Auburn receiver Will Hastings has knee ligament surgery
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn wide receiver Will Hastings has had surgery for a torn knee ligament.
Coach Gus Malzahn said Saturday the surgery went well but didn't give a timetable for a return. Hastings injured an ACL during a scrimmage last weekend.
Hastings' 525 yards on 26 catches ranked third on the team last season. He caught four touchdown passes. Malzahn calls his injury "a big blow" to the Tigers.
Postgame analysis of Auburn's win at Texas A&M:
THREE THINGS WORTH TALKING ABOUT
K.J. is a man
When Texas A&M threatened, Auburn turned to Johnson to move from the shadows of its end zone and put the game out of reach. Leading 35-20 and starting at its own 4 following a defensive stop of the Aggies, Johnson accounted for the first 65 of 72 yards on a drive that ended with Eli Stove’s score on a jet sweep.
In a league loaded with great running backs, Johnson is as good as anyone.
Stidham has 3 TD passes as No. 16 Auburn downs A&M 42-27
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — When Auburn coach Gus Malzahn has had championship teams in the past he's seen the players take things up a notch this time of year.
In a win over Texas A&M on Saturday he saw that quality in his 16th-ranked team, and it left him feeling encouraged with a huge test looming next week against No. 2 Georgia.
Auburn’s Stidham living up to his billing with 3 big games
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Jarrett Stidham dropped deep into Auburn's end zone and launched the ball down the field.
Boom, as coach Gus Malzahn would say. A seemingly high-risk play went 57 yards to Eli Stove in the third quarter and No. 12 Auburn wound up with a 99-yard drive to all but put away Mississippi State in Saturday night's 49-10 victory .
No. 21 Auburn runs over No. 17 Arkansas, 56-3
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — From the first snap, Auburn's running game couldn't be stopped.
The result was an unexpected rout that made the Tigers look like SEC contenders and left Arkansas coach Bret Bielema searching for answers.
Eli Stove broke free for a 78-yard touchdown run on Auburn's first play, giving the No. 21 Tigers momentum they never lost in a dominant 56-3 victory over No. 17 Arkansas on Saturday night.