Top 10 Plays of the Arkansas Razorback 2015 Football Season

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#6: Final Play vs. Auburn

Now that we’re done with the Dominique Reed touchdowns we can move closer to the lower half of the top 10 plays of the 2015 Arkansas Football season. We are now at #6, and the one I chose was the final play against Auburn, where our Hogs pulled out the win 54-46 in a 4 overtime thriller.

Oct 24, 2015; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks head coach Bret Bielema looks on from the sidelines in the game against the Auburn Tigers during the second half at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

All we asked for as Arkansas fans was a game that did not take us on an emotional roller coaster. In the beginning, it looked like that might happen for us. Auburn’s offense was up in shambles after underperforming to every team and with the Jeremy Johnson/Sean White quarterback battle. Arkansas put up an early 14-0 lead, but it didn’t last. Auburn and running back Peyton Barber quickly made the game interesting, and just after halftime we were tied 14-14. With less than one minute left in the fourth quarter, Arkansas miraculously made a field goal to take a 24-21 lead over the Tigers. You would think that would be the end of it, but Arkansas fans know better. Auburn made a few big throws on their next drive to put them in field goal range. Consequently, kicker Daniel Carlson’s 41 yard kick was good and sent the Hogs into OT.

Overtime began with the usual, as Auburn ran just 3 plays to get into the endzone with ease. The following drive made made us think that Arkansas was doing their normal overtime routine. You know, the three and out. Third down came up for Arkansas, and suddenly Brandon Allen hit Hunter Henry for a first down. Arkansas scored on that drive and forced a second overtime, where they came out hitting on all cylinders. Both teams scored, and we were heading into a third overtime. Auburn quickly scored and made their two point conversion. Kody Walker scored on a 4th & 2 on the Hogs’ next drive, which led to a miracle Jeremy Sprinkle catch for the two point conversion. With the momentum on their side, Arkansas scored on the very first play of the 4th OT on a quick out route to Drew Morgan that he took to the house.

The next Auburn drive led to our #6. On third down, Sean White laid it up to wide receiver Tony Stevens, but Jared Collins forced it out, making his impressive play one of the honorable mentions on this list. This led up to the final play of the ballgame, a play that proved our fans and the nation that 2015 wasn’t going to be a year where we just laid down and died.

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