Tom Murphy is a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A graduate of Louisiana Tech University, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America, and voter for the Heisman Trophy and AP Top 25 football poll.
No. 6 Auburn 45, Arkansas 21:
Arkansas dives in, fizzles out
Hogs can't sustain first half success
Auburn running back Corey Grant (20) breaks free from Arkansas linebacker Randy Ramsey (11) and runs for a first down during the second half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Auburn, Ala. Auburn defeated Arkansas 45-21. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
Auburn parlayed an interception return for a touchdown and the spark provided by quarterback Nick Marshall into a dominating second half and a 45-21 season-opening victory on Saturday.
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