Arkansas has had their chances but has not been able to capitalize against No. 8 Auburn. As a result, Auburn holds a 14-3 lead at halftime thanks to the defense coming up with big plays in key moments and the running game.
Auburn running back Tre Mason has two red zone touchdown runs, the only touchdowns of the game so far. Auburn has not tried much in the passing game, with Nick Marshall attempting just three passes and completing two for eight yards.
Arkansas drove 61 yards on 13 plays deep in to Auburn territory on the game’s opening possession but came away with nothing to show for it when AJ Derby had a pass intercepted by Cassanova McKinzy. Arkansas fumbled away the football on their second offensive possession and the Razorbacks would later be stuffed in a goal-line stand to come up empty once more.
Auburn’s defense has played well this season but is struggling to get off the field against Arkansas. though they have been bailed out by big plays when needed, Arkansas has converted seven out of 10 third down conversions. Arkansas has been on the field for over 21 minutes but has just three points to show for it.
If Arkansas can keep this going and avoid making mistakes, an upset bid may not be out of the question. But how long will it be until Auburn comes up with some big plays on offense to start evening out the time of possession?