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Auburn loses to Arkansas 24-7, embarrassed at home

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Auburn's Gene Chizik will feel the heat from Tigers' fans after the loss to Arkansas. Auburn's Gene Chizik will feel the heat from Tigers' fans after the loss to Arkansas.

For the Auburn Tigers and head coach Gene Chizik, the home game against Arkansas was supposed to be the catalyst to turning around a miserable start to the 2012 season.  Instead, it was more misery as Arkansas won the game 24-7.

Once again, turnovers killed any chance the Tigers had at getting their second win of the year and first conference victory.  Auburn had five today, three interceptions and two fumbles.

Backup quarterback Clint Mosely took over for Keihl Frazier in the second half, but threw two costly picks in his season debut.  Mosely finished the day with 163 yards on 13-of-21 passing and one touchdown.  Frazier was 9-of-14 passing for 118 yards and an interception in the first half.

Auburn found it difficult to run on the Razorbacks on Saturday, rushing for only 40 yards total for the game on 32 attempts.

Wide receiver Emory Blake had a great game statistically and was the lone bright spot in the loss, catching 11 passes for 130 yards and a touchdown.

Arkansas running back Dennis Johnson found room to run on Pat Dye Field and scored two touchdowns on the ground.  He finished the day with 76 yards on 17 carries and was the game's leading rusher.

Hogs' quarterback Tyler Wilson wasn't spectacular, but he was efficient in his performance.  He finished with 20 completions on 27 attempts for 217 yards.  Wideout Cobi Hamilton led Arkansas in receiving with five catches for 72 yards.

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERARKAUB
TD 1:02 Dennis Johnson rush for 2 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. Zach Hocker extra point GOOD.
Drive info: 10 plays, 80 yds in 4:38
7 0
SECOND QUARTERARKAUB
FG 6:33 Zach Hocker 27 yard field goal GOOD.
Drive info: 5 plays, 19 yds in 2:28
10 0
THIRD QUARTERARKAUB
TD 0:33 Clint Moseley pass complete to Emory Blake for 21 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. Cody Parkey extra point GOOD.
Drive info: 5 plays, 68 yds in 2:13
10 7
FOURTH QUARTERARKAUB
TD 13:30 Brandon Mitchell pass complete to Javontee Herndon for 26 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. Zach Hocker extra point GOOD.
Drive info: 5 plays, 75 yds in 2:03
17 7
TD 8:20 Dennis Johnson rush for 2 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. Zach Hocker extra point GOOD.
Drive info: 7 plays, 40 yds in 2:40
24 7

Team Stat Comparison

 ARKAUB
1st Downs 19 21
3rd down efficiency
3-12 5-13
4th down efficiency
0-0 0-0
Total Yards 372 321
Passing 242 281
Comp-Att
21-28 22-35
Yards per pass
8.6 8.0
Rushing 130 40
Rushing Attempts
32 32
Yards per rush
4.1 1.3
Penalties 3-31 5-30
Turnovers 2 5
Fumbles lost
2 2
Interceptions thrown
0 3
Possession 28:55 31:05

Passing Leaders

 
ArkansasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Wilson 20/27 216 8.0 0 0
 
AuburnC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Moseley 13/21 163 7.8 1 2

Rushing Leaders

 
ArkansasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson 17 76 4.5 2 18
Williams 6 34 5.7 0 16
 
AuburnCARYDSAVGTDLG
Blakely 7 38 5.4 0 20
Mason 6 32 5.3 0 10

Receiving Leaders

 
ArkansasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hamilton 5 72 14.4 0 41
Tate 4 44 11.0 0 18
 
AuburnRECYDSAVGTDLG
Blake 10 118 11.8 1 21
Stallworth 2 40 20.0 0 22
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