Auburn LB Owen Pappoe has interesting opinion of Arkansas
Last week was a case of contrasting teams in Arkansas and Auburn, and the teams meet this week on The Plains to see how that works out this time.
Arkansas had one of its best games in recent memory as it snapped a 20-game SEC losing streak in an upset win at Mississippi State, while Auburn struggled on offense in a loss at Georgia.
Former Arkansas coach and new Auburn offensive coordinator Chad Morris and the Tigers had a long night in Athens in a 27-6 loss. They were just 6-of-15 on third down and managed only 39 rushing yards — their fewest in a game since LSU in 2018. QB Bo Nix also had his streak of pass attempts without an interception snapped at 253, which was the second-longest in the nation.
As Auburn LB Owen Pappoe prepares for the Razorbacks’ offense, he notices something different from last season.
“I think they look better than they have the past few years, definitely better from last year,” Pappoe told reporters this week. “They’ve got a new quarterback in Feleipe Franks, he’s a really talented guy and I think he’s brought that offense together and got those guys to play hard and play together. So I think it’s going to be a pretty good game for us and we’re going to have to give them all we’ve got because I know we’re going to get their best shot.”
Auburn has won four straight and six of the last seven in the series.