Arkansas Game Notes vs. Auburn
· Tonight’s meeting between the Razorbacks and Tigers is the 15th in the series’ history. The Auburn win gives the Tigers a 9-5-1 edge in the all-time series.
· The attendance of 71,673 is the largest of the season and the seventh-largest crowd in Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium history.
· Arkansas entered the game with the nation’s third-leading rushing attack at 286.4 yards per game. The Tigers limited the Hogs to 148 yards on 30 carries.
· Darren McFadden broke loose for his second consecutive 100-yard rushing game tonight against the Tigers. The freshman for Little Rock, Ark., rushed for 108 yards on 13 carries. The 108 yards are the 10th-most by a freshman in school history. It is the second 100-yard rushing game of the season for McFadden and the fourth by a Razorback freshman this season. Felix Jones also has two 100-yard rushing performances.
· All 10 of Arkansas’ first half points came as a result of Auburn turnovers. Two Brandon Cox interceptions resulted in a Chris Balseiro field goal and a Darren McFadden touchdown. The Hogs’ lone turnover, a Robert Johnson fumble, resulted in three points for the Tigers.
· Sam Olajubutu recorded an astounding 13 tackles in the first half along with a sack and one quarterback hurry. He finished the game with a career-high 17 tackles, which ties for the 22nd-best single-game mark in school history. He also had two tackles for loss, including one sack.
· Michael Coe’s interception on Auburn’s first possession was his team-high third of the season. The interception led to a Chris Balseiro field goal and a 3-0 Razorback lead. It was just the Hogs’ fifth interception of the season.
· Vickiel Vaughn recorded the Razorbacks’ sixth interception of the season in the second quarter. It was Vaughn’s first interception of the season and the fourth of his career.
· With a first-quarter reception, Arkansas sophomore wide receiver Marcus Monk has caught at least one pass in every game of his career (17 games).
· Felix Jones had five kickoff returns for 117 yards. The yardage total ties for the 10th-best single-game total in school history. Steven Harris had 117 yards on five returns against Tennessee in 2000.
· Peyton Hillis had career highs of seven receptions for 81 yards.