Mallett, Newton set for SEC showdown

October 14, 2010

The Arkansas-Auburn game will feature two of the Southeastern Conference's most dynamic - and different - quarterbacks.

No. 7 Auburn's Cam Newton comes into Saturday's game as the nation's second-most efficient passer and the SEC's leading rusher. Ryan Mallett of the 12th-ranked Razorbacks is the league's top passer by more than 100 yards a game.

Both are 6-foot-6 and integral to their teams' success. But they do things in different ways.

Newton is on track to join Auburn's Jimmy Sidle as the only SEC quarterback to have a 1,000-yard rushing season. Mallett is throwing for nearly 350 yards a game, second-most nationally.

Auburn linebacker Craig Stevens says both can make plays and ''that's all it comes down to.''