FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Michael Smith rushed for 145 yards and
a touchdown, and Arkansas held off a late Auburn rally to hand the
No. 17 Tigers their first loss of the season, 44-23 Saturday.
Arkansas jumped out to a 34-3 lead in the third quarter before
Auburn (5-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) responded with a
three-touchdown flurry toward the end of that quarter. Dennis
Johnson helped the Razorbacks (3-2, 1-2) regain momentum with a
70-yard kickoff return, and Arkansas shut out the Tigers in the
fourth to earn its first SEC win of the season.
Ryan Mallett threw for 274 yards and two touchdowns for the
Razorbacks. Ben Tate ran for 184 yards and two TDs for Auburn.