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Auburn football: Keys to Tigers' victory over Arkansas Razorbacks

GAMELINE

KEY PLAYER

This is starting to become predictable. Auburn quarterback Cam Newton again showed off his Heisman-esque talents, accounting for 328 total yards and four touchdowns. The junior ran for 188 yards and now owns four of the top-50 rushing performances in school history, despite playing only seven games.

KEY MOMENT

Auburn’s defense was on its heels before Craig Stevens and Mike Blanc got Arkansas running back Broderick Green to cough up a fumble in the fourth quarter. Zac Etheridge picked it up and went 47 yards for a touchdown to give the Tigers some breathing room at 51-43.

KEY DECISION

Although it racked up 470 total yards, Auburn didn’t have to throw the ball much. The Tigers pounded the run against a tiring Arkansas defense. The result was 330 yards on 49 carries, the fourth time Auburn has topped the 300-yard rushing mark this season.

QUOTE OF THE GAME

“Oh, my goodness. We need to try him at tight end.” — Quarterback Cam Newton on linebacker Josh Bynes, who had two interceptions in the fourth quarter.

BY THE NUMBERS

25

Touchdowns accounted for by Newton this season. The school record is 26, set by Pat Sullivan in 1970.

65

Points scored by Auburn, its most in an SEC game and its most overall since producing 73 against Louisiana-Monroe in 2003.

108

Combined points by Auburn and Arkansas, the most in a non-overtime SEC game, topping the 105 South Carolina and Mississippi State combined for in 1995.

61

Straight games the Tigers have won when scoring 30 or more points, dating back to 1996.

— Andy Bitter

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