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No. 10 Arkansas takes down No. 15 Auburn

Oct 9, 2011 - 5:55 AM Fayetteville, AR (Sports Network) - Tyler Wilson completed 24-of-36 passes for 262 yards and two touchdowns, as the 10th-ranked Arkansas Razorbacks defeated the 15th-ranked Auburn Tigers, 38-14.

At one point, Wilson completed 19 straight passes for the third longest such streak in SEC history.

Wilson also had a rushing touchdown for the Razorbacks (5-1, 1-1 SEC), who have won two in a row since a loss to Alabama on September 24.

"Early on I wasn't settled in," Wilson said. "I think I missed some throws that I'd hit on a regular basis. When you come out and don't execute it kind of frustrates you. Then when you get settled in you can go complete 19 in a row. I think we got in a good rhythm and pace offensively. We were up tempo and when you're able to do that you're able to get in a rhythm."

Arkansas wideout Joe Adams, who was listed as questionable for the game, had a big 92-yard rushing touchdown in the third quarter. He also caught six passes for 49 yards.

Jarius Wright hauled in five passes for 76 yards and a score. Dennis Johnson had three catches for 49 yards and a touchdown, while adding 42 yards on 12 carries.

Barrett Trotter completed just 6-of-19 passes for 81 yards and an interception for the Tigers (4-2, 2-1), who were coming off a thrilling 16-13 triumph over South Carolina on the road last week.

Kiehl Frazier connected on 2-of-4 passes for 18 yards and two interceptions. He also carried the ball 13 times for 54 yards and a score.

Michael Dyer led the way on the ground with 112 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries. Onterio McCalebb had 91 yards on 13 carries for Auburn, which racked up 291 yards on the ground.

"We did all the things tonight, all the classic things, that lead to losing," Auburn head coach Gene Chizik said. "We turned the ball over on the road, dropped balls, guys who were wide open and we can't hit them, the ball going through guys' hands. We are going to move forward and learn from our mistakes and not let this game beat us twice."

The Tigers broke a scoreless tie on their second possession of the game. Faced with a 3rd-and-12, Trotter completed a 13-yard pass to Quindarius Carr. On the next play, Dyer found a gap on the right side of the line and sprinted 55 yards down into the end zone.

Arkansas promptly responded with a touchdown of its own. Johnson caught a 24-yard pass on 3rd-and-5 to keep the drive alive. A 22-yard pass from Wilson to Adams preceded Broderick Green's six-yard TD run.

Wilson fumbled on Arkansas' next possession, and the Tigers capitalized with a touchdown. Auburn stuck with the ground game, which resulted in Frazier's seven-yard TD run for a 14-7 lead at the end of the first quarter.

The Razorbacks responded with a 13-play, 80-yard scoring drive. Johnson had a big 17-yard run on third down to keep the march alive. Faced with a 4th-and- goal from the one, Wilson plowed into the end zone to make it 14-14.

After forcing the Tigers to go three-and-out, Arkansas took the lead. Cobi Hamilton's 22-yard catch highlighted a nine-play drive that Wright capped with a five-yard TD catch for a 21-14 edge with under 4 1/2 minutes left.

The Tigers got the ball to start the second half and decided to go for it on 4th-and-1 near midfield. Arkansas gave Auburn a fresh set of downs with an offside penalty, but the Tigers lost yards after that. A holding penalty and two negative rushing plays forced a punt.

Adams gave Arkansas a 14-point lead on the first play of the ensuing possession. Adams took a pitch and sprinted 92 yards down the left sideline for a 28-14 margin.

The Tigers used a flea flicker to get into Arkansas territory. A 44-yard catch by Travante Stallworth put the ball at the 38. A pair of one-yard runs and an incomplete pass set up a 4th-and-8. Auburn elected to punt the ball away.

Auburn's defense forced a big three-and-out, but Frazier was intercepted by Eric Bennett. The Tigers forced the Razorbacks to punt the ball again.

Arkansas put the game away early in the fourth quarter with a big defensive play, as Tramain Thomas picked off Trotter. Zach Hocker made a 36-yard field goal with over 13 minutes remaining to make it a 31-14 game.

Despite being down, Auburn stayed with the ground game. Trotter's pass on 3rd- and-7 was knocked down at the line, and the Tigers were forced to punt.

Johnson caught an 18-yard TD pass with 5:50 left in the game to account for the final margin.

Game Notes

Auburn still holds an 11-9-1 series advantage over Arkansas, but the Razorbacks have won four of the last five matchups...Arkansas has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 23 straight games, the longest active streak in the SEC...The loss snapped Auburn's 10-game winning streak in conference play...Green carried the ball 16 times for 47 yards...Arkansas improves to 5-1 with the victory, marking the best start for the program under head coach Bobby Petrino and the first 5-1 start for the Razorbacks since 2006. The only other times UA has started 5-1 or better since joining the SEC was 1998 and 2006.