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Gameday: Auburn looking for third straight win over Arkansas (live updates)

Michael Niziolek

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Quarterbacks C: Sean White has stabilized the offense that past three weeks. His overall production hasn’t been outstanding, but he’s only turned the ball over once in three starts. Jeremy Johnson’s early season struggles had a lot to do with his seven turnovers. The bye week came at a good time for White, who looked more comfortable in the pocket against Kentucky, and made some nice throws down field. Auburn’s offense will be defined by the ground game, but it needs a deep-ball threat to succeed. White finally showed he’s capable of giving that to the Tigers in their most recent win. (Photo courtesy of Zach Bland/Auburn Athletics)
Quarterbacks C: Sean White has stabilized the offense that past three weeks. His overall production hasn’t been outstanding, but he’s only turned the ball over once in three starts. Jeremy Johnson’s early season struggles had a lot to do with his seven turnovers. The bye week came at a good time for White, who looked more comfortable in the pocket against Kentucky, and made some nice throws down field. Auburn’s offense will be defined by the ground game, but it needs a deep-ball threat to succeed. White finally showed he’s capable of giving that to the Tigers in their most recent win. (Photo courtesy of Zach Bland/Auburn Athletics)

Week 7: Auburn (4-2; 1-2 SEC) vs. Arkansas (2-4; 1-2 SEC)

When: Oct. 24, 2015; Noon EST

Where: Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium (Fayetteville, Arkansas)

Watch: SEC Network

Listen: Any of Auburn IMG Sports Network's affiliate stations across Alabama, and the surrounding states.

For live updates throughout the afternoon, check back right here (click here to refresh), and feel free to drop in with any observations in the comments section.

LIVE UPDATES

Fourth Quarter

Arkansas 24, Auburn 21 (1:07): A 35-yard field goal from Cole Hedlund put Arkansas back in the lead. Quarterback Brandon Allen and running back Alex Collins made key plays on their team’s final drive. Allen converted a third-and-three on a quarterback keeper, and Collins turned a short screen pass into a 22-yard gain inside Auburn’s 30-yard line.

Auburn 21, Arkansas 21 (6:54): Fullback Kamryn Pettway’s first catch of his career came at the right time. He caught a short pass in the flat, but turned it into a 12-yard gain by lowering his shoulder and going through multiple defenders. After White hit Ray and Louis for first downs to get Auburn to midfield, he completed 46-yard bomb to Jason Smith to get the offense down to Arkansas’ 6-yard line. On fourth-and-one, Jeremy Johnson came out under center, and ran the ball in the endzone on a sneak to tie the game 21-21 with 6:54 to go.

Third Quarter

Arkansas 21, Aurubn 14 (2:14): Arkansas retook the lead thanks to a 7-yard touchdown run from Alex Collins. The scoring play came shortly after Razorbacks running back Rawleigh Williams III was carted of the field with an injury. He took a big hit from Rudy Ford, and stayed down on the field. The game was delayed as trainers worked to immobilize him.

Auburn 14, Arkansas 14 (9:09): The momentum from the end of the first half carried over for Auburn. It received the opening kick, and went 75-yard on a scoring drive that ended with Jason Smith rushing for a 9-yard touchdown. Sean White was 4 of 4 on the drive for 44 yards. The Tigers converted all three of their third down attempts.

Second Quarter

Arkansas 14, Auburn 7 (0:30): Auburn's longest drive of the season came at just the right time. Backed up at its own 4-yard line, the Tigers went 96-yards in 16 plays for a touchdown. Peyton Barber scored from 1-yard out to make it a one-possession game. Auburn needed to convert two third-down, and one fourth-down attempts to find the end zone. Kerryon Johnson had a 19-yard gain on a fourth-and-two out of the Wildcat to get the ball inside the 20-yard line. Sean White completed a key throw on third down to Gray King.

Arkansas 14, Auburn 0 (6:33): Auburn's defense came up with key stop. After a 26-yard punt gave Arkansas good field position, linebacker Kris Frost picked Brandon Allen off at the Tigers' 4-yard line. Allen faced heavy pressure on the play from Devaroe Lawrence up the middle, and was hit as he threw the ball.

Arkansas 14, Auburn 0 (14:22): Brandon Allen added to the Razorbacks lead with a 23-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Sprinkle on the second play of the quarter. Sprinkle was uncovered on the play.

First Quarter

Arkansas 7, Auburn 0 (0:00): Arkansas dominated the first quarter statistically going for 146 yards, and holding on to the ball for 11-plus minutes. It averaged 14.8 yards per completion, and managed nine first downs to Auburn’s one. The Tigers only had 15 yards in the quarter, and averaged only 1.9 yards per play.

Arkansas 7, Auburn 0 (11:33): Arkansas won the coin toss, and went the length of the field on its opening drive in seven plays. Razorbacks quarterback Brandon Allen went 3 of 3 on the drive for 52 yards. He hit his tight end Hunter Henry for two long completions to get Arkansas inside the 15-yard line. Dominique Reed scored on a 11-yard rush.

Michael Niziolek covers Auburn football for the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. Email him at mniziolek@ledger-enquirer.com or follow him on Twitter, Facebook or Google+

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