When these two schools met in the regular season it was an offensive slugfest that Auburn eventually won 65-43 but some would say it was thanks to some questionable decisions by the replay booth. However, others would take the stand that the replays didn't matter and the best team won that day.
If these two teams were to get an Orange Bowl rematch in the first round of our NCAA college football playoff would the result be any different? According to What If Sports it wouldn't be as high scoring as the first time around.
|Auburn||5:05||TD||Cam Newton 8 yd. run (Byrum kick)||0-7|
|Ark||2:22||FG||Zach Hocker 43 yds.||3-7|
|Auburn||13:30||FG||Wes Byrum 50 yds.||3-10|
|Ark||0:07||FG||Zach Hocker 36 yds.||6-10|
|Ark||6:55||TD||D.J. Williams 67 yd. pass from Mallett (Hocker kick)||13-10|
|Auburn||2:43||FG||Wes Byrum 43 yds.||13-13|
|Auburn||14:19||TD||Mario Fannin 2 yd. run (Byrum kick)||13-20|
|Ark||12:00||FG||Zach Hocker 32 yds.||16-20|
|Auburn||11:10||TD||Michael Dyer 67 yd. run (Byrum kick)||16-27|
|Ark||7:08||FG||Zach Hocker 47 yds.||19-27|
It looks like a fourth quarter rally once again gives the Tigers the win and will send Arkansas home from our playoffs. Auburn advances on to the Fiesta Bowl and will play the winner of the Gator Bowl between #4 Stanford and #5 Wisconsin.