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Will Cam be having some fried BBQ this Saturday?
The Tigers have been rolling with Cam Newton, as they are unbeaten and the seventh-ranked team in the nation.
Arkansas lost to Alabama, but has won every other game.
We all know about Cam vs. Mallett in the "Possible-Heisman-Contender Bowl." Here are my predictions for how it goes down. This may take a while...
Prediction: After both teams get the ball once and move a little but don't score, Arkansas strikes first with a field goal for a 3-0 lead. Cam Newton responds, leading Auburn down the field before running in from five yards out to give them a 7-3 lead. After Demond Washington intercepts a pass, Auburn moves down the field, and in the second quarter, Wes Byrum nails a short field goal to make it 10-3 Auburn.
After another stop by Auburn, Cam gets the ball back, connects on a big pass play to Emory Blake, and the drive ends with a one-yard run by Mike Dyer. 17-3, Tigers all over Arkansas. But it isn't over by a long, long shot.
Mallett throws a touchdown to Greg Chiles to pull within 17-10. But, back comes Auburn. Cam Newton goes play-action and finds Philip Lutzenkirchen from 25 yards out. 24-10 Auburn. But, back comes Arkansas. Right before the half, Mallett finds Joe Adams, who makes a leaping one-handed catch in the corner of the end zone.
At the half, Auburn leads 24-17.
To start the second half, after bending but not breaking defensively, Arkansas gets the ball back to Mallett, who again leads the Hogs down the field. The drive ends on a TD catch by DJ Williams to tie it at 24.
But, back comes the "Dinosaur", Cam Newton. Using his arm and feet, the Tigers drive 75 yards before the third quarter ends, culminating with a four-yard TD pass from Cam Newton to Emory Blake. Auburn leads 31-24 after three quarters.
In the fourth, Mallett finds DJ Williams from 50 yards out. 31-31. Back comes Cam Newton, who leads Auburn down the field. Onterio McCalebb scores from 13 yards away, and Auburn leads 38-31. Guess what... here comes Arkansas.
On 4th-and-13, Ryan Mallett finds DJ Williams AGAIN, this time from 25 yards out. 38-38, two minutes left. But, guess who has the ball.... Auburn and Cam Newton. A big run by Newton, pushing him over 200 for the day in both running and passing, puts Auburn in Byrum range.
Finally, as the clock runs out, Wes Byrum connects from 43 yards away! Despite 420 passing yards from Ryan Mallett, Cam Newton takes the showdown in another barnburner!
Auburn 41, Arkansas 38