Borges Not Pleased With Auburn Offense

Offensive coordinator Al Borges discusses Auburn's victory Arkansas.

Fayetteville, Ark.--Auburn dominated time of possession and outgained Arkansas by nearly 100 yards, but Auburn offensive coordinator Al Borges was not happy with what he saw on Saturday night at Razorback Stadium.

"The kids did a good jog running the two-minute drill, it was something we executed," he said following Auburn's 9-7 victory. "I am a little disappointed. I really thought we were starting to get better on offense, but this game brought us back down to earth.

"We ended up running the ball pretty well and at the end of day we controlled the ball pretty well, but you have got to score more than nine points," Borges added. "There were opportunities there to put more points on the board that we didn't take advantage of."

Auburn's offense finished with just 290 total yards, but it was enough on a night when the Razorbacks netted just 193 vs. a tough Auburn defense.

"Reggie Herring (Arkansas defensive coordinator) always gets those guys to play hard," Borges said. "He has got good, sound schemes and they are going to make it tough on you if you don't keep them blocked, and they are not always easy to keep blocked."

Borges said he was thankful that he had fifth-year senior quarterback Brandon Cox to drive the football 50 yards on eight plays in one minute and 15 seconds to set up the game-winning field goal from 20 yards out by Wes Byrum with 21 seconds remaining.

"That was the difference," Borges said of having Cox to lead the game-winning drive. "We weren't good, but we were good when we needed to be in the clutch.

We have got to get better in our passing game," Borges added. "I thought that was what hurt us in this game."


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