Auburn continues to find new ways to win

By PAUL NEWBERRY AP College Football Writer

Say this about the Auburn Tigers: They know how to make things exciting.

Down 17-0 to Clemson? No worries. Get it to overtime and watch the other team miss a chip-shot field goal.

Trailing South Carolina 20-7 at halftime? Give the ball to Cam Newton and let the comeback unfold.

Tied with Kentucky in the fourth quarter? Time to break out a 19-play drive that sets up the winning kick as time expires.

No. 7 Auburn (6-0, 3-0 SEC) has reached the midway point of the regular with a perfect record, even if the ride has been a bit bumpy along the way.

Now comes a Western Division showdown against No. 12 Arkansas (4-1, 1-1), a game that features two of the league's best quarterbacks: Newton vs. Ryan Mallett.

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