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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Auburn, Arkansas expect plenty of points

Here's how my advance for today's Auburn-Arkansas game starts:

AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn’s coaches have heaped considerable praise all week on strong-armed Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett.

Defensive line coach Tracy Rocker referred to him as “the NFL guy.” Defensive coordinator Ted Roof said he has one of strongest arms in college football. And safeties coach Tommy Thigpen said he hasn’t seen a cannon like Mallett’s since going up against Ben Roethlisberger at Miami of Ohio and Byron Leftwich at Marshall.

“He’s as good as anyone we’re going to face,” Thigpen said.

Translation: Auburn might have to score a lot of points to win today.

That hasn’t been a problem this season for the No. 17 Tigers (5-0, 2-0 SEC), who have been every bit the offensive juggernaut as the Arkansas team they’ll face in Fayetteville today.

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