Matt Jones is the online sports editor for the Arkansas-Democrat-Gazette and Northwest Arkansas Newspapers.
UA streak SEC's longest since 1992
Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen (10) runs a play during Saturday night's game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas' fifth consecutive game against a ranked opponent this weekend will be the longest streak of games against top 25 teams for any Southeastern Conference program since the Razorbacks joined the league in 1992.
Auburn enters Saturday's contest ranked No. 11 nationally. The Tigers are 7-1 overall and 3-1 in the SEC.
Arkansas (3-5, 0-4 SEC) has lost five straight games, including four straight to ranked SEC teams Texas A&M, Florida, South Carolina and Alabama. The Razorbacks' last game against a team not ranked in the top 25 was Sept. 21 - a 28-24 loss at Rutgers.
Arkansas has lost its last four game by double-digit margins. Its last three losses have been by a combined 134-17, topping the worst three-game stretch in program history set last year with losses to Alabama, Rutgers and Texas A&M by 109 points.
The game against Auburn likely won't be Arkansas' last against a top 25 team this season. LSU is ranked No. 13 this week.
The series of games against ranked teams should end next Saturday at Ole Miss, which received votes for the top 25 poll this week but wasn't ranked following a blowout win over Idaho. The Rebels are off Saturday.