Things got a little testy a few hours before No. 21 Auburn hosted No. 17 Arkansas on Saturday.

Players from both teams met at midfield before the Tigers gathered for a pregame prayer circle. Some jawing occurred before the players were separated and the Razorbacks walked away from the midfield logo.

The heated exchange prefaced would should be an intense game between Arkansas (5-2, 1-2) and Auburn (4-2, 2-1), which kicks off at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN. The Tigers have surprised many by climbing into the Top 25 and hope to emerge as a player in the SEC West, while the Hogs are trying to follow up their big win against Ole Miss last weekend.