Ten takeaways from Auburn football’s win over Arkansas

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The Auburn Tigers played a great game.

The offense was consistent and was able to strike early while also being able to have sustained drives when the Auburn defense needed a break.

The Auburn defense generated a lot of frustration from the Auburn fanbase but still limited a high-scoring offense to just 23 points despite allowing 460 total yards.

Bo Nix led the way for the offense that struggled to run the football. He was 21-26 for 292 yards for two scores and a pick. He also had five carries for 42 yards and a score.

Let’s take a look at some takeaways from Auburn’s 38-23 win over the Arkansas Razorbacks.

Auburn is still alive in the SEC

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All of the SEC West teams with only a loss are in the running for a chance to play in Atlanta. The Tigers control their own destiny.

Bo Nix's road trouble are behind him

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Bo Nix had one of the best games of his career and possibly his best away from Jordan-Hare Stadium.

He was 21-26 for 292 yards for two scores and a pick. He also had five carries for 42 yards and a score.

Arkansas is a good football team

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Just because Auburn handed Arkansas their third loss of the season doesn’t mean that the Razorbacks are a bad team. This is a quality win for the Tigers.

Auburn needs to find a way to run the ball

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Auburn was not effective on the ground. Tank Bigsby and Jarquez Hunter for 95 yards off of 28 carries.

Kobe Hudson continues to impress

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Hudson made some clutch plays for the Tigers. He caught three passes off of three targets for 29 yards. Nothing flashy but his play for a first down late set up the eventual Nix touchdown run that sealed the game for Auburn.

The defense still isn't right

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Auburn’s defense was projected to be the strength of this team. That has not been the case since the start of conference play. Something has to change for Auburn to get to Atlanta.

The defensive pass rush needs to be more consistent

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Derick Hall was fantastic in this game in clutch situations but the rest of the Auburn pass rush needs to get better.

Roger McCreary continues to be really good

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Roger McCreary had several impressive pass breakups including an impressive moment on the Arkansas two-point conversion.

Zakoby McClain is elite

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McClain had 15 tackles against Arkansas. The man is elite.

Auburn is in a great situation heading into the bye week

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Auburn’s next opponent is Ole Miss. But before they face the Rebels, they get some time off. The Tigers are close to getting one of their best players back with Owen Pappoe and with an extra week to prepare, Auburn can get another SEC win in two weeks.

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