With Arkansas backed up deep in its own territory midway through the third quarter, Auburn’s defense may have been looking for a safety. The Tigers ended up getting much more than that.

Auburn took a 21-17 lead with 7 minutes, 19 seconds to go in the third quarter when Derick Hall sacked Arkansas quarterback KJ Jefferson and forced a fumble in the end zone, which was then recovered by Marcus Harris for a go-ahead touchdown.

If Jefferson had held onto the ball, it would have been a safety and the Razorbacks would have still had the lead. Instead, the Tigers notched an even bigger play that put them back in front after they had led for the majority of the first half.

It was the first turnover forced by Auburn’s defense on Saturday, and it gave the Tigers the momentum back in a big way.

A little more than 3 minutes after this play, Auburn extended its lead to 28-17 on a 71-yard touchdown pass from Bo Nix to Demetris Robertson. That matched the Tigers’ largest advantage of the day to that point, as they also led by 11 points for much of the second quarter.