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Auburn Tigers respond to SEC

AUBURN, Ala. -- Coach Gus Malzahn says Auburn has issued its response to the Southeastern Conference after Arkansas' Bret Bielema complained about game tape.

Malzahn says he learned Monday about Bielema's accusation that "the TV copy doesn't match the film copy" received from Auburn. Bielema reported it to the SEC.

Malzahn said Tuesday "the SEC office is aware of all the details on both sides."

He says the Tigers (No. 11 BCS, No. 8 AP) will "always operate with the utmost integrity in everything we do, and if there's ever anything I don't know about that's brought to my attention, we'll deal with it in a prompt manner."

Malzahn declined to answer questions on the topic, but said "no" when asked if other opponents have lodged complaints.

Bielema, when comparing a television copy of the Tigers' 45-10 win over Florida Atlantic to the video sent by Auburn, found a difference.

"On the TV copy, they have a swinging gate at the beginning of the play, which obviously happened," Bielema said Monday. "It was on the TV copy. And when we got the video copy from them today, that exact same play doesn't show any of the gate.

"... So, if I hadn't watched the TV copy, or if our guys hadn't had the time to go back and review, we would have never known that to happen."

The Razorbacks (3-5, 0-4 SEC) host the Tigers (7-1, 3-1 SEC) on Saturday.