Auburn sophomore Noah Igbinoghene received SEC Special Teams Player of the Week after a 96-yard kick return touchdown in Auburn's 34-3 win over Arkansas.
His first career touchdown and the first Auburn kickoff return for a touchdown since Corey Grant in 2013, Igbinoghene's score gave the stadium a surge of energy after a slow start in the third quarter.
“I just feel like I can reboot the fans and everybody to get into the game again, just like we did today," Igbinoghene said. "I want to continue to do it."
Averaging only 1.9 yards per play on offense in the third quarter, Auburn’s defense and special teams gave the offense a short field for the first three scores.
On defense, Igbinoghene had two tackles and a forced fumble that Daniel Thomas scooped and brought inside Arkansas’ 5-yard line.
Ryan Davis also returned two punts for 84 yards, leading to 10 points.
“Special teams is a big factor in our game," Igbinoghene said. "I think it can win you the game. When your offense and defense isn’t doing as well, special teams can help you out with that. We showed out today."
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Auburn earned its first SEC win of the season with the win over the Razorbacks, but dropped to No. 10 in the AP poll entering Week 5.
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