Arkansas–Auburn football rivalry
|First meeting||December 27, 1984|
Auburn 21, Arkansas 15
|Latest meeting||October 21, 2017|
Auburn 52, Arkansas 20
|All-time series||Auburn leads 15–11–1|
|Largest victory||Auburn, 56–3 (2016)|
|Longest win streak||Auburn, 3 (2003–2005)|
|Current win streak||Auburn, 2 (2016–present)|
The Arkansas–Auburn football rivalry, is an American college football rivalry between the University of Arkansas and Auburn University. The first game in the series was played in 1984 in the Liberty Bowl. The game has been played annually since Arkansas joined the Southeastern Conference in 1992.
Series history[edit | edit source]
The first game between both schools was in 1984 in the Liberty Bowl. In 1992 when Arkansas joined the Southeastern Conference, both teams met on the Field every since. The rivalry got heated when Gus Malzahn (former offensive coordinator at Arkansas) became Auburn head coach. In 2016 Auburn defeated Arkansas, 56–3, making it the largest win in the series. The Tigers lead the rivalry, 15–11–1.
Notable games[edit | edit source]
2015: In the first overtime game in the series, the Razorbacks defeated the Tigers, 54–46, in four overtimes. With 0:04 left in the game Auburn made a 41-yard field goal by Daniel Carlson to tie the game, 24–24. By the fourth overtime, Auburn needed to convert a fourth down to tie possibly tieing the game once again (including a two point-conversion attempt), although the pass was incomplete, broken up by Arkansas using all downs, sealing a victory.
Game results[edit | edit source]
|Arkansas victories||Auburn victories||Tie games|
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Bielema: Auburn-Arkansas rivalry talk is 'noise that we don't hear' - Football - Opelika-Auburn News". oanow.com. Retrieved 2016-10-20.
- "Arkansas outlasts Auburn 54–46 in 4 overtimes". ESPN. ESPN. Retrieved September 4, 2017.
- "No. 21 Auburn runs over No. 17 Arkansas, 56–3". ESPN. ESPN. Retrieved September 4, 2017.
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