The University of Arkansas football team defeated Auburn 24-7 inside Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday afternoon in front of a crowd of 85,813.
Arkansas' defense was tough throughout the entire game, bringing a spark to the whole Razorback squad. The defense collected eight sacks, the most in a game since the Razorbacks had eight sacks vs. Texas in the 2000 Cotton Bowl, and also had 11 tackles for loss. Trey Flowers accounted for 3.5 sacks to lead the defense.
Senior Ross Rasner, sophomore Alan Turner and freshman Will Hines all had an interception, with Turner and Hines grabbing their first interception of their careers.
Senior Terrell Williams led the defense in tackles recording a total of 12, seven being solo. Rasner was not far behind with 10 total and 8 solo.
Senior quarterback Tyler Wilson was 22-of-29 passing for 230 yards. Senior running back Dennis Johnson led the Razorbacks on offense rushing for 76 yards and two touchdowns.
Senior Cobi Hamilton led the wide receivers with seven catches for 86 yards with a long of 41 yards.
Senior punter Dylan Breeding had five punts racking up a total of 255 yards with an average of 51.0. Breeding had three punts of more than 50 yards with a long of 70.
Junior tight end Austin Tate recorded four clutch catches for 44 yards and a long of 18. Two back-to-back catches in the first quarter led to two first downs to set Johnson up for his first touchdown.
Arkansas got on the board first in the first quarter after a 10-play drive to finish with a two-yard touchdown from Johnson.
The Razorbacks took advantage of the game's first turnover, a forced fumble by Rasner recovered by Hines, with three points. Junior kicker Zach Hocker nailed a 27-yard field goal to give Arkansas the 10-0 lead at the 6:33 mark of the second quarter.
Auburn scored its only points of the game in the third quarter with a 5-play, 68-yard drive to put cut the lead to 10-7.
The Razorbacks responded with a trick play using junior Brandon Mitchell's 26-yard pass to Javontee Herndon in the endzone to give Arkansas the 17-7 lead.
After another stop by the Razorback defense, Johnson recorded his second touchdown on the day with a 2-yard rush to give the Razorbacks the 24-7 lead.
Arkansas held Auburn scoreless for the rest of the game as the Razorbacks defeated the Tigers 24-7.