The Auburn Tigers hosted the Arkansas Razorbacks on October 22, 2016. Auburn crushed Arkansas 56-3 in Auburn’s second biggest margin of victory over an SEC opponent ever.
The Tigers amassed 543 rushing yards on the Razorback defense and threw for an additional 89 yards for a total of 632 yards of offense. The Razorbacks were able to pick up only 25 yards on the ground as Auburn’s defensive line got to the Arkansas quarterback and running backs all day.
Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema said, summed up the day saying, “When we don’t have an edge, we don’t have a defense” and that is exactly how the game went. In their 52 rushing attempts on the day, the Auburn Tigers scored five touchdowns on runs of 20 or more. The longest touchdown run, four minutes into the game, came from Eli Stove on a 78 yard run to open the scoring. The scoring was capped by a Kam Martin’s 51 yard run with four and a half minutes left in the game.
Stay tuned for more information from the game, but here are some of the numbers:
Score: 56-3 Auburn over Arkansas
Auburn had 543 rushing yards on 52 attempts (record yards allowed Arkansas)
Auburn racked up 632 total yards on offense
Arkansas rushed for only 25 yards, their leading rusher, Rawleigh Williams III, ran for just 22 yards (came into the game averaging 112 yards per game).
Auburn’s 2nd largest margin of victory, 53 points, over an SEC opponent ever.
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