AU 65, Arkansas 43: Notes and Quotes, Part 2

Comments from Auburn senior Kodi Burns and news and notes from AU's victory over Arkansas are featured.

Auburn, Ala.--Kodi Burns remembers the feeling at Arkansas last year when the Razorbacks routed Auburn 44-23 in Fayetteville. Saturday's 65-43 Tiger win over Arkansas at Jordan-Hare Stadium has a much different feel.

"It will be a lot easier going home after the season," said Burns, a senior wide receiver who came to Auburn out of Fort Smith, Ark., as a five-star quarterback.

Burns had two receptions Saturday for 33 yards, including a crucial first down grab in the fourth quarterback to keep an Auburn drive. He also made a crunching block to spring fellow receiver Emory Blake for a key 15-yard gain in the fourth quarter when Auburn scored 28 points to put the game away.

"I feel like I did alright," he said. "I had two pretty good catches and blocked well on the perimeter. We stuck together as a team and got the win.

"We pretty much scored whenever we needed to, even though we shot ourselves in the foot a couple of times."

Burns said eliminating mistakes is imperative.

"We need to eliminate stupid penalties for LSU. Every time we get in the red zone, we need to get six instead of kicking field goals," Burns said. "We need to start scoring more points when we get in the red zone."

In other news and notes from Auburn's victory over Arkansas:

*With 188 yards rushing on 25 carries against the Razorbacks, quarterback Cam Newton has four 100-yard rushing games this year. Despite playing only seven games for the Tigers, Newton has four of the top 50 rushing performances in Auburn history.

*Newton's 860 yards rushing this year ranks sixth in the SEC for rushing by a quarterback. It's second in AU history to Jimmy Sidle, who had 1,006 yards in 1963, which is also the SEC record for rushing in one season by a quarterback.

*Newton's three rushing touchdowns and one passing against Arkansas gives him 25 touchdowns rushing (12) and passing (13) this season. Only Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Pat Sullivan has more touchdowns rushing and passing in Auburn history with 26 in 1971, the year he won the Heisman.

*With his 17 points on three field goals and eight extra points, Wes Byrum is only four points short of the school record of 312. Byrum has 309 points. Byrum is the 21st player in SEC history to score 300 or more career points.

*Junior Darvin Adams has climbed into 10th place in career receiving yards for a Tiger with 1,434 yards. He moved ahead of Ronney Daniels for 10th place.

*Freshman Antonio Goodwin's block of an Arkansas punt in the second quarter was Auburn's first blocked punt since the 2006 Florida game. "I had a clean shot at it," Goodwin said.

*The 99-yard kickoff return by Onterio McCalebb is the sixth-longest kickoff return in school history and the longest that did not result in a touchdown as he was stopped at the Arkansas one-yard line.

*With two interceptions in the fourth quarter, senior linebacker Josh Bynes has three picks this season and seven for his career. Zac Etheridge's 47-yard fumble return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter was the first of the senior's career.


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