Once the Tigers pulled away and Arkansas was forced to pass, the defense held the Razorbacks inside their own territory for the entire fourth quarter . . .
In the end, after all the talk, all the speculation and all the scrimmages, Auburn's crop of true freshmen didn't make much of an impact . . .
"He's too good a player . . .
"The most disappointing part of the first half was probably the third-and-shorts . . .
"I just think from the O-line to the receivers to running backs to quarterbacks, the whole, we were a little above average . . .
Artis-Payne was also satisfied that he showed there is life after Mason in the Tigers' backfield . . .
A few other freshmen could factor in on the offensive side of the ball . . .
Ellis Johnson talks about the play of his defense in the win over Arkansas last Saturday . . .
Inside the Auburn Tigers
Let's take an early look at the Spartans, who knocked off North Dakota 42-10 in their season opener last week . . .
Carlson is the first punter or kicker at Auburn to ever be named the SEC's freshman of the Week . . .
There's no word yet as to whether Garrett or Therezie will start this coming Saturday against San Jose State, but with the latter now eligible, it's safe to assume that Therezie's name will at least be on the two-deep depth chart for this week . . .
The only hiccup in this game was with the running game in the first half and the offense unable to finish drives in the second quarter . . .
After scoring a first-quarter touchdown, he helped the Tigers wear out the Razorbacks defense in the second half with 122 of his career-high 177 rushing yards . . .
With Robenson Therezie eligible, Star will be an interesting position to watch . . .
Auburn is a better football team than Alabama . . .
"What they do, they do very well . . .
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The former G.W. Carver star's tenure as Auburn's starting quarterback will be short-lived, as expected, and he's just fine with that . . .
The big junior played 21 snaps for the Tigers' offense, and Malzahn has been pleased with the way he blocks on the perimeter, a sure route to playing time . . .
"Really, it was Arkansas coming in with really a good gameplan, one they've really never shown on film that much . . .
The Spartans finished 102nd (out of 129 teams) in the FBS in rushing defense last season . . .
One of the fastest players in the country this season, Grant can still run with anybody, but has added another dimension to his game . . .
Inside the Auburn Tigers
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