"I would rather win by four touchdowns," the second-year Auburn coach said in the locker room after his team's 9-7 win over Arkansas. "I will say it was a lot of fun. It was a great game and both teams competed hard."
Arkansas running back Peyton Hillis had praise for Muschamp's players. "Their defense obviously played great the entire game, but the offense couldn't get anything going. We have to move forward and not think about this loss too much."
News and Notes: Auburn ran 37 first half plays while the Razorbacks netted 97 yards on 25 plays with 24 coming on 14 rushing plays. Auburn rushed for 73 yards on 24 first half carries and Brandon Cox was 7-13 passing for 39 yards...For a third straight game, Auburn scored on its opening possession, getting the only points of the half on a 22-yard Wes Byrum field goal. Arkansas kicker Alex Tejada missed a chance to tie the game in the second quarter, but missed a 41-yarder wide right...Senior cornerback Jonathan Wilhite got a sack on the first Arkansas possession, the first of his career...For a third straight game, the Tigers did not allow a first half point while scoring 45 in those three contests.
Auburn now leads the series with Arkansas 10-6-1 and has a 5-3 edge in games played in Fayetteville...Auburn has now won its last 15 games when wearing all white uniforms...Auburn is now 14-1 since 2004 in games against SEC teams played outside of Jordan-Hare Stadium. The only loss was at LSU in 2005, where the Tigers play their next game...Auburn is now 3-0 this season in games televised by ESPN...Auburn held Arkansas to 193 yards of offense, which was a season low for an Auburn opponent. The previous low was 213 by Mississippi State...Auburn held Arkansas to 67 yards rushing, which was 271.4 below the Razorbacks* season average of 338.4.