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Auburn rides Mason's big day to win over Arkansas

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -

Tre Mason put the Auburn Tigers on his back and carried them to a 35-17 win over Arkansas in Fayetteville Saturday night.

"There's a lot of familiar faces, a lot of friends out there, but you have a job to do," Gus Malzahn said after winning in Razorback Stadium for the first time. He was reminded he was 0-3 in the building prior:

"Yeah, I knew that, there's no doubt. We will enjoy this victory because they're hard to come by."

Auburn jumped out to a 28-3 lead midway through the third quarter until Arkansas scored 14 unanswered. But Mason's fourth touchdown put the game out of reach.

Mason finished with 168 yards and four touchdowns on 32 carries. Nick Marshall—who started after his health was a question this week—completed seven of eight passes for 118 yards and a touchdown. Eighty-eight of those yards came on the touchdown throw, a deep ball to Sammie Coates that made it 28-3.

The win is Auburn's sixth straight and moves them to 8-1 overall, 4-1 in the SEC. Next week, the Tigers travel to Tennessee.

Jonathan Huskey

Jonathan comes to News 3 from Fort Smith/Fayetteville, Ark., where he anchored weekends and reported during the week on some of the best high school sports in the state. More>>

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