AUBURN, Ala. – The number 13 ranked Auburn Tigers escaped their week three matchup against Arkansas with a last minute field goal by Anders Carlson to win the game 30-28.
Auburn was in full command for three quarters and then fourth happened; even after Carlson missed the go-ahead field goal late in the game, the Tigers never lost hope.
There was a controversial call late in the fourth quarter after Tigers sophomore quarterback Bo Nix spiked the ball after the snap; the play was reviewed and ruled as intentional grounding. The SEC Officiating released a statement on the call following the game.
“Well you know it was just it was poor on my part I gotta get the ball better and spike it and then I guess they were trying to figure something else out but I felt like at that point you just got to get the ball and spike it and take the penalty,” said Nix.
“The emotional high and all of a sudden the bottom drops out you got to find a way to dig deep back in and our guys did that they fought, they fought for 60 minutes and found a way to win,” said head coach Gus Malzahn.
The Tigers will be back in action next weekend on the road against a south Carolina team fresh off of its first win of the season. Kickoff is scheduled for 11 a.m.