJ

8:03 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Just listening to the archive of Coach Dye on Finebaum.

He said there's no way Ole Miss can beat Alabama.

He said Ole Miss can't score over 10 on Bama.

Sounds similar to his "UGA ain't man enough" comments a few years ago.

LOL..I love listening to Dye.

8:04 PM  
Blogger HamTiger said...

Pat delivering the sweet kiss of death

8:07 PM  
Blogger HamTiger said...

I think he had a point though... Old Mrs. won't be able to handle Bama

8:07 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Oh..I agree with him...

8:08 PM  
Blogger AUfan said...

FSJ, thanks for the reply on Arkansas and their rushing game. I looked up some stats-

Arkansas 110 rushes for 436 yds(4 gms)

Auburn 223 rushes for 1271 yds(5 gms)

8:08 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Todd's QB rating is 160.1. Mallet is 158.3. We can hold our own in a shoot out.

8:09 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

And have the edge rushing and in defense.

8:10 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

I almost think that you have to run the ball effectively on Auburn....for two reasons.

1) Auburn lacks depth on defense
2) It keeps Auburn's offense off the field.

8:10 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

I had one ranking incorrect.

It has been corrected.

This is the last time I try to blog while packing and reading with my daughter.

8:11 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

The NCAA's stats site is down right now, but I remember Arkansas' pass defense being almost butt-naked last in the FBS.

It's at least 115th.

8:12 PM  
Blogger IV said...

That's okay Jay, you have your priorities correct. Daughter comes first.

8:13 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

To be fair, Auburn has allowed more than double as many points (through five games) as it did last season. I think it's 53 to 113.

8:13 PM  
Blogger HamTiger said...

115 is close enough to terrible for me

8:14 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Or in that range.

8:14 PM  
Blogger AUfan said...

FSJ, I agree with you on running the ball against Auburn.

Butt-naked last is pretty bad.

8:15 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

The key is to not have a defense like AU's this year to go along with an offense like AU had last year.

That is a disaster...

Otherwise known as UA 2003.

8:15 PM  
Blogger Peter "Big Snacks" Frankenschmidt said...

Dahm Dum Dummmmm

8:15 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Ark defense is 8th worst in yards per game from the Yahoo (Rivals) web site.

8:15 PM  
Blogger IV said...

I think for us to lose this game, we will have to go up there and completely stink the place up. I don't see that happening with this team and coaching staff.

8:17 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Auburn is ranked 40th in passing defense.

8:18 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Jay,

Have you made your prediction yet?

8:18 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

I left out that was pass defense on the Ark post.

8:20 PM  
Blogger snowhare said...

AU is going to tear off their tusks and turn em into whining little piggies.

8:23 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Welcome back Snow.

8:24 PM  
Blogger snowhare said...

Thanks IV. How's everybody doing? I had asked before if anybody knows Gus Malzahn's IQ? Curious.

8:25 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Much higher than mine Snow.

8:26 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Auburn's defense looks very middle of the road statistically overall. It's just not the shut them down defense that we and the rest of the SEC are used to. That's partly due to depth and partly to the speed of the offense.

8:26 PM  
Blogger IV said...

I think that before this season is over, we will be damn proud of this defense and what it has accomplished with the talent and depth at hand. Just my opinion.

8:28 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Malzahn is brilliant at befuddling defenses and cameramen. That's all we really need to know about his IQ.

8:29 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

My prediction, as I recall, was AU wins 35-31.

8:31 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Sorry Jay, I must have missed it, but I like it.

8:32 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

I agree IV. I think their accomplishments are currently under appreciated.

8:32 PM  
Blogger IV said...

I know that FSJ is impressed with Auburn's season so far, or at least he gives me that perception. However, it is so funny that so many of my Bama friends have stopped a lot of their trash talk and have started to saying things like "hey, Auburn is doing alright" or "Auburn is looking good". They have quit saying things like "Auburn hasn't got a chance against whomever". That stopped right after the WVA game. I think maybe we have started to make them have second thoughts about what a horrible team they thought Auburn was and just maybe the Iron Bowl ain't going to be a cakewalk like they had thought. I love it. That alone has made this a fun season so far.

8:46 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

The beating of Sensi needs to stop. I finally figured out what is going on. He is certain Auburn will lose 31-35. He just hasn't figured out which opponent. Give the guy a break.

8:50 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

IV..

You are correct. I posted the other day my thoughts on Auburn's season so far and the schedule to come..

I see anywhere from 9-3 to 11-1.

I'll split the difference and say they finish 10-2. That ought to get Chizik coach of the year honors in the SEC and possibly nationally.

It also should get Gus a HC job somewhere too.

8:50 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

For those of you that bet on games...

UF lost their left tackle to a torn ACL in practice.

8:52 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

FSJ,

I heard Javier Arenas suffered a concussion at practice as well. Any word on that?

8:54 PM  
Blogger Nervous jhag said...

Make Gus HC

8:54 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Haven't heard that Sensi..I've been on Tiderinsider and haven't seen anything..I'll let you know.

8:57 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

I hate to admit it, but Bama is the one team I might have to pull a Sensi on my prediction. But I'll worry about that in mid November and by then maybe things will have changed.

8:58 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

I would like to predict that Sensi predicts Auburn 31, Kentucky 35.

9:00 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

IV: I didn't post the pick here. It's part of our Saturday package ... which is due Monday.

Go figure.

9:00 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

NoVaTiger...

Looking at it right now...I think Bama is the worst matchup for AU on their schedule.

We are good on offense and have a stout defense.

We need to work on ST though..Good grief.

9:01 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Not even close, Steve.

I'm skeptical - not delusional.

9:01 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Jay, why don't you believe Aubrey Phillips will play a snap at Auburn? Has it got something to do with the undisclosed ailment?

9:02 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Kentucky don't have enough defense to win.

They do have a helluva all purpose player though..

I can't remember his name right now.

9:02 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

Rivals says AU just lost two LB's for the season to injury. I don't subscribe, but anyone know who?

9:02 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

On the HABOTN picks this week something doesn't look right
Texas A & M favorite over Oklahoma State with the points (off). Is this a typo or what?

9:03 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Sensi, you fell for my secret strategy. Now I know there is no way you pick Auburn 31, Kentucky 35. Bwahahahaha!!!

9:03 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Good grief. Hope that is not true.

I want all teams at full strength..

9:03 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

I see now. Pybus out for the year due to concussion. Gaston out for some time.

9:04 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

I see now. Pybus out for the year due to concussion. Gaston out for some time.

9:04 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Well...I wouldn't mind Tebow being on the sidelines for the SEC championship game should we make it there.

9:04 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Sponge, I bet it is Pybus and Gaston.

9:04 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

Backups, and Pybus hasn't played all year. I bet we end the year with only three.

9:05 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

I would say we could loan you some of our 15 LBs..but we might need them.

9:06 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

Man, what is the deal with Eltoro, the bull. It aint that hard to pick up the LB position, if you don't have to call the D.

9:07 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

It looks to me like he is a little lost out there..

I'm sure the coaches will get him straightened out.

9:08 PM  
Blogger Spongeworthy said...

FSJ, we need them. Help on the way next year though.

9:08 PM  
Blogger diggerforAu said...

He is young and the speed of the college game takes a while to get use to. imho

9:08 PM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

It would be helpful if he could catch on this year.

9:10 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Any chance Eltoro turns pro at the end of the season and plays football in Canada?

9:11 PM  
Blogger michael said...

HEY EVERYBODY!

9:13 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Michael!!!

9:15 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Steve, Football Canada-style ..

Eltoro will turn pro and play in the new CFL -- the Colombian Football League.

9:15 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

You guys and your crazy stats.

Auburn will win because they're better.

Period.

9:15 PM  
Blogger HamTiger said...

HEY

9:16 PM  
Blogger HamTiger said...

Thanks for yelling... spice the place up a bit this evening.

9:16 PM  
Blogger AUfan said...

There has been speculation that Pybus is done playing football period. Don't know how true it is. Who would have ever thought Adam Herring would have such an important role in the Auburn D?

9:19 PM  
Blogger IV said...

I believe that if we sustain a serious injury this year, it will not be in practice from here until the end of the season. I think this coaching staff has been able to find the right level of practice intensity in order to keep us from having serious injuries. If it happens, I believe that it will be in a game and I pray that it doesn't happen at all, not just for the teams sake, but also for the players sake

9:20 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Come one fellas, Eltoro hasn't even been suspended for a season or injured for a season. Give the man a chance, he's only a sophomore. I'M A MAN! I'M 40! COME AT ME!

9:21 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

We have been very lucky in terms of injuries so far.

9:22 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Just checking in case no one saw my question - has anyone heard if Byron will be back for the ARK game?

9:23 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Don't know Cincy.

9:23 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Think about it. Arkansas upset Tulsa last season. Malzahn hasn't had the joy of whipping Arkansas. Malzahn is a mad genuis. Arkansas will not stand a chance. Malzahn will pull out ever trick in the book and likely right a few more.

9:27 PM  
Blogger IV said...

Gettin' to be old folks bed time in Prattvegas. All of you have a good night and an awesome day tomorrow. May your troubles be few and your day be sunny and fair. Keep the hate alive and fresh and love Auburn even more tomorrow than you did today.

9:28 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Night, IV, sweet dreams.

9:29 PM  
Blogger AUfan said...

Steve, I'm waiting for the Malzahn/Nutt matchup. I don't expect Malzahn will admit it, but you know he would love to lay a smackdown on ol' Houston and the Rebels.

9:31 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Maybe Kentucky Cincy.

9:33 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Quoting the late, great George James, former head coach of the Alabama State University Hornets during the 1970s and early 1980s, during a live interview on WSFA in the Gump ...

"I honestly believe the team that scores the most points will win the game."

9:33 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

I am watching the Arkansas/Texas A&M game. Arkansas will do something stupid, but A&M will answer by doing something even stupider. Arkansas is going down. I predict pain.

9:34 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

I don't believe in hogs, I believe in Beatles.

9:34 PM  
Blogger Sensi said...

"Nine Arkansas players have caught a touchdown pass this season."

How many have caught TDs for Auburn?

I can count 5 but I think I am forgetting some.

9:35 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

Jet..

Frank Sanders had one of those moments on JOX this week.

In discussing the FSU coaching situation, he said that Bobby Bowden's "predecessor" had been had already been determined.

9:38 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Lunchinkitchen, Fannin, Zachery, Trott, and Davis immediately come to mind.

9:38 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Arky pass defense is 113th.
AU pass defense is tied for 38th.

Arky run defense is 48th.
AU run defense is 82nd.

Arky total defense is 97th.
AU defense is 55th.

Got this from www.cfbstats.com
Pretty good site and updated quickly.

9:38 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Trott
Lutzentrottzen
Fannin
Adams
Zachery
C. Stevens

9:39 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Steve is correct. 5 players have scored on passes.

9:40 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Now Jet that is just wrong to throw Stevens in there.

9:41 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

How is this for balance. Through 5 games Au has 1295 yards passing and 1269 yards rushing.

9:42 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

I think James Swinton caught a TD pass, too.

9:44 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Burns needs to catch a touchdown pass. He has thrown one and run for touchdowns. It would kind of round things out.

9:44 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

James Swinton was fast. He was so fast the QBs couldn't see him to throw him the ball.

9:45 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

An interesting stat is that both Au and Arky have a time of possession o fless than 30 minutes per game. AU is ranked 78th at 29 minutes a game and Arky is ranked 95th at 28 miuntes per game.

9:45 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

I thought Swinton redshirted this year.

9:45 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

I'm hoping we'll go to the jumbo package with Jermaine Johnson and Lee Tilley.

9:47 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

I thought Swinton was wearing a blue and red shirt knocking on doors carrying pizzas.

9:47 PM  
Blogger wtc said...

Don't forget to add Willifred Journette and Greg "internet phenom" whatever his name is.

9:49 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

SEC Gridiron Live is giving out helmet stickers. Snead for Ole Nutt and Jefferson for LSU. They are saying they both will pick up their game.

9:50 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Don't talk bad about Greg Smith. He is one of my favorite flops. He is the only flop I know that predicted he would play in the first game, and then disappeared. Some say it was a government conspiracy. Some say it was aliens. It would make a good X Files episode.

9:51 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

And my favorite ... immortal Freddie Smooth.

9:52 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

By the way, the internet phenom Kimbo Slice got his butt Kimboed the other night on the Ultimate Fighter. Man, I can't believe people on the net get excited about a guy beating up tomato cans and then they get shocked when he gets spanked by a professional.

9:53 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

Infidels 28, Ole Myth 10

Hat Man 27, Florida (sans Tebow) 24

Good Guys 41, Petrino's Pigs 31

9:55 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

SEC Gridiron Live: All 3 people pick Auburn.

9:55 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

Two of three pick Jawja.

All three pick the evil empire.

Two of three pick the Gatos.

9:58 PM  
Blogger AUBigCat said...

If two teams have a time of possession average of less than 30 minutes, where does the left over time go?

10:03 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Cincy: Nobody in the media will know about Isom's fate before 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

So ... that information isn't out there.

10:05 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

I am liking the way the Chiz handles injuries/suspensions. It really stinks for the sportswriters, but the opponent never knows who will play. The entire team is pretty much day-to-day.

10:10 PM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Thanks, Jay. Guess I am just hearing rumors - or wishful thinking.

10:11 PM  
Blogger §teveFC said...

I like to see Eddins get some playing time. His dad and brother got plenty of playing time. He is a five star border line flop. The kid deserves a chance.

10:13 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Petrino was a good OC for us.

But there was that little deal disrespecting my dude Tubbs and then he totally shanked my other team the Falcons.

I really, really hope we take him down hard.

10:27 PM  
Blogger Frame said...

Whatever happened to Monica?

10:32 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

She decided not to hang out here anymore.

10:35 PM  
Blogger Frame said...

That's too bad. She added a lot of substance.

10:37 PM  
Blogger ehyou said...

I’m going to become a vegetarian.
Does that mean you’re not going to eat any pork?
Yes.
Bacon?
Yes Dad.
Ham?
Dad, all those meats come from the same animal.
Riiight Lisa, some wonderful, magical animal.

10:38 PM  
Blogger FSJ said...

If God didn't want us to eat animals...why did He make them so tasty?

10:54 PM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

I think its evident xCTT doesn't really like Arky's Petrino.

11:03 PM  
Blogger michael said...

Why doesn't michael post anymore?

11:05 PM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

FSJ, the all-purpose Kentucky player you were thinking of earlier was Randall Cobb. UT let him go from right under their nose in Alcoa, TN.

12:06 AM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

UK QB Mike Hartline's stock is in a rapid decline. It has a lot to do with the competition, however I think that if the trend continues, they will toss in the Ryan Kawasaki dude.

12:45 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Good morning, hotties! Football starts tonight and only two days until we are enjoying bacon!

Jay, great article on Bart Eddins. Safe travels to Tulsa.

5:31 AM  
Blogger Aeronaut said...

I was not happy with OL's performance, specially the pass protection against UT.

Too many times the UT pass rush just ran through the line. Had it not been for Todd's quickness, and some funky play calling, we would've seen a very different outcome.

It cant be on purpose, or so I think.

6:26 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Just ran the elliptical and watched College Football Live from yesterday. CGC was on and they did a segment on Auburn's offense. They were very impressed. Showed some of our line's blocking and how Todd makes good decisions.

6:30 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Please keep in mind that UT does have ton of top level players on their team. Despite their record they had more talent, especially on D than anyone we've faced all year long.

6:31 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

One thing that worries me is the Arkansas game is where good Auburn seasons go to die.

1992, first year of the new format of the SEC, a tie vs Arkansas keeps Pat Dye's final team from being bowl eligible.

1995, a 30-28 loss to Arkansas keeps us from going to Atlanta. The Hogs go instead.

1999, a loss to Arkansas keeps Tommy Tuberville's first team from going to a bowl game...also Ben Leard gets injured early in the game and has to miss a couple of weeks.

2001, a 6-1 Auburn team, undefeated in the SEC goes to Arkansas and gets waxed 42-17 despite out gaining Arkansas 500 to 250 in total yardage. We tie for the SEC West that year, had we won we go to Atlanta.

2002 Arkansas comes into Auburn, rushes for 400+ yards and takes an Auburn 17-14 lead right before the half and turns it into a 38-17 killing. We tie Arkansas for the West that year, they go to Atlanta based on our win.

2006 we are 6-0 ranked # 2 in the nation and Gus Malzahn's offense rolls over us for a 24-10 win that wasn't as close as the score looked.

Arkansas always screws with us.

6:36 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Agreed RK. What is your score prediction for this game....I said Auburn 45-30.

6:37 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Anyone else think that since Tubs is no longer here that the Arkansas will be different?

6:38 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

If you mean different as in we win, then yes. Always amazed me we could beat LSU, Florida, Alabama, but not Arkansas!

6:41 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

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6:44 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Somebody slap me! I've been in the cesspool known as AL.com reading comments. Why do so many bammers comment on Auburn articles? It amazes me that the articles with the most comments almost always deal with Auburn.

I don't know why I go there. It's like a train wreck - I just have to look.

6:49 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Eddie,

I hope now that it isn't Tub vs Nutt that things will be different. For some reason Houston Nutt and Tubs' favorite team as a kid gave us fits.

I hardly ever make score predictions, but I think we get enough stops with our D to win the game. 38-28 is my guess.

6:50 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

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6:55 AM  
Blogger AllenD said...

and rumor has it UT's def coord has coached a game or two, thus probably knows most of the wrinkles in the book...now if he can only get his players to perform them.

6:58 AM  
Blogger AllenD said...

that was supposed to follow rk's post...makes more sense that way, ...I think.

6:59 AM  
Blogger Nervous jhag said...

So what exactly do we do if we run out of LBs? Are they giving any other players snaps just in case?

7:05 AM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

RK ...

I used to have the same feeling about Tennessee, and now we've beaten them five in a row, including two in ObKnoxville.

7:08 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

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7:14 AM  
Blogger Nervous jhag said...

Eddie almost the whole game

7:21 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Only when we're not in dime.

7:22 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

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7:23 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

If we don't get some pressure on Mallet, it won't matter how many DB's are in.

7:24 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

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7:25 AM  
Blogger Nervous jhag said...

If the D-Line plays like they did against Tennessee (pass rush wise) it will be a long long long afternoon for the defense

7:25 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

Our scheme vs Ark will be different than it was against UT.

Against UT we almost played a base D to stop the run and not pressure the QB. I figure that strategy will change this week.

7:35 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

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7:42 AM  
Blogger scottie b, ready for Arky said...

mornin' den of hottness.

Eddie....i don't know what to say.

7:43 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

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7:47 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Is that really your avatar, Eddie?

7:54 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Nah, I was just trying to combat the Bowie. I'll delete.

7:57 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

Sorry about that.

7:59 AM  
Blogger scottie b, ready for Arky said...

there was about to be a lego beatdown on ya there Eduardo! BOOM!

8:00 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

I thru it out there quickly for Sensi with the intent to delete shortly after. Bad form on my part. Won't happen again.

8:01 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Rock and Roll is a dangerous business

8:02 AM  
Blogger Sensi said...

Enjoy your time in Tulsa

8:03 AM  
Blogger scottie b, ready for Arky said...

Rock & Roll ain't noise pollution either homes.

8:04 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

She'd better put on her red shoes and dance the blues.

8:08 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

...over to the new thread.

8:08 AM  
Blogger cincytiger said...

Eddie,
I thought your avatar was indicative of the cesspool that is Al.com comments.

8:09 AM  

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