Auburn vs. Arkansas Football Preview
The Auburn Tigers (1-1) are limping back to Jordan Hare Stadium to play the Arkansas Razorbacks(1-1) this Saturday. Auburn played Georgia last week in Athens and fell short with a devastating loss 27-6. The Tigers needed a big game from their quarterback Bo Nix, who fell short and never got the offense going.
Auburn is a team that always scratches the surface with their offense. The Tigers offense is not consistent with Nix only completing 21-40 passes for 177 yards. Nix also threw his first interception in a game since playing LSU last season. Through the whole game, Nix kept missing opportunities to make plays down the field.
"I made some pitiful throws and missed a bunch of guys out their tonight," Nix said." I'm never going to blame a receiver. I thought they were doing the best they could. They were going up and getting it. Seth had two close ones that were bang-bang plays. Any other time he makes them. Drops are part of the game, but I missed more shows the they had drops. That's unacceptable on my part."
With no time to lose, Auburn has to pick up their heads and keep up the grind to play Arkansas next in the 10-game conference schedule. Arkansas shocked everyone with a victory over Mississippi State 21-14. This ended Arkansas' 20-game losing streak in the SEC.
Arkansas held the Mississippi State offense to 87 rushing yards and forced four turnovers. The Bulldogs quarterback Feleipe Franks seems be more in control of his offense, completing 20 of 28 passes for 212 yards and two touchdowns. Franks threw no interceptions after getting picked off twice in the season opener during a blow out loss, 37-10 to Georgia.
The Razorbacks head coach Sam Pittman praised his QB Franks.
"He was tough," Pittman said. "He made some key first downs running the football, as well. Our protection for the most part was pretty solid. Those kids, they had gotten seven sacks the week before. I don't know what we did."
Auburn will play at home against Arkansas on October 10 at three o'clock p.m.