Arkansas came out on top in battle between SEC teams on the rise
Just when I was feeling really good about writing
But here's the bright side for Auburn. A win against Kentucky next week makes the Tigers bowl eligible. There's another guaranteed win (Furman) still on the schedule. And if the Tigers can win one or two against LSU, Ole Miss, Georgia and Alabama, they'll finish the regular season 8-4 or 9-3. Ask yourself this, Auburn fans: When Chizik was hired, how realistic did 9-3 sound?
This assumes, of course, that the league hasn't figured out coordinator
Maybe Reynolds Razorback Stadium is just kryptonite to the Malzahn offense. Remember, it was Malzahn who jumped from Spingdale (Ark.) High in 2006 to offensive coordinator at Arkansas, only to be undercut by then-head coach
Instead, it served as proof that
Arkansas will only get better, but so will Auburn. At some point this season, one or both will play spoiler in the SEC West race. Saturday was a meeting of two SEC programs on the rise. Unfortunately for Auburn, one of them had to lose.