Bryan Harsin and Auburn have turned to Chandler Wooten to help fill in for the injured Owen Pappoe, who has missed time since he suffered an ankle injury against Penn State.

Wooten has done that and then some. In the Penn State game, Wooten had 10 tackles, but since then in 3 other games, he’s made a combined 23 tackles.

“He’s stepped up,” Harsin said on the SEC coaches media teleconference. “He’s filled that role, which is what good players do. Chandler’s a captain for us. He acts like a captain … He’s one of those guys who just really gets it each and every day.”

Auburn will face Arkansas this week, and RB Rocket Sanders. Sanders last week against Ole Miss had 17 carries for 139 yards.

“One thing just overall, the offense, they’re explosive,” Harsin said. “They play fast. He and what they do at that position is just another weapon that they have.”