Razorbacks rewind:

Wrap them up, then go for the ball

By: Tom Murphy
Published: Monday, September 1, 2014
Auburn wide receiver Melvin Ray (82) catches a pass and breaks away from Arkansas safety Rohan Gaines (26) for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
Auburn wide receiver Melvin Ray (82) catches a pass and breaks away from Arkansas safety Rohan Gaines (26) for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

The Arkansas defense missed an alarming number of tackles in Saturday's 45-21 loss to Auburn, including one that led to the game's first touchdown, when Melvin Ray sidestepped safety Rohan Gaines on the sideline and sprinted 49 yards.

Robb Smith - Auburn Recap

Arkansas defensive coordinator Robb Smith recaps the Razorbacks' 45-21 loss to No. 6 Auburn. (By Andrew Hutchinson)
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PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Offense

QB Brandon Allen

• Allen completed 18 of 31 passes for 175 yards, with 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. His yardage might have been well over 200 yards if not for a deep-pass drop by Keon Hatcher and another miss by Demetrius Wilson. Allen rushed 4 times for 6 yards and completed passes to 10 different receivers.

Defense

DE Trey Flowers

• Flowers, a senior from Huntsville, Ala., once again played well in his home state, with 3 unassisted tackles and 6 assists. Two of the assists Saturday came on plays that resulted in 4 lost yards. Flowers was the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Defensive player of the week the last time Arkansas played at Auburn in 2012. Flowers had 3 1/2 sacks for 43 lost yards in Arkansas’ 24-7 victory.

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