It was Pettway, however, who led a Tigers rushing attack that amassed 345 yards overall and outgained their SEC West counterparts 629-334.
"We bounced back from a really tough loss last week", Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said.
Auburn almost fell out of the Top 25 after last week's loss, but it still has plenty of chances left to regain a national foothold. "I am very proud of our players, proud of our coaches".
The Hogs forced two turnovers to keep it close in the first half, however after a muffed punt and a Kerryon Johnson touchdown run, the Tigers took command 17-6 at the half. "Our guys hung in there".
"I think just the way it ended a year ago, from the time they walked off the field last year to where they are, they've made themselves aware of (the loss)", Bielema said.
LSU (8-6-2, 1-5-2 SEC) features on national television for the second-straight match following a hard-fought 1-0 home defeat on Thursday night to No. 11-ranked Texas A&M shown live on the SEC Network.
The Tiger defense stuck it to Arkansas redshirt freshman QB Cole Kelley, recording three takeaways on the night.
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Two of those sacks and strips were from junior defensive end Jeff Holland, who recovered one of the two fumbles he caused.
Auburn stuck with the run to open the second half, and it paid off in a big way. Talk about making the most of your carries.
Malik Willis replaced Stidham in the fourth quarter and threw his first career touchdown pass, a four-yarder to Devan Barrett.
With just less than 10 minutes left in the contest, Auburn's offense, which was almost nonexistent in the second half at LSU last weekend, topped the 600-yard mark.
Auburn totally blew the doors off Arkansas in the third quarter - something Razorback fans are used to watching -turning a 17-6 game into 45-13 with 28 points and 239 yards of offense. Malzahn recognized the importance of the Tigers' off-week. Auburn is unbeaten in its last three SEC matches while falling just once in its last nine outings since a home win over High Point back on September 8.
ARKANSAS: The Razorbacks have scored 29 points in their last two games without Allen, their worst two-week stretch in back-to-back losses since scoring a combined seven points in losses SC and Alabama in 2013. "I knew we were going really fast and they were not set up, but I was just kind of locked in on my read and it just kind of came at the right time".
"We played good football tonight". We were driving the ball, we just couldn't finish drives.