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No. 9 Auburn looks to rebound vs. Arkansas

Auburn may have taken a gut-punch when LSU drilled a field goal as time ran out for a 22-21 victory last week, but at least coach Gus Malzahn's crew doesn't have to live down an embarrassing YouTube clip like Arkansas, this week's opponent.

The No. 9 Tigers (2-1, 0-1 Southeastern Conference) and Razorbacks (1-2, 0-0) clash Saturday with kickoff at 7:30 p.m. ET at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala. The SEC Network will air the game.

As if the 44-17 whipping the Razorbacks took from North Texas last week wasn't bad enough, salt was thrown on that wound by the video clip that shows the visiting Mean Green completely taking in the Hogs on a fake punt return.

Yes, a fake punt return, not a fake punt.

Keegan Brewer of North Texas caught an Arkansas punt at his own 10-yard line, virtually standing straight up in securing the ball in his midsection. Razorback defenders apparently figured that Brewer had made a fair catch and, after approaching him, veered off to the sideline when he didn't move.

Brewer waited until his blockers were set up along the left sideline and then took off, not stopping until he was 90 yards away and dancing in the end zone for a touchdown that gave North Texas an early 14-0 lead.

"You've got to play it all the way through, you've got to play through the whistle. That was my message," Arkansas coach Chad Morris said. "You've got to play through the whistle. So many guys were getting down the field. You've got to get your eyes up and you've got to look for the fair catch call.

"One of the guys said 'Hey, look Coach, I thought he put his hand up in his face,' but a true fair catch signal was not given and it was evident on that. He stopped and he delayed. We were right there in position, but you've got to play through the whistle.

"That was my message to those guys."

Auburn's issues are more mundane. For a second straight season, the Tigers are coming off a gut-wrenching loss to LSU that doesn't completely derail their SEC hopes, but leaves the team looking for help in the SEC West Division.

"At the first of the season, from a head coach's standpoint, you get up in front of your team and you give them the plan for the whole year," Malzahn said. "And you've got to be aware of what you're going to go through. And like I said before, at least we went through it last year and know what it feels like, know what it looks like."

It's a matter, Malzahn said, of flipping the switch and focusing on the game just ahead.

"You can't worry about last week," he said. "You can't worry about the next week. You can't worry about how good this team's playing or that team's playing.

"That's the simple answer, and that's easier said than done. A lot of teams can't do that. That's our challenge, and that's what we're going to do."

Tactically, Malzahn is still working on getting the more out of his running game. The Tigers rushed for 130 yards in the loss to LSU. Junior Kam Martin has started at running back, but is getting a heavy push from freshman JaTarvious "Boobee" Whitlow, Shaun Shivers and Asa Martin.

"Those freshmen running backs, every snap they are getting better," Malzahn said. "They are understanding the blocking scheme, whether it's a gap or zone scheme. You even started to see Boobee start to slow down a little bit. We've been trying to get him to slow down some and read it.

"We are still in the early stages of our run game, and it's kind of what I said with our offensive line. With the running backs, I'm confident we are going to get better just with the more experience that group has."

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Arkansas 1-2 -----
9 Auburn 2-1 -----
0 AVG PASS YDS 0
0 AVG RUSH YDS 0
0 AVG TOTAL YDS 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Storey 4 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
-% - - - -
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
56.7% 297 3 2 159.5
T. Storey 17/30 297 3 2
C. Noland 13 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
-% - - - -
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
57.1% 25 0 1 58.6
C. Noland 4/7 25 0 1
Jo. Jones 9 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
-% - - - -
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 1 -66.7
Jo. Jones 0/3 0 0 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
D. Whaley 21 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
- - -
SEASON ATT YDS TD
45 205 2
D. Whaley 45 205 2 18
Ma. Williams 23 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
- - -
SEASON ATT YDS TD
8 91 1
Ma. Williams 8 91 1 68
R. Boyd 5 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
- - -
SEASON ATT YDS TD
13 79 0
R. Boyd 13 79 0 36
C. Hayden 2 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
- - -
SEASON ATT YDS TD
20 79 0
C. Hayden 20 79 0 18
T. Storey 4 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
- - -
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 26 1
T. Storey 5 26 1 17
Jo. Jones 9 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
- - -
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 15 0
Jo. Jones 1 15 0 15
D. Hyatt 11 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
- - -
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 -6 0
D. Hyatt 2 -6 0 0
C. Noland 13 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
- - -
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 -10 0
C. Noland 7 -10 0 13
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
L. Pettway 16 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
- - -
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 173 3
L. Pettway 11 173 3 48
A. Cantrell 44 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
- - -
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 63 1
A. Cantrell 3 63 1 42
M. Woods 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
- - -
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 61 0
M. Woods 4 61 0 25
J. Patton 18 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
- - -
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 39 0
J. Patton 4 39 0 19
J. Cornelius 1 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
- - -
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 27 0
J. Cornelius 2 27 0 14
D. Stewart 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
- - -
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 22 0
D. Stewart 4 22 0 10
R. Boyd 5 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
- - -
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 8 0
R. Boyd 2 8 0 8
D. Whaley 21 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
- - -
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 6 0
D. Whaley 1 6 0 6
C. Hayden 2 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
- - -
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 5 0
C. Hayden 2 5 0 3
J. Nance 7 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
- - -
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 -2 0
J. Nance 1 -2 0 0
D. Warren 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
- - -
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 -3 0
D. Warren 2 -3 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
R. Pulley 11 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
R. Pulley 0-0 0.0 1
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Stidham 8 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
-% - - - -
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64% 584 3 2 137.3
J. Stidham 48/75 584 3 2
C. Sandberg 24 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
-% - - - -
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 22 0 0 284.8
C. Sandberg 1/1 22 0 0
M. Willis 14 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
-% - - - -
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 3 0 0 62.6
M. Willis 1/2 3 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
J. Whitlow 28 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
- - -
SEASON ATT YDS TD
44 254 2
J. Whitlow 44 254 2 22
S. Shivers 25 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
- - -
SEASON ATT YDS TD
21 149 2
S. Shivers 21 149 2 26
K. Martin 9 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
- - -
SEASON ATT YDS TD
31 124 1
K. Martin 31 124 1 19
A. Schwartz 5 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
- - -
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 44 1
A. Schwartz 4 44 1 23
J. Stidham 8 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
- - -
SEASON ATT YDS TD
18 36 1
J. Stidham 18 36 1 18
C. Sandberg 24 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
- - -
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 35 0
C. Sandberg 3 35 0 15
M. Hill 19 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
- - -
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 22 0
M. Hill 1 22 0 22
M. Miller 32 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
- - -
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 14 1
M. Miller 1 14 1 14
A. Martin 20 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
- - -
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 13 0
A. Martin 2 13 0 5
R. Davis 23 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
- - -
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 10 0
R. Davis 1 10 0 10
H. Joiner 29 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
- - -
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 9 1
H. Joiner 3 9 1 5
M. Willis 14 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
- - -
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 2 0
M. Willis 3 2 0 6
C. Cox 27 FB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
- - -
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
C. Cox 1 1 0 1
C. Tolbert 37 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
- - -
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 1 0
C. Tolbert 3 1 0 3
D. Adams 16 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
- - -
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
D. Adams 1 1 0 1
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
R. Davis 23 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
- - -
SEASON REC YDS TD
13 109 0
R. Davis 13 109 0 26
A. Schwartz 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
- - -
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 104 1
A. Schwartz 5 104 1 57
D. Slayton 81 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
- - -
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 74 1
D. Slayton 6 74 1 21
S. Williams 18 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
- - -
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 72 0
S. Williams 4 72 0 19
C. Cox 27 FB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
- - -
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 72 0
C. Cox 7 72 0 19
K. Martin 9 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
- - -
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 47 0
K. Martin 6 47 0 15
A. Martin 20 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
- - -
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 33 0
A. Martin 1 33 0 33
C. Chambers 43 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
- - -
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 22 0
C. Chambers 1 22 0 22
S. Cannella 80 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
- - -
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 10 1
S. Cannella 1 10 1 10
E. Stove 12 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
- - -
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 5 0
E. Stove 1 5 0 5
J. Shenker 47 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
- - -
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 5 0
J. Shenker 1 5 0 5
J. Whitlow 28 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
- - -
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 5 0
J. Whitlow 1 5 0 5
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Dean 12 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
J. Dean 0-0 0.0 1
D. Thomas 24 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 2 0.0
D. Thomas 0-0 0.0 2
J. Sherwood 9 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
J. Sherwood 0-0 0.0 1
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
A. Carlson 26 K
IN-GAME FG XP
-/- -/-
SEASON FG XP
3/6 9/9
A. Carlson 3/6 0 9/9 18
I. Shannon 43 K
IN-GAME FG XP
-/- -/-
SEASON FG XP
0/0 3/3
I. Shannon 0/0 0 3/3 3
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD