AUBURN, Ala. —
“I think each week we have improved in our execution of the run game,” Malzahn said. “The fact that we’ve had three different running backs all do a solid job, our line has done a solid job and then the fact that our quarterbacks have been able to run, too. That has been the biggest factor.”
The Tigers’ 24 rushing touchdowns and 12 passing touchdowns already top last season’s totals in 12 games.
Malzahn said his first-year success at each stop results from a pretty simple formula.
“I’ve been fortunate enough to have a lot of good players to coach in new situations,” he said. “This situation is no different. Our players have bought into what we’re trying to establish. We’ve got very good coaches that are teachers and the players are responding to them.”
AP Sports Writer Kurt Voigt in Fayetteville, Ark., contributed to this report.