THIS AND THAT: Postgame quick hits from Auburn's 35-17 victory over Arkansas

rblack@ledger-enquirer.comNovember 3, 2013 

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Patrick Miller dressed out Saturday, marking the first time he has done so since the Ole Miss game.

The sophomore started the first five games of the season at right tackle, but has missed the past three contests with an undisclosed off-field issue. But despite his return, Miller didn't reclaim his spot in the starting lineup, as Avery Young worked the first-team offense for the third straight game.

Late in the fourth quarter, however, Miller found himself in the game, just on the opposite side of the line, manning the left tackle position.

Meanwhile, tight end Brandon Fulse, who has been handling an off-field (and unknown) issue of his own, was not in uniform.

Quick hits

After missing much of the week dealing with a family emergency, true freshman corner Johnathan Ford dressed out and played Saturday. However, he didn't register any numbers in the final stat sheet.. ... Backup quarterback Jeremy Johnson got in for three plays Saturday night, coming on consecutive plays in the third period. On his first, he connected with Sammie Coates on a 16-yard pass before handing off to Mason twice for his final action of the game. ... Senior defensive end Dee Ford had to be helped off the field by teammates after the final play of the contest. He said tweaked his left knee — the same one that caused him to miss the first two games of the season — but showed up to postgame interviews, saying he would be "fine" going forward.

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