FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Kamryn Pettway rushed for 90 yards and three touchdowns and No. 21 Auburn bounced back from a loss to LSU with a 52-20 victory over Arkansas on Saturday night.
The rushing yards are the most for Pettway since he gained 128 in a win last month over Mercer, and the Tigers (6-2, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) rushed for 345 yards overall. They outgained the Razorbacks 629-334 and have outscored their SEC West counterpart 108-23 over the last two seasons.
Jarrett Stidham completed 19 of 28 passes for 218 yards and rushed for a touchdown for Auburn.
“We bounced back from a really tough loss last week,” Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said. “… (Pettway) ran with good pad level, he broke some tackles, he kept his feet. He kind of looked like that time last year, that stretch when he was really running well.”
Arkansas freshman Cole Kelley, making his second straight start in place of the injured Austin Allen, finished 14-of-25 passing for 138 yards.
The Razorbacks have lost seven of their last nine games dating to last season and are 27-31 overall under fifth-year coach Bret Bielema, 10-26 in the SEC.
“I’m disappointed for our guys, our players, our fans,” Bielema said. “I thought we had a live crowd out there tonight. It was fun to walk out there in that environment and obviously we didn’t give them a reason to sustain it in the second half.”