It will be about which team can stop the run. Robinson said if the Hogs can do that, they'll get plenty of rest. If not, it will be a long night.
"It won't be about a magical call," Robinson said. "It will be about getting three and outs. If Auburn has prolonged drives, it will be like last week and we will get tired."
Auburn running back Michael Dyer, who played prep football in the Little Rock area, was given 41 carries last week in a 16-13 victory over South Carolina.
"He's extremely good and the quarterback does a nice job of controlling the offense," Robinson said. "We have to stop the running back. Their coach said that is more than willing to give it to him 50 times. I'm sure he's in shape to handle it and plus he's coming home."
Robinson said the Hogs had their best Tuesday practice of the year this week and followed it with another good workout Wednesday. Was that because of the performance in the second half of the victory over Texas A&M when the Hogs outscored the Aggies, 25-3, to earn a 42-38 victory?
"I don't know, but I do think we have pride and there might be some carry over," Robinson said. "There probably is some of that."
The Hogs have plenty of defensive injuries, but there wasn't a lot of news on Wednesday. Head coach Bobby Petrino was not specific about any of them on the SEC coaches media conference call. He said defensive end Jake Bequette, defensive tackle Robert Thomas, cornerback Darius Winston and cornerback Isaac Madison are all getting better. Robinson was asked about injuries, too.
"They are getting better every day," Robinson said. "My hat is off to our training staff. Those guys are getting better."
Auburn plays two quarterbacks, Barrett Trotter and Kiehl Frazier.
"Both will be on the field at the same time on some plays," Robinson said. "Trotter has some ability to escape. He's probably about like the Troy quarterback. He can pull the ball out and run down the field."
Auburn likes to go at a fast pace with a no-huddle approach under offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn. The Hogs have seen it against Troy and A&M.
"Gus does a great job," Robinson said. "If he sees a play that gets positive yards, he's willing to repeat it until you get it stopped."
Robinson said the Hogs must tackle better after a second straight week of problems.
"We are taking a different approach in practice," he said. "We are not very good (tacklers). We are taking a different approach. We have to get off blocks. It's not just fundamentals. We talk a lot about courage, but we have just plain turned down hits."
Outside linebacker Jerico Nelson said it didn't take long for coaches to question his tackling after the game. He said he was approached by both head coach Bobby Petrino and Robinson after the game and back in Fayetteville.
"My coaches wanted to know what was wrong," Nelson said. "Both of them, Coach Robinson and Coach P. I was horrible. I didn't have to wait to see it when we watched the video. I always DVR the game. I turned it on as soon as I got home Saturday night and watched.
"I saw it. So what I know is that how you play starts by how you practice. So I must not be practicing right. I must not be working on my fundamentals. It starts by having courage to make a hit. Then you have to wrap up.
"Coach P believes in coming in at the neck level and chin level with the head up. You tackle with your face mask, come under with two claws and then wrap up from behind the runner. I wasn't doing that.
"I saw some other things. I was peeking at the quarterback and losing my man. That's a bad fundamental, too. I watched myself and did a hard critique."
So how do you fix that?
"We didn't tackle to the ground, but there was more of an emphasis against the scouts to wrap up and hold on until the rest of the team got there," Nelson said. "That's what we've done the last two days, wrap up better and hold on for help. It has to be with a red swarm attitude.
"What happened last week bothered me a lot. I know there are times when you come down the alley and you want to hit someone hard. You take your shot and bounce off. There are times that's all you are going to get of someone, but that's not the way to tackle. You have to do more than take your shot. You have to wrap up.
"I wanted to see what was wrong and I saw it. Now I have to fix it."
Safety Eric Bennett made plays against the Aggies. He'll have to make plays against Dyer this week.
"I got to know him at two summer camps," Bennett said. "He's a great running back. We have to start with the inside and then go inside out to stop him. And we have to tackle the ball, too. It's a red swarm attitude and then tap the hat.
"I think we tackled better in the second half last week. I think it was just about competing. We have to compete even harder this week. I think what we have to do is just go out there and play the game. I think we are excited to be back playing in front of Razorback fans. We have to put on a show and to do that, we have to tackle."