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Each week, we’ll take a look at how the Auburn players on watch lists performed on the field and who their competition might be.

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The offense put up big numbers and a solid second half performance by the defense led to a win against Bert and the Razorbacks. How did the watch listers look?

Sammie Coates (Biletnikoff, Maxwell)

Coates pulled in one catch for 13 yards. He had a notable drop in the end zone, and was largely overshadowed by Duke Williams and Melvin Ray.

Reese Dismukes (Lombardi, Outland, Rimington)

An offensive line that has seen a lot of change during the last few months looked better than many expected during the first game of the season. They should continue to improve under Dismukes' leadership.

Kris Frost (Butkus)

Frost accounted for a team high three quarterback hurries.

Nick Marshall (Davey O'Brien, Manning, Maxwell, Walter Camp)

Marshall entered the game at the beginning of the third quarter, following up a stellar performance from his backup, Jeremy Johnson. Marshall was 4 of 6 for 50 yards and had 34 yards on the ground. Marshall's presence as a running threat adds another dimension to the offense, which looked pretty great on Saturday.

Robenson Therezie (Bednarik)

Therezie, who was cleared of his eligibility issue late Friday night, hit Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen late in the third quarter. Allen's throw was picked off by Jermaine Whitehead and returned for a touchdown, effectively putting the game away.

CJ Uzomah (Mackey)

Uzomah caught one pass for 26 yards.

Gabe Wright (Bronko Nagurski, Outland)

Wright recorded two tackles, one for a loss, against Arkansas, playing most snaps at defensive end. Most notably, however, he's credited with giving a halftime speech that turned the defense around. After an atrocious first half, the defense shut down Arkansas in the second half, allowing only 61 yards, three first downs and two rushing yards.

The Competition

UGA RB Todd Gurley is the Walter Camp National Player of the Week after setting a school record with 293 all-purpose yards.