Auburn Offense Explodes in 4th Quarter

By: Patrick Claybon Email
By: Patrick Claybon Email


Auburn, AL- The SEC is known for its hard hitting and tough defense.

There wasn't much of that to speak of Saturday night in Auburn. The Auburn Tigers and Arkansas Razorbacks amassded over 1000 yards of total offense, more than 50 first downs and there were just as many touchdowns in the 4th quarter(5) as there were punts in the entire game.

Yep, more 4th quarter touchdowns than punts in the 65-43 Auburn Tiger victory.

"The question is have you ever seen a game like that?"Auburn Quarterback Cam Newton said in the postgame " It actually got to the point where i was worried that we were scoring too fast"

Those quick scores left the window open for Arkansas backup quarterback Tyler Wilson , who came in for injured starter and Heisman Trophy candidate Ryan Mallett. Wilson in a reserver role threw for over 300 yards and gave the tigers quite the scare.

"It was like they didn't miss a beat, same system running the same plays" Auburn Head Coach Gene Chizik said of Wilsons Performance.

The key play of the game came on a 47 yard fumble return from Zach Etheredge that proved to be the difference in the 4th quarter, one of what seemed like very few defensive plays total.

The Tigers set to prepare for LSU, a top 10 team at home Next Saturday.


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