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THE COACHING STAFF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-34 Head Coach Bobby Petrino . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-25 Paul Petrino . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Paul Haynes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26, 28 Steve Caldwell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-29 Bobby Allen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Kris Cinkovich . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29-30 Tim Horton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-31 Reggie Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Chris Klenakis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-32 Kevin Peoples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Support Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

ARKANSAS BOWL HISTORY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87-111 Bowl History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 1934 Dixie Classic / 1947 Cotton Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 1948 Dixie Bowl / 1955 Cotton Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 1960 Gator Bowl / 1961 Cotton Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 1962 Sugar Bowl / 1963 Sugar Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 1965 Cotton Bowl / 1966 Cotton Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 1969 Sugar Bowl / 1970 Sugar Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 1971 Liberty Bowl / 1976 Cotton Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 1978 Orange Bowl / 1978 Fiesta Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 1980 Sugar Bowl / 1980 Hall of Fame Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 1981 Gator Bowl / 1982 Bluebonnet Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 1984 Liberty Bowl / 1985 Holiday Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 1987 Orange Bowl / 1987 Liberty Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 1989 Cotton Bowl / 1990 Cotton Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 1991 Independence Bowl / 1995 Carquest Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 1999 Florida Citrus Bowl / 2000 Cotton Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 2000 Las Vegas Bowl / 2002 Cotton Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 2002 Music City Bowl / 2003 Independence Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 2007 Capital One Bowl / 2008 Cotton Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 2010 Liberty Bowl / 2011 Sugar Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Bowl Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108-111 University of Arkansas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

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THE PLAYERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-64 Adams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Armbrust / Atiga / Bailey / Bennett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Bequette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Breeding / Buehner / Carr / Charpentier / Childs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 B. Cook / G. Cook / Curtis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 D’Appollonio / A. Davis / K. Davis / Deacon / Farr / Flowers . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Ford / Franklin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Freeman / Gatson / Gilbert / Gragg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 B. Green / J. Green / Hamilton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Harris / Herndon / Highsmith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Hocker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Horton / Humphrey / Hurd / Jarvis / Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 B. Jones / D. Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Lake / Linton / Madison / Marshall / Miles-Nash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Minor / Mitchel / Bran. Mitchell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Bray. Mitchell / J. Mitchell / Nelson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Peacock / Rasner / Shearin / Small . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 C. Smith / D. Smith / Smothers / Stadther . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Stringer / Swanson / Tate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 R. Thomas / T. Thomas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Turner / Uekman / Wade / Walker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Watkins / Williams / Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Wingo Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Winston / J. Wright . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 T. Wright . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

2011 IN REVIEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65-86 Missouri State Game Recap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 New Mexico Game Recap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Troy Game Recap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Alabama Game Recap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Texas A&M Game Recap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Auburn Game Recap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Ole Miss Game Recap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Vanderbilt Game Recap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 South Carolina Game Recap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Tennessee Game Recap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Mississippi State Game Recap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 LSU Game Recap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Game Results / Team & Individual Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78-81 Game-By-Game Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82-83 Superlatives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84-85 Game-By-Game Starting Lineups / Misc. Stats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

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Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Bowl Schedule / Media Guidelines / Bowl Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Quick Facts / Media Relations Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2011 Numerical Roster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6 2011 Alphabetical Roster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 2011 Depth Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Razorback Game Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-17 Records Watch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19 2011 Individual Honors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

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UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS 2012 AT&T COTTON BOWL DIRECTORY

AT&T Cotton Bowl Office: AT&T Cotton Bowl Web site:

(817) 892-4800 www.ATTCottonBowl.com

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Please note schedule is subject to change and a detailed schedule will be released from the Arkansas Media Relations Office prior to the week of the game

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Sunday, January 1, 2012 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - SEC Media Day Location: Cowboys Stadium Formal news conferences will be held for the head coach, while players and assistant coaches will be available on an informal basis on the field. ELECTRONIC MEDIA TAKES COACH AUDIO/VIDEO FEED FROM MULT BOX DISTRIBUTION AREA.

MEDIA GUIDELINES • Thank you for covering the University of Arkansas in its AT&T Cotton Bowl appearance. We hope you will respect the players and coaches in their time of enjoying bowl activities or relaxing in the privacy of the team hotel. There will be ample scheduled interview opportunities during the week. Thank you for your cooperation.

Monday, January 2, 2012 1 p.m. - Offensive Press Conference Omni Mandalay Offensive coordinator is available, followed by five Arkansas offensive players. ELECTRONIC MEDIA TAKES COACH AUDIO/VIDEO FEED FROM MULT BOX DISTRIBUTION AREA.

• All requests for game day credentials must be made online at: http://www. attcottonbowl.com.

Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012 1 p.m. - Defensive Press Conference Omni Mandalay Defensive coordinator is available, followed by five Arkansas defensive players. ELECTRONIC MEDIA TAKES COACH AUDIO/VIDEO FEED FROM MULT BOX DISTRIBUTION AREA.

• A more detailed interview schedule regarding practices will be released from the Arkansas Media Relations Office prior to the bowl game.

Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012 9 a.m. - Head Coaches’ Press Conference Omni Mandalay Both head coaches are available at press conference Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 No availability Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 7 p.m. - 76th AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic Cowboys Stadium Head coach, assistant coaches and players will be available postgame.

• Arkansas players and coaches ARE NOT available for interviews at the team hotel. Any exceptions to the rule would occur only in extenuating circumstances and must be previously approved by a member of the UA Media Relations Department. Media members wishing to follow the Razorbacks at official bowl functions should consult the media schedule. • Arkansas players and coaches ARE NOT available for interviews outside of scheduled press conferences and post-practice interview times. Only video and photo will be permitted at all other bowl functions throughout the week.

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UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS

FOOTBALL STAFF

NAME: University of Arkansas LOCATION: Fayetteville, Arkansas (pop. 73,580) ENROLLMENT: 23,199 FOUNDED: March 27, 1871 COLORS: Cardinal (PMS 200) and White CHANCELLOR (ALMA MATER, YEAR): Dr. G. David Gearhart (Westminster College, 1974) UA SYSTEM PRESIDENT (ALMA MATER, YEAR): Dr. Donald R. Bobbitt (Arkansas, 1980) NCAA FACULTY ATHLETICS REPRESENTATIVE: Sharon Hunt (Arkansas, 1973) BOARD OF TRUSTEES (TERM EXPIRES): Carl L. Johnson - Little Rock (2012) Mike Akin - Monticello (2013) Jane Rogers - Little Rock (2016) Sam Hilburn - Little Rock (2014) Jim von Gremp - Rogers (2015) John H. Tyson - Springdale (2017) Ben Hyneman - Jonesboro (2018) David Pryor - Fayetteville (2019) Mark Waldrip - Moro (2020) John Goodson - Texarkana (2021)

HEAD COACH (ALMA MATER, YEAR): Bobby Petrino (Carroll College, 1983) COLLEGIATE CAREER RECORD (SEASONS): 74-26 (in eighth) RECORD AT ARKANSAS (SEASONS): 33-17 (in fourth) BOWL APPEARANCES: Making seventh (3-3) OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR / QUARTERBACKS (ALMA MATER, YEAR): Paul Petrino (Carroll College, 1989) DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR / SECONDARY (ALMA MATER, YEAR): Paul Haynes (Kent State, 1992) SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR/ DEFENSIVE ENDS (ALMA MATER, YEAR): Steve Caldwell (Arkansas State, 1977) SECONDARY (ALMA MATER, YEAR): Bobby Allen (Virginia Tech, 1983) WIDE RECEIVERS (ALMA MATER, YEAR): Kris Cinkovich (Carroll College, 1984) RUNNING BACKS / RECRUITING COORDINATOR (ALMA MATER, YEAR): Tim Horton (Arkansas, 1990) LINEBACKERS (ALMA MATER, YEAR): Reggie Johnson (Louisville, 1996) OFFENSIVE LINE (ALMA MATER, YEAR): Chris Klenakis (Carroll College, 1984) DEFENSIVE TACKLES (ALMA MATER, YEAR): Kevin Peoples (Carroll College, 1995) GRADUATE ASSISTANT COACHES (ALMA MATER, YEAR): Richard Owens (Louisville, 2006), Tight Ends Brandon Sharp (Louisville, 2007), Defense DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS: Mark Robinson HEAD STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COORDINATOR: Jason Veltkamp HEAD FOOTBALL ATHLETIC TRAINER: Matt Summers VIDEO COORDINATOR: Andy Wagner EQUIPMENT MANAGER: Chuck Hall

INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS PHONE: (479) 575-2751 • FAX: (479) 575-7481 WEB SITE: ArkansasRazorbacks.com NICKNAME: Razorbacks NATIONAL AFFILIATION: National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA Bowl Subdivision – formerly I-A) CONFERENCE AFFILIATION: Southeastern Conference (Western Division) VICE CHANCELLOR AND DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS (ALMA MATER, YEAR): Jeff Long (Ohio Wesleyan, 1982) ASSOCIATE VICE CHANCELLOR AND EXECUTIVE ASSOCIATE AD (ALMA MATER, YEAR): Bev Lewis (Central Michigan, 1979) SENIOR ASSOC. AD FOR COMPLIANCE AND STUDENT-ATHLETE SERVICES (ALMA MATER,YEAR): Jon Fagg (Arizona, 1990) SENIOR ASSOC. AD FOR INTERNAL OPERATIONS (ALMA MATER, YEAR): Matt Trantham (Centenary College, 1990) SENIOR ASSOC. AD FOR DEVELOPMENT (ALMA MATER, YEAR): Chris Wyrick (North Carolina State, 1992) FOOTBALL FACILITIES FAYETTEVILLE, ARK.: Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium (72,000/Synthetic PowerBlade 2.5) LITTLE ROCK, ARK.: War Memorial Stadium (53,955/AstroPlay) MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE: (479) 575-2751 • FAX: (479) 575-7481 DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL MEDIA RELATIONS (ALMA MATER, YEAR): *Zack Higbee (Oklahoma, 2000) ASSOCIATE SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTORS (ALMA MATER, YEAR): Robby Edwards (Southern Mississippi, 1986) Phil Pierce (Baldwin-Wallace, 1996) Jeri Thorpe (Mankato St., 1991) ASSISTANT SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTORS (ALMA MATER, YEAR): *Chad Crunk (Kentucky, 2006) Zach Lawson (Texas Tech, 2004) *Derek Satterfield (Tennessee, 2008) MEDIA RELATIONS ASSISTANTS (ALMA MATER, YEAR): Tyler Maland (Vassar, 2011) Emily Robinson (Kentucky, 2011) John Thomas (Arkansas, 2011) SECRETARY: Mary Lynn Gibson MAILING ADDRESS: Media Relations, P.O. Box 7777, Fayetteville, AR 72702 OVERNIGHT ADDRESS: Media Relations, 131 Barnhill Arena, Fayetteville, AR 72701 * - Media Relations Football Contacts at Bowl Game

2011 TEAM FACTS 2011 RECORD (PCT.): 10-2 (.833) HOME (PCT.): 7-0 (1.000) • AWAY (PCT.): 2-2 (.500) • NEUTRAL (PCT.): 1-0 (1.000) 2011 SEC RECORD (PCT. / FINISH): 6-2 (.750 /Third - Western Division) HOME (PCT.): 4-0 (1.000) • AWAY (PCT.): 2-2 (.500) • NEUTRAL (PCT.): 0-0 (0.000) HISTORY FIRST SEASON: 1894 ALL-TIME RECORD (PCT.) / SEASONS: 679-452-40 (.597)/117 ALL-TIME CONFERENCE RECORD (PCT.) / SEASONS: 327-275-18 (.542)/98 SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE: 78-80-2 (.494)/20 SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE: 249-195-16 (.559)/78 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (SEASONS): 1 (1964 - Football Writers Association of America) CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS: 13 (Southwest Conference - 1936, 1946, 1954, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1975, 1979, 1988, 1989) SEC WESTERN DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS: 4 (1995, 1998, 2002, 2006) BOWL APPEARANCES/RECORD (PCT.): 38/12-23-3 (.355) CONFERENCE AFFILIATIONS (SEASONS): Southeastern Conference (1992-present); Southwest Conference (1915-1991) ALL-AMERICA SELECTIONS: 48 players, 59 times ALL-CONFERENCE SELECTIONS (FIRST TEAM ONLY): 210 players, 285 times ALL-SEC (FIRST TEAM ONLY): 38 players, 45 times ALL-SWC (FIRST TEAM ONLY): 172 players, 236 times

RAZORBACK FOOTBALL 2011 ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS NUMERICAL ROSTER HT. 5-11 6-1 5-11 5-10 6-4 6-0 5-11 6-0 6-0 6-3 6-0 6-2 5-8 6-3 6-3 6-3 5-9 6-0 6-1 6-0 5-11 6-1 5-8 6-4 6-0 6-4 6-1 5-10 6-3 6-0 6-0 5-11 6-3 5-9 6-3 6-3 5-7 6-3 6-0 5-11 5-10 6-0 5-11 6-2 5-9 5-11 5-9 5-10 6-0 6-0 5-9 6-1 6-1 5-11 6-0 5-10 6-2 6-1 6-3 6-1 6-2 6-3 6-6

WT. 185 194 190 180 200 204 185 226 185 220 220 220 171 232 209 212 190 200 211 194 195 195 155 230 180 210 200 174 231 240 191 180 203 211 176 220 175 232 180 190 185 212 180 244 183 183 190 216 190 224 213 245 170 240 209 255 240 214 223 210 240 190 220

CL/EXP. RS/Hardship Hometown (HS/Other) Fr.-HS Jacksonville, Fla. (Andrew Jackson HS/Milford [N.J.] Academy) So.-1L Norcross, Ga. (Greater Atlanta Christian School) Sr.-3L Little Rock, Ark. (Central Arkansas Christian HS) Sr.-3L Warren, Ark. (Warren HS) Fr.-HS Chesapeake, Va. (Oscar Frommel Smith HS) Sr.-3L Winnie, Texas (East Chambers HS) Sr.-3L NA/’09 Dallas, Texas (Carter HS) Jr.-2L Missouri City, Texas (Fort Bend Marshall HS) Fr.-HS Mansfield, Texas (Legacy HS) Jr.-2L NA/‘08 Greenwood, Ark. (Greenwood HS) Sr.-3L Alpharetta, Ga. (Chattahoochee HS) Fr.-RS ‘10 Houston, Texas (Westfield HS) So.-SQ Fairview, Texas (Lovejoy HS) Fr.-RS ‘10 Heber Springs, Ark. (Heber Springs HS) Jr.-2L Texarkana, Texas (Texas HS) Fr.-HS Fayetteville, Ark. (Fayetteville HS) Sr.-1L ‘07 Little Rock, Ark. (Catholic HS/Air Force Academy) So.-1L Tulsa, Okla. (Booker T. Washington HS) Jr.-2L Hoover, Ala. (Hoover HS) Fr.-HS East St. Louis, Ill. (East St. Louis HS) Fr.-RS ‘10 Louisville, Ky. (Saint Xavier HS) Jr.-SQ Little Rock, Ark. (Central Arkansas Christian/UAPB) Fr.-HS Bentonville, Ark. (Bentonville HS) So.-1L ‘09 Amite, La. (Amite HS) So.-1L Russellville, Ark. (Russellville HS) Fr.-HS Lee’s Summitt, Mo. (Lee’s Summitt HS) So.-1L Jacksonville, Fla. (The Bolles School) Sr.-TR Little Rock, Ark. (Central HS/Mississippi Valley State) Jr.-2L St. Louis, Mo. (St. Louis University HS) Fr.-HS Jonesboro, Ark. (Jonesboro HS) Jr.-2L West Helena, Ark. (Central HS) Fr.-HS Queen Creek, Ariz. (Higley HS) So.-1L Port St. Joe, Fla. (Port St. Joe HS) Sr.-3L Camden, Ark. (Fairview HS) Fr.-HS Farmington, Ark. (Meadows Academy) Fr.-RS ‘10 Gainesville, Ga. (Gainesville HS) So.-HS Allen, Texas (Allen HS) Jr.-2L Tulsa, Okla. (Union HS) Fr.-RS ‘10 Brentwood, Mo. (Westminster Christian Academy) Fr.-HS Bainbridge, Ga. (Bainbridge HS) Fr.-HS Helena, Ark. (De Soto HS) Fr.-RS ‘10 Junction City, Ark. (Junction City HS) Sr.-1L ‘08 Memphis, Tenn. (Germantown HS) Sr.-2L ‘07 Little Rock, Ark. (Pulaski Academy/USC) Fr.-RS ‘10 Little Rock, Ark. (Catholic HS) So.-HS Springdale, Ark. (Har-Ber HS) Jr.-SQ ‘08 Stafford, Va. (Colonial Forge HS) Sr.-3L Destrehan, La. (Destrehan HS) Fr.-HS Fayetteville, Ark. (Fayetteville HS) Sr.-2L ‘07 Irving, Texas (MacArthur HS) Jr.-2L NA/’10 Texarkana, Ark. (Arkansas HS) Sr.-3L ‘07 Marion, Ark. (Marion HS) Fr.-HS Batesville, Ark. (Batesville HS) Fr.-RS ‘10 Lonoke, Ark. (Lonoke HS) Jr.-2L Waco, Texas (Reicher Catholic HS) Baltimore, Md. (Cardinal Gibbons HS/Valley Forge [Pa.] Military Acacemy/Hartnell [Calif.] CC) Jr.-TR So.-SQ ‘09 Hallsville, Texas (Hallsville HS) So.-1L ‘09 Mandeville, La. (Mandeville HS) So.-1L Jenks, Okla. (Jenks HS) Fr.-HS Little Rock, Ark. (Wentworth Military Academy) Fr.-HS Jefferson City, Mo. (Jefferson City HS) Fr.-HS Forrest City, Ark. (Forrest City HS) Fr.-HS Longview, Texas (Spring Hill HS)

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Name Marquel Wade Julian Horton Joe Adams Jarius Wright Quinta Funderburk Tramain Thomas Isaac Madison Knile Davis Tevin Mitchel Tyler Wilson Elton Ford Jacoby Walker Hunter Jarvis Braylon Mitchell Cobi Hamilton Brandon Allen Seth Armbrust Eric Bennett Dylan Breeding Keante Minor Brian Buehner Ryan Farr Dakota Baggett Brandon Mitchell Zach Hocker Davis McElroy Javontee Herndon Kaelon Kelleybrew Ronnie Wingo Jr. Brad Shearin Darius Winston Kelvin Fisher Jr. Darrell Smith De’Anthony Curtis Sean Burnette Daunte Carr Alex Pastor Terrell Williams Alex Cacciarelli Rohan Gaines Dylan Cruz Alan Turner Greg Gatson Broderick Green Eric Redmon Houston Pruitt Ronald Watkins Jerico Nelson Drew Gorton Bret Harris Dennis Johnson Jerry Franklin Matthew Showalter Morgan Linton Ross Rasner Kiero Small Brandon Pyle Jerry Mitchell Jarrett Lake Joe Bequette Kody Walker Davyon McKinney Alex Voelzke

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No. 1 2 3 4 5 5 6 7 8 8 9 9 10 10 11 13 13 14 14 15 16 16 17 17 18 18 19 20 20 21 21 22 22 23 24 24 25 25 26 26 27 27 28 29 29 30 30 31 32 32 33 34 34 35 35 36 37 38 39 40 40 41 41

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UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS

2012

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NUMERICAL ROSTER

2011 ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS NUMERICAL ROSTER

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No. 42 42 43 43 44 44 45 46 46 47 47 48 49 49 50 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 74 75 76 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99

Name Chris Smith Crawford Sullins John Henson Tenarius Wright Robert Atiga Allen Whitlow Alonzo Highsmith Tyler Gilbert Forbes Harris Cameron Bryan Matt Marshall Austin Jones Austin Weese Brett Weir Grady Ollison Ben Poeschel Alfred Davis Mitchell Loewen Alan D’Appollonio Byran Jones Brock Haman Blake Gunderson Jared Green Ray Gervasi Marcus Danenhauer Zach Stadther Nick Brewer Devin Bowers Travis Swanson Mitch Smothers Adam Deacon Alvin Bailey Austin Beck David Hurd Chris Stringer Jason Peacock Grant Cook Brey Cook Luke Charpentier Tyler Deacon Grant Freeman Chris Gragg Kane Whitehurst Brad Taylor Maudrecus Humphrey Price Holmes Greg Childs Trey Flowers Brandon Wolford Austin Tate Garrett Uekman Andrew Peterson Colton Miles-Nash Jake Bequette DeQuinta Jones DeMarcus Hodge Will Coleman Horace Arkadie Jeremiah Jackson Darrell Kelly-Thomas Robert Thomas Lavunce Askew

POS. DE P K DE LB FB LB LB/DE K K LB LB TE LB OL DE DT LB SNP DT LB OG DT C OL DT SNP DL C OT OL OG OT OT OG OT OG OT OG C OT TE WR TE WR WR WR DE WR TE TE TE DE DE DT DT DE DE DT LB DT DT

HT. 6-3 6-1 5-11 6-2 6-3 6-1 6-1 6-3 6-1 5-10 6-1 6-2 6-3 6-5 6-5 6-1 6-1 6-4 6-0 6-2 6-3 6-3 6-0 6-2 6-5 6-1 6-1 6-1 6-5 6-4 6-1 6-5 6-7 6-6 6-7 6-4 6-4 6-7 6-4 6-4 6-7 6-3 6-0 6-4 6-3 6-3 6-3 6-4 5-11 6-6 6-4 6-6 6-6 6-5 6-5 6-1 6-3 6-4 6-3 6-4 6-3 6-3

WT. 251 180 138 252 240 249 229 244 185 176 230 230 225 230 286 220 326 265 201 312 230 298 315 307 300 295 221 224 305 296 338 319 307 300 304 334 318 317 305 300 305 236 175 224 185 206 217 243 165 253 254 262 261 271 307 301 253 235 281 225 308 290

CL/EXP. RS/Hardship Hometown (HS/Other) So.-1L Mount Ulla, N.C. (West Rowan HS) Fr.-HS Arlington, Texas (Lamar HS) Fr-RS ‘10 Southlake, Texas (Carroll HS) Jr.-2L ‘08 Memphis, Tenn. (Whitehaven HS) So.-TR West Valley City, Utah (Hunter HS/Snow College) So.-HS Rogers, Ark. (Rogers Heritage HS) Jr.-TR Missouri City, Texas (Lawrence E. Elkins HS/Phoenix [Ariz.] College) Fr.-HS Sorrento, La. (John Curtis Christian HS/North Carolina Tech Prep) Fr.-RS ‘10 Cordova, Tenn. (St. George’s Independent School) Jr.-1L ‘08 Oklahoma City, Okla. (Bishop McGuinness HS) Jr.-2L ‘08 Camden, N.J. (Camden HS) So.-SQ Dallas, Texas (Lake Highlands HS/Air Force Academy) Fr.-HS Liberty, Mo. (Liberty HS) Fr.-HS London, Ontario, Canada (Saint Thomas Aquinas HS) Fr.-HS Malvern, Ark. (Malvern HS) Fr.HS Lee’s Summitt, Mo. (Lee’s Summitt HS) Jr.-2L ‘08 College Park, Ga. (Benneker HS) Fr.-HS Lahaina, Hawaii (Lahainaluna HS) Fr.-HS Phoenix, Ariz. (Shadow Mountain HS) So.-1L Junction City, Ark. (Junction City HS) Fr.-HS Scottsdale, Ariz. (Saguaro HS) Jr.-SQ Rockwall, Texas (Rockwall HS/Abilene Christian) Sr.-SQ Little Rock, Ark. (Central HS/Mississippi Valley State) Fr.-RS ‘10 Orinda, Calif. (Miramonte HS) Fr.-HS Bentonville, Ark. (Bentonville HS) Sr.-3L North Little Rock, Ark. (North Little Rock HS) Jr.-1L ‘08 Austin, Texas (James Bowie HS) Fr.-HS Fayetteville, Ark. (Fayetteville HS) So.-1L ‘09 Kingwood, Texas (Kingwood HS) Fr.-HS Springdale, Ark. (Springdale HS) Fr.-HS Little Rock, Ark. (Little Rock Christian Academy) So.-1L ‘09 Broken Arrow, Okla. (Broken Arrow HS) Fr.-HS Nowata, Okla. (Nowata HS) So.-SQ ‘09 West Monroe, La. (West Monroe HS) So.-TR Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (Alta Loma HS/Citrus College) Jr.-TR Milledgeville, Ga. (Baldwin HS/Citrus College) Sr.-3L ‘07 Jonesboro, Ark. (Jonesboro HS) Fr.-HS Springdale, Ark. (Har-Ber HS) Fr.-RS ‘10 River Ridge, La. (John Curtis Christian) Jr.-SQ ‘08 Little Rock, Ark. (Little Rock Christian Academy) Sr.-3L ‘07 Paris, Ark. (Paris HS) Jr.-2L NA/’09 Warren, Ark. (Warren HS) Fr.-HS Alpharetta, Ga. (Chattahoochee HS) Jr.-HS Springdale, Ark. (Har-Ber HS) So.-1L Hoover, Ala. (Hoover HS) Jr.-SQ Batesville, Ark. (Batesville HS) Sr.-3L Warren, Ark. (Warren HS) Fr.-HS Huntsville, Ala. (Columbia HS) So.-RS ‘10 Lakewood, Calif. (Mayfair HS/El Camino CC) So.-1L ‘09 Harrison, Ark. (Harrison HS) Fr.-RS ‘10 Little Rock, Ark. (Catholic HS) Fr.-HS Seagoville, Texas (Seagoville HS) Jr.-2L Sulphur Springs, Texas (Sulphur Springs HS) Sr.-3L ‘07 Little Rock, Ark. (Catholic HS) Jr.-2L Bastrop, La. (Bastrop HS) Fr.-HS Monroe, La. (Neville HS) So.-SQ Helena, Ark. (De Soto HS) Fr.-HS Irving, Texas (Irving HS) So.-SQ Hoover, Ala. (Spain Park HS) Fr.-HS Lufkin, Texas (Lufkin HS) So.-TR Muskogee, Okla. (Muskogee HS/Coffeyville [Kan.] CC) Sr.-3L Camden, Ark. (Fairview HS)

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UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS

2012

AT&T COTTON BOWL |

ALPHABETICAL ROSTER

2011 ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS ALPHABETICAL ROSTER

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No. 3 13 95 13 99 44 17 67 68 14 91 40 63 14 62 47 16 24 26 24 75 85 94 74 72 27 23 59 53 51 7 66 76 16 22 86 9 34 79 5 26 28 58 46 32 80 29 57 56 55 11 32 46 43 19 45 18 93 84 2 83 69 96

Name Joe Adams Brandon Allen Horace Arkadie Seth Armbrust Lavunce Askew Robert Atiga Dakota Baggett Alvin Bailey Austin Beck Eric Bennett Jake Bequette Joe Bequette Devin Bowers Dylan Breeding Nick Brewer Cameron Bryan Brian Buehner Sean Burnette Alex Cacciarelli Daunte Carr Luke Charpentier Greg Childs Will Coleman Brey Cook Grant Cook Dylan Cruz De’Anthony Curtis Marcus Danenhauer Alan D’Appollonio Alfred Davis Knile Davis Adam Deacon Tyler Deacon Ryan Farr Kelvin Fisher Jr. Trey Flowers Elton Ford Jerry Franklin Grant Freeman Quinta Funderburk Rohan Gaines Greg Gatson Ray Gervasi Tyler Gilbert Drew Gorton Chris Gragg Broderick Green Jared Green Blake Gunderson Brock Haman Cobi Hamilton Bret Harris Forbes Harris John Henson Javontee Herndon Alonzo Highsmith Zach Hocker DeMarcus Hodge Price Holmes Julian Horton Maudrecus Humphrey David Hurd Jeremiah Jackson

POS. WR QB DE S DT LB CB OG OT S DE LB DL P SNP K QB WR WR S OG WR DE OT OG RB RB OL SNP DT RB OL C S RB DE S LB OT WR CB CB C LB/DE SNP TE RB/FB DT OG LB WR LB K K WR LB K DT WR WR WR OT DT

HT. 5-11 6-3 6-4 5-9 6-3 6-3 5-8 6-5 6-7 6-0 6-5 6-1 6-1 6-1 6-1 5-10 5-11 6-3 6-0 6-3 6-4 6-3 6-3 6-7 6-4 5-10 5-9 6-5 6-0 6-1 6-0 6-1 6-4 6-1 5-11 6-4 6-0 6-1 6-7 6-4 5-11 5-11 6-2 6-3 6-0 6-3 6-2 6-0 6-3 6-3 6-3 6-0 6-1 5-11 6-1 6-1 6-0 6-1 6-3 6-1 6-3 6-6 6-3

WT. 190 212 235 190 290 240 155 319 307 200 271 210 224 211 221 176 195 176 180 220 305 217 253 317 318 185 211 300 201 326 226 338 300 195 180 243 220 245 305 200 190 180 307 244 190 236 244 315 298 230 209 224 185 138 200 229 180 301 206 194 185 300 281

CL/EXP. RS/Hardship Hometown (HS/Other) Sr.-3L Little Rock, Ark. (Central Arkansas Christian HS) Fr.-HS Fayetteville, Ark. (Fayetteville HS) Fr.-HS Irving, Texas (Irving HS) Sr.-1L ‘07 Little Rock, Ark. (Catholic HS/Air Force Academy) Sr.-3L Camden, Ark. (Fairview HS) So.-TR West Valley City, Utah (Hunter HS/Snow College) Fr.-HS Bentonville, Ark. (Bentonville HS) So.-1L ‘09 Broken Arrow, Okla. (Broken Arrow HS) Fr.-HS Nowata, Okla. (Nowata HS) So.-1L Tulsa, Okla. (Booker T. Washington HS) Sr.-3L ‘07 Little Rock, Ark. (Catholic HS) Fr.-HS Little Rock, Ark. (Wentworth Military Academy) Fr.-HS Fayetteville, Ark. (Fayetteville HS) Jr.-2L Hoover, Ala. (Hoover HS) Jr.-1L ‘08 Austin, Texas (James Bowie HS) Jr.-1L ‘08 Oklahoma City, Okla. (Bishop McGuinness HS) Fr.-RS ‘10 Louisville, Ky. (Saint Xavier HS) Fr.-HS Farmington, Ark. (Meadows Academy) Fr.-RS ‘10 Brentwood, Mo. (Westminster Christian Academy) Fr.-RS ‘10 Gainesville, Ga. (Gainesville HS) Fr.-RS ‘10 River Ridge, La. (John Curtis Christian) Sr.-3L Warren, Ark. (Warren HS) So.-SQ Helena, Ark. (De Soto HS) Fr.-HS Springdale, Ark. (Har-Ber HS) Sr.-3L ‘07 Jonesboro, Ark. (Jonesboro HS) Fr.-HS Helena, Ark. (De Soto HS) Sr.-3L Camden, Ark. (Fairview HS) Fr.-HS Bentonville, Ark. (Bentonville HS) Fr.-HS Phoenix, Ariz. (Shadow Mountain HS) Jr.-2L ‘08 College Park, Ga. (Benneker HS) Jr.-2L Missouri City, Texas (Fort Bend Marshall HS) Fr.-HS Little Rock, Ark. (Little Rock Christian Academy) Jr.-SQ ‘08 Little Rock, Ark. (Little Rock Christian Academy) Jr.-SQ Little Rock, Ark. (Central Arkansas Christian/UAPB) Fr.-HS Queen Creek, Ariz. (Higley HS) Fr.-HS Huntsville, Ala. (Columbia HS) Sr.-3L Alpharetta, Ga. (Chattahoochee HS) Sr.-3L ‘07 Marion, Ark. (Marion HS) Sr.-3L ‘07 Paris, Ark. (Paris HS) Fr.-HS Chesapeake, Va. (Oscar Frommel Smith HS) Fr.-HS Bainbridge, Ga. (Bainbridge HS) Sr.-1L ‘08 Memphis, Tenn. (Germantown HS) Fr.-RS ‘10 Orinda, Calif. (Miramonte HS) Fr.-HS Sorrento, La. (John Curtis Christian HS/North Carolina Tech Prep) Fr.-HS Fayetteville, Ark. (Fayetteville HS) Jr.-2L NA/’09 Warren, Ark. (Warren HS) Sr.-2L ‘07 Little Rock, Ark. (Pulaski Academy/USC) Sr.-SQ Little Rock, Ark. (Central HS/Mississippi Valley State) Jr.-SQ Rockwall, Texas (Rockwall HS/Abilene Christian) Fr.-HS Scottsdale, Ariz. (Saguaro HS) Jr.-2L Texarkana, Texas (Texas HS) Sr.-2L ‘07 Irving, Texas (MacArthur HS) Fr.-RS ‘10 Cordova, Tenn. (St. George’s Independent School) Fr-RS ‘10 Southlake, Texas (Carroll HS) So.-1L Jacksonville, Fla. (The Bolles School) Jr.-TR Missouri City, Texas (Lawrence E. Elkins HS/Phoenix [Ariz.] College) So.-1L Russellville, Ark. (Russellville HS) Fr.-HS Monroe, La. (Neville HS) Jr.-SQ Batesville, Ark. (Batesville HS) So.-1L Norcross, Ga. (Greater Atlanta Christian School) So.-1L Hoover, Ala. (Hoover HS) So.-SQ ‘09 West Monroe, La. (West Monroe HS) So.-SQ Hoover, Ala. (Spain Park HS)

RAZORBACK FOOTBALL 2011 ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS ALPHABETICAL ROSTER HT. 5-8 5-9 6-2 6-2 6-5 5-10 6-4 6-3 5-11 6-4 5-11 6-1 6-4 6-3 6-6 6-0 6-0 6-4 6-3 6-1 5-10 6-5 5-7 6-4 6-6 6-1 5-11 6-2 6-0 5-9 6-0 6-1 5-10 6-3 6-3 6-4 6-1 6-7 6-1 6-5 6-6 6-4 6-3 6-0 6-0 6-4 6-6 5-11 6-2 6-2 5-9 6-3 6-5 6-0 6-1 6-3 6-3 6-3 6-0 5-11 5-10 6-2

WT. 171 213 230 312 307 174 225 223 240 265 185 230 210 190 261 194 185 230 232 214 216 286 175 334 262 220 183 240 209 183 240 170 255 251 203 296 295 304 180 305 253 224 308 204 212 254 220 185 220 240 190 225 230 175 249 232 220 231 191 165 180 252

CL/EXP. RS/Hardship Hometown (HS/Other) So.-SQ Fairview, Texas (Lovejoy HS) Jr.-2L NA/’10 Texarkana, Ark. (Arkansas HS) So.-SQ Dallas, Texas (Lake Highlands HS/Air Force Academy) So.-1L Junction City, Ark. (Junction City HS) Jr.-2L Bastrop, La. (Bastrop HS) Sr.-TR Little Rock, Ark. (Central HS/Mississippi Valley State) Fr.-HS Lufkin, Texas (Lufkin HS) So.-1L Jenks, Okla. (Jenks HS) Fr.-RS ‘10 Lonoke, Ark. (Lonoke HS) Fr.-HS Lahaina, Hawaii (Lahainaluna HS) Sr.-3L NA/’09 Dallas, Texas (Carter HS) Jr.-2L ‘08 Camden, N.J. (Camden HS) Fr.-HS Lee’s Summitt, Mo. (Lee’s Summitt HS) Fr.-HS Forrest City, Ark. (Forrest City HS) Jr.-2L Sulphur Springs, Texas (Sulphur Springs HS) Fr.-HS East St. Louis, Ill. (East St. Louis HS) Fr.-HS Mansfield, Texas (Legacy HS) So.-1L ‘09 Amite, La. (Amite HS) Fr.-RS ‘10 Heber Springs, Ark. (Heber Springs HS) So.-1L ‘09 Mandeville, La. (Mandeville HS) Sr.-3L Destrehan, La. (Destrehan HS) Fr.-HS Malvern, Ark. (Malvern HS) So.-HS Allen, Texas (Allen HS) Jr.-TR Milledgeville, Ga. (Baldwin HS/Citrus College) Fr.-HS Seagoville, Texas (Seagoville HS) Fr.HS Lee’s Summitt, Mo. (Lee’s Summitt HS) So.-HS Springdale, Ark. (Har-Ber HS) So.-SQ ‘09 Hallsville, Texas (Hallsville HS) Jr.-2L Waco, Texas (Reicher Catholic HS) Fr.-RS ‘10 Little Rock, Ark. (Catholic HS) Fr.-HS Jonesboro, Ark. (Jonesboro HS) Fr.-HS Batesville, Ark. (Batesville HS) Baltimore, Md. (Cardinal Gibbons HS/Valley Forge [Pa.] Military Acacemy/Hartnell [Calif.] CC) Jr.-TR So.-1L Mount Ulla, N.C. (West Rowan HS) So.-1L Port St. Joe, Fla. (Port St. Joe HS) Fr.-HS Springdale, Ark. (Springdale HS) Sr.-3L North Little Rock, Ark. (North Little Rock HS) So.-TR Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (Alta Loma HS/Citrus College) Fr.-HS Arlington, Texas (Lamar HS) So.-1L ‘09 Kingwood, Texas (Kingwood HS) So.-1L ‘09 Harrison, Ark. (Harrison HS) Jr.-HS Springdale, Ark. (Har-Ber HS) So.-TR Muskogee, Okla. (Muskogee HS/Coffeyville [Kan.] CC) Sr.-3L Winnie, Texas (East Chambers HS) Fr.-RS ‘10 Junction City, Ark. (Junction City HS) Fr.-RS ‘10 Little Rock, Ark. (Catholic HS) Fr.-HS Longview, Texas (Spring Hill HS) Fr.-HS Jacksonville, Fla. (Andrew Jackson HS/Milford [N.J.] Academy) Fr.-RS ‘10 Houston, Texas (Westfield HS) Fr.-HS Jefferson City, Mo. (Jefferson City HS) Jr.-SQ ‘08 Stafford, Va. (Colonial Forge HS) Fr.-HS Liberty, Mo. (Liberty HS) Fr.-HS London, Ontario, Canada (Saint Thomas Aquinas HS) Fr.-HS Alpharetta, Ga. (Chattahoochee HS) So.-HS Rogers, Ark. (Rogers Heritage HS) Jr.-2L Tulsa, Okla. (Union HS) Jr.-2L NA/‘08 Greenwood, Ark. (Greenwood HS) Jr.-2L St. Louis, Mo. (St. Louis University HS) Jr.-2L West Helena, Ark. (Central HS) So.-RS ‘10 Lakewood, Calif. (Mayfair HS/El Camino CC) Sr.-3L Warren, Ark. (Warren HS) Jr.-2L ‘08 Memphis, Tenn. (Whitehaven HS)

2012

POS. WR RB LB DT DT CB LB LB FB LB CB LB QB CB DE WR CB QB LB CB S/LB OL WR OT TE DE S FB LB CB FB WR FB DE S OT DT OG P C TE TE DT S S TE TE WR QB RB RB TE LB WR FB LB QB RB CB WR WR DE

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Name Hunter Jarvis Dennis Johnson Austin Jones Byran Jones DeQuinta Jones Kaelon Kelleybrew Darrell Kelly-Thomas Jarrett Lake Morgan Linton Mitchell Loewen Isaac Madison Matt Marshall Davis McElroy Davyon McKinney Colton Miles-Nash Keante Minor Tevin Mitchel Brandon Mitchell Braylon Mitchell Jerry Mitchell Jerico Nelson Grady Ollison Alex Pastor Jason Peacock Andrew Peterson Ben Poeschel Houston Pruitt Brandon Pyle Ross Rasner Eric Redmon Brad Shearin Matthew Showalter Kiero Small Chris Smith Darrell Smith Mitch Smothers Zach Stadther Chris Stringer Crawford Sullins Travis Swanson Austin Tate Brad Taylor Robert Thomas Tramain Thomas Alan Turner Garrett Uekman Alex Voelzke Marquel Wade Jacoby Walker Kody Walker Ronald Watkins Austin Weese Brett Weir Kane Whitehurst Allen Whitlow Terrell Williams Tyler Wilson Ronnie Wingo Jr. Darius Winston Brandon Wolford Jarius Wright Tenarius Wright

ALPHABETICAL ROSTER

No. 10 33 48 54 92 20 97 39 35 52 6 47 18 41 90 15 8 17 10 38 31 50 25 71 89 50 30 37 35 29 21 34 36 42 22 65 61 70 42 64 87 82 98 5 27 88 41 1 9 40 30 49 49 81 44 25 8 20 21 86 4 43

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UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS ARKANSAS RAZORBACK DEPTH CHART (as of 12/5/11) WR

OFFENSE

DE

3 Joe Adams (Sr., 5-11, 190) 2 Julian Horton (So., 6-1, 194)

DT 54 Byran Jones (So., 6-2, 310) 51 Alfred Davis (Jr., 6-1, 326) 61 Zach Stadther (Sr., 6-1, 295)

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DEPTH CHART

WR 11 Cobi Hamilton (Jr., 6-3, 209) OR 85 Greg Childs (Sr., 6-3, 217) 83 Maudrecus Humphrey (So., 6-3, 185)

DT

98 Robert Thomas (So., 6-3, 308) 92 DeQuinta Jones (Jr., 6-5, 307) 99 Lavunce Askew (Sr., 6-3, 290)

DE

43 Tenarius Wright (Jr., 6-2, 252) 86 Trey Flowers (Fr., 6-4, 243)

OLb

45 Alonzo Highsmith (Jr., 6-1, 229) 32 Bret Harris (Sr., 6-0, 224) 39 Jarrett Lake (So., 6-3, 223)

WR

4 Jarius Wright (Sr., 5-10, 180) 1 Marquel Wade (Fr., 5-11, 185) 19 Javontee Herndon (So., 6-1, 200)

TE

80 Chris Gragg (Jr., 6-3, 236) 87 Austin Tate (So., 6-6, 253)

OT

65 Mitch Smothers (Fr., 6-4, 296) OR 71 Jason Peacock (Jr., 6-4, 334)

OG

72 Grant Cook (Sr., 6-4, 318) 75 Luke Charpentier (Fr., 6-4, 305)

MLB 34 Jerry Franklin (Sr., 6-1, 245) 25 Terrell Williams (Jr., 6-3, 232) 10 Braylon Mitchell (Fr., 6-3, 232)

C

64 Travis Swanson (So., 6-5, 305) 76 Tyler Deacon (Jr., 6-4, 300)

OLB

31 Jerico Nelson (Sr., 5-10, 216) 35 Ross Rasner (Jr., 6-0, 209)

OG

67 Alvin Bailey (So., 6-5, 319) 70 Chris Stringer (So., 6-7, 304)

OT

79 Grant Freeman (Sr., 6-7, 305) 74 Brey Cook (Fr., 6-7, 317)

21 Darius Winston (Jr., 6-0, 191) 8 Tevin Mitchell (Fr., 6-0, 185) 38 Jerry Mitchell (So., 6-1, 214)

QB

8 Tyler Wilson (Jr., 6-3, 220) 17 Brandon Mitchell (So., 6-4, 230)

CB S

RB

20 Ronnie Wingo Jr. (Jr., 6-3, 231) OR 33 Dennis Johnson (Jr., 5-9, 213) OR 29 Broderick Green (Sr., 6-2, 244) 23 De’Anthony Curtis (Sr., 5-9, 211) 40 Kody Walker (Fr., 6-2, 240) 22 Kelvin Fisher Jr. (Fr., 5-11, 180)

S

5 Tramain Thomas (Sr., 6-0, 204) 16 Ryan Farr (Jr., 6-1, 195) 22 Darrell Smith (So., 6-3, 203)

CB

6 Isaac Madison (Sr., 5-11, 185) 28 Greg Gatson (Sr., 5-11, 180)

14 Eric Bennett (So., 6-0, 200) 9 Elton Ford (Sr., 6-0, 220) 27 Alan Turner (Fr., 6-0, 212)

FB 36 Kiero Small (Jr., 5-10, 255)

SPECIAL TEAMS K

18 Zach Hocker (So., 6-0, 170)

P 14 Dylan Breeding (Jr., 6-1, 211) SNP 53 Alan D’Appollonio (Fr., 6-0, 201) H

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DEFENSE

91 Jake Bequette (Sr., 6-5, 271) 42 Chris Smith (So., 6-3, 251)

16 Brian Buehner (Fr., 5-11, 195)

KOR PR

1 Marquel Wade (Fr., 5-11, 185) 33 Dennis Johnson (Jr., 5-9, 213) 3 Joe Adams (Sr., 5-11, 190) 1 Marquel Wade (Fr., 5-11, 185)

RAZORBACK FOOTBALL

RAZORBACK GAME NOTES 2012 AT&T COTTON BOWL

arkansas to FACE KANSAS STATE IN 76TH AT&t COTTON BOWL CLASSIC

No. 7 Arkansas will make its 12th appearance in the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic when it takes on 11th-ranked Kansas State. The Razorbacks and Wildcats meet for the first time since 1967 inside Cowboys Stadium on Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. in a game set to be broadcast on Fox.

Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 • 7 p.m. (CT) • FOX Cowboys Stadium (80,000) • Arlington, Texas

National Radio: Westwood One Radio will broadcast the game nationally with Brad Sham (play-byplay) and Terry Donahue (color) on the call. Radio: The Razorback Sports Network team of Chuck Barrett (play-by-play), Keith Jackson (color) and Quinn Grovey (sideline) will broadcast the game.

The Coaches: Arkansas: Bobby Petrino (Carroll College, 1983) Career Record: 74-26/.740 (In eighth year) Arkansas Record: 33-17/.660 (In fourth year) vs. Kansas State: 1-0

Kansas State: Bill Snyder (William-Jewell, 1963) Career Record: 159-82-1/.659 (In 20th year) Kansas State Record: 159-82-1/.659 (In 20th year) vs. Arkansas: First meeting

2011 Arkansas Schedule/Results

Missouri State (PPV)............................. W, 51-7 New Mexico (LR) (ESPNU).....................W, 52-3 Troy (CSS/CST)....................................W, 38-28 at #3 Alabama* (CBS)..............................L, 14-38 vs. #14 Texas A&M+ (ESPN)..................W, 42-38 #15 Auburn* (ESPN)............................W, 38-14 at Ole Miss* (SEC)...................................W, 29-24 at Vanderbilt* (SEC)................................W, 31-28 #10 South Carolina* (ESPN)...............W, 44-28 Tennessee* (ESPN2).............................. W, 49-7 Mississippi State* (LR) (CBS)..............W, 44-17 at #1 LSU* (CBS).....................................L, 17-41 vs. #11 Kansas State+ (FOX)...................... 7 p.m.

Home games in Bold......................................................* SEC Game All times central............................................. (LR) game in Little Rock +-Arlington, Texas

The 2012 AT&T Cotton Bowl will mark the third straight bowl game the Razorbacks will play under Coach Bobby Petrino. Coach Petrino has a 3-3 overall record in the postseason during his eight-year coaching career. While at Louisville, Coach Petrino won the 2004 Liberty Bowl 44-40 over No. 10 Boise State. The Cardinals also claimed a BCS bowl win by topping No. 12 Wake Forest 24-13 in the 2007 Orange Bowl. Under Coach Petrino, Louisville also made appearances in the GMAC and Gator bowls. In his first bowl game at Arkansas, Petrino led the Razorbacks to a 20-17 victory over East Carolina in the Liberty Bowl before taking the Razorbacks to the first BCS game in school history last year against Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl.

2011 Kansas State Schedule/Results

Sept. 3 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Dec. 3 Jan. 6

Eastern Kentucky................................... W, 10-7 Kent State.............................................. W, 37-0 at Miami (Fla.).........................................W, 28-24 #15 Baylor*..........................................W, 36-35 Missouri*.............................................W, 24-17 at Texas Tech*.......................................W, 41-34 at Kansas*..............................................W, 59-21 #11 Oklahoma*..................................... L, 17-38 at #3 Oklahoma State*............................L, 45-52 Texas A&M*.........................................W, 53-50 at Texas*................................................W, 17-13 Iowa State*..........................................W, 30-23 vs. #7 Arkansas+........................................ 7 p.m.

2012

Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Nov. 25 Jan. 6

coach petrino bowl history

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TV: The game will be broadcast nationally on Fox. Gus Johnson (playby-play), Charles Davis (color) and Tim Brewster (sideline) will call the game.

Bobby Petrino will coach a January bowl game for the fifth time in his career when the Razorbacks take the field in the AT&T Cotton Bowl on Jan. 6, 2012. He has a January bowl record of 2-2. While at Louisville, Coach Petrino led the Cardinals to a 24-13 victory over No. 12 Wake Forest in the 2007 Orange Bowl. The previous year, Louisville fell to No. 12 Virginia Tech 35-24 in the 2006 Gator Bowl. In 2010, Coach Petrino led Arkansas to a 20-17 victory over East Carolina in the 2010 Liberty Bowl. Last season, the Razorbacks made the first BCS game appearance in school history when they fell short to No. 6 Ohio State, 31-26, in the Sugar Bowl.

RAZORBACK GAME NOTES

Game 13 ARKANSAS vs. Kansas State

coach petrino in January

Home games in Bold..................................................* Big XII Game All times central.....................................................+-Arlington, Texas

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UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS ua bowl history

2012

AT&T COTTON BOWL |

RAZORBACK GAME NOTES

Arkansas will be making its 39th trip to a postseason bowl game and 12th to the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic when the Razorbacks travel to Dallas to play Kansas State. The Razorbacks last played in the Cotton Bowl against Missouri on Jan. 1, 2008. Their last Cotton Bowl victory was a 27-6 victory over No. 14 Texas on Jan. 1, 2000. Arkansas is 12-23-3 in the previous 38 bowl appearances.

ua january bowl history

The Razorbacks will be playing in a January bowl game for the 26th time in school history. Arkansas holds an all-time record of 8-15-2 in the month of January with their last win a 20-17 decision over East Carolina in the 2010 Liberty Bowl. Arkansas tied its first appearance in a January bowl, 7-7, against Centenary on Jan. 1, 1934, at the Dixie Classic.

ua cotton bowl history

For the 12th time in school history, and the first since 2008, Arkansas will conclude its season at the AT&T Cotton Bowl. The Razorbacks’ 12 Cotton Bowl appearances are the most in a single bowl game by UA. Arkansas has won three Cotton Bowls, including a 10-7 victory over No. 6 Nebraska on Jan. 1, 1965. With the victory, Arkansas finished as the only undefeated team in the country after the bowl games and the two groups who waited until that point – The Football Writers Association of America and the Helms Athletic Foundation – named the Razorbacks as national champions. Date 1/1/1947 1/1/1955 1/1/1961 1/1/1965 1/1/1966 1/1/1976 1/1/1989 1/1/1990 1/1/2000 1/1/2002 1/1/2008

Opponent #8 LSU Georgia Tech #10 Duke #6 Nebraska #15 LSU #18 Georgia #9 UCLA #8 Tennessee #14 Texas #10 Oklahoma #7 Missouri

Score T, 0-0 L, 14-6 L, 7-6 W, 10-7 L, 14-7 W, 31-10 L, 17-3 L, 31-27 W, 27-6 L, 3-10 L, 38-7

2011 notes

• Arkansas is 20-5 over its last 25 games. Alabama, Auburn and LSU are the only other schools in the SEC that have won at least 20 of their last 25 games. • UA has consecutive 10-win seasons for just the third time in school history (1988-89 and 1964-65). UA’s single-season record for wins is 11 set in 1964 and 1977. • The Razorbacks were 7-0 at home this season for the first undefeated home season since 1999. UA was one of two SEC schools not to lose a game at home this season and one of nine teams currently ranked in the top 25 of the AP without a home loss in 2011. • Arkansas has been ranked in the top 25 of the Associated Press poll for 31 consecutive weeks, which is the fifth-longest

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streak in school history and the longest since a streak of 34 weeks from 1988-90. • The Razorbacks were sixth in the final BCS standings, marking the highest BCS finish in school history. Arkansas has been in the top 10 in the BCS standings for a school-record 10 straight weeks. • Arkansas is playing its first game as the No. 7 team in the country since 2003. UA is 11-5 (.688) all-time when ranked seventh.

RANKING AMONG THE BEST IN THE NATION

• The Razorbacks rank high in the SEC and NCAA in several categories: Category Avg./Game SEC Rank NCAA Rank Passing Offense 307.8 1 13 Total Offense 445.8 1 27 Scoring Offense 37.4 2 15 First Downs 22.2 1 33 Passing Efficiency 148.72 2 24 Punt Returns 12.8 3 15 Kickoff Returns 24.2 3 34 Pass Efficiency Defense 113.79 5 18

CONSISTENT INSIDE THE CRITICAL ZONE

• Arkansas is 47-of-54 (.870) in the Critical Zone (inside the 20-yard line) in 2011, which ranks tied for second in the SEC and 26th in the NCAA. UA has scored a touchdown on 34-of-54 (.630) trips into the Critical Zone, which is fifth in the SEC. Arkansas’ defense has held its opponents to 24-of-33 (.727) in the Critical Zone, which ranks second in the SEC and is tied for 12th in the NCAA.

TEAM NOTES

• Arkansas has returned five kicks for touchdowns in 2011 (3 punts, 2 kickoffs), which is the highest total in the NCAA. The Razorbacks are tied for the NCAA lead with three punt return touchdowns. UA is the only team in the SEC and one of two in the nation with multiple punt return touchdowns and multiple kickoff return touchdowns in 2011. • Arkansas earned six conference wins in 2011, marking the first time in school history UA recorded winning SEC records in back-to-back seasons. • The Razorbacks have forced at least one turnover in eight straight games and have forced 17 turnovers in that span. They intercepted three passes vs. Auburn and recovered three fumbles vs. South Carolina. The three interceptions against the Tigers were the most for a UA defense since recording three vs. Troy in 2009 and the most in an SEC game since grabbing three at Auburn in 2008, and the three fumble recoveries against the Gamecocks were the most since taking three vs. LSU last season. • UA has recorded a non-offensive score in five of the last six games and has eight non-offensive scores this season.

RAZORBACK FOOTBALL • Tyler Wilson is averaging 8.41 yards per attempt, which ranks second in the SEC and 14th in the NCAA. Wilson’s average of 13.32 yards per completion ranks second in the SEC and eighth in the NCAA.

• The Razorbacks have scored 13 touchdowns of more than 50 yards in 2011 and have scored at least one in nine games.

• Tyler Wilson broke Arkansas’ single-game completions record with 32 vs. Mississippi State, breaking the previous record of 31 set by Joe Ferguson vs. Texas A&M in 1971, and earning SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors. Wilson, who completed 30 passes vs. Texas A&M, a career-high total at the time, and 27 at Vanderbilt, has three of the top-five single-game completions marks in school history.

• Arkansas broke the school record for passing yards in a game with 510 vs. Texas A&M, which bettered the previous record of 447 set vs. Missouri State in 2009. The 510 passing yards ranks as the highest single-game total in the SEC and seventh-highest single-game output in the NCAA this season. • Tyler Wilson and Jarius Wright were named SEC co-Offensive Players of the Week following their performances vs. Texas A&M, marking the first time in SEC history co-offensive players of the week came from the same school. • Arkansas’ average of 22.2 first downs per game leads the SEC and ranks 33rd in the NCAA, and the team’s 161 passing first downs lead the SEC and rank 17th in the NCAA. • The Razorbacks are 11-for-15 (.733) on fourth-down conversions in 2011, which ranks third in the SEC and 12th in the NCAA. The 11 successful conversions are tied for fourth in the conference and 27th in the nation.

• Tyler Wilson became the first Razorback to be named firstteam All-SEC quarterback when he was selected to the first team by the AP and Coaches. He is UA’s first first-team all-conference quarterback since Quinn Grovey was a first-team All-Southwest Conference selection in 1988.

• Tyler Wilson broke the Arkansas single-game passing record by throwing for 510 yards vs. Texas A&M. Wilson finished the game 30-of-51 for 510 yards, bettering the previous record of 409 set by Ryan Mallett, for the fifth-highest singlegame total in SEC history. Wilson produced the fifth 500-yard passing game in SEC history and the first since 2001 and was named SEC co-Offensive Player of the Week. • Tyler Wilson broke the UA record for total offense yards with 481 vs. Texas A&M, bettering the previous record of 414 set by Ryan Mallett vs. Georgia in 2009. Wilson also broke the school record for total offense plays in a game with 57 vs. the Aggies. That mark broke the previous record of 56 plays set by Joe Ferguson vs. Texas A&M in 1971. Wilson’s total yardage is the highest individual single-game output in the SEC and 10th-highest single-game total in the NCAA this season.

• Tyler Wilson is the second Razorback in school history to pass for 3,000 yards in a season. He has thrown for 3,422 yards in 2011, the third-highest single-season total in UA history, to lead the SEC and rank 15th in the NCAA. • Tyler Wilson leads the SEC and ranks 14th in the NCAA with his average of 285.2 passing yards per game, and his 283.4 yards of total offense per game tops the conference and ranks 21st in the country. Wilson’s 22 passing touchdowns rank as the fourth-highest single-season total in UA history and are second in the SEC in 2011.

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QUARTERBACKS

• Tyler Wilson completed 18 consecutive passes as part of his 24-of-36 performance vs. Auburn. Wilson’s streak is tied for the third-longest overall consecutive completions streak in SEC history and is tied for the second-longest single-game consecutive completions streak in conference history.

RAZORBACK GAME NOTES

• Arkansas has 21 touchdown drives of less than two minutes in 2011, bringing the total under Coach Petrino to 83. Last season, UA had 26 touchdown drives of less than two minutes.

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• Tyler Wilson leads the SEC and is tied for 27th in the country with 257 completions, the second-highest single-season total in school history. His passing efficiency rating of 148.66 ranks second in the SEC and 21st in the NCAA, and his 63.1 completion percentage (257-of-407) ranks third in the conference. • Tyler Wilson threw for 510 passing yards vs. Texas A&M, which is the highest single-game total in the SEC and third highest in the NCAA this season. Wilson is the only player in the SEC and one of five in the NCAA to pass for 500 yards in a game in 2011. Tyler Wilson was a first-team All-SEC selection in 2011. He leads the SEC and ranks 14th nationally with an average of 285.2 passing yards per game.

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UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS • Tyler Wilson leads the SEC and ranks third in the NCAA with 60 passes of 15 or more yards in the first half. His total of 89 passes of 15+ yards leads the conference and ranks seventh in the country. He also leads the SEC and is tied for 12th in the country with 30 passes of 25 or more yards.

• Jarius Wright’s 281 receiving yards vs. Texas A&M are the most in the SEC and rank as the third-highest single-game output in the NCAA in 2011, and his 13 receptions vs. the Aggies are tied for the most in the SEC and the 14th-highest single-game total in the NCAA this season.

• Tyler Wilson leads the SEC and ranks ninth in the NCAA with 2,096 passing yards in the first half. He also leads the SEC and ranks 10th in the NCAA with 1,198 second-quarter passing yards and is second in the conference and 18th in the nation with 898 passing yards in the first quarter.

• Jarius Wright collected 281 all-purpose yards vs. Texas A&M, which is the highest total in the SEC this season and the fifth-highest single-game total in school history. His all-purpose yardage also ranks as the 29th-highest single-game output in the NCAA in 2011.

• Brandon Mitchell is 22-of-32 passing for 271 yards and two touchdowns this season. He also has collected 58 yards and two touchdowns on 15 rushes.

• Jarius Wright recorded consecutive 100-yard receiving games after collecting 135 yards on 10 receptions at Vanderbilt and 103 yards on four catches vs. South Carolina. He has nine 100-yard receiving games in his career, tied for the secondhighest total in school history, and four this season, which is second in the SEC and is tied for the third-highest single-season total in UA history.

• Arkansas has thrown for 300 or more yards in 25 of 49 games under head coach Bobby Petrino. Prior to his arrival, Arkansas had thrown for 300 or more yards 16 times in school history.

Receivers and tight ends

• Jarius Wright and Joe Adams earned first-team All-SEC acclaim in 2011. Wright was named a first-team wide receiver by the AP and Coaches, while Adams earned the first-team allpurpose slot by the AP and Coaches, who also named him the first-team return specialist. • Jarius Wright holds Arkansas’ career receptions record with 165. He broke the previous record of 153 by Anthony Eubanks as part of a five-catch performance vs. Tennessee.

• Cobi Hamilton recorded the fourth 100-yard receiving game of his career, tied for ninth all-time at Arkansas, against New Mexico with 132 yards and one touchdown on five receptions. • Joe Adams has made at least one catch in 45 of his 46 career games. He has made multiple grabs in 35 of those games.

• Jarius Wright leads the SEC and ranks 23rd in the NCAA with his average of 93.5 receiving yards per game. He also leads the SEC with his 5.7 receptions-per-game average. Wright is third in the conference in touchdown scoring and eighth in the conference in overall scoring with an average of 6.2 points per game. • Jarius Wright was named SEC co-Offensive Player of the Week after he set an Arkansas record with 281 receiving yards on a school-record-tying 13 receptions vs. Texas A&M. Wright’s receiving yards total is the second-highest in SEC history trailing only the conference record of 293 held by Josh Reed, who collected his yards on 19 catches in 2001. • Joe Adams is fourth in the SEC with his average of 4.1 receptions per game and sixth with 52.5 receiving yards per game. Chris Gragg is tied for ninth in the conference with his average of 3.3 receptions per game. Adding SEC leader Jarius Wright, Arkansas is the only school to have multiple receivers ranked in the top 10 in the conference in receiving yards per game and receptions per game. • Jarius Wright holds the Arkansas single-season records for receptions (63), receiving yards (1,029) and touchdowns scored (11-tie). His receiving touchdowns lead the SEC and are tied for 12th in the NCAA. • Jarius Wright’s average of 21.6 yards per catch vs. Texas A&M (13 receptions for 281 yards) is the second-highest singlegame yards-per-catch average (min. 10 catches) in SEC history.

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• Joe Adams ranks fourth on UA’s all-time career 100-yard receiving games list with seven, including two this season, and Greg Childs is tied for sixth with five.

Jarius Wright was named first-team All-SEC after breaking UA single-season records with 63 receptions and 1,029 receiving yards this season.

RAZORBACK FOOTBALL • Chris Gragg was named the John Mackey Tight End of the Week after he recorded the first 100-yard receiving game of his career vs. Mississippi State. Gragg caught a career-high eight passes for a career-high 119 yards against the Bulldogs. He ranks third on the team with 40 receptions for 492 yards and two touchdowns in 2011.

running backs

• Dennis Johnson ranks second in the SEC and 33rd in the NCAA with his average of 135.1 all-purpose yards per game and seventh in the SEC with his average of 63.7 rushing yards per game. • Dennis Johnson was named SEC Offensive Player of the Week after he rushed for a career-high 160 yards on 15 carries at Ole Miss. Johnson’s rushing total bettered his previous career high of 127 yards from 2008 vs. LSU and was the third 100-yard rushing game of his career.

• Dennis Johnson made his season debut vs. Troy after missing 13 straight games dating back to last season due to injuries. The junior has rushed 101 times for a team-leading 637 yards with three touchdowns and returned 18 kickoffs for 461 yards and one touchdown this season. • Broderick Green has scored five rushing touchdowns in 2011. He returned to action vs. Texas A&M after suffering an injury in the spring and scored two rushing touchdowns, including the game winner with 1:41 remaining in the fourth quarter. Green has rushed 61 times for 200 yards in 2011.

• Arkansas opened the previous eight games with the following starters on the offensive line: Jason Peacock (OT), Grant Cook (OG), Travis Swanson (C), Alvin Bailey (OG) and Grant Freeman (OT). Bailey and Swanson have each started all 25 games of their career. • Guard Alvin Bailey was named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week following UA’s defeat of New Mexico in which the Razorbacks piled up 632 yards of total offense and 34 first downs. • The Razorbacks lead the SEC and rank 12th in the NCAA in passing offense, averaging 307.8 yards per game, and lead the SEC and rank 28th in the NCAA with an average of 445.8 yards of total offense per game. Arkansas’ offense ranks second in school history in completions (279) and passing first downs (161), third in passing yards (3,693) and fourth in scoring (449) and touchdowns scored (56-tie). • Mitch Smothers became the first true freshman in Arkansas history to start the season opener on the offensive line when he opened against Missouri State at offensive tackle. He was one of just four true freshmen to start on the offensive line for a BCS automatic-qualifying team in the opening week of 2011.

DEFENSIVE LINE

• Senior defensive end Jake Bequette earned first-team AllSEC honors by the Coaches, and end Trey Flowers was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team. For Bequette, it was his third season with conference honors after being a second team AllSEC selection in 2010 and a member of the SEC All-Freshman Team in 2008.

• Ronnie Wingo Jr. has collected 440 rushing yards on 95 carries. He also has added 183 receiving yards and two touchdowns on 19 receptions.

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• Dennis Johnson caught the first receiving touchdown of his career at Alabama on a 10-yard pass from Tyler Wilson. Johnson added another receiving touchdown on an 18-yard pass from Wilson vs. Auburn.

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• Dennis Johnson led the Razorbacks in rushing vs. Mississippi State, earning 98 yards on 14 carries. He also led UA in rushing at No. 1 LSU, marking the seventh time in his 10 games this season he has led the team in rushing.

• Sophomore guard Alvin Bailey was named second-team All-SEC by the AP and Coaches, marking the second straight season he earned conference acclaim. Last season, Bailey was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team.

RAZORBACK GAME NOTES

• Dennis Johnson was named second-team All-SEC allpurpose player by the AP. Johnson ranks second in the SEC and 33rd in the NCAA with his average of 131.5 all-purpose yards per game and seventh in the SEC with his average of 63.7 rushing yards per game.

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• Ronnie Wingo Jr. recorded a career-high 109 rushing yards and a career-high two rushing touchdowns on a career-high 20 carries against Troy. The junior also added one receiving touchdown as part of a three-catch, 20-yard performance. The three total touchdowns were a single-game career-high total for Wingo and the second game in his career he scored rushing and receiving touchdowns.

Alvin Bailey earned second team All-SEC honors after blocking for an offense that has produced a 3,000-yard passer for the third straight season.

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UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS • Arkansas opened the Tennessee, Mississippi State and LSU games with the following starters on the defensive line: Jake Bequette (DE), Byran Jones (DT), DeQuinta Jones (DT) and Tenarius Wright (DE).

• Jerry Franklin recorded a game-high 15 tackles, his highest total this season, vs. Auburn. Alonzo Highsmith ranked second on the team with a career-high 12 tackles, including a careerhigh-tying 2.0 for loss, against the Tigers.

• Jake Bequette leads the team with 8.0 sacks, tied for the seventh-highest single-season total in school history and the sixth-highest total in the SEC this season. His average of 0.89 sacks per game is second in the SEC and seventh in the NCAA. He tied his career high with 3.0 sacks vs. South Carolina, which is the third-highest single-game total in the SEC and tied for the 12th-highest single-game output in the NCAA this season, and was named SEC co-Defensive Lineman of the Week.

• Alonzo Highsmith grabbed his first career interception in the fourth quarter vs. South Carolina and also had six tackles, including 1.0 sack, against the Gamecocks.

• Jake Bequette ranks second in the SEC and seventh in the NCAA with 0.44 forced fumbles per game. • Jake Bequette, Trey Flowers and Chris Smith rank third, fourth and sixth, respectively, on the team with 8.5, 5.5 and 4.0 tackles for loss.

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• Jerico Nelson recorded three tackles, one interception and one quarterback hurry against Missouri State. Nelson’s interception was the third of his career and marked the third consecutive season he had grabbed an interception.

SECONDARY

• Byran Jones leads all UA defensive linemen and is eighth on the team with 45 tackles in 2011.

• Cornerback Tevin Mitchel was named to the SEC AllFreshman Team, and senior safety Tramain Thomas earned honorable-mention All-SEC acclaim from the AP.

• Tenarius Wright is tied with Jerry Franklin for the team lead with five quarterback hurries, and Jake Bequette is tied for third with four.

• Arkansas started the Tennessee, Mississippi State and LSU games with the following defensive backfield: Tevin Mitchel (CB), Eric Bennett (S), Tramain Thomas (S) and Greg Gatson (CB).

• The defensive linemen have 20.0 of the 37 sacks recorded by Arkansas this season.

• Tramain Thomas is tied for third in the SEC and 10th in the NCAA with five interceptions this season, and Eric Bennett is tied for 10th in the SEC with three.

LINEBACKERS

• Jerry Franklin was namd second-team All-SEC by the AP and Coaches for the second straight year. Franklin, who also was a member of the 2008 SEC All-Freshman Team, leads Arkansas and is sixth in the SEC with 93 tackles. He is tied for 14th in the conference with 10.0 tackles for loss. Last season, he became the second Razorback since 1960 to lead the team in tackles for three straight seasons.

• Eric Bennett made an interception in three consecutive games this season. The sophomore made his first collegiate interception as part of a three-interception game for the Razorbacks against Auburn and then clinched the Ole Miss victory with an interception on the Rebels’ final offensive drive. He ended Vanderbilt’s first drive of the second half with an interception to extend the streak to three.

• Alonzo Highsmith leads the team and is 13th in the SEC with 10.5 tackles for loss. He also ranks third on the team with 73 tackles.

• Tramain Thomas recorded a career-high two interceptions vs. Auburn, which is tied for the highest single-game total in the SEC this season and fifth-highest single-game total in the NCAA. It also is tied for the seventh-highest single-game total in school history.

• Jerry Franklin is tied for the team lead with five quarterback hurries, and Jerico Nelson is tied for third on the team with four. • At LSU, Alonzo Highsmith scored his first touchdown as a Razorback when he returned a fumble 47 yards for a score. • At Vanderbilt, Jerry Franklin returned a fumble 94 yards for his second career touchdown. The subsequent two-point conversion tied the game at 28-28 with 13:25 remaining in the game. Franklin also had a game-high 10 tackles, including 2.5 for loss, in the game and was named SEC co-Defensive Player of the Week for his performance. • Jerry Franklin recorded a safety as part of his seven-tackle performance at Ole Miss. Franklin has been involved in three of the four safeties recorded by Arkansas since the start of the 2010 season.

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• Alonzo Highsmith led the Razorbacks with a then-careerhigh eight tackles at Alabama. Highsmith also collected a teamleading and career-high-tying 2.0 tackles for loss and recorded his first sack.

• Tramain Thomas has led the team in tackles in four straight games. He recorded 11 tackles vs. South Carolina before posting a team-high 10 tackles, 1.0 for loss, with one interception and one pass breakup vs. Tennessee and nine tackles with one pass breakup vs. Mississippi State. He finished the regular season with a season-high 14 tackles, one forced fumble and one interception at LSU. • Tevin Mitchel was named SEC Freshman of the Week following a seven-tackle performance vs. Auburn in his first collegiate start.

RAZORBACK FOOTBALL • Tramain Thomas and Eric Bennett rank second and fourth, respectively, on the team in tackles. Thomas has made 87 stops, the ninth-highest total in the SEC, while Bennett has recorded 69 tackles. • Tevin Mitchel led the Razorbacks with a career-high 13 tackles vs. Texas A&M. The freshman also made the first fumble recovery of his career against the Aggies. • Elton Ford tied his career high with 10 tackles, including 0.5 for loss, vs. Texas A&M.

SPECIAL TEAMS

• Joe Adams was named SEC Special Teams Player of the Year. He leads the NCAA with three punt return touchdowns, tied for the third-highest single-season total in SEC history, and with his average of 16.19 yards per punt return.

• The Razorbacks have returned three punts and two kickoffs for touchdowns in 2011, UA’s highest combined kick returns for touchdowns total since 1964. • Joe Adams leads the NCAA with three punt return touchdowns, tied for the third-highest single-season total in SEC history. He recorded two vs. Missouri State and added another vs. Tennessee.

• Marquel Wade scored his first touchdown as a Razorback on an 85-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against New Mexico. The return was Arkansas’ first kickoff return for a score since 2009. • Zach Hocker is handling PAT kicks, field goals and kickoffs this season. He is 18-for-24 (.750) on field goals and 53-for-54 (.981) on PATs and has kicked off 85 times, averaging 67.9 yards per kickoff with 36 touchbacks. His touchback total leads the SEC and ranks second in the NCAA. His touchback percentage of 41.9 is second in the conference and fifth in the nation. • Zach Hocker has scored 107 points this season, the second-highest single-season total by a kicker in school history. His average of 8.9 points per game ranks third in the SEC, second among kickers, and tied for 18th in the NCAA. • Joe Adams broke Arkansas’ record for single-game punt return yardage against Missouri State with 174 yards, bettering the previous mark of 146 from 1971, on six punt returns. Adams’ total, which also ranks second on UA’s single-game total return yardage list, was the fourth-highest in a game in SEC history and is the highest in the NCAA in 2011.

• Arkansas is the only school in the SEC with two players ranked in the top 10 in the conference in punt return average or kickoff return average. • Joe Adams leads the NCAA with his average of 16.19 yards per punt return, and Marquel Wade leads all SEC freshmen, ranks fifth in the conference and 31st in the nation with an average of 8.25 yards per punt return.

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• Marquel Wade leads the SEC and ranks 17th in the NCAA with his kickoff return average of 26.50, and Dennis Johnson ranks fourth in the SEC and 32nd in the NCAA with his average of 25.61 yards per kickoff return.

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• Punter Dylan Breeding earned the first All-SEC recognition of his career by being named second-team All-SEC by the AP and Coaches. Breeding has punted 49 times and has an average of 45.2 yards per punt this season, which leads the SEC and ranks seventh in the NCAA. He has dropped 14 punts inside the 20 and has 16 of more than 50 yards, including his career long of 70 yards he unleashed at LSU.

• Joe Adams and Marquel Wade have combined to give Arkansas 358 punt return yards, the eighth-highest total in the NCAA, in 2011, including a UA-record 188 yards against Missouri State that bettered the previous record of 165 from 1971.

RAZORBACK GAME NOTES

• Greg Gatson grabbed his first interception this season and the second of his career vs. Texas A&M.

• Dennis Johnson was named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week after he returned two kickoffs for 130 yards, including a 98 yarder for a touchdown, vs. South Carolina. He scored his first kickoff return touchdown of 2011 and the third of his career. The 98 yards was the longest kickoff return of his career and tied for the 10th-longest kickoff return touchdown in school history.

• Joe Adams has been named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week twice this season. He first earned the honor Sept. 5 after he tied an SEC record by returning two punts for touchdowns vs. Missouri State. Adams became the seventh SEC player, and first since 2002, to return two punts for a touchdown in a single game. He earned the recognition again Nov. 14 after turning in a highlight-reel 60-yard punt return touchdown vs. Tennessee. Joe Adams was selected as the SEC Special Teams Player of the Year after returning three punts for touchdowns during the 2011 season.

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UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS 2011 RECORDS WATCH

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RAZORBACK GAME NOTES

Several Arkansas football team and individual records have been set this season or are within distance during the bowl game as the charts below show. WR Jarius wright RECEPTIONS (season) 1. 63.............................................................. Jarius Wright, 2011 2. 62................................................................... J.J. Meadors, 1995

QB TYLER WILSON PASS COMPLETIONS (SEASON) 1. 266............................................................... Ryan Mallett, 2010 2. 257............................................................. Tyler Wilson, 2011

WR Jarius wright/wr joe adams RECEPTIONS (career) 1. 165................................................... Jarius Wright, 2008-Pres. 2. 159........................................................Joe Adams, 2008-Pres.

QB TYLER WILSON PASSING YARDS (SEASON) 1. 3,869............................................................ Ryan Mallett, 2010 2. 3,624............................................................ Ryan Mallett, 2009 3. 3,422.......................................................... Tyler Wilson, 2011

WR Jarius wright RECEiving yards (season) 1. 1,029......................................................... Jarius Wright, 2011 2. 1,004.........................................................Anthony Lucas, 1998 WR Jarius wright/wr joe adams RECEiving yards (career) 1. 2,879..............................................Anthony Lucas, 1995, 97-99 2. 2,846................................................ Jarius Wright, 2008-Pres. 3. 2,440............................................... Anthony Eubanks, 1994-97 4. 2,388.....................................................Joe Adams, 2008-Pres. WR Jarius wright RECEiving touchdowns (season) 1. 11.............................................................. Jarius Wright, 2011 11................................................................ Marcus Monk, 2006 WR Jarius wright/WR joe adams RECEiving touchdowns (career) 1. 27...........................................................Marcus Monk, 2004-07 2. 23..................................................... Jarius Wright, 2008-Pres. 23...................................................Anthony Lucas, 1995, 97-99 4. 17..........................................................Joe Adams, 2008-Pres. 17.......................................................... Richard Smith, 2000-03

QB TYLER WILSON total offense plays (season) 1. 461............................................................... Ryan Mallett, 2010 2. 460............................................................. Tyler Wilson, 2011 QB TYLER WILSON total offense yards (season) 1. 3,795............................................................ Ryan Mallett, 2010 2. 3,595............................................................ Ryan Mallett, 2009 3. 3,401.......................................................... Tyler Wilson, 2011 lb jerry franklin tackles (career) 1. 408................................................................Tony Bua, 2000-03 2. 381........................................................... Ken Hamlin, 2000-02 3. 374..................................................Jerry Franklin, 2008-Pres. DE jake bequette sacks (career) 1. 25.5.......................................................Wayne Martin, 1985-88 2. 25.0............................................................Henry Ford, 1990-93 3. 21.5..................................................Jake Bequette, 2008-Pres.

WR Jarius wright 100-yard RECEiving games (season) 1. 5................................................................Anthony Lucas, 1998 5........................................................... Anthony Eubanks, 1997 3. 4................................................................ Jarius Wright, 2011 4................................................................ George Wilson, 2003 4.................................................................Mike Reppond, 1971

s tramain thomas interceptions (career) 1. 14........................................................... Steve Atwater, 1985-88 2. 13............................................................. Gary Adams, 1966-68 3. 12...............................................Tramain Thomas, 2008-Pres. 12...................................................... Orlando Watters, 1991-93 12........................................................Louis Campbell, 1970-72 12....................................................Tommy Trantham, 1965-67

QB TYLER WILSON consecutive passes without an interception 1. 184............................................................. Tyler Wilson, 2011 2. 141............................................................... Ryan Mallett, 2009

rb dennis johnson kickoff returns (career) 1. 102...............................................Dennis Johnson, 2008-Pres. 2. 62................................................................Felix Jones, 2005-07

QB TYLER WILSON PASS ATTEMPTS (SEASON) 1. 411............................................................... Ryan Mallett, 2010 2. 407............................................................. Tyler Wilson, 2011

rb dennis johnson kickoff return yards (career) 1. 2,475............................................Dennis Johnson, 2008-Pres. 2. 1,749...........................................................Felix Jones, 2005-07 rb dennis johnson total kick return yards (career) 1. 2,475............................................Dennis Johnson, 2008-Pres. 2. 1,867........................................... DeCori Birmingham, 2001-04

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Several Arkansas football team and individual records have been set this season or are within distance during the bowl game as the charts below show. K ZACH HOCKER points scored (SEASON) 1. 120 (20 TDs)....................................................Bill Burnett, 1969 2. 109 (17FGs, 58 PATs).......................................Alex Tejada, 2007 3. 107 (18 FGs, 53 PATs)................................ Zach Hocker, 2011 K ZACH HOCKER points scored by kicking (SEASON) 1. 109 (17FGs, 58 PATs).......................................Alex Tejada, 2007 2. 107 (18 FGs, 53 PATs)................................ Zach Hocker, 2011

pass attempts (season) 1. 465...................................................................................... 2010 2. 443...................................................................................... 2008 3. 440.................................................................................... 2011

points scored (season) 1. 485...................................................................................... 2007 2. 474...................................................................................... 2010 3. 468...................................................................................... 2009 4. 449.................................................................................... 2011 touchdowns scored (season) 1. 62........................................................................................ 2007 2. 60........................................................................................ 2010 60........................................................................................ 2009 3. 56...................................................................................... 2011 56........................................................................................ 2003

passing yards per game (season) 1. 333.7................................................................................... 2010 2. 307.8................................................................................. 2011 total offense yards per game (season) 1. 482.5................................................................................... 2010 2. 450.0................................................................................... 2007 3. 447.8................................................................................... 1989 4. 445.8................................................................................. 2011

first downs (season) 1. 291...................................................................................... 2010 2. 273...................................................................................... 2007 273...................................................................................... 2003 4. 269...................................................................................... 1971 5. 266.................................................................................... 2011 punt average (season) 1. 46.2..................................................................................... 1986 2. 45.2................................................................................... 2011

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passing yards (season) 1. 4,338................................................................................... 2010 2. 3,842................................................................................... 2009 3. 3,693................................................................................. 2011

passing first downs (season) 1. 173...................................................................................... 2010 2. 161.................................................................................... 2011

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points PER GAME (season) 1. 37.4................................................................................... 2011 2. 37.3..................................................................................... 2007

pass completions (season) 1. 301...................................................................................... 2010 2. 279.................................................................................... 2011

RECORDS WATCH

p dylan breeding punt average (season, min. 4 punts per game) 1. 47.2................................................................ Greg Horne, 1986 2. 46.5................................................................... Steve Cox, 1980 3. 45.2....................................................... Dylan Breeding, 2011

total offense yards per play (season) 1. 7.08..................................................................................... 2010 2. 6.66..................................................................................... 2009 3. 6.51................................................................................... 2011

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INDIVIDUAL HONORS

IN D IV IDU A L H O N O RS

WR Joe Adams Preseason Honors -Biletnikoff Award Watch List -Paul Hornung Award Watch List -All-SEC First Team Specialist (Coaches) -Rivals.com All-SEC First Team PR -All-SEC Second Team (Coaches) -All-SEC Second Team (Media) -Rivals.com All-SEC Second Team WR -Phil Steele All-America (Fourth Team) -Phil Steele All-SEC (First Team) -Athlon All-SEC (Second Team) -Birmingham News All-SEC (Second Team) -Lindy’s All-SEC (Second Team) -Blue Ribbon All-SEC Punt Returner -Pony Express Watch List -CFPA Punt Returner Trophy Watch List In Season Honors -FWAA All-American -Walter Camp All-American (Second Team) -SEC Special Teams Player of the Year -Coaches All-SEC (First Team) -AP All-SEC (First Team) -Paul Hornung Award Finalist -SEC Special Teams Player of the Week (9/5) -SEC Special Teams Player of the Week (11/14) -CFPA National Punt Returner of the Week (11/13) OG Alvin Bailey Preseason Honors -Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List -All-SEC Second Team (Coaches) -Athlon All-SEC (Second Team) -Birmingham News All-SEC (Second Team) -Lindy’s All-SEC (Second Team) -All-SEC Third Team (Media) -Phil Steele All-SEC (Third Team) In Season Honors -Coaches All-SEC (Second Team) -AP All-SEC (Second Team) -SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week (9/12) DE Jake Bequette Preseason Honors -Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List -Bednarik Award Watch List -Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List -Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List -Ted Hendricks Award Watch List -All-SEC First Team (Coaches) -All-SEC First Team (Media) -Athlon All-America (Third Team) -Phil Steele All-America (Third Team) -Athlon All-SEC (First Team) -Birmingham News All-SEC (First Team) -Lindy’s All-SEC (First Team) -Phil Steele All-SEC (First Team) -CFPA Defensive Lineman Trophy Watch List -Blue Ribbon All-SEC Defense In Season Honors -Coaches All-SEC (First Team) -Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award Finalist -Capital One Academic All-American (Second Team) -SEC co-Defensive Lineman of the Week (11/7) -CFPA National Defensive Lineman of the Week (11/6) P Dylan Breeding Preseason Honors -All-SEC Third Team (Coaches) -Phil Steele All-SEC (Second Team) -CFPA Punter Trophy Watch List In-Season Honors -Coaches All-SEC (Second Team) -AP All-SEC (Second Team) -CFPA Punter of the Week (11/27) -Ray Guy Award Candidate WR Greg Childs Preseason Honors -Maxwell Award Watch List -Biletnikoff Award Watch List -All-SEC First Team (Coaches) -All-SEC First Team (Media) -Phil Steele All-America (Third Team) -Rivals.com All-SEC (First Team)

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-Athlon All-SEC (First Team) -Birmingham News All-SEC (First Team) -Lindy’s All-SEC (First Team) -Phil Steele All-SEC (First Team) -Blue Ribbon All-SEC Offense -Pony Express Watch List -CFPA Wide Receiver Trophy Watch List -All-Southern Pigskin Team OG Grant Cook Preseason Honors -All-SEC Third Team (Coaches) -All-SEC Third Team (Media) RB Knile Davis Preseason Honors -Doak Walker Award Watch List -Maxwell Award Watch List -Walter Camp Award Watch List -All-SEC Second Team (Coaches) -All-SEC Second Team (Media) -Athlon All-America (Second Team) -Rivals.com All-SEC (Second Team) -Birmingham News All-SEC (Second Team) -Lindy’s All-America (Second Team) -Athlon All-SEC (Second Team) -Lindy’s All-SEC (Second Team) -Phil Steele All-SEC (Second Team) -Blue Ribbon Offensive Player of the Year -Blue Ribbon All-SEC Offense -CFPA Running Back Trophy Watch List DE Trey Flowers In Season Honors -SEC All-Freshman Team LB Jerry Franklin Preseason Honors -Bednarik Award Watch List -Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List -Butkus Award Watch List -Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List -All-SEC Second Team (Coaches) -All-SEC Second Team (Media) -Phil Steele All-America (Third Team) -Rivals.com All-SEC (First Team) -Athlon All-SEC (First Team) -Phil Steele All-SEC (First Team) -Birmingham News All-SEC (Second Team) -Lindy’s All-SEC (Second Team) -CFPA Linebacker Trophy Watch List -Blue Ribbon All-SEC Defense In Season Honors -Coaches All-SEC (Second Team) -AP All-SEC (Second Team) -SEC co-Defensive Player of the Week (10/31) -CFPA National Defensive Performer of the Week (10/30) -CFPA National Linebacker of the Week (10/30) TE Chris Gragg In Season Honors -CFPA National Tight End of the Week (11/20) WR Cobi Hamilton Preseason Honors -Biletnikoff Award Watch List K Zach Hocker Preseason Honors -Lou Groza Award Watch List -All-SEC Third Team (Coaches) -All-SEC Third Team (Media) -Rivals.com All-SEC (Second Team) -Birmingham News All-SEC (Second Team) -Lindy’s All-SEC (Second Team) -Phil Steele All-SEC (Second Team) -Athlon All-SEC (Third Team) -CFPA Placekicker Trophy Watch List In Season Honors -SEC Special Teams Player of the Week (10/31) -CFPA National Placekicker of the Week (10/30) RB Dennis Johnson Preseason Honors -Rivals.com All-SEC KR (Second Team) -CFPA Kickoff Returner Trophy Watch List

In Season Honors -AP All-SEC (Second Team) -SEC Offensive Player of the Week (10/24) -SEC Special Teams Player of the Week (11/7) -CFPA National KO Returner of the Week (11/6) -Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll (11/7) CB Tevin Mitchel In Season Honors -SEC All-Freshman Team -SEC Freshman of the Week (10/10) S/LB Jerico Nelson Preseason Honors -Phil Steele All-SEC (Second Team) -All-SEC Third Team (Media) C Travis Swanson Preseason Honors -Rimington Trophy Fall Watch List -Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List -All-SEC Third Team (Coaches) -All-SEC Third Team (Media) -Lindy’s All-SEC (Second Team) -Athlon All-SEC (Third Team) S Tramain Thomas Preseason Honors -Thorpe Award Watch List -All-SEC Second Team (Coaches) -Athlon All-SEC (Second Team) -Birmingham News All-SEC (Second Team) -Phil Steele All-SEC (Second Team) -All-SEC Third Team (Media) -CFPA Defensive Back Trophy Watch List In Season Honors -Yahoo Sports All-American (Third Team) -AP All-SEC (Honorable Mention) TE Garrett Uekman In Season Honors -SEC All-Freshman Team honorary captain WR Marquel Wade In Season Honors -SEC All-Freshman Team -CFPA Kickoff Return Performer of the Week (9/11) QB Tyler Wilson Preseason Honors -Maxwell Award Watch List -Rivals.com All-SEC (Second Team) -Athlon All-SEC (Second Team) -Lindy’s All-SEC (Second Team) -Phil Steele All-SEC (Second Team) In Season Honors -Coaches All-SEC (First Team) -AP All-SEC (First Team) -Manning Award Finalist -Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Finalist -Davey O’Brien Award Semifinalist -SEC co-Offensive Player of the Week (10/3) -SEC Offensive Player of the Week (11/21) WR Jarius Wright Preseason Honors -Biletnikoff Award Watch List -All-SEC Third Team (Coaches) -All-SEC Third Team (Media) -Phil Steele All-SEC (Third Team) -Pony Express Watch List In Season Honors -Coaches All-SEC (First Team) -AP All-SEC (First Team) -SEC co-Offensive Player of the Week (10/3) DE Tenarius Wright Preseason Honors -All-SEC Third Team (Coaches) -All-SEC Third Team (Media) -Athlon All-SEC (Second Team) -Phil Steele All-SEC (Fourth Team)

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS

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HEAD COACH BOBBY PETRINO

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Bobby Petrino wasted little time showing Razorback fans and the rest of the college football world why he ranks among the most successful coaches in the nation. In just his fourth season at the University of Arkansas, Petrino has become the only head coach in history to lead two different schools to their first BCS appearance. In addition, Coach Petrino has guided the Razorback program to its place among the nation’s elite as Arkansas has been ranked in the top 10 in each of the last 10 BCS rankings dating back to 2010. Coach Petrino’s fingerprints on the Razorback football program are easily recognizable. His commitment to an aggressive offensive approach, execution, balance, discipline and the sound principles of defense and special teams have clearly taken hold at Arkansas. The Razorbacks have increased their win total in each of Coach Petrino’s first three seasons and have matched the 2010 total this year. In 2008, Arkansas played 16 true freshmen and ended the season with a thrilling 31-30 victory over LSU to finish with five victories. The foundation had been laid for Arkansas to post an 8-5 record in 2009, including the first bowl victory for the Razorbacks since 2003 as UA defeated East Carolina the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, 20-17 in overtime. The 2010 season resulted in the first BCS game in school history as Arkansas earned a bid to the Allstate Sugar Bowl to play Ohio State and finished the year 10-3. In his four seasons at Arkansas, Petrino’s dynamic approach has resulted in record-breaking performances by the Razorbacks. In 2008, the team broke eight school records and in 2009 it set or matched 26 individual or team records. The 2010 season was more of the same as the Razorbacks set or matched 48 individual or team records. In addition, the Razorbacks returned to the national college football awards circuit as D.J. Williams was named the first John Mackey Award winner, the Disney Spirit Award winner and a finalist for the AAU James E. Sullivan Award in 2010. In 2011, quarterback Tyler Wilson became the first quarterback in school history to be named first-team All-SEC and kick returner Joe Adams was named the SEC Special Teams Player of the Year and one of four finalists for the Paul Hornung Award.

The 2011 season has been one of the most memorable in school history. The Razorbacks recorded consecutive 10-win seasons for the third time ever. In addition, the team tied a program record with wins over three teams ranked inside the AP top 15. The program also posted a winning SEC record in back-to-back seasons for the first time in school history. Arkansas enters the game against the Wildcats with a 10-2 mark after having won 10 games in the regular season for just the ninth time in school history. The Razorbacks also went undefeated at home for the first time since 1999. UA enters the game leading the SEC in passing offense (307.8), total offense (445.8) and ranked second in the league in scoring offense (37.4). On Dec. 11, 2007, Petrino was named the 30th head coach in Razorback football history. The announcement marked Petrino’s return to college football, the very landscape that put him on the coaching map. Long before his first game as head football coach at Arkansas, Petrino’s positive impact on a tradition-rich Arkansas program and passionate Razorback fan base was abundantly evident. From the boisterous welcome offered from assembled fans at a latenight nationally televised press conference announcing his hiring to the record attendance numbers at Razorback Clubs in all corners of the state, there was no question that Petrino’s arrival in Fayetteville energized and unified the state behind their beloved Razorback football program. Petrino’s collegiate head coaching resume includes leading his teams to six bowl game appearances, including a victory in the Bowl Championship Series’ 2006 FedEx Orange Bowl in his ultra-successful four-year tenure at the University of Louisville. Petrino’s college experience included stops at Arizona State University, the University of Nevada, Utah State University and Auburn University. His NFL coaching tenures came with the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Atlanta Falcons. Petrino’s reputation for engineering high-octane and quickstrike offenses is well deserved. His teams consistently rank among the nation’s best in total offense and scoring. Mistakenly perceived as a coach that focuses primarily on the passing game, the reality is Petrino adheres to the philosophy of balance between offensive production on the ground and through the air. Consider that in the last 13 years of his college coaching career - spent as a head coach, an offensive coordinator or both, - Petrino’s offenses boast 84 100-yard rushers and 60 300-yard passers. That equates to 144 defining offensive individual performances in 157 total games. In his coaching career, Petrino has worked with numerous players who went on to play professionally, including an impressive list of NFL quarterbacks. As a head coach, he helped develop quarterbacks Ryan Mallett (2008-10) at Arkansas and Stefan LeFors (2003-04) and Brian Brohm (2004-06) at Louisville. As a coordinator or assistant, he tutored Jason Campbell at Auburn (2002), Chris Redman at Louisville (1998), Jake Plummer at Arizona State (1993), and Doug Nussmeier (199091) and John Friesz (1989) at Idaho. Prior to his tenure as the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons during the 2007 season, Petrino coached four seasons (2003-06) at Louisville. In 2006, Petrino guided the Cardinals to a 12-1 record, including a 24-13 win over nationally ranked Wake Forest in the BCS FedEx Orange Bowl. Louisville vaulted to The Petrinos: (front l-r): Kelsey and Katie. (Back l-r): Bobby, Bobby, Becky, Nick.

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COACHING STAFF Head coach Bobby Petrino has led Arkansas to back-to-back 10 win seasons for just the third time in school history and the first time since 1988-89.

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and six 300-yard passing efforts. Nevada posted a 9-2 record and won a share of the Big West title. In 1992 and 1993, he was the quarterbacks coach at Arizona State where he assisted in the development of future All-American and NFL star Jake Plummer. While with the Sun Devils, Petrino also worked with then-ASU quarterback and former UA offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Garrick McGee. Prior to his two years at Arizona State, he was the quarterbacks coach (1989) and offensive coordinator (1990 & 1991) for three seasons at the University of Idaho. He was the wide receivers coach at Weber State in 1987 and 1988. Petrino literally grew up in the coaching profession. His father, Bob Petrino Sr., coached at Carroll College in Helena, Mont., for 26 seasons, earning 163 victories and 15 conference titles. As a child, Petrino Jr. would race after school to the practice field to observe his father during his legendary career. Petrino officially started his coaching career as a graduate assistant for his father at Carroll College in 1983. After a graduate assistant stint as quarterbacks coach at Weber State in 1984, Petrino returned to be the offensive coordinator for his father in 1985-86. Carroll had the top-ranked offense in the NAIA ranks in both of his seasons, thanks in large part to the play of Bobby Petrino’s younger brother, Paul, who was a four-year starter at quarterback at Carroll College. Before Bobby Petrino coached for his father, he played football for him at Carroll. Petrino played quarterback and twice earned NAIA All-America honors. He led the Fighting Saints to three straight Frontier Conference championships and was named the league’s most valuable player in 1981 and 1982. He also played four years of basketball at Carroll. Petrino earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education with a minor in mathematics from Carroll in 1983. Born March 10, 1961, Petrino and his wife, the former Becky Schaff, have four children: Kelsey, Nick, Bobby and Katie. Petrino has one granddaughter, Brianna.

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as high as No. 3 in the polls during the season and finished with a final No. 6 national ranking in the Associated Press poll, the highest alltime ranking in school history. Louisville had three victories over top15 ranked teams, including wins over No. 15 Miami (31-7), No. 3 West Virginia (44-34) and No. 12 Wake Forest (24-13). The 12 victories also set a new school mark, breaking a record Petrino had held in part previously with 11 wins in 2004. The Cardinals won their first Big East Conference title, ranked second in the nation in total yards (475.3 yards per game) and fourth in the nation in scoring offense (37.8 points per game). Louisville also led the Big East in pass offense average (290.0) and first downs (296). In 2005, Petrino led Louisville into the Big East Conference and guided the Cardinals to a 9-3 record and their first New Year’s Day Bowl game since 1991. Louisville ranked ninth in the nation in total offense (482.1) and third in the nation in scoring offense (43.4). The Cardinals scored at least 30 points in 11 of 12 games, including eight games of more than 40 points, four games of 50 or more points and three 60-point outings. Seven Cardinals earned All-Big East honors in the school’s first year in the league, including Bronko Nagurski and Ted Hendricks Award winner Elvis Dumervil. Dumervil led the nation in sacks (20) and forced fumbles (10) on his way to consensus AllAmerica honors. Running back Michael Bush led the nation in scoring (14.4), scored 24 touchdowns and became the school’s first 1,000-yard rusher since 1999. Petrino’s 2004 Louisville team went 11-1, won the Conference USA championship and beat No. 10 Boise State in the Liberty Bowl, 44-40, to end the season ranked No. 7. The Cardinals led the nation in total offense (539.0) and scoring offense (49.8), surpassed 40 points nine times, scored 50 points seven times and set an NCAA record by scoring 55 or more points in five straight games. The groundwork for the record-setting success to come was laid in Petrino’s first season as a head coach at Louisville in 2003. Taking over a team that had finished 7-6 the season before, Petrino guided the Cardinals to a 9-4 record and a GMAC Bowl berth. The nine wins were the most by a first-year Louisville coach. It didn’t take long for Petrino to set the tone in his first collegiate coaching stint. In his first career game as a head coach, Petrino led Louisville to a 40-24 win over arch rival Kentucky. Louisville led the league and ranked among the nation’s best in total offense, rushing and scoring. The Cardinals ranked fifth in the nation in total offense (488.9), 10th in rushing (228.2) and 15th in scoring offense (34.6) in Petrino’s inaugural season. Louisville set six Conference USA records including the mark for total yards after the Cardinals raked up 779 yards, including 445 rushing yards, in a 66-45 win over Houston. Prior to Louisville hiring him as head coach, Petrino served one season as the offensive coordinator at Auburn in 2002. In his one season with the Tigers, Auburn went 9-4, including three wins over top-10 ranked opponents, and won a share of the SEC Western Division title. Before Auburn, he spent three seasons in the NFL with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was the quarterbacks coach in 1999 and 2000, and the offensive coordinator in 2001. In his first stint at Louisville, he was the offensive coordinator for the Cardinals in 1998. In that one season, Louisville was the topranked NCAA Division I-A team in scoring and total offense while recording the biggest turnaround in the nation. The Cardinals improved from 1-10 in 1997 to 7-5 in ‘98. The Helena, Mont., native was the offensive coordinator at Utah State for three years (1995-97) before going to Louisville. While in Logan, Utah, he helped Utah State set school records by averaging 468.5 yards of total offense and 317.5 yards passing during the 1996 season. Prior to his arrival, USU averaged just more than 300 yards per game in total offense. In 1996, the Aggies also racked up a schoolrecord 273 first downs, an average of nearly 25 first downs a game. In 1994, he was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of Nevada. The Wolf Pack ranked second in the nation in passing (330) and total offense (500) per game, and was third in the nation with 37.6 points a game. During his one-year stint at Nevada, the Wolf Pack boasted 10 100-yard rushing performances

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UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS HEAD COACH BOBBY PETRINO COACHING HISTORY BORN: March 10, 1961 FAMILY: wife Becky (Schaff); children: Kelsey, Nick, Bobby and Katie; granddaughter: Brianna COACHING RECORD AT ARKANSAS: 33-17, in fourth year COLLEGE HEAD COACHING RECORD FOR CAREER: 74-26 (.740)

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EDUCATION • Capital (Helena, Mont.) HS, 1979 • Carroll College – B.A. in physical education, 1983

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JOINED UA STAFF: Dec. 11, 2007 YEARS OF COLLEGIATE HEAD COACHING EXPERIENCE/YEARS AT UA: 7/4 YEARS OF COLLEGIATE COACHING EXPERIENCE/YEARS AT UA: 24/4 YEARS OF NFL COACHING EXPERIENCE: 4 COACHING HISTORY 1983 Carroll College (NAIA) (graduate assistant coach) 1984 Weber State (graduate assistant coach – quarterbacks) 1985-86 Carroll College (NAIA) (offensive coordinator) 1987-88 Weber State (assistant coach – wide receivers/ tight ends) 1989 Idaho (assistant coach – quarterbacks) 1990-91 Idaho (offensive coordinator) 1992-93 Arizona State (assistant coach – quarterbacks) 1994 Nevada (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach) 1995-97 Utah State (offensive coordinator) 1998 Louisville (offensive coordinator) 1999-2000 Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL) (assistant coach – quarterbacks) 2001 Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL) (offensive coordinator) 2002 Auburn (offensive coordinator) 2003-06 Louisville (head coach) 2007 Atlanta Falcons (NFL) (head coach) 2008- Arkansas (head coach)

YEAR TOTAL 2011 (Arkansas): 2010 (Arkansas): 2009 (Arkansas): 2006 (Louisville): 2005 (Louisville): 2004 (Louisville): 2003 (Louisville): 1998 (Louisville): 1994 (Nevada):

YEAR-BY-YEAR OFFENSIVE STATS BY COACH PETRINO TEAMS

• HEAD COACH Louisville 2003 GMAC Bowl 2004 Liberty Bowl 2006 Gator Bowl 2007 Orange Bowl Arkansas 2010 Liberty Bowl 2011 Sugar Bowl 2012 Cotton Bowl

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Points/PPG 450/34.6 597/49.8 521/43.3 491/37.8 263/21.9 468/36.0 474/36.5 449/37.4 First Downs 295 323 287 296 232 254 291 266 First Downs Rushing 140 145 123 125 83 89 105 86 First Downs Passing 138 164 142 150 134 147 173 161 Rushing Yards 2,966 3,005 2,262 2,409 1,362 1,991 1,935 1,657 Avg. Per Rush 5.7 5.6 4.8 5.0 3.6 4.3 4.6 4.3 TDs Rushing 35 47 41 35 13 23 22 25 Avg. Rush Yds./Game 228.2 250.4 188.5 185.3 113.5 131.8 148.8 138.1 Passing Yardage 3,389 3,463 3,523 3,770 3,115 3,842 4,338 3,693 Att.-Comp.-Int. 395-237-12 359-256-5 376-246-10 384-245-7 443-253-18 439-247-9 465-301-15 440-279-7 Avg. Pass Yds./Game 260.7 288.6 293.6 290.0 259.6 295.5 333.7 307.8 Passing TDs 20 27 24 22 19 32 36 24 Total Offense 6,355 6,468 5,785 6,179 4,477 5,555 6,273 5,350 Avg. Per Play 7.0 7.2 6.8 7.1 5.5 6.7 7.1 6.5 Avg. Per Game 488.8 539.0 482.1 475.3 259.6 427.4 482.5 445.8

PLAYING HISTORY 1979-82 Carroll College (quarterback) POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE • ASSISTANT COACH Carroll College 1985 NAIA Division II playoffs, first round 1986 NAIA Division II playoffs, semifinals Weber St. 1987 I-AA playoffs, second round Idaho 1989 I-AA playoffs, first round 1990 I-AA playoffs, second round Utah St. 1997 Humanitarian Bowl Louisville 1998 Motor City Bowl Auburn 2002 Capital One Bowl

COACH PETRINO IN THE NCAA OFFENSIVE RANKINGS TOTAL OFFENSE SCORING PASSING 27th (445.8) 15th (37.4) 13th (307.8) 9th (482.5) 17th (36.5) 4th (333.7) 20th (427.3) 9th (36.0) 10th (295.5) 2nd (475.3) 4th (37.8) 7th (290.0) 9th (482.1) 3rd (43.4) 13th (293.5) 1st (539.0) 1st (49.8) 9th (288.5) 5th (488.9) 15th (34.6) 29th (260.6) 1st (513.0) 1st (40.4) 2nd (500.0) 3rd (37.6)

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Petrino Year-by-Year Collegiate Head Coaching Records

Overall

2003 9-4 2004 11-1 2005 9-3 2006 12-1 2008 5-7 2009 8-5 2010 10-3 2011 10-2 Totals 74-26

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5-3, 3rd in C-USA 8-0, 1st in C-USA 5-2, 2nd in Big East 6-1, 1st in Big East 2-6, T4 in SEC Western 3-5, T4 in SEC Western 6-2, T2 in SEC Western 6-2, 3rd in SEC Western 41-21

GMAC, L to No. 14 Miami (Ohio), 49-28 Liberty, def. No. 10 Boise St., 44-40 Gator, L to No. 12 Va. Tech, 35-24 Orange, def. No. 12 Wake Forest, 24-13

Final Ranking

No. 7 No. 19 No. 6

AutoZone Liberty, def. East Carolina, 20-17 OT Allstate Sugar, L to No. 6 Ohio State, 31-26 No. 12 AT&T Cotton Bowl vs. No. 11 Kansas State

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TEAM GAME HIGHS

In his time at Arkansas, Coach Petrino has reached out to the community, faculty and former players through numerous initiatives including the following: He and his wife Becky donated $250,000 to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital. The gift will support construction of the hospital’s South Wing, set to open in July 2012. To celebrate the Petrinos’ gift, a family lounge and waiting area in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit will be named in their honor. Made a personal $100,000 commitment to the Razorback Foundation. Petrino’s gift is believed to be the largest donation to the Razorback Foundation Annual Fund by a sitting Razorback head coach in school history. Initiated a kickoff luncheon that has been a preseason highlight each of the last three years. The event was attended by more than 1,000 fans prior to the 2011 season. Coach Petrino is the featured speaker and coaches, football personnel and all players attend. Two players sit at each table with fans. Asked to establish a weekly radio show, which is held Wednesday evenings throughout the fall at a local restaurant where fans can attend. Studied and asked for consideration for a synthetic field surface to be installed at Razorback Stadium. The installation began immediately following UA’s 2009 spring game and was completed prior to the 2009 season. After reading an article discussing city budget issues, Coach Petrino utilized time that was allocated for team meetings during 2009 spring football to send the entire squad to the city library. The group spent part of an afternoon cleaning, stacking books and visiting with children.

Has made appearances at several other Razorback sporting events including men’s and women’s basketball games and baseball, including the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.

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Organized a ceremony at halftime that has become a fixture at halftime of the annual Red-White game honoring the senior class from the past season and naming team award winners. He has invited former players back to be a part of it and the following have been on hand: Darren McFadden, Felix Jones, Shawn Andrews, Ken Hamlin, Quinn Grovey and Cedric Cobbs, among others.

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Points............................... 70, vs. Cincinnati (11/27/04) First Downs .......................37 , vs. Houston (11/22/03) Rushes ................................. 55, vs. Kentucky (9/3/06) Yards Rushing ...................445, vs. Houston (11/22/03) Pass Attempts................. 51, vs. Texas A&M (10/1/11) Pass Comp. ............................35, at Auburn (10/16/10) Yards Passing................ 510, vs. Texas A&M (10/1/11) Total Plays .................. 93, at West Virginia (10/15/05) Total Offense ...................779, vs. Houston (11/22/03) Points, First Quarter.......................................24 points .................................... 11/10/04 , vs. TCU, (W, 55-28) Points, Second Quarter...................................28 points ..........................................9/9/06, at Temple (W, 62-0) ...........................9/17/05, vs. Oregon State (W, 63-27) Points, Third Quarter......................................28 points ................................... 11/11/05, vs. Rutgers (W, 56-5) ............................. 10/2/04, vs. East Carolina (W, 59-7) Points, Fourth Quarter....................................30 points ..................................11/20/04, at Houston (W, 65-27) Points Half..............................42 points (all in first half) ...................10/31/09, vs. Eastern Michigan (W, 63-27) ..........................................9/9/06, at Temple (W, 62-0) ................................ 11/27/04, vs. Cincinnati (W, 70-7) Points First Half..............................................42 points ...................10/31/09, vs. Eastern Michigan (W, 63-27) ..........................................9/9/06, at Temple (W, 62-0) ................................ 11/27/04, vs. Cincinnati (W, 70-7) Points Second Half.........................................41 points ........................10/1/05, vs. Florida Atlantic (W, 61-10)

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Rushes............................................... 37, Michael Bush ........................................... at West Virginia (10/15/05) Yards Rushing .................................. 204, Michael Bush ....................................................... vs. FAU (10/01/05) TD Rushes .............................................5, Eric Shelton, ..........................................................vs. ECU (10/2/04) Long Rush ...................................... 99, Broderick Green ...................................vs. Eastern Michigan, (10/31/09) Pass Attempts .....................................51, Tyler Wilson ..............................................vs. Texas A&M (10/1/11) Pass Completions ................................32, Tyler Wilson ....................................vs. Mississippi State (11/19/11) Yards Passing ....................................510, Tyler Wilson ............................................. vs. Texas A&M (10/1/11) TD Passes.................................................5, Five Times ................................Ryan Mallett, vs. UTEP (11/13/09) ...................... Ryan Mallett, vs. Miss. State (11/21/09) ................................ Ryan Mallett, vs. Troy (11/14/09) ...............................Ryan Mallett, vs. Georgia (9/19/09) ...................... Brian Brohm, vs. Oregon State (9/17/05) Long Pass ........................................... 89, Ryan Mallett .................................... at Mississippi State (11/20/10) Receptions .................................................... 13, Twice ....................... Jarius Wright, vs. Texas A&M (10/1/11) .....................Joshua Tinch, at West Virginia (10/15/05) Yards Receiving ............................... 281, Jarius Wright ..............................................vs. Texas A&M (10/1/11) TD Receptions.........................................3, J.R. Russell .............................. vs. Miami (OH) in Mobile (12/18/03) Long Reception .................................. 89, Jarius Wright .................................... at Mississippi State (11/20/10) Field Goals ............................................ 5, Art Carmody ...........................................................vs. Pitt.(11/3/05) Long Field Goal ............................................. 51, Twice ......................Zach Hocker at South Carolina, (11/6/10) ..................................Art Carmody vs. Temple, (9/9/06) Punts .................................................9, Dylan Breeding ................................................... at Alabama, (9/26/09) Punting Average...............................60.0, Brent Moody ..........................................................vs. FAU (10/1/05) Long Punt.......................................... 64, Todd Flannery .................................................. vs. Rutgers (11/11/05) Long Punt Return....................................97, Joe Adams .................................................vs. Ole Miss (10/23/10) Long Kickoff Return .....................100, JaJuan Spillman .................................................... at Rutgers (11/9/06) Tackles ..............................................20, Jerry Franklin ..................................... at Mississippi State (11/20/10) Sacks.............................................. 6.0, Elvis Dumervil ..................................................... at Kentucky (9/4/05) Tackles For Loss.............................. 6.0, Elvis Dumervil .................................................... at Kentucky (9/4/05)

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One area Coach Petrino focuses on is teaching players life lessons. Leadership classes and an etiquette dinner are two examples of the programs Coach Petrino has had players attend in order to prepare them for life beyond football.

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Paul Petrino, the younger brother of head coach Bobby Petrino, returned to Arkansas as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach on December 6, 2011. Petrino most recently completed his second season as offensive coordinator at Illinois, and has 20 years of collegiate experience and an impressive offensive background, which includes national top10 rankings in scoring and total offense. In 2011, Petrino coached A.J. Jenkins to one of the best seasons by a receiver in Illinois history, as Jenkins led the Big Ten with 84 catches. His 1,196 yards rank second in school history prior to Illinois’ appearance in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl and he also ranks in the school’s top-five in season receptions, season 100-yard receiving games, career receptions, career receiving yardage, career receiving touchdowns and career 100-yard receiving games. Petrino guided an Illini offense that broke school records for total points (423) and points per game (32.54) in 2010 and featured running back Mikel Leshoure, who broke the single-season school rushing record with 1,697 yards. Illinois averaged 42.1 points and 448.9 total yards over the last seven games of the season and notched a 38-14 win over Baylor in the 2010 Texas Bowl. In 2009 as offensive coordinator at Arkansas, the team averaged 37 points per game, which ranked eighth in the NCAA, while also posting top-15 rankings in passing offense at No. 10 (303.3 ypg) and total offense at No. 14 (439.3 ypg). Razorback quarterback Ryan Mallet was the nation’s sixth-rated passer, averaging 285 yards per contest and throwing 29 touchdowns. The Razorbacks broke the school record for passing yards with 3,640, eclipsing the previous record that was set under Petrino in 2008. Petrino coached at Louisville from 2003-06 and in 2007 with the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL. He was the receivers coach in Atlanta after working the four previous years as offensive coordinator and receivers coach at Louisville. Playing for Petrino, Roddy White enjoyed the best season of his pro career with 83 catches for 1,202 yards. His teams at Louisville averaged 41.1 points per game from 200306; 34.6 in `03; 49.8 in `04; 43.3 in `05 and 37.8 in `06. Texas Tech was the only other school to rank in the top 10 nationally in total offense during those years. In 50 games at Louisville, Petrino’s teams went 41-9 and scored 40 or more points 28 times and 60 or more seven times. Petrino coached three wide receivers who set single-season yardage records at Louisville. Arnold Jackson totaled 1,209 yards in 1999, J.R. Russell broke the record in 2003 with 1,213 yards and Harry Douglas had 1,265 yards in 2006. In 2006, the Cardinals went 12-1, won the Big East title and finished the year ranked No. 6 in the nation. Louisville was second in the country in total offense (475.3 ypg), seventh in passing (290.0 ypg) and fourth in scoring (37.8 ppg). In 2005, Louisville (9-3) was ninth in the nation in offense (482.1) and third in scoring (43.4 ppg) with six offensive players earning first-team All-Conference honors. Running back Michael Bush led the nation with 24 touchdowns, while receiver Mario Urrutia was second in the nation in yards per catch. The 2004 team won the Conference USA title, beat No. 10 Boise State in the Liberty Bowl, finished 11-1, finished ranked No. 7 in the nation, and led the nation in total offense (539.0 ypg) and scoring offense (49.8 ppg). The Cardinals set school records for total yards, rushing yards and points in a season (597), also scoring 50-plus points seven times. Russell earned All-Conference honors for the secondstraight season after catching 73 passes. He had 75 catches for a school-record 1,213 yards in 2003. Petrino began his coaching career in 1990-91 as the quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator at his alma mater, Carroll College. He coached at Idaho for the next three years (1992-94), where he

tutored receivers, running backs and special teams. As running backs coach, he coached Sherriden May to All-America honors after he led I-AA players with 150 points while rushing for 1,111 yards. Petrino moved to Utah State from 1995-97 as receivers coach and special teams coordinator. In 1995, Aggies’ receiver Kevin Alexander was second in the nation in receptions and third in yards. In 1998, Petrino went to Louisville for two years in his first stint at the school. In 1998, with brother, Bobby, coaching quarterbacks and Paul coaching receivers, UL set records for points (473), scoring average (39.4), touchdowns, passing yards, passing touchdowns, pass attempts, completions and total offense. In 1998, the Cardinals ranked No. 1 in the nation in passing offense and ranked second in 1999. From 2000-02, he was the quarterbacks coach at Southern Mississippi. In his three seasons, the Golden Eagles went 8-4, 6-5 and 7-6 with two bowl bids. Born in Butte, Mont., Petrino was a four-year starter at quarterback for his father at Carroll College from 1985-88. He set 16 school records, earned Kodak All-America honors and was named the Football Gazette NAIA Division II Player of the Year as a senior. In Petrino’s four seasons, Carroll was 36-6 and won four Frontier Conference titles. He was an All-Conference and All-Region selection all four years and was a two-time All-American. Petrino and his wife, Maya, have two daughters, Anne Mari and Ava, and a son, Mason. Anne Mari and Mason are twins.

PAUL HAYNES

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Paul Haynes joined the Arkansas coaching staff in December 2011 after spending the previous seven seasons at Ohio State. Haynes was the Buckeyes’ co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach in 2011 after working with the defensive backs from 2005-10. While Haynes was in Columbus, the Buckeyes compiled a 66-11 record, won six Big Ten titles and played in six straight BCS games while consistently putting one of the best defenses in the Big Ten on the field. The OSU defensive backs earned five first-team All-America citations and 10 first-team All-Big Ten selections under Haynes’ direction. Eight defensive backs were selected in the 2006-11 NFL Drafts, including first rounders Donte Whitner and Malcolm Jenkins. Whitner, a safety, was taken with the eighth overall pick by the Buffalo Bills in 2006, and Jenkins, a cornerback, was picked 14th overall by the New Orleans Saints in 2009. Haynes has coached at Michigan State, Louisville, Kent State, Northern Iowa, Ferris State and Bowling Green in addition to one year as defensive quality control with the Jacksonville Jaguars, where he worked with then offensive coordinator Bobby Petrino. Haynes also worked with former Razorback coaches John L. Smith (Louisville and Michigan State) and Garrick McGee (Northern Iowa). Before the 2011 season, Haynes was promoted to co-defensive coordinator and the Buckeyes ranked fourth in the Big Ten in turnover margin and fifth in the conference in pass defense and sacks. Ohio State also ranked in the top 30 in the NCAA in total defense and scoring defense, and John Simon was tied for third in the Big Ten with an average of 0.58 sacks per game. In 2010, Ohio State became the first team in Big Ten history to win at least 10 games in six straight seasons, finishing with a 12-1 record and a victory in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. The Buckeye defense led the Big Ten and ranked second in the NCAA in total defense by allowing 250.6 yards per game and topped the conference and ranked third in the country with an average of 13.3 points per game allowed. They also led the Big Ten while tying for third in the country in turnover margin, and ranked fourth in the nation in rushing defense, pass efficiency defense and pass defense.

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In 2009, the Buckeyes were 11-2 and defeated Oregon in the Rose Bowl. Ohio State allowed just 262.5 yards per game, first in the Big Ten and fifth in the NCAA, and 12.2 points per game, second in the conference and fifth in the country while also ranking number one in the Big Ten and fifth in the NCAA by allowing 83.4 rushing yards per game. Ohio State also was second in the Big Ten and seventh in the nation in pass efficiency defense and second in the conference and 17th in the nation in pass defense. Malcolm Jenkins brought the Thorpe Award to Columbus as the nation’s best defensive back in 2008. He recorded 57 tackles, three interceptions and three forced fumbles while leading the Buckeye secondary that held opponents to 164.3 passing yards per game, first in the Big Ten and eighth in the NCAA. Ohio State ranked in the top 20 in the country and top three in the conference in rushing defense, scoring defense, total defense and pass efficiency defense. Ohio State played in the BCS National Championship Game in 2006 and 2007. In 2007, the Buckeyes led the country in total defense, allowing 233.0 yards per game, in scoring defense, giving up just 12.7 points per game, and in pass defense, as opponents passed for 150.2 yards per game. Ohio State also led the Big Ten in rushing defense, allowing 82.9 yards per game to rank third in the country, and in pass efficiency defense with a mark of 98.73, which was fourth in the nation. The 2006 squad allowed just 12.8 points per game and 280.5 yards of total offense while running undefeated through all 12 games in the regular season. Ohio State, which was ranked No. 1 in the country throughout the season, twice defeated the No. 2 team in the country by taking down Texas in Austin and Michigan in Columbus. In Haynes’ first season at Ohio State, the Buckeyes finished the year with seven straight wins, including a victory over Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl, to finish 10-2. OSU’s opponents scored 15.2 points per game and gained 281.3 yards of total offense, including just 73.4 rushing yards per game. The Buckeyes grabbed six interceptions and recovered six fumbles as Whitner garnered firstteam All-America honors. Haynes spent the 2002 season at Louisville, where he coached the cornerbacks under former Arkansas special teams coordinator and outside linebackers coach John L. Smith. In 2002, the Cardinals ranked fifth in C-USA and No. 35 nationally in pass efficiency defense (112.9 rating). Haynes followed Smith to Michigan State for the 2003 and 2004 seasons. In those two years, the Spartans were 13-12 overall and 9-7 in the Big Ten and advanced to the Alamo Bowl against Nebraska in 2003. In each year, safety Jason Harmon was an honorable-mention All-Big Ten selection, and three other members of the secondary earned Academic All-Big Ten acclaim in those two seasons. In 2003, the Spartans intercepted 15 passes and returned two for touchdowns. During the 2004 season, MSU picked off 17 passes, returning one for a touchdown, while collecting 241 yards on interception returns. In 2001, Haynes was with the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, where he served as the defensive quality-control coach. His duties included assisting the defensive coaching staff in all aspects of game preparation -- compiling scouting reports, breaking down opponent film and writing the playbook. He also helped coach the secondary. The Jaguars ranked among the AFC leaders in passing defense (second at 190 yards per game), scoring defense (fourth at 17.9 points) and total defense (seventh at 316.9 yards). He worked for two years at Kent State, where he coached the secondary in 1999 before taking over the duties as assistant head coach and safeties coach in 2000. Prior to joining the Kent State staff, Haynes coached the running backs and secondary at NCAA I-AA Northern Iowa in 1997-98. Haynes served as secondary coach at Ferris State for two seasons, from 1995-96. Haynes began his coaching career at St. Francis DeSales High School in Columbus, Ohio, in 1993, before moving on to Bowling Green as a graduate assistant in 1994.

Haynes walked on at Kent State University in the fall of 1987 and went on to play four years of football for the Golden Flashes. As a freshman, he led the team in interceptions. As a sophomore, he led the team with 116 tackles. After missing the 1989 campaign with a knee injury, he started his final two years and wound up his career as the seventh leading tackler in Kent State history with 440 stops. Haynes and his wife, Denita, who graduated from Florida A&M with an education degree, have three children - daughters Jordyn and Kennedy Rose, and one son, Tarron.

STEVE CALDWELL

SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR / DEFENSIVE ENDS

Steve Caldwell is in his second season on the Razorback coaching staff coaching defensive ends and was promoted to special teams coordinator in December, 2011. This season, the defensive ends have spent much of their time in opponents’ backfields. Jake Bequette, Tenarius Wright, Trey Flowers and Chris Smith have combined for 20.0 tackles for loss and 11.0 sacks. Bequette is second in the SEC and seventh in the NCAA with his average of 0.89 sacks per game. With 8.0 sacks this season, Bequette now has 21.5 in his career which leads all active SEC players and is the third-highest total in school history. The defensive front made its presence known for the Razorbacks in 2010. Arkansas averaged 2.85 sacks and 7.31 tackles for loss per game to rank second in the Southeastern Conference and ninth in the NCAA in both categories. Jake Bequette was named secondteam All-SEC by the Associated Press and the conference’s coaches. Bequette and Tenarius Wright led all UA defensive linemen with 8.5 and 8.0 tackles for loss, respectively. The Razorbacks made 95 tackles for loss in 2010, which tied for the second-highest total in school history. Arkansas notched the third-highest single-season sack total (37) en route to the first BCS appearance in program history. Caldwell recently spent 14 seasons at Tennessee, where he helped the defensive ends maintain a standard of excellence. The Vols’ defense was ranked in the top four among league schools in total defense 10 times while he was at Tennessee, and UT’s defensive unit led the SEC in fewest rushing yards allowed three times during that span. In 2008, the unit ranked first in the conference and tied for third nationally in total defense allowing 263.5 yards per game. In 2005, Caldwell helped spark the Vols’ defense to the best rushing average allowed in the SEC (82.5), which ranked second nationally. Caldwell also earned deserved credit for his work on the recruiting front, helping Tennessee sign what many observers called on an annual basis some of the nation’s top recruiting classes. Caldwell advanced several Vols into the NFL, joining such former stalwarts as Shaun Ellis, Demetri Veal and Parys Haralson. Among Caldwell’s most accomplished pupils was Will Overstreet, who not only finished his UT career with 19 sacks to tie for eighth on the all-time school list, but also mirrored the coach’s emphasis on studies by being named to the 2001 Academic AllAmerica second team. After retiring from professional football, Overstreet returned to campus and completed his undergraduate degree in May 2005. A dean’s list student himself at Arkansas State, Caldwell played four years of football for the Indians as a defensive end and linebacker. His first taste of coaching came over three seasons at his alma mater, from 1978-80. From Jonesboro, Caldwell moved on to Northwest Mississippi Community College, where he coached the

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Kris Cinkovich is in his second season at Arkansas as assistant coach for wide receivers. Cinkovich spent the previous six seasons at UNLV where he helped build the wide receivers into one of the strongest units in the nation. This season, Cinkovich has again molded the UA receivers into one of the most dominant groups in the country. Four different Razorbacks have recorded at least one 100-yard receiving game this season, tied for the most in the SEC, and Arkansas is the only school with multiple receivers ranked in the top 10 in the SEC in receiving yards per game and receptions per game.

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Bobby Allen is in his 14th year on the staff at Arkansas and his fourth under head coach Bobby Petrino. A two-time co-defensive coordinator at Arkansas (1998 and 2000), he coached the cornerbacks in 2007, but coached the line in 2001 and defensive tackles the last four seasons. Allen was moved to secondary coach in December, 2011. This season, the defensive tackles have contributed 125 tackles, led by Byran Jones’ 45 that ranks eighth on the team. The tackles also have added 8.5 tackles for loss and 10 quarterback hurries. Last season, Jones immediately benefited from Allen’s coaching as he was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team. In 2010, Allen coached a unit that helped Arkansas to its first BCS appearance and ranked second in the Southeastern Conference in sacks with an average of 2.85 per game that tied for eighth nationally. UA made 95 tackles for loss in 2010, which tied for the second-highest total in school history. Arkansas also notched the third-highest single-season sack total (37) in program history. Allen was a part of former head coach Houston Nutt’s staff from 1998-2007. This is his 29th overall season as a collegiate coach. He coached the Razorback cornerbacks from 2003-07 along with the free safeties from 2003-04. Under Allen’s guidance, the Razorback secondary ranked among the best units in the nation in defending the pass in 2007. Arkansas led the SEC and was second in the nation in pass efficiency defense with a rating of 97.8 and ranked second in the SEC with 20 interceptions, including 11 by Allen’s cornerback unit. In addition, two UA cornerbacks, Michael Grant and Jerell Norton, ranked in the top five of the conference’s passes defended category. Grant led the SEC with 21 (1.62 per game) passes broken up during the season, while Norton ranked fourth with 15 (1.15). Norton led the team, tied for fourth in the SEC and tied for 40th in the nation with five interceptions (0.38 per game) for 174 yards and one touchdown. Grant led the cornerbacks and ranked fifth on the team with 75 tackles. He also tacked on three interceptions for 15 yards. Grant’s efforts earned him a spot on the All-SEC second team. In 2006, cornerback Chris Houston, an honorable mention AllAmerican, spent the season containing some of the best wide receivers in the nation. The junior held USC’s Dwayne Jarrett to his lowest receiving output in 34 games and stifled other standouts,

including Tennessee’s Robert Meachem, Auburn’s Courtney Taylor and Vanderbilt’s Earl Bennett. Houston notched 45 tackles and a team-leading three interceptions for 129 yards and one touchdown. He also broke up a team-leading 13 passes. In 2005, cornerbacks Michael Coe, Houston, Grant and Matterral Richardson finished first through fourth, respectively, on the team with a combined 29 passes broken up. Coe and Grant also tied for second on the club with three interceptions each, and those four had a total of 117 tackles, helping the Razorbacks rank 34th in the nation in total defense by allowing 341 yards per game. In 2004, free safety Vickiel Vaughn was first on the team in tackles with 66 while freshman cornerback Darius Vinnett ranked fifth with 54 stops. In 2003, UA ranked fourth in the SEC and 21st in the nation by holding opponents to 187.0 passing yards per game. The Razorbacks also intercepted 17 passes, the third-most in the league. Since joining Arkansas’ coaching staff, Allen has served as defensive coordinator (1998, 2000), coached the inside linebackers (1998-99), the middle and strong side linebackers (2002), and the defensive line (2001, 2008-) before handling the cornerbacks and free safeties in 2003 and 2004. Prior to the 2008 season, Allen worked with cornerbacks exclusively (2005-07). Allen has held or shared UA’s defensive coordinator duties on two separate occasions. He served as co-defensive coordinator with Keith Burns in 1998 and shared the duties with John Thompson during the 2000 season. When Burns left UA following the 1999 regular season, Allen was named the Razorbacks’ defensive coordinator for their meeting with Texas in the 2000 Cotton Bowl. In 1998, Allen helped direct a Razorback defensive unit that ranked sixth nationally in rushing defense, 10th in turnover margin and 13th in scoring defense. In 2000, Allen helped guide a Razorback defense that allowed just 292.1 yards per game to lead the SEC and rank 12th nationally in total defense. Allen began his coaching career at Colorado, where he served as a graduate assistant during the 1983 and 1984 seasons. After helping Minnesota to an Independence Bowl berth as a defensive secondary graduate assistant in 1985, Allen landed his first full-time position when he was named defensive coordinator at Drake where he served from 1986-88. Allen was a standout prep quarterback at Seneca Valley High School in Gaithersburg, Md., where he was named the Washington, D.C., area player of the year as a senior and also excelled in baseball and basketball. He went on to earn three varsity letters while playing three positions, kicker, quarterback and outside linebacker at Virginia Tech, where he earned a bachelor’s of science degree in marketing in 1983. Allen is married to the former Marcela Garcia. The couple has one daughter, Daniela, and three sons, Christian, Brandon and Austin. Brandon, a quarterback, was part of Arkansas’ 2011 signing class.

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offensive line for four seasons and was part of a national championship team in 1982. He then came back to Arkansas State, coaching linebackers under head coach Larry Lacewell during a notable period of success for the Indians. Arkansas State advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals three straight seasons from 1985-87, including a 1986 squad that finished 12-2-1 and lost in the national championship game. The Indians’ only other blemishes that season were a loss to Mississippi State and a tie against Ole Miss. Caldwell’s 1985 linebacking unit helped Arkansas State lead Division I-AA in total defense with an average of only 258.8 yards allowed per game. Subsequent jobs took him to Tennessee, Pacific and Nevada, the latter school as co-defensive coordinator for the 1994 Big West Conference champions. Caldwell coached briefly at Mississippi before accepting an offer to join the Vols. Caldwell and his wife, Leisa Henley Caldwell, are the parents of three children, Lauren, Lendl and Landon. They have one sonin-law, Josh Rudd, and two granddaughters, Cayman and Reese Rudd.

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Jarius Wright has broken the UA single-season record for receptions (63) and receiving yards (1,029) and has tied the school’s single-season touchdown receptions record with 11. He leads the SEC and ranks 23rd in the NCAA with his average of 93.7 receiving yards per game, and his 5.7 receptions-per-game average also tops the conference. Wright also holds Arkansas’ career receptions record with 165 and ranks second in school history in receiving yards (2,846), 100-yard receiving games (9) and receiving touchdowns (23). Joe Adams is second on Arkansas’ career receptions list with 159 and is fourth in school history with 2,388 receiving yards, 17 touchdowns and seven 100-yard receiving games. Adams is fourth in the SEC with his average of 4.1 receptions per game and sixth in the conference with an average of 52.5 receiving yards per game. In 2010 during the Razorbacks’ campaign toward the school’s first BCS appearance, Cinkovich’s unit tied for the SEC lead with nine different games featuring a 100-yard receiver. UA was one of two schools in the conference to have four different receivers top 100 yards. Arkansas also was one of two schools in the SEC to have two receivers rank in the top 10 in the conference in receiving yards per game. While with the Rebels, Cinkovich coached three of the top four all-time reception leaders in UNLV history. Ryan Wolfe finished his career ranked first in the UNLV record books with 283 receptions. The total stood 12th all-time in NCAA history. Wolfe signed with the Atlanta Falcons after leaving the Rebels. Casey Flair is the second-leading receiver in school history with 202 receptions. Earvin Johnson finished fourth with 183 receptions. Cinkovich also assisted with a passing attack that ranked in the top 50 nationally in 2008 and 2009, accounting for 40 passing touchdowns. UNLV also led the nation in red zone production in 2008 (95 percent) and third-down efficiency in 2009 (46.39 percent). During the 2006 season, Wolfe set several Mountain West Conference and UNLV freshman records while both Wolfe and Flair earned All-MWC honors. It was the first time since 1994 that a pair of Rebel receivers picked up all-league accolades. Flair broke the school record for career receptions in 2007, only to be passed by Wolfe. Cinkovich came to UNLV from Las Vegas High School, where he oversaw the Wildcats for nine seasons and built one of the state’s top programs en route to compiling a record of 79-24. In 1995, he took LVHS to the playoffs for the first time in 15 years and in 2001 brought the school its first state championship since 1959. Cinkovich’s squads won three regional titles and were ranked among the best on the west coast three times by USA TODAY. He was inducted into the Southern Nevada Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2004. Cinkovich was an offensive lineman who played collegiately at Spokane Falls Community College from 1979-80 and Carroll College from 1981-82. While at Carroll, he was on an offensive line that blocked for Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino, who played quarterback from 1979-82. A 1984 graduate of Carroll College in Helena, Mont., Cinkovich earned his master’s degree from Central Washington in 1987. He and his wife, Joanie, have two daughters, Carly and Stephanie.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS TIM HORTON

RUNNING BACKS / RECRUITING COORDINATOR Former Razorback Tim Horton is in his fifth season on the Arkansas coaching staff and his fourth under head coach Bobby Petrino. Horton is Arkansas’ running backs coach and recruiting coordinator and has been recognized by Rivals.com and ESPN.com as one of the nation’s top recruiters since arriving at Arkansas. He was one of just two coaches in the nation, and the only one in the SEC, to have coached four different 1,000-yard rushers from 2007-10. In 2011, the Razorbacks won 10 games for the second consecutive season, marking just the third time in school history and first since 1988-89 UA reached double-digit win totals in backto-back seasons. Arkansas leads the SEC in total offense, averaging 445.8 yards per game, and have finished inside the top four in the conference in that category each of the last five seasons. UA also is second in the SEC in scoring offense at 37.4 points per game and is poised to finish in the top three in the conference for the third straight season. Dennis Johnson’s 6.3 yards-per-carry average is tops among the SEC’s top-10 rushers and fourth overall in the SEC, and his average of 6.3 yards per rush in conference games also leads among the top-10 rushers and ranks fifth overall. As a team, UA’s 4.5 yards-per-carry average in SEC games was third in the conference. Under Horton’s tutelage, running back Knile Davis posted the fourth-highest single-season rushing total in Arkansas history in 2010 as he ran for 1,322 yards and became just the 10th Razorback to eclipse 1,000 rushing yards in a season. Davis was named a firstteam All-SEC performer and led all SEC running backs with his average of 101.7 yards per game on the ground. He finished the season strong, with five consecutive 100-yard rushing games. He was the only player in the SEC to average 100 yards per game in November, finishing the month with an average of 157.8 rushing yards per game. After returning to his alma mater, Horton has coached AllAmerica running backs Darren McFadden and Felix Jones. McFadden was the Heisman Trophy runner-up and won the Doak Walker Award as the nation’s top running back in 2007. McFadden finished the 2007 season with a school-record 1,830 yards and 16 touchdowns. Overall, Horton has coached two of the top four single-season rushing performances and more than a third of the 10 Razorbacks in school history to rush for more than 1,000 yards. Before returning to Arkansas, where Horton played from 198689, he was at Air Force for spring 2007, at Kansas State for the 2006 season and at Air Force for the seven previous years. He came to Arkansas after taking the offensive coordinator and wide receivers coaching position at Air Force in January 2007. During the 2006 season, he was the running backs coach at Kansas State, helping the Wildcats earn a Texas Bowl appearance. At KSU, Horton coached two future NFL running backs in Thomas Clayton and James Johnson. Prior to his one season at KSU, he spent seven seasons at Air Force (1999-2005). He was the receivers coach for six years (19992004) and the running backs coach for one. Horton was recognized by the Colorado Chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes as one of its coaches of the year in 2004. He began his coaching career at Appalachian State in 1990 and helped guide the Mountaineers to a 67-32 record during his eight years, including Southern Conference championships in

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Chris Klenakis is in his second season at Arkansas as assistant coach for the offensive line. Klenakis has 22 years of Division I experience and came to Arkansas from Nevada where he was at the helm of the “Pistol” offense that had prolific production and a powerful running game led by the offensive line. Klenakis has led an offensive line that replaced three starters from 2010 and featured two players who made the first start of their collegiate career in 2011. Arkansas’ offense leads the SEC in total offense (445.8, 27th in NCAA), passing offense (307.8, 13th in NCAA) and first downs (22.2, 33rd in NCAA) and ranks second in scoring offense (37.4, 15th in NCAA). Quarterback Tyler Wilson leads the SEC in passing yards and total offense per game, while receiver Jarius Wright tops the conference in receptions and receiving yards per game. Klenakis coached an offensive line in 2010 that blocked during the first season in Arkansas history with a 3,000-yard passer and a 1,000-yard rusher. The Razorbacks led the Southeastern Conference and ranked fourth in the NCAA in passing offense, averaging 333.7 yards per game, and ninth in the NCAA in total offense with a 482.5 yards-per-game average. UA’s offensive line was the only unit in the SEC to start the same five for each game. In 2010, Klenakis coached two freshmen to all-conference recognition as center Travis Swanson and guard Alvin Bailey garnered spots on the SEC All-Freshman Team. Bailey also was named to the FWAA Freshman All-America Team. Following the season, tackle DeMarcus Love was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings and tackle Ray Dominguez was signed by the Green Bay Packers. In his career, Klenakis has coached 16 offensive linemen who have advanced to the NFL.

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Reggie Johnson is in his fourth year with the Razorbacks coaching the linebackers. After focusing on inside linebackers in his first four seasons, Johnson was moved to overseeing the entire linebacker corps in December, 2011. Jerry Franklin is leading the team in tackles for the fourth straight season, a feat not accomplished at Arkansas since 1960. He ranks sixth in the SEC with 93 tackles and is tied for 14th in the conference with 10.0 tackles for loss. Franklin also is tied for the team lead with five quarterback hurries in 2011. Johnson kept the linebacker unit strong in 2010 as Jerry Franklin led the team with a career-high 100 tackles and was named second-team All-SEC. Franklin became the second Arkansas player since 1960 to lead the team in tackles for three straight seasons. He ranked ninth in the Southeastern Conference in tackles with 7.69 stops per game and tied for seventh in the SEC with 1.00 tackles for loss per game. In 2009, Franklin was 12th in the SEC in total tackles with 94 stops. He also was honored as a Freshman All-American and named to the SEC All-Freshman Team for the 2008 season. Johnson was on head coach Bobby Petrino’s staff at Louisville from 2003-06 and remained on the Cardinals’ staff in 2007. The Hollandale, Miss., native coached the defensive line in 2003. The defensive front included All-American Elvis Dumervil, who also won the Nagurski and Hendricks Awards. It also featured Omobi Okoye, the teenage phenom defensive tackle who, at 19 years old, was the 10th overall pick in the 2005 NFL draft. In 2004, Johnson moved to the linebacker position. That year, Robert McCune led the team in tackles and was an All-Conference

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USA selection. McCune was a fifth-round draft pick by the Washington Redskins. Johnson also worked with Brandon Johnson, the team’s second-leading tackler. In 2005, Brandon Johnson led the team in tackles and was an All-Big East selection. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals. In 2006, Johnson coached Nate Harris who was the team’s leading tackler and signed as a free agent with the Kansas City Chiefs. In 2007, Lamar Myles led the team with 128 stops after finishing second on the team in 2006. Myles and Malik Jackson signed free agent deals with Jacksonville and Oakland, respectively. Johnson was a four-year letterman at the University of Louisville from 1987-90. His senior year he helped the Cardinals finish 10-1-1 with a 34-7 victory over Alabama in the 1991 Fiesta Bowl. He ended his career with 252 tackles. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science and his master’s degree in education from Louisville. Johnson began his coaching career as a defensive graduate assistant at UL in 1998. His first full-time coaching position was at Alabama A&M. He coached defensive tackles in 1998 and 1999. In 2000 he coached inside linebackers. A&M ranked first in the country in rushing defense (39.7) and 10th in total defense (275 ypg) for the 2000 season. After the 2000 season, Johnson moved to the University of Texas at El Paso. There he coached defensive ends in 2001 and linebackers in 2002. At UTEP, he groomed future second round draft pick Thomas Howard before joining Petrino’s staff at Louisville in 2003. Johnson and his wife Eulice have two children, Sydney and Jordan.

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1991 and 1995 and five appearances in the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs. The 1995 Mountaineers are the only Division I team to go undefeated in North Carolina college football history. From 1990-92, Horton coached Appalachian State’s receivers and tight ends before taking over as the Mountaineers’ running backs coach in 1993. He also served as the program’s recruiting coordinator. Horton earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing management from Arkansas in 1990. While at Arkansas, he was a four-year letterman and three-year starter as a split end and punt returner for the Razorbacks under head coach Ken Hatfield. He caught 49 passes for 942 yards and one touchdown in his career, including hauling in 23 catches for 453 yards as a senior in 1989. Horton also returned 78 punts for 657 yards in his collegiate career, which is fifth all-time in school history. Horton’s four years at Arkansas proved to be among the most successful in school history as the Razorbacks compiled a 38-11 record, won back-to-back Southwest Conference titles in 1988 and 1989 and appeared in four straight bowl games. In fact, Horton’s graduating class remains tied for the school record for the most wins in a four-year period. A two-time academic all-conference selection, Horton was a second-team all-conference selection in 1989 and served as the Razorbacks’ team captain that season. In high school, Horton was a two-time all-state running back and a track standout at Conway (Ark.) High School. Horton and his wife Lauren have one daughter, Caroline, and one son, Jackson. Horton is the son of former Arkansas player, Razorback assistant coach, UCA head coach and current Razorback Foundation Executive Director Harold Horton.

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As offensive coordinator and offensive line coach, Klenakis has tutored 13 all-conference selections, including 2010 first-team All-SEC performer Love. In 2008 at Nevada, the Wolf Pack offense steamrolled over opposing defenses to the tune of a number of school records, including total offense, rushing yards and rushing touchdowns. In 2009, Klenakis and the offense eclipsed all those marks. The Wolf Pack had the No. 1-ranked rushing offense in the nation, averaging 344.9 yards per game. In 2009, he became the first offensive coordinator in NCAA FBS history to have a team lead the nation in rushing offense (2009) and passing offense Chris Klenakis is in his second season at Arkansas as assistant coach for the offensive line. Klenakis has 22 years of Division I experience and came to Arkansas from Nevada where he was at the helm of the “Pistol” offense that had prolific production and a powerful running game led by the offensive line. In 2008 at Nevada, the Wolf Pack offense steamrolled over opposing defenses to the tune of a number of school records, including total offense, rushing yards and rushing touchdowns. In 2009, Klenakis and the offense eclipsed all those marks. The Wolf Pack had the No. 1-ranked rushing offense in the nation, averaging 344.9 yards per game. In 2009, he became the first offensive coordinator in NCAA FBS history to have a team lead the nation in rushing offense (2009) and passing offense (1997). Nevada also became the first team in NCAA history to have three players rush for more than 1,000 yards in a single season. In addition, the Wolf Pack ranked second nationally in total offense (505.6) and sixth in scoring (38.2). In 2007, Nevada’s offensive line paved the way for the top rushing attack in the WAC and the 12th-best rushing offense in the nation at 214.1 yards per game. The group was paced by Luke Lippincott, who led the WAC in rushing at 109.2 yards per game. In 2009, Klenakis coached WAC Freshman of the Year and second-team All-WAC honoree Brandon Wimberly. Offensive lineman Alonzo Durham and running back Vai Taua were selected to the first team in 2009, while offensive lineman Kenneth Ackerman, tight end Virgil Green and quarterback Colin Kaepernick were second-team choices. In 2008, Dominic Green was a first-team All-WAC honoree and Durham and Mike Gallett were second-team selections. Center Jimmy Wadhams was named the team’s offensive MVP in 2006 when the Wolf Pack offensive line helped the team to rank 24th in the nation in rushing offense. Klenakis saw Tony Moll (first team) and Barrett Reznick (second team) earn All-WAC honors in 2005, and Nevada’s WAC co-championship team led the nation in time of possession and ranked eighth in the NCAA in third-down conversions. In his first year back at Nevada in 2004, Klenakis coached AllWAC performer Harvey Dahl. Prior to his most recent stint at Nevada as offensive coordinator, Klenakis held the responsibility for three years at Southern Mississippi (2000-02) and one at Central Missouri (2003). Klenakis helped Central Missouri finish the 2003 campaign with a record of 9-2 and a share of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association title for the first time since 1988 with a 7-2 league mark. Central ranked second among NCAA Division II schools in scoring offense (41.5 ppg) and 25th in rushing offense. While at Southern Mississippi, he helped the Golden Eagles set eight offensive school records and advance to a pair of bowl games, the GMAC Mobile Bowl in 2000 and the Houston Bowl in 2002. From 1990-99, Klenakis was an assistant coach at Nevada, serving as offensive coordinator from 1997-99. Under his guidance, Nevada set 24 NCAA records and annually ranked among the national leaders in total offense, passing offense and scoring offense. Klenakis helped lead the Wolf Pack to Big Sky Conference titles in 1990 and 1991 and an NCAA I-AA national runner-up finish in 1990. He then helped lead the Wolf Pack to five Big West championships and to three Las Vegas Bowl appearances.

Klenakis was a two-time Nevada High School Coach of the Year while leading Churchill County High to a three-year record of 21-9. He earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education and history from Carroll College in 1986, where he was a four-year letterwinner as an outside linebacker. In 1992, he completed his master’s of exercise physiology at Nevada. He and his wife, Andrea, have a son, Nikos, and a daughter, Lucy.

KEVIN PEOPLES DEFENSIVE TACKLES

Kevin Peoples is in his second season as part of the University of Arkansas football staff and assumed duties as defensive tackles coach in December, 2011. Peoples served as the Razorbacks’ Director of High School Relations for two seasons after spending nine seasons as the defensive line coach at Arkansas State. In his first two seasons in Fayetteville, Arkansas posted consecutive 10-win seasons for just the third time in school history and played in the first BCS game in school history with an appearance in the Allstate Sugar Bowl following the 2010 season. Peoples coached 11 all-conference selections in his first eight years at Arkansas State. While there, he tutored several players who were chosen as All-Sun Belt Conference honorees, including Corey Williams (2002, 2003), Jon Bradley (2002, 2003) Myron Anderson (2005), Jonathan Najm (2006), Jammarrow James (2006), Alex Carrington (2008, 2009) and Bryan Hall (2009). In addition, Carrington was named the 2008 Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year. Williams and Bradley spent time playing in the NFL, and Carrington was a third-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. Peoples, who joined the ASU staff in January 2002, was selected from 500 coaches as one of the recipients of the AFLAC National Assistant Coach of the Year Award for the 2002-03 season. The award is set up to recognize those coaches that made a significant contribution to their teams and have generally gone unnoticed. Prior to coaching at Arkansas State, Peoples spent the 2001 season coaching defensive tackles at Northwestern State University. He spent the 2000 season with the XFL’s Las Vegas team after coaching the defensive line and special teams at Northern Arizona in 1999. From 1997-98, Peoples was the defensive line coach at Central Missouri and in 1996, he worked with the defensive ends and the kickoff coverage team at Northwestern State. Peoples began his coaching career at Carroll College in Montana in 1993 for two years before joining the staff at Blinn Community College in Texas for the 1995 season. The team at Blinn went on to win the national junior college championship in 1995. He is married to the former Rebecca Chilton of Tucson, Ariz.

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Waqa Damuni

Chuck Hall

Equipment Manager

Mark Robinson

Brandon Sharp

Zack Higbee

Dann Kabala

Dir. of Football Media Relations

Dir. of OnCampus Recruiting

Matt Summers

Jason Veltkamp

Richard Owens Graduate Assistant

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Graduate Assistant

Head Athletic Trainer

Head Strength and Conditioning

Andy Wagner

Dir. of Sports Video

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Joe

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WR, 5-11, 190, SR-3L Little Rock, Ark. Central Arkansas Christian HS

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2011 Notes: • SEC Special Teams Player of the Year • First-team All-SEC (Coaches and AP) • First-team All-American (FWAA) • Second-team All-American (Walter Camp) • Paul Hornung Award Finalist • Leads NCAA with three punt return touchdowns • Four career punt return touchdowns tied for third-highest total in SEC history and for highest total among active players in NCAA • Three punt return touchdowns this season tied for secondhighest single-season total in SEC history • Leads SEC and ranks 2nd in NCAA with average of 16.19 yards per punt return • Only player in NCAA with rushing, receiving and multiple punt return touchdowns in 2011 • Ranks 4th in SEC with 4.1 receptions per game • Ranks 6th in SEC with 52.5 receiving yards per game • Ranks 2nd on Arkansas’ all-time career receptions list (159) • Ranks 4th on UA’s all-time career 100-yard receiving games list (7) • Ranks 4th on Arkansas’ all-time career receiving yards list (2,388) • Tied for 4th on Arkansas’ all-time career receiving TDs list (17) • Made three receptions for 35 yards at No. 1 LSU 11/25 • Caught three passes for 27 yards and one touchdown in 44-17 win vs. Mississippi State 11/19 • Caught two passes for 52 yards and one touchdown in 49-7 win vs. Tennessee 11/12 • Also recorded a 60-yard punt return touchdown vs. Tennessee • Named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week 11/14 • Made four catches for 63 yards in 44-28 win vs. No. 10 South Carolina 11/5 • Caught six passes for 45 yards in 31-28 victory at Vanderbilt 10/29 • Caught team-high four passes for game-high 124 yards, including season-long 67 yarder, in 29-24 win at Ole Miss 10/22 • Caught team-high six passes for 49 yards and rushed for 92-yard touchdown in 38-14 win vs. No. 15 Auburn 10/8 • 92-yard touchdown was the second-longest rushing touchdown, and longest rushing touchdown by a wide receiver, in school history • Totaled game-high 141 all-purpose yards vs. Tigers • Caught game-high six passes for 37 yards at No. 3 Alabama 9/24 • Also had one rush and one punt return against Crimson Tide • Caught eight passes for season-high 109 yards and one touchdown in 38-28 victory vs. Troy 9/17 • Caught game-long 56-yard touchdown vs. Trojans • Added three rushes for 18 yards and one punt return for three yards against Troy to total 130 all-purpose yards • Caught six passes for 78 yards and added two rushes for 33 yards in 52-3 victory vs. New Mexico 9/10 • Tied SEC record with two punt return touchdowns in 51-7 win vs. Missouri State 9/3 • Recorded school-record 174 punt return yards, the fourth-highest single-game total in SEC history and most in NCAA this season, against the Bears • 174 return yards vs. Missouri State ranks second on UA’s all-time single-game total return yardage list • Added one reception for 11 yards against Missouri State for 185 all-purpose yards, the third-highest total in the SEC during the season’s first week • Named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week 9/5 Career Highs:

Receptions..................... 9 - Ohio State, 2010^ Yards.............................. 138 - Tennessee Tech, 2010 Touchdowns................. 2 - TTU, 2010; EMU 2009 Long Reception............. 85 - Tennessee Tech, 2010 Long Punt Return......... 97 - Ole Miss, 2010 Long Rush..................... 92 - Auburn, 2011 Punt Return TDs........... 2* - Missouri State, 2011 ^ Allstate Sugar Bowl (Jan. 4, 2011) * SEC Record Career Stats - Receiving: Year G/GS Rec. Yds TD Lg Rec/G Avg/C Avg/G 2008 12/7 31 377 1 33 2.6 12.2 31.4 2009 10/7 29 568 7 78 2.9 19.6 56.8 2010 12/4 50 813 6 85 4.2 16.3 67.8 2011 12/10 49 630 3 67 4.1 12.9 52.5 Total 46/28 159 2,388 17 85 3.5 15.0 51.9 Career Stats - Rushing: Year G/GS Att Yds TD Lg Avg/C 2008 12/7 6 46 0 19 7.7 2009 10/7 5 31 1 18 6.2 2010 12/4 6 32 0 12 5.3 2011 12/10 9 138 1 92 15.3 Total 46/28 26 247 2 92 9.5 Career Stats - Punt Returns: Year PR Yds TD Lg Avg/Ret 2008 0 0 0 0 0.0 2009 1 0 0 0 0.0 2010 16 249 1 97 15.6 2011 16 259 3 69 16.2 Total 33 508 4 97 15.4

Joe Adams leads the NCAA with three punt return touchdowns during the 2011 season.

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Seth

Armbrust

S, 5-9, 190, SR-1L Little Rock, Ark. Catholic HS/Air Force Academy

Robert

Atiga

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2011 Notes: • Has played in two games, making appearances in 52-3 win vs. New Mexico 9/10 and in 49-7 win vs. Tennessee 11/12

Alvin

Bailey

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OG, 6-5, 319, SO-1L Broken Arrow, Okla. Broken Arrow HS

Bennett

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S, 6-0, 200, SO-1L Tulsa, Okla. Booker T. Washington HS

2011 Notes: • Has started all 12 games in 2011 at safety after moving from cornerback during spring practice • 2nd on team and tied for 10th in SEC in interceptions (3) • 2nd among secondary and 4th on team with 69 tackles • Recorded career-high-tying nine tackles with one pass breakup at No. 1 LSU 11/25 • Made four tackles, one solo stop, to go with 0.5 tackle for loss and one pass breakup in 44-17 win vs. Mississippi State 11/19 • Recorded three tackles, two unassisted, with 1.0 tackle for loss in 49-7 victory vs. Tennessee 11/12 • Notched five tackles, one solo, in 44-28 win vs. No. 10 South Carolina 11/5 • Tallied six tackles, five unassisted, and recorded one interception in 31-28 win at Vanderbilt 10/29 • Made five tackles and grabbed game-clinching interception with less than one minute to play in 29-24 win at Ole Miss 10/22 • Made career-high nine tackles, including 0.5 tackle for loss, and made one interception in 38-14 win vs. No. 15 Auburn 10/8 • Recorded six tackles, four unassisted, in 42-38 win vs. No. 14 Texas A&M 10/1 • Tallied seven tackles, four unassisted, at No. 3 Alabama 9/24 • Made career-high eight tackles, including 0.5 tackle for loss, in 38-28 victory vs. Troy 9/17 • Recorded five tackles in 52-3 win vs. New Mexico 9/10, including 0.5 tackle for loss • Made two tackles in first career start in 51-7 victory vs. Missouri State 9/3

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2011 Notes: • Second-team All-SEC (Coaches and AP) • Has started all 12 games this season and all 25 in his career • Part of offensive line blocking for offense that has produced 3,000-yard passer for third straight season • Razorbacks lead SEC and rank 13th in the NCAA in passing offense, averaging 307.8 yards per game, and lead SEC and rank 27th in NCAA with average of 445.8 yards of total offense per game • Named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week following UA’s 52-3 victory vs. New Mexico 9/10 in which Razorbacks piled up 632 yards of total offense and gained 34 first downs • Arkansas’ offense ranks second in school history in completions (279) and passing first downs (161), third in passing yards (3,693) and fourth in scoring (449) and touchdowns scored (56-tie)

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Alvin Bailey was named second-team All-SEC by the Associated Press and the conferences coaches in 2011.

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2011 Notes: • Has appeared in all 12 games and made two tackles • Part of punt and kickoff return units that have returned an NCAA-leading total of five kicks for touchdowns • Made one tackle in 51-7 win vs. Missouri State 9/3 and in 38-28 victory vs. Troy 9/17 • Returned one kickoff for 13 yards in 44-17 victory vs. Mississippi State 11/19

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UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS Career Highs: Tackles.......................... 9 - LSU, 2011; Auburn, 2011 Tackles for Loss............ 1.0 - Tennessee, 2011; Vanderbilt, 2010 Interceptions................ 1 - Vanderbilt, 2011; Ole Miss, 2011; Auburn, 2011

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Career Stats - Tackles: Year G/GS UA-A Total TFL-Yds PBU FF-FR INT-Yds 2010 12/0 12-3 15 1.0-1 1 0-1 0-0 2011 12/12 28-41 69 3.0-5 3 0-0 3-63 Total 24/12 40-44 84 4.0-6 4 0-1 3-63

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• Tied career highs with 3.0 sacks and 3.0 tackles for loss in 44-28 win vs. No. 10 South Carolina 11/5 • Also had four unassisted tackles against Gamecocks • Sack total vs. South Carolina was third-highest single-game total in SEC and tied for 12th-highest in NCAA this season • Named SEC co-Defensive Lineman of the Week for his performance vs. Gamecocks • Made three tackles, one solo, in 31-28 win at Vanderbilt 10/29 • Recorded season-high six tackles, including 1.0 sack and 1.5 tackles for loss, in 29-24 win at Ole Miss 10/22 • Tallied one tackle in 38-14 win vs. No. 15 Auburn 10/8 • Missed games vs. Troy 9/17, at Alabama 9/24 or vs. Texas A&M 10/1 • Notched one tackle in 52-3 win vs. New Mexico 9/10 • Recorded three tackles, including 1.0 sack, and forced one fumble in 51-7 victory vs. Missouri State 9/3 • 2011 team captain • Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award Finalist • Second-team Capital One Academic All-American Career Highs: Tackles.......................... 7 - Tulsa, 2008; Auburn, 2008; Texas, 2008 Tackles for Loss............ 3.0 - South Carolina, 2011; Mississippi State, 2009 Sacks.............................. 3.0 - South Carolina, 2011; Mississippi State, 2009 Career Stats - Tackles: Year G/GS UA-A Total TFL-Yds Sacks-Yds QBH PD FF-FR 2008 12/11 19-22 41 3.5-17 1.0-4 6 1 0-0 2009 13/8 20-19 39 9.0-48 5.5-37 8 2 2-2 2010 13/13 15-17 32 8.5-40 7.0-36 5 3 1-1 2011 9/9 10-15 25 8.5-81 8.0-78 4 1 4-0 Total 47/41 64-73 137 29.5-186 21.5-155 23 7 7-3

Eric Bennett had an interception in three consecutive games during the 2011 season.

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Bequette

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DE, 6-5, 271, SR-3L Little Rock, Ark. Catholic HS

2011 Notes: • First-team All-SEC (Coaches) • Leads all active SEC players and ranks 3rd on Arkansas’ all-time career sacks list (21.5) • Ranks 2nd in SEC and 7th in NCAA with 0.89 sacks per game (8.0 in 9 games this season) • Ranks 2nd in SEC and 7th in NCAA with .44 forced fumbles per game (4 in 9 games) • Tied for 3rd on team with four quarterback hurries • Made one tackle at No. 1 LSU 11/25 • Tallied three tackles, including 2.0 sacks, in 44-17 victory vs. Mississippi State 11/19 • Also recorded one forced fumble against the Bulldogs • Recorded three tackles, including one sack, in 49-7 win vs. Tennessee 11/12 • Also tallied two quarterback hurries, one pass breakup and one forced fumble against Volunteers

Jake Bequette leads all active SEC players and ranks third on Arkansas’ all-time career sacks list with 21.5 career sacks.

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Dylan

Breeding

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P, 6-1, 211, JR-2L Hoover, Ala. Hoover HS

Career Highs: Punts............................. 9 - Alabama, 2009 Punting Average........... 50.4 - LSU, 2011 Long Punt..................... 70 - LSU, 2011 TB FC I20 50+ Blkd 2 15 14 6 1 6 18 18 10 1 2 15 14 16 0 10 48 46 22 2

Brian

Buehner

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QB, 5-11, 195, FR-RS Louisville, Ky. Saint Xavier HS

S, 6-3, 220, FR-RS Gainesville, Ga. Gainesville HS

2011 Notes: • Has appeared in two games • Made one tackle in 44-17 win vs. Mississippi State 11/19 • Also played in 49-7 victory vs. Tennessee 11/12

Luke

Charpentier

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OG, 6-4, 305, FR-RS River Ridge, La. John Curtis Christian

2011 Notes: • Has appeared in seven games this season • Saw action vs. Missouri State, vs. New Mexico, at No. 3 Alabama, vs. No. 14 Texas A&M, vs. No. 15 Auburn, at Vanderbilt and vs. Mississippi State • Made one tackle in 31-28 win at Vanderbilt 10/29

Greg

Childs

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WR, 6-3, 217, SR-3L Warren, Ark. Warren HS

2011 Notes: • Tied for 6th on UA’s all-time career 100-yard receiving games list (5) • Ranks 7th on Arkansas’ all-time career receiving yards list (2,018) • Ranks 10th on Arkansas’ all-time career receiving TDs list (15) • Ranks 10th on Arkansas’ all-time career receptions list (128) • Caught three passes for 40 yards at No. 1 LSU 11/25 • Made three receptions for 32 yards in 44-17 win vs. Mississippi State 11/19 • Had one 11-yard catch in 44-28 win vs. No. 10 South Carolina 11/5 • Caught four passes for 44 yards in 38-14 win vs. No. 15 Auburn 10/8 • Recorded one 19-yard catch in 42-38 win vs. No. 14 Texas A&M 10/1 • Caught two passes for 17 yards at No. 3 Alabama 9/24 • Missed UA’s 38-28 win vs. Troy 9/17 • Opened 2011 season with two catches for 29 yards in 51-7 win vs. Missouri State 9/3

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2011 Notes: • Has appeared in all 12 games as UA’s holder • Has held on extra points and field goals as Zach Hocker has scored 107 points, the second-highest single-season total by a kicker in school history • Hocker also ranks 2nd in the SEC in scoring, 1st among kickers, and tied for 18th in the NCAA • Hocker’s 53 made PATs rank as fourth-highest single-season total in school history • Hocker’s 18 made field goals are tied for fifth-most in a season in school history

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Career Stats - Punting: Year No. Yds Avg. Long 2009 61 2,359 38.7 54 2010 52 2,212 42.5 60 2011 49 2,213 45.2 70 Total 162 6,784 41.9 70

Carr

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2011 Notes: • Second-team All-SEC (Coaches and AP) • Leads SEC and ranks 7th in NCAA with average of 45.2 yards per punt • Has 16 punts of 50 or more yards, including career-long 70 yarder at No. 1 LSU 11/25 • Has dropped 14 punts inside 20-yard line with only two touchbacks • Averaged more than 40 yards per punt in each game this season with the exception of 44-28 win vs. No. 10 South Carolina in which he did not attempt a punt • Recorded at least one punt of 50-plus yards in nine games this season • Ranks fifth in school history with 6,784 total career punting yards

Daunte

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UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS Career Highs: Receptions..................... 12 - ULM, 2010 Yards.............................. 164 - Auburn, 2010 Touchdowns................. 2 - Auburn, 2010; ULM, 2010; Georgia, 2009 Long............................... 75 - Florida, 2009

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Career Stats - Receiving: Year G/GS Rec. Yds TD Lg Rec/G Avg/C Avg/G 2008 12/1 18 273 2 39 1.5 15.2 22.8 2009 13/8 48 894 7 75 3.7 18.6 68.8 2010 8/7 46 659 6 54 5.8 14.3 82.4 2011 10/2 16 192 0 19 1.6 12.0 19.2 Total 43/18 128 2,018 15 75 3.0 15.8 46.9

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Grant

Cook

OG, 6-4, 318, SR-3L Jonesboro, Ark. Jonesboro HS

2011 Notes: • Has started all 12 games this season • Part of offensive line blocking for offense that has produced 3,000-yard passer for third straight season • Razorbacks lead SEC and rank 13th in the NCAA in passing offense, averaging 307.8 yards per game, and lead SEC and rank 27th in NCAA with average of 445.8 yards of total offense per game • Arkansas’ offense ranks second in school history in completions (279) and passing first downs (161), third in passing yards (3,693) and fourth in scoring (449) and touchdowns scored (56-tie) • Made one tackle at No. 3 Alabama 9/24

De’Anthony

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RB, 5-9, 211, SR-3L Camden, Ark. Fairview HS

Greg Childs ranks in the top 10 in Arkansas’ career 100-yard receiving games (T-6th, 5), career receiving yards (7th, 2,018), career receiving touchdowns (10th, 15) and career receptions (10th, 128).

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Brey

Cook

OT, 6-7, 317, FR-HS Springdale, Ark. Har-Ber HS

2011 Notes: • Has appeared in 11 games, missing only the Alabama contest • As part of field goal unit, blocked for Zach Hocker who has made 18 field goals, the fifth-most in a season in school history, and 53 PATs, the fourth-highest single-season total by a Razorback • Hocker’s 107 points scored this season is the second-highest single-season total in school history by a kicker and ranks 3rd in the SEC, 2nd among kickers, and 20th in the NCAA

2011 Notes: • Has appeared in all 12 games this season • Rushed 20 times for 119 yards and one touchdown and has caught three passes for 29 yards • Had six carries for 59 yards and one touchdown and also returned one kickoff nine yards in 49-7 win vs. Tennessee 11/12 • Made one tackle in 44-28 win vs. No. 10 South Carolina 11/5 • Collected 18 yards on season-high seven carries while also catching three passes for 29 yards in 52-3 win vs. New Mexico 9/10 • Rushed five times for 37 yards in season-opening 51-7 victory vs. Missouri State 9/3

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Alan

D'Appollonio

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2011 Notes: • Has appeared in all 12 games as UA’s deep snapper • Punter Dylan Breeding leads SEC and ranks 7th in NCAA with average of 45.2 yards per punt • Kicker Zach Hocker has scored 107 points, the second-highest single-season total in school history by a kicker, to rank 3rd in SEC, 2nd among kickers, and 20th in NCAA • Made one tackle in 52-3 win vs. New Mexico 9/10 and in 31-28 victory at Vanderbilt 10/29

Davis

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DT, 6-1, 326, JR-2L College Park, Ga. Benneker HS

2011 Notes: • Has appeared in all 12 games this season • Tallied season-high three tackles in 42-38 win vs. No. 14 Texas A&M 10/1 • Collected two tackles, including 0.5 for loss, in 38-14 victory vs. No. 15 Auburn 10/8 • Also made multiple tackles at Ole Miss, at Vanderbilt and vs. Tennessee • Recorded one tackle vs. Missouri State, at No. 3 Alabama and at No. 1 LSU

Knile

Davis

Deacon

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C, 6-4, 300, JR-SQ Little Rock, Ark. Little Rock Christian Academy

SNP, 6-0, 201, FR-HS Phoenix, Ariz. Shadow Mountain HS

Alfred

Tyler

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RB, 6-0, 226, JR-2L Missouri City, Texas Fort Bend Marshall HS

2011 Notes: • Team captain • Suffered season-ending injury during preseason scrimmage on Aug. 11

2011 Notes: • Has appeared in 10 games, missing only the Troy and No. 10 South Carolina games • Made one tackle in 42-38 win vs. No. 14 Texas A&M 10/1 • Has contributed on punt team, blocking for Dylan Breeding who leads the SEC and ranks 7th in the NCAA with an average of 45.2 yards per punt

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Ryan

Farr

S, 6-1, 195, JR-SQ Little Rock, Ark. Central Arkansas Christian/UAPB

2011 Notes: • Has seen action in three games, appearing in 51-7 win vs. Missouri State 9/3, 52-3 victory vs. New Mexico 9/10 and 49-7 win vs. Tennessee 11/12

Trey

Flowers

86

DE, 6-4, 243, FR-HS Huntsville, Ala. Columbia HS

2011 Notes: • All-SEC Freshman Team • Has appeared in all 12 games of his true freshman campaign with three starts coming at Ole Miss, at Vanderbilt and vs. South Carolina • Recorded season-high five tackles in 42-38 win vs. No. 14 Texas A&M 10/1 and in 44-28 victory vs. No. 10 South Carolina 11/5 • Made season-high 2.0 tackles for loss, including 1.0 sack, as part of three-tackle performance in 29-24 win at Ole Miss 10/22 • Recorded two tackles, 1.0 for loss, and one quarterback hurry in 49-7 victory vs. Tennessee 11/12 • Recorded four tackles, 1.0 for loss, and one pass breakup in 31-28 win at Vanderbilt 10/29 • Made two tackles, 0.5 for loss, in 38-14 win vs. No. 15 Auburn 10/8 • Collected four tackles in Razorback debut, a 51-7 season-opening win vs. Missouri State 9/3 2011 Notes:

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Elton

Ford

S, 6-0, 220, SR-3L Alpharetta, Ga. Chattahoochee HS

Career Highs: Tackles.......................... 10 - 3 times (most recent: Texas A&M, 2011) Interceptions................ 1 - Kentucky, 2008 Pass Breakups............... 2 - Western Illinois, 2008

Jerry

Franklin

Career Stats - Tackles: Year G/GS UA-A Total TFL-Yds Sacks-Yds QBH PBU FF-FR INT-Yds 2008 12/12 54-33 87 3.5-17 1.5-14 2 5 1-2 2-11 2009 13/12 51-43 94 5.0-14 1.5-8 0 3 0-2 3-61 2010 13/13 48-52 100 13.0-60 6.5-45 5 2 1-0 0-0 2011 12/12 42-51 93 10.0-23 0.5-3 5 4 0-2 0-0 Total 50/49 195-179 374 31.5-114 10.0-70 12 14 2-6 5-72

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LB, 6-1, 245, SR-3L Marion, Ark. Marion HS

Jerry Franklin has made 374 tackles in his collegiate career, which ranks third in Arkansas history, and was a second-team All-SEC selection in 2011.

2012

2011 Notes: • Second-team All-SEC (Coaches and AP) • Ranks 3rd on UA’s all-time career tackles list (374) • Leads team and ranks 6th in SEC with 93 tackles • Ranks 2nd on team and tied for 14th in SEC with 10.0 tackles for loss • Tied for team lead with five quarterback hurries • Has started 49 games in his career and 30 straight • Made six tackles and one quarterback hurry at No. 1 LSU 11/25 • Recorded five tackles, three solo stops, and one pass breakup in 44-17 victory vs. Mississippi State 11/19 • Tallied nine tackles, one unassisted, and 0.5 tackle for loss in 49-7 win vs. Tennessee 11/12 • Notched five tackles, four unassisted, and recovered one fumble in 44-28 win vs. No. 10 South Carolina 11/5

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Career Stats - Tackles: Year G/GS UA-A Total TFL-Yds Sacks-Yds QBH PBU FF-FR INT-Yds 2008 8/8 31-11 42 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 2 1-0 1-23 2009 11/8 34-31 65 1.0-2 0.0-0 1 2 0-1 0-0 2010 12/1 19-20 39 4.5-10 1.0-2 1 3 1-0 0-0 2011 12/2 14-25 39 0.5-1 0.0-0 0 1 0-0 0-0 Total 43/19 98-87 185 6.0-13 1.0-2 2 8 2-1 1-23

Career Highs: Tackles.......................... 20 - Mississippi State, 2010 Tackles for Loss............ 2.5 - Vanderbilt, 2011 Sacks.............................. 1.5 - Auburn, 2010

THE PLAYERS

• Has appeared in all 12 games this season with starts vs. No. 15 Auburn and vs. No. 10 South Carolina • Tied career high with 10 tackles, including 0.5 for loss, in 42-38 win vs. No. 14 Texas A&M 10/1 • Made six tackles in season-opening 51-7 win vs. Missouri State 9/3 and in 44-17 victory vs. Mississippi State 11/19 • Collected four tackles at No. 1 LSU 11/25 • Made three tackles in 38-14 win vs. No. 15 Auburn 10/8 and in 49-7 victory vs. Tennessee 11/12 • Recorded three tackles and one pass breakup in 31-28 win at Vanderbilt 10/29 • Made two tackles vs. New Mexico 9/10 and at No. 3 Alabama 9/24

• Recorded team-leading 10 tackles, seven unassisted, and careerhigh 2.5 tackles for loss, in 31-28 win at Vanderbilt 10/29 • Also returned fumble 94 yards for a touchdown at Vanderbilt • Named SEC co-Defensive Player of the Week for performance at Vanderbilt • Made seven tackles, five solo, with 2.0 tackles for loss in 29-24 victory at Ole Miss 10/22 • Tallied 15 tackles, including five unassisted and 1.5 for loss, in 38-14 win vs. No. 15 Auburn 10/8 • 15 tackles against Tigers are UA single-game high this season • Ranked second on team with 11 tackles, including 1.0 for loss, in 42-38 win vs. No. 14 Texas A&M 10/1 • Had two tackles, including one solo, at No. 3 Alabama 9/24 • Notched nine tackles, including 0.5 for loss with one pass breakup in 38-28 win vs. Troy 9/17 • Led team in tackles with nine stops, including 1.5 tackles for loss, in 52-3 victory vs. New Mexico 9/10 • Made five tackles, including 0.5 sack, two quarterback hurries and one pass breakup, in 51-7 win vs. Missouri State 9/3 • 2011 team captain

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Grant

Freeman

THE PLAYERS

2011 Notes: • Has started all 12 games this season • Part of offensive line blocking for offense that has produced 3,000-yard passer for third straight season • Razorbacks lead SEC and rank 13th in the NCAA in passing offense, averaging 307.8 yards per game, and lead SEC and rank 27th in NCAA with average of 445.8 yards of total offense per game • Arkansas’ offense ranks second in school history in completions (279) and passing first downs (161), third in passing yards (3,693) and fourth in scoring (449) and touchdowns scored (56-tie)

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CB, 5-11, 180, SR-1L Memphis, Tenn. Germantown HS

2011 Notes: • Has appeared in 12 games with eight starts • Recorded career-high eight tackles and one interception in 42-38 win vs. No. 14 Texas A&M 10/1 • Collected two tackles and one pass breakup in 44-28 win vs. No. 10 South Carolina 11/5 and in 49-7 victory vs. Tennessee 11/12 • Also made two tackles at Vanderbilt 10/29 and at No. 1 LSU 11/25 • Recorded four tackles, including 1.0 for loss, at No. 3 Alabama 9/24 • Made four tackles in 52-3 victory vs. New Mexico 9/10 Career Highs: Tackles.......................... 8 - Texas A&M, 2011 Interceptions................. 1 - Texas A&M, 2011; South Carolina, 2010 Pass Breakups................ 2 - South Carolina, 2010 Career Stats - Tackles: Year G/GS UA-A Total TFL-Yds 2007 1/0 0-0 0 0.0-0 2008 Redshirt 2009 9/0 5-2 7 0.0-0 2010 11/1 14-4 18 0.0-0 2011 12/8 17-10 27 1.0-1 Total 33/9 36-16 52 1.0-1

INT-Yds 0-0 0-0 1-3 1-0 2-3

Gilbert

LB/DE, 6-3, 244, FR-HS Sorrento, La. John Curtis Christian/North Carolina Tech Prep

OT, 6-7, 305, SR-3L Paris, Ark. Paris HS

Gatson

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Tyler

PBU FF-FR 0 0-0 1 2 2 5

0-0 1-0 0-0 1-0

2011 Notes: • Has appeared in five games of his true freshman campaign • Collected one tackle in 49-7 victory vs. Tennessee 11/12 • Recorded one tackle and one quarterback hurry in 52-3 win vs. New Mexico 9/10 • Made one tackle in Razorback debut as UA earned 51-7 defeat of Missouri State 9/3 • Also appeared in 38-14 win vs. No. 15 Auburn 10/8 and in 44-17 victory vs. Mississippi State 11/19

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Chris

Gragg

TE, 6-3, 236, JR-2L Warren, Ark. Warren HS

2011 Notes: • Tied for 9th in SEC with 3.3 receptions per game • Made two receptions for 35 yards at No. 1 LSU 11/25 • Caught career-high eight passes for career-high 119 yards and one touchdown in 44-17 win vs. Mississippi State 11/19 • Caught two passes for 17 yards in 49-7 win vs. Tennessee 11/12 • Made three receptions for 55 yards in 44-28 victory vs. No. 10 South Carolina 11/5 • Caught five passes for 62 yards in 31-28 victory at Vanderbilt 10/29 • Made three catches for 39 yards in 29-24 victory at Ole Miss 10/22 • Had three catches for 17 yards in 38-14 win vs. No. 15 Auburn 10/8 • Made two receptions for 31 yards in 42-38 win vs. No. 14 Texas A&M 10/1 • Hauled in four passes for 31 yards at No. 3 Alabama 9/24 • Made four catches for 68 yards in 38-28 win vs. Troy 9/17 • Caught four passes for 18 yards and one touchdown in 51-7 win vs. Missouri State 9/3 Career Highs: Receptions.................... 8 - Mississippi State, 2011 Yards.............................. 119 - Mississippi State, 2011 Touchdowns................. 1 - 4 times (most recent Mississippi State, 2011) Long............................... 57 - Georgia, 2010 Career Stats - Receiving: Year G/GS Rec. Yds 2008 12/3 1 25 2009 Medical Redshirt 2010 13/4 8 171 2011 12/7 40 492 Total 37/14 49 688

TD 0 2 2 4

Lg 25 57 41 57

RAZORBACK FOOTBALL Career Stats Rushing/Receiving: Year G/GS Rush Yds TD Lg Rec Yds TD Lg 2008* 6/0 32 168 3 37 0 0 0 0 2009 13/3 104 442 11 99 8 104 1 39 2010 13/2 104 365 3 23 6 72 0 13 2011 8/1 61 200 5 40 1 10 1 10 Total 40/6 301 1,175 22 99 15 186 2 39 * at USC

Jared

Green

57

Chris Gragg set new single-game career highs with eight catches and 119 receiving yards in Arkansas’ 44-17 win against Mississippi State.

Green

29

RB/FB, 6-2, 244, SR-2L Little Rock, Ark. Pulaski Academy/USC

Career Highs: Rushing Attempts......... 18 - Texas A&M, 2010 Rushing Yards............... 134 - Eastern Michigan, 2009 Rushing Touchdowns... 2 - 5 times (most recent Texas A&M, 2011) Long Rush..................... 99* - Eastern Michigan, 2009 * School Record

Hamilton

11

WR, 6-3, 209, JR-2L Texarkana, Texas Texas HS

2011 Notes: • Tied for 9th on UA’s all-time career 100-yard receiving games list (4) • Ranks 12th on Arkansas’ all-time career receiving TDs list (12) • Ranks 15th on UA’s all-time career receiving yards list (1,493) • Recorded two receptions for team-high 75 yards, including season-long 60 yarder, at No. 1 LSU 11/25 • Caught four passes for 36 yards and one touchdown in 44-17 win vs. Mississippi State 11/19 • Made two catches for eight yards in 49-7 win vs. Tennessee 11/12 • Recorded three receptions for 19 yards in 44-28 win vs. No. 10 South Carolina 11/5 • Caught one pass for 18 yards in 31-28 victory at Vanderbilt 10/29 • Caught one pass for 20 yards in 29-24 victory at Ole Miss 10/22 • Made one catch for 22 yards in 38-14 win vs. No. 15 Auburn 10/8 • Recorded three receptions for 47 yards in 42-38 win vs. No. 14 Texas A&M 10/1 • Caught one pass for 19-yard touchdown at No. 3 Alabama 9/24 • Hauled in five passes for 82 yards in 38-28 win vs. Troy 9/17 • Caught five passes for 132 yards and one touchdown in 52-3 victory vs. New Mexico 9/10 • Recorded three catches for 38 yards in season-opening 51-7 win vs. Missouri State 9/3

2012

2011 Notes: • Has appeared in eight games with start vs. No. 15 Auburn after returning from injury suffered during spring practice thought to keep him out for 2011 season • Tied for 4th on team with 36 points scored • Made season debut with nine carries for 25 yards and two touchdowns, including game-winning score with 1:41 remaining, in 42-38 win vs. No. 14 Texas A&M 10/1 • Rushed season-high 16 times for season-high 47 yards and one touchdown in 38-14 victory vs. No. 15 Auburn 10/8 • Carried ball 14 times for 32 yards and one touchdown in 44-28 win vs. No. 10 South Carolina 11/5 • Caught one pass for 10-yard touchdown and rushed three times for 44 yards in 49-7 defeat of Tennessee 11/12 • Scored one rushing touchdown as part of 10-carry, 24-yard performance in 44-17 win vs. Mississippi State 11/19 • Rushed five times for 23 yards at No. 1 LSU 11/25

Cobi

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Broderick

2011 Notes: • Has appeared in four games this season • Tied season high with two tackles in 49-7 win vs. Tennessee 11/12 • Recorded two tackles and one quarterback hurry in 51-7 win vs. Missouri State 9/3 • Made one solo tackle in 52-3 win vs. New Mexico 9/10 • Also saw action in 44-17 victory vs. Mississippi State 11/19

THE PLAYERS

DT, 6-0, 315, SR-SQ Little Rock, Ark. Central HS/Mississippi Valley State

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UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS Career Highs: Receptions..................... 7 - South Carolina, 2010 Yards.............................. 164 - LSU, 2010 Touchdowns................. 2 - LSU, 2010; Mississippi State, 2009 Long............................... 85 - LSU, 2010

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Career Stats - Receiving: Year G/GS Rec. Yds TD Lg Rec/G Avg/C Avg/G 2009 13/1 19 347 3 64 1.5 18.3 26.7 2010 13/5 32 630 6 85 2.5 19.7 48.5 2011 12/11 31 516 3 60 2.6 16.6 43.0 Total 38/17 82 1,493 12 85 2.2 18.2 39.3

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Javontee

Herndon

19

WR, 6-1, 200, SO-1L Jacksonville, Fla. The Bolles School

2011 Notes: • Has appeared in all 12 games with one start vs. Troy • Made career-high four receptions for 40 yards in 44-17 win vs. Mississippi State 11/19 • Caught one pass for career-long 41 yards in season-opening 51-7 victory vs. Missouri State 9/3 • Recorded one reception in 52-3 win vs. New Mexico 9/10, 38-28 victory vs. Troy 9/17 and 49-7 win vs. Tennessee 11/12 • Made one tackle vs. Troy, vs. No. 14 Texas A&M and vs. Tennessee

Alonzo

Highsmith

45

LB, 6-1, 229, JR-TR Missouri City, Texas Lawrence E. Elkins HS/Phoenix [Ariz.] College

Cobi Hamilton has four career 100-yard receiving games, which ranks tied for ninth in UA history.

Bret

Harris

32

LB, 6-0, 224, SR-2L Irving, Texas MacArthur HS

2011 Notes: • Has appeared in all 12 games • Recorded career-high three tackles and one pass breakup in 49-7 win vs. Tennessee 11/12 • Made two tackles in 44-17 victory vs. Mississippi State 11/19 • Made one tackle at No. 3 Alabama 9/24

2011 Notes: • Leads team and ranks 13th in SEC with 10.5 tackles for loss • Ranks 3rd on team with 73 tackles • Tied for 2nd on team with one forced fumble • Has recorded 2.0 tackles for loss in three games and at least 0.5 in eight games this season • Made seven tackles, including 0.5 sack, and recovered one fumble at No. 1 LSU 11/25 • Returned fumble recovery at Tigers 47 yards for first touchdown scored at UA • Tallied three tackles, one unassisted, and one quarterback hurry in 44-17 victory vs. Mississippi State 11/19 • Notched nine tackles, two unassisted, and one pass breakup in 49-7 win vs. Tennessee 11/12 • Recorded six tackles, one solo stop, and tied career-high with 1.0 sack in 44-28 win vs. No. 10 South Carolina 11/5 • Also pulled down first career interception against Gamecocks • Made one unassisted tackle and forced one fumble in 31-28 win at Vanderbilt 10/29 • Tallied six tackles, three unassisted, including 1.5 tackles for loss in 29-24 win at Ole Miss 10/22 • Added 1.0 sack for 23 yards at Rebels • Notched career-high 12 tackles, including 10 unassisted and 2.0 for loss, in 38-14 win vs. No. 15 Auburn 10/8 • Made seven tackles, including 0.5 for loss, in 42-38 win vs. No. 14 Texas A&M 10/1 • Recorded team-leading eight tackles at No. 3 Alabama 9/24 • Also tied career high with 2.0 tackles for loss and recorded first sack as Razorback at Crimson Tide • Notched five tackles in 38-28 win vs. Troy 9/17 • Added 1.0 tackle for loss vs. Trojans • Tallied five tackles in second start of his career in 52-3 victory vs. New Mexico 9/10 • Started in 51-7 win vs. Missouri State 9/3, his first game as a Razorback, and recorded four tackles with 2.0 for loss • 2.0 tackles for loss against Bears tied for team lead and for thirdhighest by SEC player in week one

RAZORBACK FOOTBALL Career Highs: Tackles.......................... 12 - Auburn, 2011 Tackles for Loss............ 2.0 - 3 times (most recent Auburn, 2011) Sacks............................. 1.0 - 3 times (most recent South Carolina, 2011) Career Stats - Tackles: Year G/GS UA-A Total TFL-Yds Sacks-Yds FF-FR INT-Yds 2011 12/12 32-41 73 10.5-48 3.5-33 1-1 1-9 Total 12/12 32-41 73 10.5-48 3.5-33 1-1 1-9

• Made season-long 50-yard field goal as part of 3-for-3 performance in 31-28 win at Vanderbilt 10/29 • Recorded three made field goals, one tackle and one fumble recovery in 44-28 win vs. No. 10 South Carolina 11/5 • Also made three field goals in 44-17 victory vs. Mississippi State 11/19 • Made two field goals in 42-38 win vs. No. 14 Texas A&M 10/1 and in 29-24 victory at Ole Miss 10/22 • Tied career high with 7 made PATs and made one tackle in 52-3 win vs. New Mexico 9/10 • Also matched career-high 7 PATs made in 49-7 victory vs. Tennessee 11/12 • Made one tackle, one field goal and 2 PATs at No. 1 LSU 11/25 Career Highs: PATs.............................. 7 - 3 times (most recent Tennessee, 2011) Field Goals.................... 3 - 4 times (most recent Mississippi State, 2011) Long Field Goal............ 51 - South Carolina, 2010

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Alonzo Highsmith leads Arkansas and ranks 13th in the SEC with 10.5 tackles for loss.

Zach

Hocker

18

K, 6-0, 180, SO-1L Russellville, Ark. Russellville HS

Zach Hocker has scored 107 points this season, the second-highest singleseason total by a kicker in school history.

2012

2011 Notes: • Has scored 107 points, the 2nd-highest single-season total by a kicker in school history • Ranks 3rd in SEC in scoring, 2nd among kickers, and tied for 18th in NCAA with average of 8.9 points per game • 53 made PATs rank as 4th-highest single-season total in school history and tied for 12th in NCAA this season • 18 made field goals are tied for 5th-most in a season in school history, 3rd in SEC and tied for 17th in NCAA • Leads SEC and ranks 2nd in NCAA with 36 touchbacks • Is averaging 67.9 yards per kickoff, the 2nd-highest average in the SEC and 4th highest in NCAA • Touchback percentage of 41.9 is 2nd in SEC and 5th in NCAA • Tied for 6th-most points scored by kicking in school history with 14 points vs. South Carolina and vs. Mississippi State

THE PLAYERS

Career Stats - Kicking: FG PAT Year Att./Made Pct. 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Lg Att/Made Pct. Pts. 2010 16/19 84.2 1-1 4-4 4-5 6-8 1-1 51 56/56 1.000 104 2011 18/24 75.0 0-0 8-9 5-7 4-7 1-1 50 53/54 98.1 107 Total 34/43 79.1 1-1 12-13 9-12 10-15 2-2 51 109/110 99.1 211

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Julian

Horton

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WR, 6-1, 194, SO-1L Norcross, Ga. Greater Atlanta Christian School

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2011 Notes: • Has appeared in all 12 games with starts vs. Missouri State and at No. 3 Alabama • Made career-high three receptions for 23 yards in season-opening 51-7 victory vs. Missouri State 9/3 • Caught one pass for 19 yards in 42-38 win vs. No. 14 Texas A&M 10/1 • Recorded one nine-yard reception and one tackle at Alabama 9/24 • Made one catch for six yards and one tackle in 52-3 victory vs. New Mexico 9/10 • Also recorded one catch in 38-28 win vs. Troy 9/17, in 31-28 victory at Vanderbilt 10/29 and in 44-28 win vs. No. 10 South Carolina 11/5

Maudrecus

Humphrey

83

WR, 6-3, 185, SO-1L Hoover, Ala. Hoover HS

2011 Notes: • Has appeared in 11 games with starts vs. Troy 9/17 and at No. 3 Alabama 9/24 • Made one catch for nine yards in 42-38 win vs. No. 14 Texas A&M 10/1

David

Hurd

69

OT, 6-6, 300, SO-SQ West Monroe, La. West Monroe HS

2011 Notes: • Has appeared in two games, seeing action in 49-7 win vs. Tennessee 11/12 and in 44-17 victory vs. Mississippi State 11/19

Hunter

Jarvis

10

WR, 5-8, 171, SO-SQ Fairview, Texas Lovejoy HS

2011 Notes: • Has appeared in two games, seeing action in 44-28 win vs. No. 10 South Carolina 11/5 and in 49-7 victory vs. Tennessee 11/12

Dennis

Johnson

33

RB, 5-9, 213, JR-2L Texarkana, Ark. Arkansas HS

2011 Notes: • Second-team All-SEC (AP) • Ranks 2nd in SEC and 33rd in NCAA with average of 135.1 allpurpose yards per game • Ranks 4th in SEC and 32nd in NCAA with average of 25.6 yards per kickoff return • Ranks 7th in SEC with average of 63.7 rushing yards per game • Ranks 1st among the SEC’s top-10 rushers and 5th in the conference with 6.3 yards-per-carry average • Ranked 1st among the SEC’s top-10 rushers and 3rd in the conference with average of 6.3 yards per carry in SEC games • Rushed 10 times for 31 yards and caught two passes at No. 1 LSU 11/25 • Ran 14 times for 98 yards in 44-17 win vs. Mississippi State 11/19 • Also returned one kickoff for 34 yards vs. Bulldogs • Rushed 11 times for 97 yards and a career-high two touchdowns in 49-7 win vs. Tennessee 11/12 • First touchdown vs. Tennessee was on career-long 71-yard rush • Also caught career-high-tying four passes for 43 yards vs. Volunteers • Returned two kickoffs for 130 yards, including 98-yard kickoff return touchdown, in 44-28 win vs. No. 10 South Carolina 11/5 • Also rushed 15 times for 86 yards and had career-high-tying four catches for 36 yards vs. Gamecocks • Named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week and to Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll for his performance vs. South Carolina • Rushed nine times for 52 yards in 31-28 victory at Vanderbilt 10/29 • Also returned four kickoffs for 63 yards and caught one pass for 26 yards against Commodores • Rushed 15 times for career-high 160 yards and one touchdown in 29-24 victory at Ole Miss 10/22 • Also caught two passes for 14 yards against Rebels • Named SEC Offensive Player of the Week 10/24 • Rushed 12 times for 42 yards in 38-14 win vs. No. 15 Auburn 10/8 • Also caught three passes for 49 yards and a touchdown vs. Tigers • Rushed eight times for 54 yards in 42-38 victory vs. No. 14 Texas A&M 10/1 • Recorded career highs with four receptions and 69 receiving yards and returned four kickoffs for 75 yards vs. Aggies

RAZORBACK FOOTBALL • Caught two passes for 21 yards and a touchdown at No. 3 Alabama 9/24 • Also returned five kicks for 105 yards against Crimson Tide • Rushed four times for 20 yards and returned two kickoffs for 54 yards in 38-28 win vs. Troy 9/17 Career Highs: Rushing Attempts......... 18 - LSU, 2008 Rushing Yards.............. 160 - Ole Miss, 2011 Rushing TDs................. 2 - Tennessee, 2011 Long Rush..................... 71 - Tennessee, 2011 Receptions..................... 4 - 3 times (most recent Tennessee, 2011) Reception Yards............ 69 - Texas A&M, 2011 KOR Attempts............... 6 - LSU, 2008 Long KOR...................... 98 - South Carolina, 2011

Career Stats - Kick Returns: Year KOR Yds TD Lg Avg/Ret Avg/G 2008 41 905 1 96 22.1 75.4 2009 40 1,031 1 91 25.8 79.3 2010 3 78 0 32 26.0 39.0 2011 18 461 1 98 25.6 46.1 Total 102 2,475 3 98 24.3 66.9

Jones

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DT, 6-2, 312, SO-1L Junction City, Ark. Junction City HS

Career Highs: Tackles.......................... 6 - Alabama, 2011; Missouri State, 2011 Tackles for Loss............ 1.0 - 4 times (most recent Miss. State, 2011) Sacks............................. 1 - Mississippi State, 2010 Career Stats - Tackles: Year G/GS UA-A Total TFL-Yds QBH PBU FF-FR 2010 10/5 9-14 23 1.0-1 0 1 1-0 2011 12/12 13-32 45 3.5-4 2 0 0-0 Total 22/17 22-46 68 4.5-5 2 1 1-0

DeQuinta

Jones

92

Dennis Johnson ranks second in the SEC with 135.1 all-purpose yards per game and was named second-team All-SEC by the Associated Press.

2011 Notes: • Has appeared in all 12 games with 10 starts • Made season-high three tackles, including 1.0 for loss, in 52-3 win vs. New Mexico 9/10 • Matched season high next week with three tackles and added two quarterback hurries in 38-28 victory vs. Troy 9/17 • Recorded one sack and one fumble recovery in 44-28 win vs. No. 10 South Carolina 11/5 • Made multiple tackles in three consecutive games, 42-38 win vs. No. 14 Texas A&M 10/1, 38-14 victory vs. No. 15 Auburn 10/8 and 29-24 win at Ole Miss 10/29

2012

DT, 6-5, 307, JR-2L Bastrop, La. Bastrop HS

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2011 Notes: • Has started all 12 games • Leads UA defensive linemen and ranks 8th on team with 45 tackles • Made career-high six tackles in season-opening 51-7 win vs. Missouri State 9/3 • Equaled career high with six tackles, including 0.5 for loss, at No. 3 Alabama 9/24 • Recorded five tackles and one quarterback hurry at No. 1 LSU 11/25 • Made five tackles, including 1.0 for loss, in 44-17 win vs. Mississippi State 11/19 • Recorded four tackles and one quarterback hurry in 49-7 win vs. Tennessee 11/12 • Made two tackles, including 1.0 for loss, in 44-28 victory vs. No. 10 South Carolina 11/5 • Collected five tackles, 1.0 for loss, in 38-14 victory vs. No. 15 Auburn 10/8 • Made three tackles in 52-3 win vs. New Mexico 9/3, in 42-38 win vs. No. 14 Texas A&M 10/1 and in 31-28 victory at Vanderbilt 10/29 • Made two tackles in 38-28 win vs. Troy 9/17 and one in 29-24 victory at Ole Miss 10/22

THE PLAYERS

Career Stats - Rushing: Year G/GS Att Yds TD Lg Avg/C Avg/G 2008 12/2 36 184 1 54 5.1 15.3 2009 13/2 57 342 0 46 6.5 26.3 2010 2/0 9 83 1 49 9.2 41.5 2011 10/6 101 637 3 71 6.3 63.7 Total 37/10 203 1,246 5 71 6.1 33.7

Byran

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UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS Career Highs: Tackles.......................... 5 - Texas A&M, 2010; Alabama, 2010; Florida, 2009 Tackles for Loss............ 2.0 - Florida, 2009 Sacks............................. 2.0 - Florida, 2009 Career Stats - Tackles: Year G/GS UA-A Total TFL-Yds Sacks-Yds QBH PD FF-FR 2009 12/3 17-7 24 3.5-26 2.5-24 0 1 0-0 2010 12/8 15-23 38 0.5-1 0.0-0 2 1 2-0 2011 12/10 5-11 16 2.0-3 1.0-2 2 1 0-1 Total 37/21 37-41 78 6.0-30 3.5-26 4 3 2-1

Jarrett

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THE PLAYERS

Lake

50

39

LB, 6-3, 223, SO-1L Jenks, Okla. Jenks HS

Linton

35

FB, 5-11, 240, FR-RS Lonoke, Ark. Lonoke HS

2011 Notes: • Has appeared in two games, seeing action in 52-3 win vs. New Mexico 9/10 and in 44-17 victory vs. Mississippi State 11/19

Isaac

Madison

Career Highs: Tackles.......................... 9 - Ole Miss, 2011 Interceptions................ 1 - Tulsa, 2008 Pass Breakups............... 2 - Ole Miss, 2010; Tulsa, 2008 Career Stats - Tackles: Year G/GS UA-A Total TFL-Yds INT-Yds PBU 2007 10/0 0-0 0 0.0-0 0-0 0 2008 12/11 26-10 36 1.0-4 1-43 7 2009 Medical Redshirt 2010 13/10 19-11 30 0.0-0 0-0 5 2011 9/4 20-6 26 0.0-0 0-0 4 Total 44/25 65-27 92 1.0-4 1-43 16

Matt

2011 Notes: • Has appeared in 11 games, missing only the Troy contest • Ranks 4th on team with six special teams tackles • Made career-high four tackles in 52-3 win vs. New Mexico 9/10 • Opened season with three-tackle performance in 51-7 victory vs. Missouri State 9/3 • Made two tackles in 38-14 win vs. No. 15 Auburn 10/8 • Recorded one tackle in 42-38 victory vs. No. 14 Texas A&M 10/1, in 44-28 win vs. No. 10 South Carolina 11/5 and in 49-7 victory vs. Tennessee 11/12

Morgan

• Recorded two tackles and one pass breakup in 44-17 win vs. Mississippi State 11/19 • Made two tackles in 49-7 victory vs. Tennessee 11/12 • Recorded one pass breakup in season-opening 51-7 win vs. Missouri State 9/3 and in 44-28 victory vs. No. 10 South Carolina 11/5

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CB, 5-11, 185, SR-3L Dallas, Texas Carter HS

2011 Notes: • Has appeared in nine games with four starts • Made career-high nine tackles in 29-24 win at Ole Miss 10/22 • Tied then-career-high with seven tackles and added one pass breakup in 38-28 victory vs. Troy 9/17 • Made five tackles at No. 1 LSU 11/25

Marshall

47

LB, 6-1, 230, JR-2L Camden, N.J. Camden HS

2011 Notes: • Has appeared in 10 games • Made career-high seven tackles at No. 3 Alabama 9/24 • Recorded one tackle and one forced fumble in 34-28 win vs. No. 10 South Carolina 11/5 • Made 1.0 tackle for loss in 44-17 win vs. Mississippi State 11/19 • Also collected one tackle in 42-38 win vs. No. 14 Texas A&M 10/1 • Made one tackle in season-opening 51-7 victory vs. Missouri State 9/3 • Returned one kickoff for 11 yards in 38-14 win vs. No. 15 Auburn 10/8

Colton

Miles-Nash

90

DE, 6-6, 261, JR-2L Sulphur Springs, Texas Sulphur Springs HS

2011 Notes: • Appeared in 10 games with starts vs. New Mexico 9/10 and No. 15 Auburn 10/8 • Began season as tight end and moved to defensive end after Ole Miss game 10/22 • Made one six-yard reception in 52-3 win vs. New Mexico • Recorded one tackle vs. Missouri State 9/3, vs. Troy 9/17, vs. No. 10 South Carolina 11/5 and at No. 1 LSU 11/25

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Keante

Minor

15

WR, 6-0, 194, FR-HS East St. Louis, Ill. East St. Louis HS

2012

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2011 Notes: • Appeared in 10 games, mostly as part of special teams, missing only games at No. 3 Alabama and at No. 1 LSU • Returned two kickoffs for 48 yards in 44-28 win vs. No. 10 South Carolina 11/5 • Returned one kickoff 19 yards in 52-3 victory vs. New Mexico 9/10

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Tevin

Mitchel

8

CB, 6-0, 185, FR-HS Mansfield, Texas Legacy HS

2011 Notes: • All-SEC Freshman Team • Has appeared in all 12 games of true freshman campaign with six starts • Ranks 6th on team with 53 tackles • Made five tackles at No. 1 LSU 11/25 • Notched three tackles in 44-17 win vs. Mississippi State 11/19 • Made six tackles, four unassisted, with 0.5 tackle for loss in 49-7 win vs. Tennessee 11/12 • Tallied two tackles, one unassisted, in 44-28 victory vs. No. 10 South Carolina 11/5 • Recorded two tackles, one solo, in 31-28 win at Vanderbilt 10/29 • Made five tackles, four solo, in 29-24 victory at Ole Miss 10/22 • Was named SEC Freshman of the Week after seven-tackle performance in 38-14 win vs. No. 15 Auburn 10/8 • Led team with career-high 13 tackles, nine solo, and recovered one fumble in 42-38 win vs. No. 14 Texas A&M 10/1 • Made five tackles, including three solo, in 38-28 win vs. Troy 9/17 • Tallied three unassisted tackles in 52-3 win vs. New Mexico 9/10 • Had one solo tackle in 51-7 win vs. Missouri State 9/3 Career Highs: Tackles.......................... 13 - Texas A&M, 2011 Recovered Fumbles....... 1 - Texas A&M, 2011 Career Stats - Tackles: Year G/GS UA-A Total TFL-Yds Sacks-Yds PBU FF-FR INT-Yds 2011 12/6 30-23 53 0.5-0 0.0-0 0 0-1 0-0 Total 12/6 30-23 53 0.5-0 0.0-0 0 0-1 0-0

Tevin Mitchel ranks sixth on the team with 53 tackles and was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team.

Brandon

Mitchell

17

QB, 6-4, 230, SO-1L Amite, La. Amite HS

2011 Notes: • Has played in nine games • Completed career-high 10 passes on 11 attempts for 104 yards and one touchdown while also rushing three times for five yards in season-opening 51-7 win vs. Missouri State 9/3 • Completed eight passes on career-high 13 attempts for careerhigh 114 yards and one touchdown and also rushed career-high five times for career-high 59 yards and one touchdown in 52-3 victory vs. New Mexico 9/10 • Rushed one time for four-yard touchdown in 31-28 win at Vanderbilt 10/29 • Was 1-of-1 passing for eight yards and rushed once for seven yards in 44-17 victory vs. Mississippi State 11/19 • Was 1-of-1 passing for 21 yards in 49-7 win vs. Tennessee 11/12 • Was 2-of-5 passing for 24 yards at No. 3 Alabama 9/24

RAZORBACK FOOTBALL

Braylon

Mitchell

10

LB, 6-3, 232, FR-RS Heber Springs, Ark. Heber Springs HS

Jerry

Mitchell

38

Career Highs: Tackles.......................... 12 - Troy, 2009 Tackles for Loss............ 3.0 - Auburn, 2009 Sacks.............................. 1.5 - LSU, 2008 Career Stats - Tackles: Year G/GS UA-A Total TFL-Yds Sacks-Yds QBH PBU FF-FR INT-Yds 2008 10/7 25-13 38 4.0-17 3.5-16 6 1 0-0 0-0 2009 13/7 45-29 74 6.5-32 2.5-24 1 2 1-1 1-39 2010 13/12 53-34 87 11.0-29 2.5-12 2 4 1-1 1-39 2011 12/5 29-34 63 5.5-16 2.0-8 4 2 0-1 1-12 Total 48/31 152-110 262 27.0-94 10.5-60 13 9 2-3 3-90

2011 Notes: • Has appeared in all 12 games • Tied for 2nd on team with seven special teams tackles • Recorded season-high three tackles and one pass breakup in season-opening 51-7 win vs. Missouri State 9/3 and in 52-3 victory vs. New Mexico 9/10 • Collected two tackles in 31-28 win at Vanderbilt 10/29 • Made one tackle in 42-38 victory vs. No. 14 Texas A&M 10/1 and in 29-24 win at Ole Miss 10/22 and 44-17 victory vs. Mississippi State 11/19

Jerico

Nelson

31

Jerico Nelson has four quarterback hurries this season, which is tied for 2011 Notes: third on the team. • Tied for 2nd on team with four quarterback hurries • Ranks 5th on team with 63 tackles • Was second on team with 10 tackles, including 1.0 sack, and added one quarterback hurry at No. 1 LSU 11/25 • Was third on team with five tackles, three unassisted, including 1.0 sack in 44-17 victory vs. Mississippi State 11/19 • Tallied two tackles in 49-7 win vs. Tennessee 11/12 • Was second on team with seven tackles, two unassisted, in 44-28 win vs. No. 10 South Carolina 11/5 • Made six tackles, including four solo and 0.5 for loss in 31-28 victory at Vanderbilt 10/29

2012

S/LB, 5-10, 216, SR-3L Destrehan, La. Destrehan HS

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CB, 6-1, 214, SO-1L Mandeville, La. Mandeville HS

THE PLAYERS

2011 Notes: • Has played in 10 games, missing only contests vs. No. 10 South Carolina 11/5 and at No. 1 LSU 11/25 • Tied for 5th on team with five special teams tackles • Made career-high two tackles in 52-3 win vs. New Mexico 9/10 and in 44-17 victory vs. Mississippi State 11/19 • Recorded one tackle in 29-24 win at Ole Miss 10/22 and in 31-28 victory at Vanderbilt 10/29 • Made one tackle at No. 3 Alabama 9/24

• Also recovered one fumble and returned it 27 yards at Vanderbilt • Recorded nine tackles, five unassisted, including 2.5 tackles for loss in 29-24 win at Ole Miss 10/22 • Tallied 10 tackles, including 0.5 for loss, in 38-14 win vs. No. 15 Auburn 10/8 • Made two tackles and recorded one QB hurry in 42-38 win vs. No. 14 Texas A&M 10/1 • Notched five tackles and one pass breakup at No. 3 Alabama 9/24 • Made one tackle after starting in 38-28 victory vs. Troy 9/17 • Recorded three tackles, one pass breakup and one QB hurry in 52-3 win vs. New Mexico 9/10 • Grabbed third interception of his career in 51-7 victory over Missouri State 9/3, returning it for 12 yards • Also made three tackles and one QB hurry against Bears • 2011 team captain

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Jason

Peacock

71

THE PLAYERS

OT, 6-4, 334, JR-TR Milledgeville, Ga. Baldwin HS/Citrus [Calif.] College

2011 Notes: • Has appeared in all 12 games with eight starts this season • Part of offensive line blocking for offense that has produced 3,000-yard passer for third straight season • Razorbacks lead SEC and rank 13th in the NCAA in passing offense, averaging 307.8 yards per game, and lead the SEC and rank 27th in the NCAA with an average of 445.8 yards of total offense per game • Arkansas’ offense ranks second in school history in completions (279) and passing first downs (161), third in passing yards (3,693) and fourth in scoring (449) and touchdowns scored (56-tie)

Ross

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35

LB, 6-0, 209, JR-2L Waco, Texas Reicher Catholic HS

2011 Notes: • Has appeared in all 12 games with starts at Vanderbilt, vs. Tennessee and at LSU • Tied for 2nd on team with seven special teams tackles • Recorded career-high-tying seven tackles, including 1.0 sack, one quarterback hurry and one pass breakup in 31-28 win at Vanderbilt 10/29 • Also matched career high with seven stops and made one pass breakup in 42-38 victory vs. No. 14 Texas A&M 10/1 • Recorded six tackles and one pass breakup in 52-3 win vs. New Mexico 9/10 • Also made six tackles in 38-28 victory vs. Troy 9/17 and in 49-7 win vs. Tennessee 11/12 • Collected two tackles and recovered one fumble in 44-17 victory vs. Mississippi State 11/19 • Made five tackles at No. 1 LSU 11/25 • Recorded three tackles in season-opening 51-7 win vs. Missouri State 9/3 and in 44-28 victory vs. No. 10 South Carolina 11/5 • Collected two tackles in 38-14 victory vs. No. 15 Auburn 10/8 and in 29-24 victory at Ole Miss 10/22 • Recorded 1.0 sack and one quarterback hurry at No. 3 Alabama 9/24

Brad

Shearin

21

FB, 6-0, 240, FR-HS Jonesboro, Ark. Jonesboro HS

2011 Notes: • Has appeared in two games, seeing action in 42-38 win vs. No. 14 Texas A&M 10/1 and in 29-24 victory at Ole Miss 10/22

Kiero

Small

36

FB, 5-10, 255, JR-TR Baltimore, Md. Cardinal Gibbons HS/Valley Forge [Pa.] Military Academy/Hartnell [Calif.] CC

2011 Notes: • Has appeared in all 12 games with starts in 38-14 win vs. No. 15 Auburn 10/8 and in 31-28 victory at Vanderbilt 10/29 • Scored touchdown on first UA carry, a one-yard rush in 44-17 win vs. Mississippi State 11/19 • Also returned two kickoffs for 17 yards vs. Bulldogs • Caught one pass for seven yards in season-opening 51-7 victory vs. Missouri State 9/3 • Has served as lead blocker for UA rushing attack, which ranked third in SEC with average of 4.5 yards per carry in conference play • Running back Dennis Johnson ranked 1st among SEC’s top-10 rushers and 3rd in conference with average of 6.3 yards per carry in SEC games, and his 6.3 yards-per-carry average for 2011 leads among conference’s top-10 rushers and is 5th in SEC

Career Highs: Tackles.......................... 7 - 3 times (most recent Vanderbilt, 2011) Tackles for Loss............ 3.0 - ULM, 2010 Sacks.............................. 1.0 - 4 times (most recent Vanderbilt, 2011) Career Stats - Tackles: Year G/GS UA-A Total TFL-Yds Sacks-Yds QBH PBU FF-FR 2009 11/0 7-4 11 0.0-0 0.0-0 1 1 0-0 2010 13/0 15-13 28 6.0-25 2.0-12 0 0 0-1 2011 12/3 28-22 50 2.0-6 2.0-6 3 3 0-1 Total 36/3 50-39 89 8.0-31 4.0-18 4 4 0-2 Kiero Small has served as a lead blocker for the UA rushing attack, which ranked third in the SEC with an average of 4.5 yards per carry in conference play.

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Chris

Smith

42

22

S, 6-3, 203, SO-1L Port St. Joe, Fla. Port St. Joe HS

2011 Notes: • Has appeared in eight games • Opened season with two-tackle performance in 51-7 win vs. Missouri State 9/3 • Made one tackle in 52-3 win vs. New Mexico 9/10, 38-14 victory vs. No. 15 Auburn 10/8, 29-24 win at Ole Miss 10/22 and 31-28 victory at Vanderbilt 10/29 • Also saw action in 42-38 win vs. No. 14 Texas A&M 10/1, 49-7 victory vs. Tennessee 11/12 and 44-17 win vs. Mississippi State 11/19

Career Highs: Tackles.......................... 6 - Alabama, 2011 Tackles for Loss............ 1.5 - Missouri State, 2011 Sacks.............................. 1.0 - Troy, 2011

2011 Notes: • Has appeared in seven games with four starts this season • Became first true freshman in Arkansas history to start on offensive line in season opener • Was one of just four true freshmen to start on offensive line for BCS automatic-qualifying team in opening week • Part of offensive line blocking for offense that has produced 3,000-yard passer for third straight season • Razorbacks lead SEC and rank 13th in the NCAA in passing offense, averaging 307.8 yards per game, and lead the SEC and rank 27th in the NCAA with an average of 445.8 yards of total offense per game • Arkansas’ offense ranks second in school history in completions (279) and passing first downs (161), third in passing yards (3,693) and fourth in scoring (449) and touchdowns scored (56-tie)

Career Stats - Tackles: Year G/GS UA-A Total TFL-Yds Sacks-Yds QBH PBU FF-FR 2010 6/0 1-2 3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 1 0-0 2011 12/3 11-18 29 4.0-15 1.5-11 2 1 0-0 Total 18/3 12-20 32 4.0-15 1.5-11 2 2 0-0

Mitch

Smothers

65

OT, 6-4, 296, FR-HS Springdale, Ark. Springdale HS

Zach

Stadther

61

DT, 6-1, 295, SR-3L North Little Rock, Ark. North Little Rock HS

2011 Notes: • Has appeared in all 12 games with starts vs. Auburn, at Ole Miss and at Vanderbilt • Made season-high six tackles in 49-7 win vs. Tennessee 11/12 • Collected three tackles at No. 1 LSU 11/25 • Recorded two tackles and one quarterback hurry in 38-14 victory vs. No. 15 Auburn 10/8 Chris Smith ranks fifth on the team with 1.5 sacks and is sixth with 4.0 tackles for loss.

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Smith

2011 Notes: • Ranks 5th on team with 1.5 sacks • Ranks 6th on team with 4.0 tackles for loss • Recorded one solo tackle at No. 1 LSU 11/25 • Notched two tackles, one unassisted, in 44-17 victory vs. Mississippi State 11/19 • Made three tackles, one solo, in 49-7 win vs. Tennessee 11/12 • Had one tackle in 44-28 win vs. No. 10 South Carolina 11/5 • Recorded one tackle in 31-28 victory at Vanderbilt 10/29 • Tallied two tackles in 29-24 win at Ole Miss 10/22 • Made two tackles, including 0.5 for loss, in 38-14 win vs. No. 15 Auburn 10/8 • Recorded one solo tackle in 42-38 win vs. No. 14 Texas A&M 10/1 • Notched career-high six tackles, including 1.0 for loss, in start at No. 3 Alabama 9/24 • Made first career start in 38-28 win vs. Troy 9/17 and recorded four tackles, including 1.0 sack, and one quarterback hurry • Made two tackles and recorded one quarterback hurry in 52-3 victory vs. New Mexico 9/10 • Recorded four tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss and 0.5 sack, in 51-7 win vs. Missouri State 9/3

2012

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DE, 6-3, 251, SO-1L Mount Ulla, N.C. West Rowan HS

Darrell

RAZORBACK FOOTBALL • Made two tackles in 42-38 win vs. No. 14 Texas A&M 10/1, 31-28 victory at Vanderbilt 10/29 and 44-17 win vs. Mississippi State 11/19 • Recorded one tackle and one pass breakup in 29-24 win at Ole Miss 10/22 • Recorded one tackle and one quarterback hurry in 52-3 win vs. New Mexico 9/10 and in 38-28 victory vs. Troy 9/17 Career Highs: Tackles.......................... 10 - Ole Miss, 2008 Tackles for Loss............ 2.0 - Auburn, 2008 Sacks.............................. 1.0 - South Carolina, 2008

Chris

Stringer

70

• Has appeared in three games, seeing action in 51-7 win vs. Missouri State 9/3, 52-3 victory vs. New Mexico 9/10 and 38-28 win vs. Troy 9/17 2011 Notes:

Travis

Swanson

64

C, 6-5, 305, SO-1L Kingwood, Texas Kingwood HS

Tate

87

TE, 6-6, 253, SO-1L Harrison, Ark. Harrison HS

• Has appeared in all 12 games with one start vs. Auburn • Made career-high-tying two receptions for career-high 24 yards in 44-17 win vs. Mississippi State 11/19 • Also caught two passes for five yards in 38-14 victory vs. No. 15 Auburn 10/8 • Caught one pass for nine yards in 29-24 victory at Ole Miss 10/22 • Recorded one five-yard catch in 52-3 win vs. New Mexico 9/10 • Made one 10-yard reception in season-opening 51-7 win vs. Missouri State 9/3

2012

• Has started all 12 games this season and all 25 of his career • Part of offensive line blocking for offense that has produced 3,000-yard passer for third straight season • Razorbacks lead SEC and rank 13th in the NCAA in passing offense, averaging 307.8 yards per game, and lead the SEC and rank 27th in the NCAA with an average of 445.8 yards of total offense per game • Arkansas’ offense ranks second in school history in completions (279) and passing first downs (161), third in passing yards (3,693) and fourth in scoring (449) and touchdowns scored (56-tie) 2011 Notes:

Austin

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OG, 6-7, 304, SO-TR Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Alta Loma HS/Citrus College

Travis Swanson is part of an offensive line blocking for an offense that has produced a 3,000-yard passer for the third straight season.

THE PLAYERS

Career Stats - Tackles: Year G/GS UA-A Total TFL-Yds Sacks-Yds QBH PBU FF-FR 2008 12/8 33-23 56 4.0-9 0.5-3 6 0 0-0 2009 13/8 17-25 42 1.0-2 0.5-2 0 0 0-2 2010 8/1 2-10 12 2.0-5 1.0-4 0 1 0-0 2011 12/3 5-18 23 0.0-0 0.0-0 3 1 0-0 Total 45/20 57-76 133 7.0-16 2.0-9 9 2 0-2 2011 Notes:

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Tramain

Thomas

5

THE PLAYERS

S, 6-0, 204, SR-3L Winnie, Texas East Chambers HS

2012

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Austin Tate has appeared in all 12 games of the 2011 season, including a start in Arkansas’ win against Auburn.

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Robert

Thomas

98

DT, 6-3, 308, SO-TR Muskogee, Okla. Muskogee HS/Coffeyville [Kan.] CC

2011 Notes: • Has appeared in 11 games with five starts, missing only the Auburn game • Made season-high six tackles, 0.5 for loss, in start at No. 3 Alabama 9/24 • Collected three stops vs. Tennessee 11/12 and at No. 1 LSU 11/25 • Recorded two tackles, 0.5 for loss, in first two games as Razorback, 51-7 win vs. Missouri State 9/3 and 52-3 victory vs. New Mexico 9/10 • Made two tackles, including 1.0 sack, in 31-28 win at Vanderbilt 10/29 • Recorded one tackle and two quarterback hurries in 38-28 victory vs. Troy 9/17 • Made one tackle in 42-38 victory vs. Texas A&M 10/1, in 29-24 win at Ole Miss 10/22 and in 44-17 victory vs. Mississippi State 11/19

2011 Notes: • Third-team All-American (Yahoo Sports) • Honorable mention All-SEC (AP) • Tied for 3rd on UA’s all-time career interceptions list (12) • Tied for 3rd in SEC and 10th in NCAA with five interceptions • Ranks 2nd on team with 87 tackles • Recorded team-leading and career-high-tying 14 tackles, one forced fumble and one interception at No. 1 LSU 11/25 • Led team with nine tackles, including four solo stops, with one pass breakup in 44-17 win vs. Mississippi State 11/19 • Tallied team-leading 10 tackles, 1.0 for loss, one interception and one pass breakup in 49-7 win vs. Tennessee 11/12 • Made team-leading and season-high 11 tackles, five unassisted, in 44-28 victory vs. No. 10 South Carolina 11/5 • Notched five tackles, four solo, in 31-28 win at Vanderbilt 10/29 • Recorded season-high 11 tackles, seven unassisted and 0.5 for loss, in 29-24 victory at Ole Miss 10/22 • Grabbed career-high two interceptions in 38-14 win vs. No. 15 Auburn 10/8 • Two interceptions vs. Tigers are tied for highest single-game total in SEC this season and tied for seventh-highest single-game total in school history • Also made nine tackles, three unassisted, vs. Auburn • Recorded four tackles, three solo and 1.0 for loss, in 42-38 win vs. No. 14 Texas A&M 10/1 • Notched four solo tackles at No. 3 Alabama 9/24 • Made first interception of season and eighth of his career in 38-28 win vs. Troy 9/17 • Recorded six tackles, including four solo stops, against Trojans • Recorded two tackles and notched first pass breakup of season in 52-3 victory vs. New Mexico 9/10 • Recorded two tackles in 51-7 win vs. Missouri State 9/3 Career Highs: Tackles.......................... 14 - LSU, 2011; Mississippi State, 2010 Tackles for Loss............ 2.5 - Ole Miss, 2010 Interceptions................. 2 - Auburn, 2011 Forced Fumbles............. 2 - Ohio State, 2010^ ^ Allstate Sugar Bowl (Jan. 4, 2011) Career Stats - Tackles: Year G/GS UA-A Total TFL-Yds Sacks-Yds PBU FF-FR INT-Yds Blk 2008 12/1 23-7 30 2.0-5 0.0-0 2 0-0 0-0 0 2009 9/4 19-13 32 1.0-2 0.0-0 0 1-1 3-37 0 2010 13/13 48-35 83 5.0-10 0.5-3 5 4-1 4-24 1 2011 12/10 43-44 87 2.5-9 0.0-0 6 1-0 5-70 0 Total 46/28 133-99 232 10.5-26 0.5-3 13 6-2 12-131 1

RAZORBACK FOOTBALL

Marquel

Wade

1

WR, 5-11, 185, FR-HS Jacksonville, Fla. Andrew Jackson HS/Milford [N.J.] Academy

Turner

27

S, 6-0, 212, FR-RS Junction City, Ark. Junction City HS

2011 Notes: • Has appeared in seven games • Made two tackles in 38-28 victory vs. Troy 9/17 • Collected one solo tackle in 44-28 win vs. No. 10 South Carolina 11/5 • Recorded one tackle in 52-3 victory vs. New Mexico 9/10

Garrett

2011 Notes: • Passed away on Nov. 20 • Appeared in nine games, but did not record any statistics

Walker

40

RB, 6-2, 240, FR-HS Jefferson City, Mo. Jefferson City HS

2011 Notes: • Appeared in first three games before suffering injury • Scored five rushing touchdowns, which at time of injury was tied for most in NCAA among true freshmen • Made collegiate debut with nine rushes for 32 yards and two touchdowns in 51-7 win vs. Missouri State 9/3 • Rushed 10 times for 32 yards and two touchdowns in 52-3 victory vs. New Mexico 9/10 • Carried ball one time for three-yard touchdown in 38-28 win vs. Troy 9/17

2012

Uekman

88

Kody

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Alan

THE PLAYERS

Tramain Thomas has 12 interceptions in his career, which ranks third in UA history.

2011 Notes: • All-SEC Freshman Team • Has appeared in 10 games • Leads SEC and ranks 17th in NCAA with average of 26.5 yards per kickoff return • Ranks 1st among freshmen and 5th in SEC with average of 8.2 yards per punt return • Tied for 5th on team with five special teams tackles • Scored first collegiate touchdown on 85-yard kickoff return in 52-3 win vs. New Mexico 9/10 • Also caught two passes for 19 yards and returned three punts for 21 yards vs. Lobos • Compiled season-high 128 all-purpose yards in 29-24 win at Ole Miss 10/22 with three kickoff returns for 84 yards, one 37-yard rush and one punt return for seven yards • Also made one tackle at Rebels • Caught season-high three passes for season-high 28 yards and returned two punts for 14 yards and one kickoff for 18 yards in UA debut, 51-7 victory vs. Missouri State 9/3 • Returned two kickoffs for 22 yards and made two tackles at No. 1 LSU 11/25 • Returned two punts for 16 yards in 44-17 victory vs. Mississippi State 11/19 • Returned one kickoff 34 yards and one punt 16 yards in 31-28 victory at Vanderbilt 10/29 • Returned two kickoffs 33 yards, one punt for 19 yards, caught one pass for five yards and made one tackle in 42-38 victory vs. Texas A&M 10/1 • Caught one pass for six yards and returned one kickoff 20 yards at No. 3 Alabama 9/24 • Recorded one 22-yard kickoff return, one nine-yard punt return, one four-yard reception and one tackle in 38-28 win vs. Troy 9/17

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Ronald

Watkins

30

RB, 5-9, 190, JR-SQ Stafford, Va. Colonial Forge HS

2012

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2011 Notes: • Appeared in 52-3 victory vs. New Mexico 9/10

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Terrell

Williams

25

LB, 6-3, 232, JR-2L Tulsa, Okla. Union HS

2011 Notes: • Has appeared in all 12 games • Leads Razorbacks with nine special teams tackles • Recorded season-high five tackles and returned one kickoff seven yards at No. 1 LSU 11/25 • Made two solo tackles in 42-38 win vs. No. 14 Texas A&M 10/1 and in 44-17 victory vs. Mississippi State 11/19 • Collected two tackles in 52-3 win vs. New Mexico 9/10 and in 31-28 victory at Vanderbilt 10/29 • Recorded one tackle in 38-28 victory vs. Troy 9/17, as well as in 29-24 win at Ole Miss 10/22 and in 49-7 victory vs. Tennessee 11/12

Tyler

Wilson

8

QB, 6-3, 220, JR-2L Greenwood, Ark. Greenwood HS

2011 Notes: • First-team All-SEC (Coaches and AP) • First Razorback to be first-team All-SEC quarterback • Manning Award Finalist • Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Finalist • Davey O’Brien Award Semifinalist • 10-2 as collegiate starter • Second player in school history with 3,000-yard passing season • Only player in SEC and one of five in NCAA to pass for 500 yards in a game this season • Ranks 2nd on UA’s single-season completions list (257) • Ranks 3rd on UA’s single-season passing yards list (3,422) • Ranks 4th on UA’s single-season passing touchdowns list (22) • Leads SEC and ranks 14th in NCAA with average of 285.2 passing yards per game • Leads SEC and ranks 21st in country with 283.4 yards of total offense per game

• Leads SEC and is tied for 27th in NCAA in NCAA with 257 completions • Leads SEC and ranks 3rd in NCAA with 60 passes of 15 or more yards in first half • Leads SEC and ranks 10th in NCAA with 1,198 second-quarter passing yards • Leads SEC and ranks 9th in NCAA with 2,096 passing yards in the first half • Leads SEC and is tied for 7th in NCAA with 89 passes of 15+ yards • Leads SEC and is tied for 12th in NCAA with 30 passes of 25 + yards • 8.41 yards/attempt ranks 2nd in the SEC and 14th in NCAA • 13.32 yards/completion ranks 2nd in SEC and 8th in NCAA • Ranks 2nd in SEC and 18th in NCAA with 898 passing yards in the first quarter • 63.1 completion percentage ranks 3rd in SEC • Passing efficiency rating of 148.66 ranks 2nd in SEC and 21st in NCAA • 22 touchdown passes rank 2nd in SEC • Was 14-22 passing for 207 yards and one touchdown at No. 1 LSU 11/25 • Was 32-43 passing for 365 yards and three touchdowns in 44-17 win vs. Mississippi State 11/19 • 32 completions against Bulldogs broke single-game school record of 31 set in 1971 • Named SEC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance vs. Bulldogs • Had school-record streak of 184 consecutive passes without an interception between Alabama and South Carolina games that ranks as sixth longest in SEC history • Was 16-26 passing for 224 yards and three touchdowns in 49-7 win vs. Tennessee 11/12 • Was 20-37 passing for 299 yards and two touchdowns in 44-28 win vs. No. 10 South Carolina 11/5 • Tied career long with 68-yard touchdown pass to Jarius Wright against Gamecocks • Was 27-43 passing for 316 yards and one touchdown in 31-28 win at Vanderbilt 10/29 • Was 13-28 passing for 232 yards and rushed for two touchdowns in 29-24 win at Ole Miss 10/22 • Was 24-36 passing for 262 yards and two touchdowns in 38-14 win vs. No. 15 Auburn 10/8 • Added one rushing touchdown vs. Tigers • Completed career-high 18 consecutive passes vs. Auburn between first and third quarters • Consecutive completions streak is tied for third-longest overall streak in SEC history and tied for second-longest single-game streak in conference history • Was 30-51 passing for career-high 510 yards and three touchdowns in 42-38 win vs. No. 14 Texas A&M 10/1 • 510 passing yards broke Arkansas single-game passing record and is third-highest single-game production in NCAA this season • Produced fifth 500-yard passing game in SEC history and the first since 2001 • 481 yards of individual total offense vs. Aggies was a school record, is the highest individual single-game output in the SEC and 10th-highest in the NCAA this season • Broke UA record for total offense plays in a game with 57 • 30 completions was third-highest single-game total in school history • Named SEC co-Offensive Player of the Week for his performance vs. Aggies • Was 22-35 passing for 185 yards and two touchdowns at No. 3 Alabama 9/24 • Was 23-36 passing for 303 yards and two touchdowns in 38-28 victory vs. Troy 9/17 • Was 18-26 passing for 259 yards and one touchdown in 52-3 victory vs. New Mexico 9/10 • Rushed five times for career-high 48 yards, including career-long

RAZORBACK FOOTBALL 30-yard run, vs. Lobos • Was 18-24 passing for 260 yards and two touchdowns in 51-7 win vs. Missouri State 9/3 • .750 completion percentage vs. Missouri State ranks ninth on UA’s single-game list • 2011 team captain Career Highs: Attempts....................... 51* - Texas A&M, 2011 Completions................. 32* - Mississippi State, 2011 Yards............................... 510* - Texas A&M, 2011 Touchdowns................. 4 - Auburn, 2010 Long............................... 68 - South Carolina, 2011; Texas A&M, 2011 * School Record

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RB, 6-3, 231, JR-2L St. Louis, Mo. St. Louis University HS

Career Highs: Rushing Attempts......... 20 - Troy, 2011 Rushing Yards.............. 109 - Troy, 2011 Rushing TDs.................. 2 - Troy, 2011 Long Rush..................... 62 - Texas A&M, 2009 Receptions..................... 5 - Vanderbilt, 2010 Reception Yards............ 83 - Troy, 2009 Receiving TDs............... 1 - 7 times (most recent Texas A&M, 2011) Long Reception............. 83 - Troy, 2009 Tyler Wilson was named first-team All-SEC and has thrown for 3,422 yards, which ranks third in UA single-season history, and 22 touchdowns, which is fourth in Arkansas single-season history.

Career Stats - Receiving: Year G/GS Rec. 2009 13/1 5 2010 13/5 27 2011 11/2 19 Total 37/8 51 2011 Notes:

Lg Avg/C Avg/G 62 6.5 24.5 32 6.2 19.5 29 4.6 40.0 62 5.5 27.4

Yds 99 274 183 556

TD 1 4 2 7

Lg 83 43 39 83

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Career Stats - Rushing: Year G/GS Att Yds TD 2009 13/1 49 319 3 2010 13/5 41 253 1 2011 11/2 95 440 3 Total 37/8 185 1,012 7

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• Rushed four times for 16 yards at No. 1 LSU 11/25 • Collected 44 rushing yards on 10 carries in 44-17 win vs. Mississippi State 11/19 • Rushed seven times for 51 yards in 49-7 win vs. Tennessee 11/12 • Rushed two times for nine yards and a touchdown in 44-28 win vs. No. 10 South Carolina 11/5 • Rushed 10 times for 30 yards in 31-28 victory at Vanderbilt 10/29 • Also caught three passes for 19 yards against Commodores • Rushed two times for six yards and caught one pass for six yards in 29-24 win at Ole Miss 10/22 • Rushed six times and gained 24 yards in 42-38 win vs. No. 14 Texas A&M 10/1 • Added four catches for 30 yards and one touchdown vs. Aggies • Rushed 11 times for 35 yards at No. 3 Alabama 9/24 • Also caught three passes for team-high 43 yards at Crimson Tide • 39-yard reception vs. Alabama was team long • Set career highs with 20 attempts, 109 yards and 2 touchdowns in 38-28 victory vs. Troy 9/17 • Added three catches for 20 yards and one touchdown against Trojans • Set career high with three total touchdowns against Troy • Scored at least one rushing and one receiving touchdown for the second time of his career vs. Trojans • Rushed 12 times for 73 yards and caught one pass for 15 yards in 52-3 victory vs. New Mexico 9/10 • Rushed 11 times for 43 yards and caught three passes for 51 yards in 51-7 victory vs. Missouri State 9/3

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Career Stats - Passing: Year G/GS Att-Cmp-Int Yds TD Lg Pct Avg/P Avg/G 2008 2/0 22-11-2 69 1 10 50.0 3.1 34.5 2009 5/0 36-22-2 218 2 21 61.1 6.1 43.6 2010 6/0 51-34-3 453 4 54 66.7 8.9 75.5 2011 12/12 407-257-6 3,422 22 68 63.1 8.4 285.2 Total 25/12 516-324-13 4,162 29 68 62.8 8.1 166.5 2011 Notes:

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• Has appeared in all 12 games with six starts • Recorded four tackles and one quarterback hurry at No. 1 LSU 11/25 • Recorded two tackles at No. 3 Alabama 9/24, vs. No. 10 South Carolina 11/5 and vs. Tennessee 11/12 • Made season-high five tackles in 38-28 win vs. Troy 9/17 • Made one tackle in season-opening 51-7 win vs. Missouri State 9/3 and in 29-24 victory at Ole Miss 10/22 2011 Notes:

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WR, 5-10, 180, SR-3L Warren, Ark. Warren HS

• First-team All-SEC (Coaches and AP) • Holds Arkansas’ all-time career receptions record (165) • Ranks 2nd on UA’s all-time career receiving yards list (2,846) • Tied for 2nd on Arkansas’ all-time career 100-yard receiving games list (9) • Tied for 2nd on UA’s all-time career receiving TDs list (23) • Broke UA single-season record with 63 receptions • Broke UA single-season record with 1,029 receiving yards • Tied for single-season school record with 11 receiving touchdowns • Leads SEC and ranks 23rd in NCAA with 93.5 receiving yards per game • Leads SEC with 5.7 receptions per game • Leads SEC and is tied for 12th in NCAA with 11 receiving touchdowns • Tied for 2nd in SEC with four 100-yard receiving games • Ranks 3rd in SEC in touchdown scoring and 8th in conference in overall scoring with 6.2 points per game • Caught two passes for 27 yards and one touchdown at No. 1 LSU 11/25 • Broke Arkansas’ single-season receiving yards and receptions records and tied school’s single-season receiving touchdowns record at Tigers • Made eight receptions for 96 yards in 44-17 win vs. Mississippi State 11/19 • Caught five passes for 94 yards and one touchdown in 49-7 win vs. Tennessee 11/12 • Broke Arkansas’ career receptions record (153) with a thirdquarter reception against Volunteers • Caught four passes for 103 yards and two touchdowns in 44-28 win vs. No. 10 South Carolina 11/5 • 68-yard reception against Gamecocks tied season-long catch • Tied SEC single-game high with two receiving TDs and is only SEC player with three two-receiving touchdown games in 2011 • Caught 10 passes for 135 yards and one touchdown in 31-28 victory at Vanderbilt 10/29 • Also caught two-point conversion that tied game at 28-28 in fourth quarter against Commodores

• Caught one pass for 20 yards in 29-24 win at Ole Miss 10/22 • Caught five passes for 76 yards and one touchdown in 38-14 win vs. No. 15 Auburn 10/8 • Made career-high 13 catches for career-high 281 yards and careerhigh-tying two touchdowns in 42-38 win vs. No. 14 Texas A&M 10/1 • 281 receiving yards are the most in SEC and third-most in the NCAA in single game this season • 13 receptions tied school record and are tied for the most in SEC this season and are 14th-highest single-game total in NCAA in 2011 • Named SEC co-Offensive Player of the Week for his performance vs. Aggies • Caught four passes for 26 yards at No. 3 Alabama 9/24 • Did not play in 38-28 victory vs. Troy 9/17 • Caught five passes for 63 yards and one touchdown in 52-3 win vs. New Mexico 9/10 • Hauled in six passes for 108 yards and two touchdowns to open the season vs. Missouri State 9/3 • Tied career high with two touchdowns vs. Bears • 2011 team captain Career Highs: Receptions.................... 13* - Texas A&M, 2011 Yards............................. 281* - Texas A&M, 2011 Touchdowns................. 2 - 4 times (most recent South Carolina, 2011) Long............................... 89 - Mississippi State, 2010 * School Record Career Stats - Receiving: Year G/GS Rec. Yds TD Lg Rec/G Avg/C Avg/G 2008 12/7 19 348 2 70 1.6 18.3 29.0 2009 13/2 41 681 5 58 3.2 16.6 52.4 2010 13/13 42 788 5 89 3.2 18.8 60.6 2011 11/11 63 1,029 11 68 5.7 16.3 93.5 Total 49/43 165 2,846 23 89 3.4 17.2 58.1

2011 Notes: • Tied for team lead with five quarterback hurries

Jarius Wright holds UA single-season records for receptions (63), receiving yards (1,009), and receiving touchdowns (11-tie) as well as the career record for receptions (165).

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• Recorded five tackles, 0.5 sack, and one quarterback hurry at No. 1 LSU 11/25 • Tallied four tackles, two unassisted, and three quarterback hurries in 44-17 victory vs. Mississippi State 11/19 • Made one assisted tackle and added one quarterback hurry in 49-7 win vs. Tennessee 11/12 • Suffered injury at Alabama 9/24 and did not play vs. Texas A&M 10/1, vs. Auburn 10/8, at Ole Miss 10/22, at Vanderbilt 10/29 or vs. South Carolina 11/5 • Recorded two tackles in 38-28 win vs. Troy 9/17 • Notched four tackles, including 0.5 for loss and one forced fumble, in 52-3 victory vs. New Mexico 9/10 • Recorded four tackles, including 0.5 for loss, in 51-7 win over Missouri State 9/3 • Made first start since his freshman season against Bears Career Highs: Tackles.......................... 9 - Mississippi State, 2010 Tackles for Loss............ 2.0 - 3 times (most recent Mississippi State, 2010) Sacks.............................. 2.0 - Alabama, 2010 Career Stats - Tackles: Year G/GS UA-A Total TFL-Yds Sacks-Yds QBH PD FF-FR 2009 13/1 21-13 34 7.0-28 1.5-7 0 0 3-0 2010 13/0 16-20 36 8.0-49 6.0-40 0 3 1-1 2011 7/7 5-15 20 2.0-9 0.5-5 5 0 1-0 Total 33/8 42-48 90 17.0-86 8.0-52 5 3 5-1

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DE, 6-2, 252, JR-2L Memphis, Tenn. Whitehaven HS

Tenarius Wright is tied for the team lead with five quarterback hurries.

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The 15th-ranked University of Arkansas football team scored a 51-7 season-opening victory over Missouri State inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. The Razorbacks saw strong performances by UA wide receivers Joe Adams and Jarius Wright. Adams returned two Bear punts for touchdowns, while Wright totaled 108 receiving yards and two touchdown grabs from quarterback Tyler Wilson. Adams tied an SEC record with two punt returns for a touchdown. He became the seventh player in conference history and first since 2002 to return two punts for a touchdown in the same game. The Litte Rock, Ark., native’s six-return, 174-yard effort, along with two returns by freshman Marquel Wade for 14 yards, broke the school record for team punt return yards in a game with 188. The Razorbacks totaled 466 offensive yards to Missouri State’s 163. UA hounded the Bears’ offense throughout the night, recording 6.0 tackles for loss (23 yards lost), 2.0 sacks (17 yards lost) and one interception. Head coach Bobby Petrino improved to 4-0 in season openers at Arkansas and 8-0 for his coaching career. Individual performances by sophomore defensive end Chris Smith and junior linebacker Alonzo Highsmith helped the Razorbacks’ defensive effort. Smith recorded four tackles, including 2.0 tackles for loss (11 yards lost), 1.0 sack (10 yards lost) and one forced fumble. Highsmith, a junior college transfer, notched four tackles in his first appearance for the Razorbacks, including 2.0 tackles for loss (3 yards lost). Offensively, the Razorbacks were pushed to victory by Wilson’s 260 passing yards and two touchdowns. Wilson started the Razorbacks with a 33-yard touchdown strike to Wright at the 10:32 mark in the first quarter for the first UA score of the season. With the score at 7-0 in the Razorbacks’ favor, Adams went to work, returning a Bears’ punt 61 yards to score with 7:32 remaining in the first quarter. The Razorbacks found the end zone for the third time in the first quarter with less than one minute remaining

MISSOURI STATE 7 on the ground. Freshman running back Kody Walker plunged across the goal line from one yard out to push the Razorbacks’ lead to 20-0 over Missouri State. At the end of the first quarter, UA’s defense had allowed one yard to the Bears. Arkansas was in the end zone again in the second quarter off a throw and catch connection from quarterback Brandon Mitchell and tight end Chris Gragg. Mitchell found the Razorback tight end ahead of the goal line and Gragg stretched across for the three-yard score to advance UA’s lead to 27-0 with 5:01 remaining in the half. Mitchell finished the game going 10-for-11 with 104 passing yards and the score. Sophomore kicker Zach Hocker added three more Razorback points with 14 seconds left in the second quarter with a 32-yard field goal. Wilson connected with Wright for their second touchdown-scoring combination of the evening with 6:17 remaining in the third quarter. Wright hauled in a lofted 29-yard throw from Wilson as he planted one foot at the edge of the end zone to make the score 37-0 in favor of Arkansas. Adams followed the Wright-Wilson score with a dazzling punt return for the second time, taking the Bears’ punt back 69 yards to the end zone. Missouri State found the end zone for the only time in the game with 45 seconds remaining in the third quarter. Bear quarterback Kierra Harris connected with Jermaine Saffold from 33 yards out for the scoring throw to cut UA’s advantage to 44-7. Prior to the score, Razorback linebacker Jerico Nelson snuffed out an earlier Missouri State drive with an interception. UA defensive tackle Byran Jones and safety Elton Ford led the team in tackles with six stops each. UA went to the ground one final time to close out the game, with Walker notching another one-yard rushing touchdown with 12:20 remaining in the fourth quarter. The rushing score pushed Arkansas’ advantage to the final outcome of 51-7.

GAME STATISTICS TEAM STATS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards-TD Punt Returns-Yards-TD Kickoff Returns-Yards-TD Interception Returns-Yards-TD Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

AR MS 24 9 33-102 31-84 364 79 35-28-0 18-9-1 68-466 49-163 0-0-0 0-0-0 8-188-2 1-15-0 1-18-0 4-95-0 1-12-0 0-0-0 2-41.0 8-45.9 3-1 1-0 8-76 4-25 31:29 28:31 6 of 12 1 of 11 2 of 2 1 of 1 4-4 0-1 2-17 3-15

RUSHING: Missouri State - Chris Douglas 18-72; Stephe Johnston 7-15; Mitchel Jenkins 1-6; Kierra Harris 5-(-9) Arkansas - Ronnie Wingo Jr. 11-43; De’Anthony Curtis 5-37; Kody Walker 9-33; Brandon Mitchell 3-5; Tyler Wilson 4-(-5); Team 1-(-11) PASSING: Missouri State - Kierra Harris 8-14-1-70; Mitchel Jenkins 1-4-0-9 Arkansas - Tyler Wilson 18-24-0-260; Brandon Mitchell 10-11-0-104 RECEIVING: Missouri State - Dorian Buford 2-19; Julian Burton 2-7; Jermain Saffold 1-33; Robert Fields 1-17; Chris Douglas 1-4; Matt Thayer 1-1; Stephe Johnston 1-(-2) Arkansas - Jarius Wright 6-108; Chris Cragg 4-18; Ronnie Wingo Jr. 3-51; Cobi Hamilton 3-38; Marquel Wade 3-28; Julian Horton 3-23; Greg Childs 2-29; Javontee Hernden 1-41; Joe Adams 1-11; Austin Tate 1-10; Kiero Small 1-7

SCORING SUMMARY Missouri State Arkansas

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1st Quarter 10:32 AR - Jarius Wright 33 yd pass from Tyler Wilson (Zach Hocker kick), 10-80 4:28 7:52 AR - Joe Adams 61 yd punt return (Zach Hocker kick failed) 0:51 AR - Kody Walker 1 yd run (Zach Hocker kick), 12-70 5:21 2nd Quarter 5:01 AR - Chris Gragg 3 yd pass from Brandon Mitchell (Zach Hocker kick), 7-46 3:08 0:14 AR - Zach Hocker 32 yd field goal, 10-63 2:42 3rd Quarter 6:17 AR - Jarius Wright 29 yd pass from Tyler Wilson (Zach Hocker kick), 10-90 5:09 4:15 AR - Joe Adams 69 yd punt return (Zach Hocker kick) 0:45 MOST - Jermain Saffold 33 yd pass from Kierra Harris (Austin Witmer kick), 1-33 0:09 4th Quarter 12:20 AR - Kody Walker 1 yd run (Zach Hocker kick), 8-73 3:25

RAZORBACK FOOTBALL SEPT. 10, 2011 • LITTLE ROCK, ARK. WAR MEMORIAL STADIUM ATTENDANCE: 52,606 TV: ESPNU

GAME 2 #14 ARKANSAS 52 The 14th-ranked University of Arkansas football

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1st Quarter 13:03 AR - Jarius Wright 12 yd pass from Tyler Wilson (Zach Hocker kick), 4-70 1:57 4:57 NM - James Aho 47 yd field goal, 6-39 2:20 4:42 AR - Marquel Wade 85 yd kickoff return (Zach Hocker kick) 2nd Quarter 5:38 AR - Zach Hocker 24 yd field goal, 12-54 4:37

RUSHING: New Mexico - Tarean Austin 7-31; Lamaar Thomas 2-25; James Wright 10-24; Crusoe Gongbay 2-8; D. Rogers 5-4; B.R. Holbrook 1-2; James Aho 1-1 Arkansas - Ronnie Wingo Jr. 12-73; Brandon Mitchell 5-59; Tyler Wilson 5-46; Joe Adams 2-33; Kody Walker 10-32; De’Anthony Curtis 7-18; Ronald Watkins 1-(-2) PASSING: New Mexico - Tarean Austin 15-28-0-162; B.R. Holbrook 7-10-0-40 Arkansas - Tyler Wilson 18-26-1-259; Brandon Mitchell 8-13-0-114 RECEIVING: New Mexico - Ty Kirk 6-50; Lamaar Thomas 5-60; Deon Long 4-47; James Wright 3-16, Lucas Reed 2-16; M. Scarlett 2-13 Arkansas - Joe Adams 6-78; Cobi Hamilton 5-132; Jarius Wright 5-63; De’Anthony Curtis 3-29; Marquel Wade 2-19; Javontee Herndon 1-20; Ronnie Wingo Jr. 1-15; Colton Miles-Nash 1-6; Julian Horton 1-6; Austin Tate 1-5

0:17 AR - Tyler Wilson 7 yd run (Zach Hocker kick), 9-77 1:32 3rd Quarter 9:42 AR - Kody Walker 1 yd run (Zach Hocker kick), 8-55 3:44 4th Quarter 12:00 AR - Cobi Hamilton 54 yd pass from Brandon Mitchell (Zach Hocker kick), 4-80 1:23 4:26 AR - Brandon Mitchell 14 yd run (Zach Hocker kick), 13-91 5:04

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AR NM 34 15 42-259 28-95 373 202 39-26-1 38-22-0 81-632 66-297 0-0-0 0-0-0 4-20-0 1-5-0 2-104-1 7-174-0 0-0-0 1-1-0 1-41.0 9-36.8 3-1 1-0 7-45 3-33 31:35 28:25 4 of 9 5 of 17 1 of 1 0 of 2 6-6 0-0 0-0 1-2

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2:14 AR - Kody Walker 1 yd run (Zach Hocker kick), 5-70 1:42

GAME STATISTICS TEAM STATS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards-TD Punt Returns-Yards-TD Kickoff Returns-Yards-TD Interception Returns-Yards-TD Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

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move the score to 24-3 in favor of the Razorbacks. Wilson closed out the half for the Razorbacks with a seven-yard scramble to the end zone with 17 seconds remaining to push Arkansas’ lead to 31-3 heading into the break. In third quarter action, Walker added another one-yard touchdown rush to make the score 38-3 with 9:42 remaining in the quarter. The freshman finished the game with 32 rushing yards and the two scores. In the final quarter of the contest, Brandon Mitchell connected with Hamilton for a 54-yard scoring strike at the 12:00 mark. Hamilton finished the game with five receptions for 132 yards and the score for the fourth 100-yard receiving game of his career. To finalize the 52-3 margin of victory for the Razorbacks, Mitchell scrambled across the goal line from 14 yards out with 4:28 remaining in the game. On defense, UA linebacker Jerry Franklin led the squad with nine tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss. Ross Rasner added six tackles, while Eric Bennett and Alonzo Highsmith contributed five tackles each. Tenarius Wright had four tackles, 0.5 for loss, and one forced fumble. DeQuinta Jones made three tackles, 1.0 for loss, and Robert Thomas collected two tackles, 0.5 for loss.

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team scored a 52-3 victory over New Mexico inside War Memorial Stadium. The Razorbacks were paced by standout performances from wide receivers Marquel Wade and Cobi Hamilton. Arkansas outgained New Mexico in offensive yardage 632 to 297. Head coach Bobby Petrino steered the Razorbacks to 103 points in the first two games of the season, the second most in school history and the most in the first two games of a season since the 1911 squad scored 165. Arkansas’ 632 total offensive yards was the sixth most in school history and the most since 647 yards of total offense against Houston on Oct. 28, 1989. UA got on the scoreboard before two minutes had passed in the game when quarterback Tyler Wilson found wide receiver Jarius Wright from 12 yards out at the 13:03 mark in the first quarter. The Lobos countered with a 47-yard field goal from James Aho with 4:57 remaining in the first quarter. The three points would be the only points scored by New Mexico in the contest. Arkansas’ Wade immediately answered for the Razorbacks, taking the ensuing kickoff back 85 yards for a touchdown. The score was the first of the freshman’s career and advanced UA’s lead to 14-3. The Razorbacks scored their first points of the second quarter on a 24-yard field goal from Zach Hocker with 5:38 remaining in the half. With the score 17-3, freshman running back Kody Walker rumbled into the end zone from one yard out to

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#14 ARKANSAS 38 The 14th-ranked University of Arkansas football team earned its third victory of the season with a 38-28 win over Troy inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. The 3-0 start for the Razorbacks marked the first time the team has done so in consecutive seasons since 1988-89. UA also got a big receiving night from senior Joe Adams, who totaled 109 yards. Arkansas rode the back of a strong ground game from Ronnie Wingo Jr., who scored the first two touchdowns for the Razorbacks to give his team the early lead. The junior from St. Louis, Mo., finished the game with a career-high 110 yards on 20 carries. Adams also led all receivers in the game as he totaled 109 yards on eight catches. The Razorbacks got on the scoreboard early needing only five plays off the opening kickoff to get into the end zone. A steady diet of passes and runs eventually saw Wingo scramble 22 yards for the first touchdown of the game with 13:09 left on the first quarter clock. UA made it 2-for-2 on touchdown drives to start the game as Wingo, again, scored on a touchdown run, nearly from the same distance. From 21 yards out, Wingo upped his touchdown total to two for the game with six minutes left to play in the first quarter and helped Arkansas jump out to a 14-0 lead. Arkansas almost made it three scores in the first quarter, driving all the way to the Troy 19-yard line before the clock rolled over to quarter number two. Three plays later, freshman Kody Walker took a threeyard rush in for the score to push the lead to 21-0. Sophomore kicker Zach Hocker added three more points for Arkansas with just under seven minutes to play in the first half. The 22-yard field goal gave UA an even bigger lead at 24-0.

TROY 28 Troy prevented the shutout at the end of the first half as quarterback Corey Robinson completed a threeyard pass to Eric Thomas for the touchdown. The extra point made it 24-7 as both teams went to the locker rooms. After holding Troy to a three-and-out to start the second half, the Arkansas offense scored its fourth touchdown of the game off a six-yard pass from junior Tyler Wilson to Wingo. The score for Wingo was his third of the night, another career high. Troy added on its second score later in the third quarter and inched even closer during the very next possession for Arkansas as Troy defensive back LaDarrius Madden returned an interception 52 yards for the score. The interception made the score 31-21 with 6:12 to play in the third quarter. Possessions were traded into the fourth quarter until Wilson connected with Adams through the air for a 57-yard touchdown. With 14:09 to go in the final period, Arkansas answered Troy’s 14 straight points with seven of its own to keep the advantage at 38-21. Troy would get one final score at the end of the game on another Robinson to Thomas pass, this time for 24 yards. Even with the final touchdown, the Razorbacks had the game in hand and took the 38-28 victory.

AR TU 26 22 40-151 20-84 303 373 36-23-1 63-36-1 76-454 83-457 0-0-0 0-0-0 3-12-0 3-14-0 3-76-0 4-92-0 1-15-0 1-53-1 5-43.2 6-40.2 3-2 2-0 4-27 7-75 30:14 29:46 8 of 16 8 of 20 1 of 1 2 of 4 3-3 1-4 1-6 3-19

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1st Quarter 13:09 AR - Ronnie Wingo Jr. 22 yd run (Zach Hocker kick), 5-80 1:51 6:00 AR - Ronnie Wingo Jr. 21 yd run (Zach Hocker Kick), 13-80 4:22

6:41 AR - Zach Hocker 22 yd field goal, 11-73 3:50

RUSHING: Troy - Corey Robinson 3-33; Shawn Southward 7-23; Chris Anderson 7-19; D.J. Taylor 2-16; B.J. Chitty 1-(-7) Arkansas - Ronnie Wingo Jr. 20-109; Dennis Johnson 4-20; Joe Adams 3-18; De’Anthony Curtis 2-5; Kody Walkder 1-3; Brandon Mitchell 1-0; Tyler Wilson 9-(-4) PASSING: Troy - Corey Robinson 36-63-1-373 Arkansas - Tyler Wilson 23-36-1-303 RECEIVING: Troy - Corey Johnson 8-59; Eric Thomas 6-81; Stanley Arukwe 4-84; Justin Albert 4-43; B.J. Chitty 3-28; Chris Anderson 3-5; Shawn Southward 2-27; D.J. Taylor 2-8; Jaquon Robinson 1-6; Sam Haskins 1-14; Hollis Moore 1-5; Felton Payton 1-3 Arkansas - Joe Adams 8-109; Cobi Hamilton 5-82; Chris Gragg 4-68; Ronnie Wingo Jr. 3-20; Javontee Herndon 1-15; Julian Horton 1-5; Marquel Wade 1-4

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2nd Quarter 13:56 AR - Kody Walker 3 yd run (Zach Hocker kick), 13-80 4:41

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0:07 TROY - Eric Thomas 3 yd pass from Corey Robinson (Michael Taylor kick), 7-50 1:12 3rd Quarter 7:28 AR - Ronnie Wingo Jr. 6 yd pass from Tyler Wilson (Zach Hocker kick), 11-79 6:02 6:40 TROY - Justin Albert 32 yd pass from Corey Robison (Michael Taylor kick), 2-60 0:48 6:12 TROY - LaDarrius Madden 53 yd interception return (Michael Taylor kick) 4th Quarter 14:09 AR - Joe Adams 56 yd pass from Tyler Wilson (Zach Hocker kick), 2-59 0:39 0:28 TROY - Eric Thomas 24 yd pass from Corey Robinson (Michael Taylor kick), 7-48 1:39

RAZORBACK FOOTBALL SEPT. 24, 2011 • TUSCALOOSA, ALA. BRYANT-DENNY STADIUM ATTENDANCE: 101,821 TV: CBS

GAME 4 #14 ARKANSAS 14 The 14th-ranked University of Arkansas football

three plays later. That punt, a 42-yard kick by Dylan Breeding, was returned 82 yards for a touchdown by Alabama’s Marquis Maze to make the score 24-7. The Crimson Tide added one more score on a short pass to running back Trent Richardson, who ran 61 yards for the touchdown to give Alabama a 31-7 lead. The Razorbacks came back with a score on their next possession when Wilson found wide receiver Cobi Hamilton in the back of the end zone for a 19-yard touchdown. Wilson finished 22-of-35 passing for 185 yards and two touchdowns with one interception. Johnson scored his first touchdown of the season and the first receiving touchdown of his career, and also added 105 kick-return yards. Joe Adams recorded a team-high six catches for 37 yards. Linebacker Alonzo Highsmith led the Razorbacks defensively, collecting a career-high eight tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, and one sack. Defensive end Chris Smith also notched a career high in tackles with six.

1st Quarter 11:48 AL - Michael Williams 37 yd pass from AJ McCarron (Jeremy Shelley kick), 7-80 3:12 1:18 AR - Dennis Johnson 10 yd pass from Tyler Wilson (Zach Hocker kick), 12-63 5:28

4:38 AL - DeQuan Menzie 25 yd interception return (Jeremy Shelley kick)

RUSHING: Arkansas - Ronnie Wingo Jr. 11-35; Tyler Wilson 1-3; Dennis Johnson 3-(-3); Joe Adams 1-(-7); Brandon Mitchell 3-(-11) Alabama - Trent Richardson 17-126; Eddie Lacy 13-61; Jalston Fowler 4-11; AJ McCarron 5-(-1) PASSING: Arkansas - Tyler Wilson 22-35-1-185; Brandon Mitchell 2-5-1-24 Alabama - AJ McCarron 15-20-0-200 RECEIVING: Arkansas - Joe Adams 6-37; Chris Gragg 4-31; Jarius Wright 4-26; Ronnie Wingo Jr. 3-43; Dennis Johnson 2-21; Greg Childs 2-17; Cobi Hamilton 1-19; Julian Horton 1-9; Marquel Wade 1-6 Alabama - Marquiz Maze 5-40; Trent Richardson 3-85; Darius Hanks 2-13; Michael Williams 1-37; Brad Smelley 1-15; Kenny Bell 1-8; Eddie Lacy 1-4; Brandon Gibson 1-(-2)

3rd Quarter 11:29 AL - Marquis Maze 83 yd punt return (Jeremy Shelley kick) 9:57 AL - T. Richardson 61 yd pass from AJ McCarron (Jeremy Shelley kick), 2-64 0:50 8:54 AR - Cobi Hamilton 19 yd pass from Tyler Wilson (Zach Hocker kick), 4-58 1:03 0:48 AL - Eddie Lacy 4 yd run (Jeremy Shelley kick), 6-56 2:42

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1 2 3 4 F 7 0 7 0 14 7 10 21 0 38

2nd Quarter 5:35 AL - Jeremy Shelley 20 yd field goal, 13-777:18

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team fell to third-ranked Alabama 38-14 at BryantDenny Stadium. The Razorbacks and Crimson Tide matched each other play for play through the first 25 minutes of the game before Alabama took control. An interception return for a touchdown near the end of the second quarter and a punt return touchdown near the beginning of the third pushed the Crimson Tide ahead for good. Alabama drove 80 yards for a touchdown on its first possession of the game as quarterback AJ McCarron connected with tight end Michael Williams for a 37-yard touchdown. Arkansas answered the call later in the quarter, ending a 12-play, 63-yard drive with a touchdown pass from Tyler Wilson to running back Dennis Johnson to tie the game 7-7. The Arkansas defense made its biggest stand of the game with 5:35 left in the second quarter, stopping the Crimson Tide three straight times at the one-yard line to force a field goal that put Alabama ahead 10-7. Arkansas started the ensuing drive at its own 20-yard line looking to take the lead, but Alabama forced a turnover to seize the momentum. Cornerback DeQuan Menzie tipped a Wilson pass into the air, caught it himself, and ran 25 yards for the touchdown to put the Crimson Tide ahead 17-7 with 4:38 left in the second quarter. The Razorbacks got a first down on their second play of the third quarter, but were forced to punt

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The University of Arkansas football team stormed back from a 35-17 second-half deficit to defeat Texas A&M 42-38 in the Southwest Classic inside Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Wide receiver Jarius Wright caught 13 passes for a school-record 281 yards, and quarterback Tyler Wilson passed for a school-record 510 yards with three touchdowns to lead Arkansas. Wright and Wilson connected twice during the gamewinning 80-yard drive, including a 31-yard strike, before running back Broderick Green charged up the middle into the end zone to put the Razorbacks ahead 42-38 with 1:41 to play. The Razorbacks’ defense stopped the Aggies for no gain on a fourth and two with 1:15 to play to force a turnover on downs and ensure the victory. Wright eclipsed the previous Arkansas single game receiving record of 204 yards, set by Mike Reppond against Rice in 1971, before halftime. Wright had nine receptions for 227 yards and a touchdown after just two quarters. Wilson finished the game 30-for-51 with 510 yards and three touchdowns without throwing an interception. The previous passing record for one game was 409, set by Ryan Mallett against Vanderbilt last season. Wilson also set Arkansas’ individual records for total offense yards with 481 and total individual plays with 57. Down 35-17 at the half, it was the Arkansas defense that ignited the comeback. Arkansas forced a Texas A&M three and out to start the third quarter, and Zach Hocker finished a 38-yard drive with a 32-yard field goal. The Razorbacks forced another three-and-out on the next Aggies drive, and yet again drove down the field for a score. Tyler Wilson was 9-for-11 for 78 yards on the drive, which he finished with a 13-yard touchdown pass to running back Ronnie Wingo Jr. to make it 35-27 with 7:29 to play in the third quarter.

#14 TEXAS A&M 38 The Razorbacks tied the game early in the fourth quarter when Wilson connected with Cobi Hamilton for a 15-yard pass which Hamilton fumbled near the goal line. Wright dove on the ball in the end zone and secured possession for an Arkansas touchdown, his second of the game. Wilson scrambled up the middle for the two-point conversion to tie the game 35-35 with 11:00 left to play in the game. Texas A&M broke the tie with a 16-play, 74-yard drive that resulted in a 23-yard field goal by Randy Bullock to put the Aggies on top 38-35 with 4:22 left in the game, setting up the Razorbacks’ go-ahead drive. Wright’s 281 yards were the second-highest single game total in SEC history. His 13 receptions tied an Arkansas single-game record. Texas A&M scored touchdowns on each of its first two drives to take a 14-0 lead less than seven minutes into the first quarter. Arkansas responded for its first score when Wilson found Wright for a 68-yard touchdown strike with 2:26 left in the first quarter. Texas A&M responded with another score to make it 21-7 but Green pushed into the end zone with a oneyard run with 9:09 left in the second quarter to make it 21-14. Zach Hocker knocked in a 26-yard field goal with 3:05 left in the second quarter, but the Aggies scored just before intermission to make it 35-17. Green had two rushing touchdowns in his first game of the season after returning from a knee injury. Running backs Wingo Jr. and Dennis Johnson combined for 78 rush yards and 99 receiving yards. Tevin Mitchel had a career game defensively for the Razorbacks with 13 total tackles and one fumble recovery. Greg Gatson had eight tackles and one interception.

GAME STATISTICS TEAM STATS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards-TD Punt Returns-Yards-TD Kickoff Returns-Yards-TD Interception Returns-Yards-TD Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

AR TAMU 28 30 30-71 54-381 510 247 30-51-0 25-35-1 81-581 89-628 1-1-0 0-0-0 1-19-0 4-29-0 6-108-0 6-116-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 7-48.4 6-35.7 1-0 2-1 14-112 7-72 28:04 31:56 8 of 17 7 of 15 0 of 0 0 of 1 5-5 4-4 0-0 4-31

RUSHING: Texas A&M - Christine Michael 32-230; Cyrus Gray 17-95; Ryan Tannehill 5-56 Arkansas - Dennis Johnson 8-54; Broderick Green 9-25; Ronnie Wingo Jr. 6-24; Team 1-(-3); Tyler Wilson 1-(-29) PASSING: Texas A&M - Ryan Tannehill 25-35-1-247 Arkansas - Tyler Wilson 30-51-0-510 RECEIVING: Texas A&M - Jeff Fuller 9-82; Ryan Swope 5-92; Uzoma Nwachukwu 4-35; Nate Askew 2-20; Hutson Prioleau 2-8; Christine Michael 2-7; Cyrus Gray 1-3 Arkansas - Jarius Wright 13-281; Dennis Johnson 4-69; Ronnie Wingo Jr. 4-30; Cobi Hamilton 3-47; Chris Gragg 2-31; Greg Childs 1-19; Julian Horton 1-19; Maudrecus Humphrey 1-9; Marquel Wade 1-52

SCORING SUMMARY Texas A&M Arkansas

1 2 3 4 F 14 21 0 3 38 7 10 10 15 42

1st Quarter 12:48 TAMU - Christine Michael 48 yd run (Randy Bullock kick), 3-79 0:54 8:45 TAMU - Christine Michael 4 yd run (Randy Bullock kick), 7-71 2:24 2:26 AR - Jarius Wright 68 yd pass from Tyler Wilson (Zach Hocker kick), 6-85 1:58 2nd Quarter 10:53 TAMU - Cyrus Gray 1 yd run (Randy Bullock kick), 8-54 3:12 9:09 AR - Broderick Green 1 yd run (Zach Hocker kick), 6-73 1:44 7:05 TAMU - Christine Michael 29 yd run (Randy Bullock kick), 6-84 2:04 3:05 AR - Zach Hocker 26 yd field goal 0:09 TAMU - Cyrus Gray 4 yd run (Randy Bullock kick), 11-82 2:56 3rd Quarter 11:44 AR - Zach Hocker 32 yd field goal 7:29 AR - Ronnie Wingo Jr. 13 yd pass from Tyler Wilson (Zach Hocker kick), 10-75 2:27 4th Quarter 11:00 AR - Jarius Wright 0 yd fumble recovery (Tyler Wilson rush), 6-86 1:40 4:22 TAMU - Randy Bullock 23 yd field goal 1:41 AR - Broderick Green 3 yd run (Zach Hocker kick), 9-80 2:41

RAZORBACK FOOTBALL OCT. 8, 2011 • FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. DONALD W. REYNOLDS RAZORBACK STADIUM ATTENDANCE: 74,191 TV: ESPN

GAME 6 #10 ARKANSAS 38

#15 AUBURN 14

RUSHING: Auburn - Michael Dyer 21-112; Onterio McCalebb 13-91; Kiehl Frazier 13-54; Tre Mason 3-30; Barrett Trotter 2-4 Arkansas - Joe Adams 1-92; Broderick Green 16-55; Dennis Johnson 12-48; Tyler Wilson 1-(-5) PASSING: Auburn - Barrett Trotter 6-19-1-81; Kiehl Frazier 2-4-2-18; Clint Moseley 1-1-0-5; C.J. Uzomah 0-1-0-0 Arkansas - Tyler Wilson 24-36-0-262 RECEIVING: Auburn - Onterio McCalebb 3-28; Philip Lutzenkirchen 2-11; Travante Stallworth 1-44; Quindarius Carr 1-13; DeAngelo Benton 1-5; Quan Bray 1-3 Arkansas - Joe Adams 6-49; Jarius Wright 5-76; Greg Childs 4-44; Dennis Johnson 3-49; Chris Gragg 3-17; Austin Tate 2-5; Cobi Hamilton 1-22

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SCORING SUMMARY Auburn Arkansas

1 2 3 4 F 14 0 0 0 14 7 14 7 10 38

1st Quarter 9:56 AU - Michael Dyer 55 yd run (Cody Parkey kick), 5-80 1:59 6:53 AR - Broderick Green 6 yd run (Zach Hocker kick), 8-71 3:03 0:02 AU - Kiehl Frazier 7 yd run (Cody Parkey kick), 9-47 3:14 2nd Quarter 9:36 AR - Tyler Wilson 1 yd run (Zach Hocker kick), 13-80 5:26 4:23 AR - Jarius Wright 5 yd pass from Tyler Wilson (Zack Hocker kick), 9-65 3:12 3rd Quarter 7:43 AR - Joe Adams 92 yd run (Zach Hocker kick), 1-92 0:15 4th Quarter 12:10 AR - Zach Hocker 36 yd field goal, 4-7 1:11 5:50 AR - Dennis Johnson 18 yd pass from Tyler Wilson (Zach Hocker kick), 3-16 1:27

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AR AU 17 18 31-176 52-291 262 104 36-24-0 25-9-3 67-438 77-395 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 3-12-0 1-11-0 2-53-0 3-67-0 0-0-0 7-44.4 9-40.0 2-1 0-0 4-26 11-105 27:17 32:43 5 of 16 6 of 17 1 of 1 0 of 0 5-6 1-1 1-4 1-6

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next possession, Wilson methodically drove the Razorbacks down the field and gave them the advantage after a leaping touchdown catch by Jarius Wright from five yards out. With 4:23 still to go in the first half, Arkansas was up 21-14. The second half started out with a few traded possessions before Arkansas struck again. This time, Joe Adams got in on the mix with an exhilarating 92-yard touchdown run, his first rush of the night. The run was the longest in school history by a wide receiver and the second longest in school history by any player. Green holds the record with his 99-yard touchdown run against Eastern Michigan in 2009. With the points, UA held a 28-14 lead with less than eight minutes to play in the third quarter. The Razorback defense came up big in the second half, tallying three interceptions to kill Auburn drives. The second was picked by Tramain Thomas off a Barrett Trotter pass and returned to the Auburn 26-yard line. Arkansas turned the good field position into three points courtesy of a 36-yard field goal by Zach Hocker. With the added three points, UA held a 31-14 lead with 12:10 to play in the game. Thomas came up with the good hands again with back-to-back interceptions, this time coming with just over seven minutes to play. He ended up returning it to the Auburn 16-yard line. Arkansas needed only three plays to get in the end zone from there as Wilson did a nice job scrambling in the pocket and evading the blitz to find Johnson, who ended up taking the ball 18 yards for the touchdown. The score would be the Razorbacks’ final one of the game giving it the final score of 38-14.

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The University of Arkansas football team earned a 38-14 win over Auburn at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. The team rode the coattails of a strong defense that tallied three interceptions and kept the Tigers scoreless after the first quarter. Tyler Wilson paced the offense for Arkansas, throwing for 262 yards on 24 completions and connecting with four different receivers. Of those four Razorback receivers, all caught at least three passes and totaled at least 40 yards. Wilson also completed 18 consecutive passes between the first quarter and third quarter. 74,191 fans witnessed an Arkansas team improve to 5-1 on the season, its best start under head coach Bobby Petrino and only the third 5-1 start since joining the SEC. The Razorbacks scored their first touchdown of the game on a six-yard touchdown run by Broderick Green, which tied the game at 7-7 after Auburn took the early lead. The series went 71 yards in eight plays to tie the game with 6:53 to play in the first quarter. The Tigers scored again before the end of the first quarter, but Arkansas continued to keep pace as the team, again, scored on its very next possession. With a good mixture of Wilson passes and runs by Green and Dennis Johnson, the Razorbacks tallied six more after a one-yard plunge into the end zone by Wilson. The drive lasted 13 plays for 80 yards and saw the Arkansas quarterback connect with three different receivers for 49 yards in the drive to tie the game at 14-14 with 9:36 to go in the half. Late in the first half, the Arkansas defense was able to make a strong stand, giving the offense the opportunity to take its first lead of the night. On the

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The University of Arkansas football team got a big boost from its running game as junior running back Dennis Johnson carried the ball for a career-high 160 yards on 15 carries and helped propel the 10th-ranked Razorbacks to a 29-24 win over the Ole Miss Rebels inside Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Miss. Along with the strong running game, the Arkansas defense held the Rebels to only seven points in the second half and secured the win with an interception late in the fourth quarter by Eric Bennett. Quarterback Tyler Wilson captained the offense for the Razorbacks, throwing for 232 yards on 13 completions and also rushing for two touchdowns. Six receivers caught passes from Wilson with Joe Adams leading the way with four catches for 124 yards. After falling behind early in the first half, the Razorback offense got a huge surge from Johnson late in the second quarter as he scampered 52 yards for UA’s first touchdown of the day. After an extra point from kicker Zach Hocker, the Razorbacks only trailed 17-7 at halftime. With the momentum in its favor, Arkansas did not waste any time on its first possession of the second half. A 10-play, 56-yard drive was capped by a 33-yard field goal by Hocker and cut the Rebel lead to 17-10 with 11:55 to play in the third quarter. On the drive, Wilson connected with Jarius Wright and Chris Gragg for 20 and 19 yards, respectively, and strong rushes from Johnson allowed the team to get into field goal range for Hocker. After the defense forced a punt, the offense went right back to work. Johnson wore down the Rebel defense with his powerful runs, which in turn opened up a huge pass to Adams for 37 yards down to the Ole Miss one-yard line. On the next play, Wilson plunged

OLE MISS 24 into the end zone on the quarterback sneak and tied the game up at 17-17 with 6:48 to play in the third quarter. The UA defense stood tall again on Ole Miss’ next possession, forcing the three and out and giving the ball back to the offense, which looked to take its first lead of the day. The Razorbacks started their drive at the 25-yard line and nearly scored on the first play from scrimmage. Wilson again found his favorite target of the day in Adams, who scorched the sidelines for 67 yards down to the UM 8-yard line. Three plays later, UA crossed the plane with the second rushing touchdown of the day from Wilson. The score vaulted Arkansas into the lead 24-17 with 3:22 to play in the third quarter. It was a lead Arkansas kept for the remainder of the game. The Razorbacks added two points at the end of the third quarter as Jerry Franklin tackled Ole Miss running back Jeff Scott deep in the Rebels’ end zone for the safety. The added points made it a two-possession game going into the fourth quarter, 26-17 in favor of the Razorbacks. After the free kick by Ole Miss, Arkansas went back to the running game and needed only nine plays to get the second field goal of the day from Hocker from 23 yards out. Three more points were added for Arkansas and the lead was pushed to 29-17 with 11:31 to play in the game. Ole Miss scored one touchdown in the final minutes and also recovered an onside kick with 1:21 to play. However, the Razorback defense stood to the challenge and Bennett picked off Ole Miss quarterback Randall Mackey to seal the game at 29-24.

GAME STATISTICS TEAM STATS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards-TD Punt Returns-Yards-TD Kickoff Returns-Yards-TD Interception Returns-Yards-TD Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

AR UM 20 24 29-206 46-151 232 219 28-13-0 30-18-1 57-438 76-370 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-7-0 1-0-0 3-84-0 4-58-0 1-46-0 0-0-0 4-38.8 6-36.5 1-1 0-0 2-4 12-85 22:42 37:18 4 of 13 4 of 13 2 of 3 2 of 2 4-6 2-2 3-36 1-4

RUSHING: Arkansas - Dennis Johnson 15-160; Marquel Wade 1-37; Ronnie Wingo Jr. 3-6; Broderick Green 3-5; Joe Adams 2-2; Tyler Wilson 4-(-2) Ole Miss - Brandon Bolden 14-68; Jeff Scott 13-33; Randall Mackey 13-30; Nickolas Brassell 5-17; Tobias Singleton 1-3 PASSING: Arkansas - Tyler Wilson 13-28-0-232 Ole Miss - Randall Mackey 18-30-1-219 RECEIVING: Arkansas - Joe Adams 4-124; Chris Gragg 3-39; Dennis Johnson 2-14; Jarius Wright 1-20; Cobi Hamilton 1-20; Austin Tate 1-9; Ronnie Wingo Jr. 1-6 Ole Miss - Nickolas Brassell 8-70; Donte Moncrief 5-73; Jamal Mosley 2-38; Ja-Mes Logan 1-16; Brandon Bolden 1-12; Vincent Sanders 1-10

SCORING SUMMARY Arkansas Ole Miss

1 2 3 4 F 0 7 19 3 29 3 14 0 7 24

1st Quarter 3:43 UM - Bryson Rose 43 yd field goal, 7-27 3:52 2nd Quarter 14:50 UM - Donte Moncrief 31 yd pass from Randall Mackey (Bryson Rose kick), 4-51 1:31 6:42 UM - Randall Mackey 3 yd run (Bryson Rose kick), 11-80 6:20 5:11 AR - Dennis Johnson 52 yd run (Zach Hocker kick), 5-80 1:31 3rd Quarter 11:55 AR - Zach Hocker 33 yd field goal, 10-56 2:58 6:48 AR - Tyler Wilson 1 yd run (Zach Hocker kick), 6-69 2:19 3:22 AR - Tyler Wilson 1 yd run (Zach Hocker kick), 5-75 2:11 0:14 AR - Jerry Franklin safety 4th Quarter 11:31 AR - Zach Hocker 23 yd field goal, 9-55 3:32 1:23 UM - Donte Moncrief 4 yd pass from Randall Mackey (Bryson Rose kick), 16-80 5:00

RAZORBACK FOOTBALL OCT. 29, 2011 • NASHVILLE, TENN. VANDERBILT STADIUM ATTENDANCE: 33,247 TV: SEC NETWORK

GAME 8 #8 ARKANSAS 31

VANDERBILT 28

GAME STATISTICS AR VU 22 19 26-72 42-222 316 240 43-27-0 28-15-1 69-388 70-462 2-121-1 0-0-0 3-21-0 3-25-0 5-97-0 5-129-0 1-2-0 0-0-0 5-41.2 5-44.6 3-2 2-2 7-59 3-35 28:26 31:34 5 of 15 6 of 15 2 of 2 2 of 2 3-3 2-4 2-9 3-21

RUSHING: Arkansas - Dennis Johnson 9-52; Ronnie Wingo Jr. 10-30; Brandon Mitchell 1-4; Team 1-(-1); Tyler Wilson 5-(-13) Vanderbilt - Zac Stacy 19-128; Jordan Rodgers 18-66; Fitz Lassing 1-25; Jerron Seymour 2-4; Casey Hayward 1-0 PASSING: Arkansas - Tyler Wilson 27-43-0-316 Vanderbilt - Jordan Rodgers 15-27-0-240; Zac Stacy 0-1-1-0 RECEIVING: Arkansas - Jarius Wright 10-135; Joe Adams 6-45; Chris Gragg 5-62; Ronnie Wingo Jr. 3-19; Dennis Johnson 1-26; Cobi Hamilton 1-18; Julian Horton 1-11 Vanderbilt - Jordan Matthews 6-151; Zac Stacy 3-51; Chris Boyd 3-24; Wesley Tate 3-14

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SCORING SUMMARY Arkansas Vanderbilt

1 2 3 4 F 7 7 6 11 31 7 14 7 0 28

1st Quarter 9:24 VU - Jordan Matthews 21 yd pass from Jordan Rodgers (Carey Spear kick), 8-68 3:11 2:04 AR - Brandon Mitchell 4 yd run (Zach Hocker kick), 12-88 5:22 2nd Quarter 13:03 VU - Jordan Rodgers 19 yd run (Carey Spear kick), 13-81 5:59 1:39 VU - Jordan Rodgers 3 yd run (Carey Spear kick), 10-88 5:10 0:05 AR - Jarius Wright 11 yd pass from Tyler Wilson (Zach Hocker kick), 8-62 1:34 3rd Quarter 11:39 AR - Zach Hocker 36 yd field goal, 8-51 2:37 5:02 VU - Zac Stacy 62 yd run (Carey Spear kick), 4-76 1:20 1:05 AR - Zach Hocker 50 yd field goal, 11-58 3:57 4th Quarter 13:25 AR - Jerry Franklin 94 yd fumble recovery (Jarius Wright pass from Tyler Wilson) 6:53 AR - Zach Hocker 42 yd field goal, 9-40 3:42

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Looking to capitalize on the big defensive play, Arkansas inched closer to the Vanderbilt lead as Hocker kicked his ninth field goal of the season from 36 yards out and the Commodores’ lead was cut to 21-17 with 11:55 to play in the third quarter. Possessions were traded for the next four drives before Vanderbilt scored again off a Stacy 62-yard rushing touchdown, but the Razorbacks responded with an 11-play 58-yard drive that was, again, finished off by Hocker. The sophomore kicker booted a 50-yard field goal to give Arkansas three more points. However, the Commodores still led 28-20 with 1:05 to play in the third quarter. The game-changing play came on Vanderbilt’s next possession. After the Commodores had marched down the field to the Razorback 5-yard line, Stacy fumbled the handoff from quarterback Jordan Rodgers and the ball was scooped up by UA linebacker Jerry Franklin, who returned it 94 yards for the score. Arkansas went for two after the score and Wilson found Wright in the end zone to tie the game at 28-28 with 12:09 to play. The Razorbacks nearly returned another fumble for a touchdown on Vandy’s next possession as Jerico Nelson picked the ball up from the Commodore 27-yard line and tried to dive in for the score. As Nelson’s ball hand hit the ground, the football came loose and Vanderbilt recovered in the end zone, starting its next drive on the 20. Even though the defense was back out on the field, the Razorbacks stood tall on the ensuing possession and forced a three-and-out. The next UA drive started on its own 35-yard line and the team looked to take its first lead of the day. Wilson completed three passes and running back Ronnie Wingo Jr. rushed for 19 yards on three carries to get the team within striking distance for Hocker. From the Vanderbilt 25-yard line, Hocker kicked his third field goal of the game to give Arkansas the 31-28 lead with 6:53 to play. The Commodores had a chance to tie the game on a field goal from 27 yards out, but missed it in the final seconds to complete the Razorbacks’ win.

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The No. 8 University of Arkansas football team won 31-28 against Vanderbilt, taking its fourth straight contest. The game held inside Vanderbilt Stadium was highlighted by a 94-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown from linebacker Jerry Franklin which tied the game at 28-28 early in the fourth quarter. Zach Hocker kicked his third field goal of the game with 6:53 to play to take the lead and give Arkansas the victory. Quarterback Tyler Wilson finished the game with 316 yards on 27 completions and one touchdown. His favorite target of the day was Jarius Wright, who reeled in 10 catches for 135 yards and one touchdown. Tight end Chris Gragg, who finished the game with five catches for 62 yards, also was a big factor in the passing game as he piled up the secondmost receiving yards on the team. The Razorbacks’ first touchdown came on their second possession of the game. Wilson was perfect on his first seven passes of the game and connected with five different receivers before getting inside the 5-yard line. From there, sophomore quarterback Brandon Mitchell rushed in the remaining four yards for the score, his fourth of the season and second on the ground. It was a 12-play drive that went 88 yards and tied the game at 7-7 with 4:02 left to play in the first quarter. Vanderbilt scored 14 straight points on two of its next three possessions as the game went into the second quarter, but the Razorbacks came up big before halftime, once again, as Wilson stood tall in the pocket and drove his team 62 yards in 1:34 to tally seven more points. Wilson attempted eight straight passes on the scoring drive and completed four of them with the final one going to Wright from 11 yards out. Hocker added the extra point to cut the Commodore lead to 21-14 as the two teams headed into the locker room. With the momentum in its favor, Arkansas’ defense made a huge stop at the start of the second half. On the second play from scrimmage from the Vanderbilt 46-yard line, the Commodores tried a pass over the middle from its running back, Zac Stacy, but Eric Bennett made a leaping interception at the 32-yard line to give UA possession.

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UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS NOV. 5, 2011 • FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. DONALD W. REYNOLDS RAZORBACK STADIUM ATTENDANCE: 73,804 TV: ESPN

GAME 9

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#10 SOUTH CAROLINA 28 Both of those scores went to Wright, who finished the half just under the century mark at 92 yards. The UA defense also had a great first half, holding the Gamecock offense to only 49 yards. At the start of the second half, South Carolina scored its third touchdown of the night on a nine-play, 45-yard drive that was capped by a nine-yard run by quarterback Connor Shaw. The lead was cut back to three, but Arkansas came back on its first possession of the half to double that lead to six after Hocker kicked his second field goal of the night. The added three points extended UA’s lead to 27-21 with 7:47 left on the clock in the third quarter. The Razorback defense continued its strong play on South Carolina’s next possession, forcing a fumble by Wilds at their own 38-yard line. The ball was recovered by linebacker Jerry Franklin at the 38, giving the Razorbacks excellent field position for their next drive. Arkansas was able to capitalize with another field goal by Hocker. From 25 yards out, the Russellville, Ark., native booted his third field goal of the night and extended Arkansas’ lead to 30-21 with 1:17 to go in the third period. South Carolina did cut the lead to two after a 1-yard keep from Shaw, but the Razorbacks answered with another score on their third straight possession. A systematic eightplay, 63-yard drive was finished off by a four-yard touchdown run by Ronnie Wingo, Jr. and got the Arkansas lead back to nine, 37-28, with 8:09 to go in the game. That touchdown wouldn’t be the last by Arkansas, but it did give them the lead for good. One more touchdown was added by Broderick Green from one yard out after a fumble was caused by Jake Bequette in the South Carolina backfield. Shaw dropped back to pass and Bequette came up with the huge hit to dislodge the ball. DeQuinta Jones recovered it and the Razorbacks were able to capitalize with a gamesealing touchdown to pull ahead 44-28. Bequette finished the game with three sacks.

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The 8th-ranked University of Arkansas football team got a huge boost from a 98-yard kickoff return from Dennis Johnson and a 103-yard receiving game from Jarius Wright en route to a 44-28 victory over No. 10 South Carolina inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. The win was UA’s first in a top-10 matchup in Fayetteville since 1965 and the third in school history. The other two victories both occurred in 1965 when No. 3 Arkansas defeated No. 1 Texas 27-24 on Oct. 16 and No. 2 Arkansas defeated No. 9 Texas Tech 42-24 on Nov. 20. The first score of the game came on Arkansas’ first possession. After receiving the opening kickoff, the Razorbacks drove to the South Carolina 26-yard line and Zach Hocker came on and knocked down a 44-yard kick to give Arkansas an early 3-0 lead with 11:33 to go in the first quarter. South Carolina did answer back on its second possession of the game getting a 4-yard scoring run by Brandon Wilds to take a 7-3 lead, but Arkansas countered on the ensuing kickoff. Johnson received the kick and scampered 98 yards for a touchdown to give the Razorbacks a 10-7 lead with 2:28 to go in the first quarter. South Carolina re-took the lead at 14-10, but on the ensuing possession it was Arkansas’ turn to take it right back. Wilson spotted a nice throw to Jarius Wright from 68 yards out on the first play of the drive and Wright took it the rest of the way for the touchdown. It was Wright’s first touchdown catch of the night, giving the Razorbacks a 17-14 advantage with 12:49 to play in the half. The Arkansas defense forced the Gamecocks to punt on their next possession and Wilson was back out to captain the offense. Twelve plays and 75 yards later, it was Wright who found the end zone for the second time. Wilson connected with the Warren, Ark., native for 16 yards and allowed the Razorbacks to build their lead to 24-14 at halftime. Wilson was efficient in the first half under center, passing for 11-of-22 for 175 yards and two touchdowns.

AR SC 20 17 35-136 33-79 299 128 38-20-1 25-16-1 73-435 58-207 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 4-178-1 6-168-0 1-9-0 1-48-1 0-0 4-37.0 1-0 3-3 9-60 9-45 30:55 29:05 5 of 15 8 of 12 1 of 3 0 of 0 5-7 3-3 5-35 1-4

6-3, 217 SENIOR WIDE RECEIVER WARREN, ARK. WARREN HS

RUSHING: South Carolina - Connor Shaw 14-24; Brandon Wilds 10-21; Bruce Ellington 2-11; Kenny Miles 2-9; Eric Baker 2-9; Dylan Thompson 1-4; Damiere Byrd 1-3; Team 1-(-2) Arkansas - Dennis Johnson 15-86; Broderick Green 14-32; Tyler Wilson 4-9; Ronnie Wingo Jr. 2-9 PASSING: South Carolina - Connor Shaw 16-25-1-128 Arkansas - Tyler Wilson 20-37-1-299; Brandon Mitchell 0-1-0-0 RECEIVING: South Carolina - Brandon Wilds 4-29; Ace Sanders 3-30; Alshon Jeffery 3-19; Kenny Miles 2-30; Bruce Ellington 2-11; Justice Cunningham 1-6; Nick Jones 1-3 Arkansas - Jarius Wright 4-103; Joe Adams 4-63; Dennis Johnson 4-36; Chris Gragg 3-55; Cobi Hamilton 3-19; Julian Horton 1-12; Greg Childs 1-11

6-0, 204 SENIOR SAFETY WINNIE, TEXAS EAST CHAMBERS HS

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SCORING SUMMARY South Carolina Arkansas

1 2 3 4 F 7 7 7 7 28 10 14 6 14 44

1st Quarter 11:33 AR - Zach Hocker 44 yd field goal, 8-41 3:27 2:04 SC - Brandon Wilds 4 yd run (Jay Wooten kick), 9-72 5:09 2:13 AR - Dennis Johnson 98 yd kickoff return (Zach Hocker kick) 2nd Quarter 13:04 SC - Devin Taylor 48 yd interception return (Jay Wooten kick) 12:49 AR - Jarius Wright 68 yd pass from Tyler Wilson (Zach Hocker kick), 1-68 0:15 4:11 AR - Jarius Wright 16 yd pass from Tyler Wilson (Zach Hocker kick), 12-75 4:38 3rd Quarter 10:50 SC - Connor Shaw 9 yd run (Jay Wooten kick), 9-45 4:10 7:47 AR - Zach Hocker 21 yd field goal, 9-62 3:03 1:17 AR - Zach Hocker 25 yd field goal, 9-30 3:51 4th Quarter 10:30 SC - Connor Shaw 1 yd run (Jay Wooten kick), 13-80 5:47 8:09 AR - Ronnie Wingo Jr. 4 yd run (Zach Hocker kick), 8-63 2:21 4:07 AR - Broderick Green 1 yd run (Zach Hocker kick), 2-1 1:14

RAZORBACK FOOTBALL NOV. 12, 2011 • FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. DONALD W. REYNOLDS RAZORBACK STADIUM ATTENDANCE: 72,103 TV: ESPN2

GAME 10 #8 ARKANSAS 49

TENNESSEE 7 5-10, 216 SENIOR SAFETY/LINEBACKER DESTREHAN, LA. DESTREHAN HS

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SCORING SUMMARY Tennessee Arkansas

1 2 3 4 F 0 7 0 0 7 14 7 14 14 49

1st Quarter 3:39 AR - Jarius Wright 7 yd pass from Tyler Wilson (Zach Hocker kick), 13-75 5:10 0:17 AR - Joe Adams 60 yd punt return (Zach Hocker kick) 2nd Quarter 11:25 AR - Dennis Johnson 71 yd run (Zach Hocker kick), 2-71 0:20 9:26 UT - Rajion Neal 11 yd run (Michael Palardy kick), 5-77 1:59

RUSHING: Tennessee - Marlin Lane Jr. 9-58; Tauren Poole 14-41; Rashion Neal 4-24; Jaron Toney 11-22; Da’Rick Rogers 1-3; Devrin Young 1-(-1); Justin Worley 2-(-9)

3rd Quarter 7:07 AR - Dennis Johnson 15 yd run (Zach Hocker kick), 5-52 1:51 4:17 AR - Joe Adams 40 yd pass from Tyler Wilson (Zach Hocker kick), 1-40 0:08 4th Quarter 10:58 AR - Broderick Green 10 yd pass from Tyler Wilson (Zach Hocker kick), 3-53 1:01

PASSING: Tennessee - Justin Worley 15-29-1-208; Matt Simms 3-5-0-30; Michael Palardy 0-1-0-0

6:37 AR - De’Anthony Curtis 26 yd run (Zach Hocker kick), 5-74 2:41

Arkansas - Tyler Wilson 16-26-1-224; Brandon Mitchell 1-1-0-21 RECEIVING: Tennessee - Da’Rick Rogers 5-106; Rashion Neal 3-63; Marlin Lane Jr. 3-12; Zach Rogers 2-17; Tauren Poole 2-16; Vincent Dallas 1-9; DeAnthony Arnett 1-8; Mychal Rivera 1-7

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Arkansas - Dennis Johnson 11-97; De’Anthony Curtis 6-59; Ronnie Wingo Jr. 7-51; Broderick Green 3-44; Tyler Wilson 3-3

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The Razorbacks continued the scoring in the third quarter on their second possession of the half. With the drive already beginning at its own 48-yard line, Arkansas needed only five plays to go the distance for seven more points. Johnson scampered into the end zone from 15 yards out for his second touchdown of the game, and Arkansas built its lead to 28-7 with 7:07 to play in the third quarter. The defense stepped up big again on Tennessee’s ensuing possession as the Volunteers were forced to go for it on 4th-and-1 from their own 40-yard line. The pass from Tennessee quarterback Justin Worley to DeAnthony Arnett fell incomplete and the Arkansas offense took over with good field position. One play later, Wilson connected with Adams on a 40-yard touchdown pass and the Razorbacks continued to extend their lead to 35-7 with 4:17 to play in the third. Arkansas carried the 28-point lead into the final period and scored on its first two possessions of the fourth quarter. The first score came after a huge 40-yard run by senior Broderick Green, who followed up with a 10-yard touchdown catch from Wilson two plays later. The score extended Arkansas’ lead even further to 42-7 with 10:58 to go in the game. Arkansas’ final score came from 26 yards out as De’Anthony Curtis got in on the scoring barrage. The senior from Camden, Ark., found a seam through the tackles and saw nothing but green as he scored his first touchdown of the season to light the scoreboard up one more time. The Razorbacks saw their lead go up to 49-7, which would be the final numbers as the game ended. Wilson led the way throughout the game in passing and was 16-of-26 for 224 yards and three touchdowns. Johnson was the leading rusher in the game as he collected 97 yards on 11 carries.

GAME STATISTICS AR UT 21 16 30-254 42-138 245 238 27-17-1 35-18-1 57-499 77-376 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-60-1 0-0-0 1-9-0 4-62-0 1-7-0 1-2-0 3-49.3 8-26.5 2-1 1-0 7-58 5-36 22:54 37:06 5 of 9 4 of 18 0 of 0 1 of 4 3-3 1-2 1-11 1-3

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Senior wide receiver Jarius Wright broke UA’s career receptions record as No. 8 Arkansas defeated Tennessee 49-7 inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Wright, who had five catches for 94 yards and a touchdown, broke the record with a 14-yard reception in the third quarter and finished the game with 155 career catches. Teammate Joe Adams’ two catches moved him into a tie for second with Anthony Eubanks, the previous record holder, at 153 receptions. The Razorbacks got the first score of the night after stopping a fake field goal attempt on Tennessee’s first offensive drive. Arkansas took over on its own 25-yard line and marched down the field in 13 plays for the first touchdown of the game. The drive was capped by a 7-yard pass from Wilson to Wright and pushed Arkansas in front 7-0 with 3:39 to play in the first quarter. With less than one minute remaining in the first quarter, the Arkansas defense caused another three-andout and forced Tennessee to punt. On the ensuing return, Joe Adams broke several tackles on the way to a 60-yard punt return touchdown, which sent the sold-out crowd into a frenzy. Kicker Zach Hocker added the extra point to double Arkansas’ lead to 14-0 with 17 seconds remaining in the first quarter. Heading into the second quarter, Arkansas tacked on seven more points, and this time it would only take two plays. Starting the drive at their own 29-yard line, running back Dennis Johnson received the handoff on second down and proceeded to cut through tackles before finding open space all the way to the end zone. A 71-yard scoring run gave the Razorbacks a huge 21-0 lead with 11:25 left on the clock in the second quarter. Tennessee did answer back on its next possession with an 11-yard touchdown run by Rajon Neal to cut the lead to 21-7, but that would be the last score of the half as the Razorbacks took a 14-point lead into the locker room.

TEAM STATS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards-TD Punt Returns-Yards-TD Kickoff Returns-Yards-TD Interception Returns-Yards-TD Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

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Arkansas - Jarius Wright 5-94; Dennis Johnson 4-43; Joe Adams 2-52; Chris Gragg 2-17; Cobi Hamilton 2-8; Javontee Herndon 1-21; Broderick Green 1-10

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UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS NOV. 19, 2011 • LITTLE ROCK, ARK. WAR MEMORIAL STADIUM ATTENDANCE: 55,761 TV: CBS

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#6 ARKANSAS 44 Behind career days from junior quarterback Tyler Wilson and junior tight end Chris Gragg, the sixthranked University of Arkansas football team defeated Mississippi State 44-17 at War Memorial Stadium. Wilson was 32-for-43 passing with 365 yards and three touchdowns. The 32 completions set a school record, breaking the previous record that had stood since 1971. Gragg hauled in nine passes for 119 yards and one touchdown, including a game-long 41-yard catch. Arkansas outscored Mississippi State 34-10 in the first half and held the Bulldogs scoreless in the second half until a touchdown with 15 seconds left. The Razorbacks set the tone for the day by scoring on their opening drive of the game, a 66-yard march punctuated by a leaping 20-yard touchdown catch by Cobi Hamilton on a 3rd-and-10 pass from Wilson. Mississippi State countered with a field goal after the teams traded punts, but Arkansas opened its lead up to 14-3 with 1:34 left in the first quarter by establishing its rushing attack. The Razorbacks had a 1st-and-Goal from the Mississippi State 7-yard line and rushed three straight times for the touchdown, with fullback Kiero Small barreling in for the score from one yard out on third down. Mississippi State cut the Arkansas lead to 14-10 early in the second quarter, getting a five-yard touchdown run from Dylan Favre, the Bulldogs’ first of the day. The Razorback defense held Mississippi State to a three-and-out with 3:57 left in the first half, and Arkansas came roaring back. Wilson led the team down the field for a six-play 75-yard drive that ended with a 32-yard touchdown pass to Joe Adams. Seventytwo of the 75 yards came from the arm of Wilson, who was 5-for-5 passing on the drive.

MISSISSIPPI STATE 17 Wilson manufactured yet another drive late in the first half, moving the ball 38 yards in just over one minute to set up a 44-yard field goal by Zach Hocker to make the score 24-10 at the half. Arkansas increased its lead to 31-10 with 7:31 left in the third quarter with another persistent drive. On second down from the Bulldogs’ two yard line, Wilson sold a play action fake effectively and found Gragg wide open in the end zone for the touchdown. Hocker tacked on his second field goal of the day with 2:10 left in the third quarter, a 48 yarder to give Arkansas a 34-10 lead. He also knocked a 27-yard field goal through the uprights less than three minutes into the fourth quarter to make the lead 37-10. Broderick Green added the final exclamation point to the win with 3:20 left in the fourth quarter with a two-yard touchdown run to make the score 44-10. Quarterback Brandon Mitchell led the offense down the field for a 10-play 51-yard drive in his first appearance of the game to set up Green’s run. Although Wilson and the Razorback passing attack led the offense, running back Dennis Johnson had a strong day on the ground, notching 14 carries for 98 yards. Wide receiver Jarius Wright added eight catches for 96 yards to increase his all-time school record in receptions to 163. Fellow senior Adams had three catches for 27 yards and his third touchdown catch of the season. Senior safety Tramain Thomas had nine tackles for Arkansas, and senior Jake Bequette added two sacks. The Razorback defense held Mississippi State to just 211 yards of total offense in the game.

AR MS 29 13 39-166 32-84 373 127 45-33-0 31-15-0 84-539 63-211 1-4-0 1-52-0 4-25-0 1-5-0 4-64-0 4-89-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 2-40.5 7-43.9 2-1 1-1 4-30 3-28 35:21 24:39 10 of 17 5 of 16 0 of 0 1 of 3 5-7 3-3 3-31 1-13

RUSHING: Mississippi State - Vick Ballard 13-54; LaDarius Perkins 6-21; Dylan Favre 9-8; Tyler Russell 4-1 Arkansas - Dennis Johnson 14-98; Ronnie Wingo Jr. 10-44; Broderick Green 10-24; Brandon Mitchell 1-7; Kiero Small 1-1; Team 1-(-1); Tyler Wilson 2-(-7) PASSING: Mississippi State - Dylan Favre 8-16-0-72; Tyler Russell 7-15-0-55 Arkansas - Tyler Wilson 32-43-0-365; Brandon Mitchell 1-1-0-8; Team 0-1-0-0 RECEIVING: Mississippi State - Chris Smith 3-25; Robert Johnson 3-22; Malcolm Johnson 2-26; Brandon Heavens 2-19; Vick Ballard 2-6; Arceto Clark 1-13; Jameon Lewis 1-11; Chad Bumphis 1-5 Arkansas - Chris Gragg 8-119; Jarius Wright 8-96; Javontee Herndon 4-40; Cobi Hamilton 4-36; Greg Childs 3-32; Joe Adams 3-27; Austin Tate 2-24; Ronnie Wingo Jr. 1-(-1)

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1 2 3 4 F Mississippi State 3 7 0 7 17 Arkansas 14 10 10 10 44 1st Quarter 12:42 AR - Cobi Hamilton 20 yd pass from Tyler Wilson (Zach Hocker kick), 6-66 2:18 4:49 MS - Derek DePasquale 35 yd field goal, 9-35 3:26 1:34 AR - Kiero Small 1 yd run (Zach Hocker kick), 7-68 3:15 2nd Quarter 12:06 MS - Dylan Favre 5 yd run (Derek DePasquale kick), 4-28 1:23

GAME STATISTICS TEAM STATS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards-TD Punt Returns-Yards-TD Kickoff Returns-Yards-TD Interception Returns-Yards-TD Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

SCORING SUMMARY

2:04 AR - Joe Adams 32 yd pass from Tyler Wilson (Zach Hocker kick), 6-75 1:53 0:05 AR - Zach Hocker 44 yd field goal, 8-38 1:09 3rd Quarter 7:31 AR - Chris Gragg 2 yd pass from Tyler Wilson (Zach Hocker kick), 12-78 5:40 2:10 AR - Zach Hocker 48 yd field goal, 9-35 3:34 4th Quarter 13:02 AR - Zach Hocker 27 yd field goal, 9-42 3:03 3:20 AR - Broderick Green 2 yd run (Zach Hocker kick), 10-51 5:20 0:15 MS - Malcolm Johnson 13 yd pass from Dylan Favre (Derek DePasquale kick), 12-66 3:05

RAZORBACK FOOTBALL NOV. 25, 2011 • BATON ROUGE, LA. TIGER STADIUM ATTENDANCE: 93,108 TV: CBS

GAME 12 #3 ARKANSAS 17

Michael Ford rush, Razorback safety Tramain Thomas dislodged the ball, which was then scooped up by Alonzo Highsmith and returned back the other way for six points. The fumble return totaled 47 yards and put Arkansas up 14-0 with 12:11 to play in the half. LSU scored 21 straight points to go into halftime, getting a Kenny Hilliard rushing touchdown from six yards out and a 92-yard punt return for a touchdown by Tyrann Mathieu. The third straight score came from a nine-yard pass from Jordan Jefferson to Russell Shepard to give LSU a 21-14 lead at the half. Arkansas responded on LSU’s first possession of the second half. After LSU drove the ball down to the UA 17-yard line, Thomas made a diving interception of a Jefferson pass for his fifth this season and 12th of his career. His 12 interceptions are tied for third on Arkansas’ all-time career interceptions list. On the second play after the interception, Wilson found Hamilton along the sideline for a 60-yard gain which set up a 29-yard field goal for Hocker. The added three points cut LSU’s lead to 21-17 with 7:42 to play in the third quarter but would be the final Razorback points of the afternoon.

1 2 3 4 F 0 14 3 0 17 0 21 3 17 41

2nd Quarter 14:54 AR - Jarius Wright 13 yd pass from Tyler Wilson (Zach Hocker kick), 11-62 5:24

5:15 LS - Kenny Hilliard 6 yd run (Drew Alleman kick) 14-77 6:49 3:24 LS - Tyrann Mathieu 92 yd punt return (Drew Alleman kick)

RUSHING: Arkansas - Dennis Johnson 10-31; Broderick Green 5-23; Ronnie Wingo Jr. 4-16; Brandon Mitchell 1-(-6); Tyler Wilson 8-(-17) LSU - Kenny Hilliard 19-102; Michael Ford 11-96; Jo. Jefferson 7-53; Spencer Ware 8-37; Team 1-(-2) PASSING: Arkansas - Tyler Wilson 14-22-1-207

RECEIVING: Arkansas - Greg Childs 3-40; Joe Adams 3-35; Cobi Hamilton 2-75; Chris Gragg 2-35; Jarius Wright 2-27; Dennis Johnson 2-(-5). LSU - Reuben Randle 9-134; Odell Beckham 3-27; Russell Shepard 2-13; De. Peterson 2-9; Kadron Boone 1-17; Spencer Ware 1-8

3rd Quarter 7:42 AR - Zach Hocker 29 yd field goal 9-76 3:11 2:14 LS - Drew Alleman 21 yd field goal 10-76 5:28 4th Quarter 11:04 LS - Spencer Ware 7 yd run (Drew Alleman kick) 9-45 3:56 10:09 LS - Jordan Jefferson 48 yd run (Drew Alleman kick) 2-50 0:48 5:08 LS - Drew Alleman 37 yd field goal 8-41 3:32

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LSU - Jo. Jefferson 18-29-1-208

0:59 LS - Russell Shepard 9 yd pass from Jordan Jefferson (Drew Alleman kick) 5-66 1:00

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AR LS 11 26 28-47 46-286 207 208 14-22-1 18-29-1 50-254 75-494 1-47-1 1-19-0 0-0-0 3-115-1 3-29-0 2-38-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 5-50.4 2-42.0 4-2 3-1 5-36 6-34 22:51 37:09 6 of 13 9 of 14 0 of 0 0 of 0 2-2 5-7 2-11 5-40

Arkansas LSU

12:11 AR - Alonzo Highsmith 47 yd fumble recovery (Zach Hocker kick)

GAME STATISTICS TEAM STATS FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards-TD Punt Returns-Yards-TD Kickoff Returns-Yards-TD Interception Returns-Yards-TD Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

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2011 IN REVIEW

The No. 3 University of Arkansas football team fell to No. 1 LSU 41-17 at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La. Arkansas was led offensively by quarterback Tyler Wilson, who totaled 205 yards on 14-of-22 passing. Cobi Hamilton led all Arkansas receivers as he collected 75 yards on two catches, including a 60-yard reception early in the second half. Jarius Wright had two catches for 27 yards in the game and one touchdown. His 13-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter gave him the Arkansas single-season receiving yards record. His 1,029 yards bettered the previous record set by Anthony Lucas in 1998 when he totaled 1,004. Wright’s touchdown catch in the second quarter also tied the school’s single season receiving touchdowns record. The 11 touchdown receptions tied him with Marcus Monk, who set the record in 2006. Wright broke one final record as his two receptions gave him the Arkansas single-season receptions record set by J.J. Meadors back in 1995. Wright has 63 catches bettering Meadors’ mark of 62. Both teams fought to a stalemate through the first quarter as the Razorbacks nor the Tigers could total more than 17 yards in each of their possessions. However, the second quarter was a much different story as Arkansas struck the scoreboard first with a 13-yard touchdown pass from Wilson to Wright. The drive lasted 11 plays and went 62 yards for the first score of the afternoon. Zach Hocker added the extra point to give the Razorbacks a 7-0 lead with 14:54 to go in the second quarter. On LSU’s ensuing possession, the Tigers had crossed midfield and were looking to even things up, but on a

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TEAM STATISTICS

2011 ARKANSAS RAZORBACK FOOTBALL STATISTICS (10-2, 6-2 SEC) Date Sep 3, 2011 Sep 10, 2011 Sep 17, 2011 Sep 24, 2011 Oct 01, 2011 Oct 08, 2011 Oct 22, 2011 Oct 29, 2011 Nov 05, 2011 Nov 12, 2011 Nov 19, 2011 Nov 25, 2011

Opponent RESULT MISSOURI STATE W NEW MEXICO! W TROY W at #3 Alabama* L vs #14 Texas A&M+ W #15 AUBURN* W at Ole Miss* W at Vanderbilt* W #10 SOUTH CAROLINA* W TENNESSEE* W MISSISSIPPI STATE!* W at #1 LSU* L

Score 51-7 52-3 38-28 14-38 42-38 38-14 29-24 31-28 44-28 49-7 44-17 17-41

Overall 1-0 2-0 3-0 3-1 4-1 5-1 6-1 7-1 8-1 9-1 10-1 10-2

Time 2:52 3:13 3:32 3:04 3:43 3:32 3:34 3:24 3:25 3:21 3:17 3:22

Attend 70607 52606 69861 101821 69838 74191 57951 33247 73804 72103 55761 93108

! INDICATES GAME IN LITTLE ROCK, ARK. + INDICATES GAME IN ARLINGTON, TEXAS * INDICATES CONFERENCE GAME

TEAM STATISTICS SCORING Points Per Game FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty RUSHING YARDAGE Yards gained rushing Yards lost rushing Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing PASSING YARDAGE Comp-Att-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing TOTAL OFFENSE Total Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game KICK RETURNS: #-Yards PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards INT RETURNS: #-Yards

AR OPP 449 273 37.4 22.8 266 225 86 101 161 108 19 16 1657 2092 1941 2368 284 276 382 465 4.3 4.5 138.1 174.3 25 20 3693 2365 279-440-7 216-377-11 8.4 6.3 13.2 10.9 307.8 197.1 24 11 5350 4457 822 842 6.5 5.3 445.8 371.4 39-903 49-1098 28-358 24-345 11-154 7-125

TEAM STATISTICS AR OPP KICK RETURN AVERAGE 23.2 22.4 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE 12.8 14.4 INT RETURN AVERAGE 14.0 17.9 FUMBLES-LOST 25-12 16-8 PENALTIES-Yards 74-550 75-628 Average Per Game 45.8 52.3 PUNTS-Yards 49-2213 76-3023 Average Per Punt 45.2 39.8 Net punt average 37.3 34.5 TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 28:15 31:45 3RD-DOWN Conversions 70/167 68/181 3rd-Down Pct 42% 38% 4TH-DOWN Conversions 11/15 10/20 4th-Down Pct 73% 50% SACKS BY-Yards 22-168 25-168 MISC YARDS 0 0 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 56 36 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS 18-24 7-10 ON-SIDE KICKS 0-0 1-1 RED-ZONE SCORES (47-54) 87% (24-33) 73% RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS (34-54) 63% (19-33) 58% PAT-ATTEMPTS (53-54) 98% (36-36) 100% ATTENDANCE 468933 286127 Games/Avg Per Game 7/66990 4/71532 Neutral Site Games 1/69838

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Arkansas Opponents

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Conference 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 6-1 6-2

1st

2nd 3rd

4th

OT Total

114 120 110 105 0 449 58 108 59 48 0 273

RAZORBACK FOOTBALL

PASSING G Effic Cmp-Att-Int Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G Tyler Wilson 12 148.66 257-407-6 63.1 3422 22 68 285.2 Brandon Mitchell 9 154.26 22-32-1 68.8 271 2 54 30.1 TEAM 5 0.00 0-1-0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 Total 12 148.73 279-440-7 63.4 3693 24 68 307.8 Opponents 12 113.78 216-377-11 57.3 2365 11 61 197.1

No. 16 12 28 24

INTERCEPTIONS Tramain Thomas Eric Bennett Greg Gatson Jerico Nelson Alonzo Highsmith Total Opponents

Yds Avg 259 16.2 99 8.2 358 12.8 345 14.4

TD 3 0 3 2

Long 69 19 69 92

No. Yds Avg 5 70 14.0 3 63 21.0 1 0 0.0 1 12 12.0 1 9 9.0 11 154 14.0 7 125 17.9

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 3

Long 29 46 0 12 9 46 53

KICK RETURNS Dennis Johnson Marquel Wade Keante Minor Kiero Small Terrell Williams Matt Marshall Seth Armbrust De’Anthony Curtis Total Opponents

No. 18 12 3 2 1 1 1 1 39 49

Yds Avg 461 25.6 318 26.5 67 22.3 17 8.5 7 7.0 11 11.0 13 13.0 9 9.0 903 23.2 1098 22.4

TD 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

Long 98 85 29 11 7 11 13 0 98 55

FUMBLE RETURNS Tevin Mitchel Jerry Franklin Ross Rasner Jerico Nelson Alonzo Highsmith Total Opponents

No. 1 1 1 1 1 5 2

Yds Avg TD 1 1.0 0 94 94.0 1 4 4.0 0 27 27.0 0 47 47.0 1 173 34.6 2 71 35.5 0

Long 1 94 4 26 47 94 52

No. Yds Avg Long TB 49 2213 45.2 70 2 49 2213 45.2 70 2 76 3023 39.8 72 2

KICKOFFS Zach Hocker Total Opponents

No. 86 86 55

Yds Avg 5837 67.9 5837 67.9 3432 62.4

FC 15 15 24

I20 Blkd 14 0 14 0 18 0

TB OB Retn Net YdLn 36 1 36 1 1098 46.7 23 15 0 903 40.5 29

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PUNTING Dylan Breeding Total Opponents

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RECEIVING G No. Yds Avg TD Long Avg/G Jarius Wright 11 63 1029 16.3 11 68 93.5 Joe Adams 12 49 630 12.9 3 67 52.5 Chris Gragg 12 40 492 12.3 2 41 41.0 Cobi Hamilton 12 31 516 16.6 3 60 43.0 Dennis Johnson 10 22 253 11.5 2 31 25.3 Ronnie Wingo Jr. 11 19 183 9.6 2 39 16.6 Greg Childs 10 16 192 12.0 0 19 19.2 Julian Horton 12 9 85 9.4 0 19 7.1 Javontee Herndon 12 8 137 17.1 0 41 11.4 Marquel Wade 10 8 62 7.8 0 20 6.2 Austin Tate 12 7 53 7.6 0 16 4.4 De’Anthony Curtis 12 3 29 9.7 0 18 2.4 Broderick Green 8 1 10 10.0 1 10 1.2 Maudrecus Humphrey 11 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.8 Kiero Small 12 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.6 Colton Miles-Nash 10 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.6 Total 12 279 3693 13.2 24 68 307.8 Opponents 12 216 2365 10.9 11 61 197.1

PUNT RETURNS Joe Adams Marquel Wade Total Opponents

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING GP Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G Dennis Johnson 10 101 665 28 637 6.3 3 71 63.7 Ronnie Wingo Jr. 11 95 470 30 440 4.6 3 29 40.0 Broderick Green 8 61 216 16 200 3.3 5 40 25.0 Joe Adams 12 9 148 10 138 15.3 1 92 11.5 De’Anthony Curtis 12 20 119 0 119 5.9 1 26 9.9 Kody Walker 3 20 68 0 68 3.4 5 9 22.7 Brandon Mitchell 9 15 79 21 58 3.9 2 18 6.4 Marquel Wade 10 1 37 0 37 37.0 0 37 3.7 Kiero Small 12 1 1 0 1 1.0 1 1 0.1 Ronald Watkins 1 1 0 2 -2 -2.0 0 0 -2.0 TEAM 5 5 0 18 -18 -3.6 0 0 -3.6 Tyler Wilson 12 53 138 159 -21 -0.4 4 30 -1.8 Total 12 382 1941 284 1657 4.3 25 92 138.1 Opponents 12 465 2368 276 2092 4.5 20 62 174.3

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TOTAL OFFENSE G Plays Rush Pass Total Avg/G Tyler Wilson 12 460 -21 3422 3401 283.4 Dennis Johnson 10 101 637 0 637 63.7 Ronnie Wingo Jr. 11 95 440 0 440 40.0 Brandon Mitchell 9 47 58 271 329 36.6 Broderick Green 8 61 200 0 200 25.0 Joe Adams 12 9 138 0 138 11.5 De’Anthony Curtis 12 20 119 0 119 9.9 Kody Walker 3 20 68 0 68 22.7 Marquel Wade 10 1 37 0 37 3.7 Kiero Small 12 1 1 0 1 0.1 Ronald Watkins 1 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 TEAM 5 6 -18 0 -18 -3.6 Total 12 822 1657 3693 5350 445.8 Opponents 12 842 2092 2365 4457 371.4

SCORING

Zach Hocker Jarius Wright Joe Adams Broderick Green Dennis Johnson Kody Walker Ronnie Wingo Jr. Tyler Wilson Cobi Hamilton Brandon Mitchell Chris Gragg Jerry Franklin De’Anthony Curtis Marquel Wade Alonzo Highsmith Kiero Small Total Opponents

FG SEQUENCE ARKANSAS OPPONENTS Missouri State (32) New Mexico 48,(24) (47) Troy (22) 33,31 Alabama - (20) Texas A&M (26),(32) (23) Auburn 34,(36) Ole Miss (33),(23) (43) Vanderbilt (36),(50),(42) 27 South Carolina (44),45,29,(21),(25) Tennessee 40 Mississippi State 32,(44),(48),(27) (35) LSU (29) (21),(37) Numbers in (parentheses) indicate field goal was made.

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TD

FGs

Kick

Rush

0 18-24 53-54 0-0 11 0-0 0-0 0-0 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 4 0-0 0-0 1-1 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 56 18-24 53-54 1-1 36 7-10 36-36 0-0

Rcv

0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Pass

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0

DXP

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Saf

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0

Points

107 68 42 36 36 30 30 26 18 12 12 8 6 6 6 6 449 273

FIELD GOALS FGM-FGA Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lg Blk Zach Hocker 18-24 75.0 0-0 8-9 5-7 4-7 1-1 50 1 ALL PURPOSE G Rush Rec PR KOR IR Tot Avg/G Dennis Johnson 10 637 253 0 461 0 1351 135.1 Jarius Wright 11 0 1029 0 0 0 1029 93.5 Joe Adams 12 138 630 259 0 0 1027 85.6 Ronnie Wingo Jr. 11 440 183 0 0 0 623 56.6 Marquel Wade 10 37 62 99 318 0 516 51.6 Cobi Hamilton 12 0 516 0 0 0 516 43.0 Chris Gragg 12 0 492 0 0 0 492 41.0 Broderick Green 8 200 10 0 0 0 210 26.2 Greg Childs 10 0 192 0 0 0 192 19.2 De’Anthony Curtis 12 119 29 0 9 0 157 13.1 Javontee Herndon 12 0 137 0 0 0 137 11.4 Julian Horton 12 0 85 0 0 0 85 7.1 Tramain Thomas 12 0 0 0 0 70 70 5.8 Kody Walker 3 68 0 0 0 0 68 22.7 Keante Minor 10 0 0 0 67 0 67 6.7 Eric Bennett 12 0 0 0 0 63 63 5.2 Brandon Mitchell 9 58 0 0 0 0 58 6.4

ALL PURPOSE G Rush Rec PR KOR IR Tot Avg/G Austin Tate 12 0 53 0 0 0 53 4.4 Kiero Small 12 1 7 0 17 0 25 2.1 Seth Armbrust 12 0 0 0 13 0 13 1.1 Jerico Nelson 12 0 0 0 0 12 12 1.0 Matt Marshall 10 0 0 0 11 0 11 1.1 Maudrecus Humphrey 11 0 9 0 0 0 9 0.8 Alonzo Highsmith 12 0 0 0 0 9 9 0.8 Terrell Williams 12 0 0 0 7 0 7 0.6 Colton Miles-Nash 10 0 6 0 0 0 6 0.6 Ronald Watkins 1 -2 0 0 0 0 -2 -2.0 TEAM 5 -18 0 0 0 0 -18 -3.6 Tyler Wilson 12 -21 0 0 0 0 -21 -1.8 Total 12 1657 3693 358 903 154 6765 563.8 Opponents 12 2092 2365 345 1098 125 6025 502.1

RAZORBACK FOOTBALL

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

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|-------Tackles-------| |-Sacks-| |---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd DEFENSIVE LEADERS GP-GS Solo Ast Total TFL-Yds No-Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf 34 Jerry Franklin 12 42 51 93 10.0-23 0.5-3 . 4 5 2-94 . . 1 5 Tramain Thomas 12 43 44 87 2.5-9 . 5-70 6 . . 1 . . 45 Alonzo Highsmith 12 32 41 73 10.5-48 3.5-33 1-9 1 1 1-47 1 . . 14 Eric Bennett 12 28 41 69 3.0-5 . 3-63 3 . . . . . 31 Jerico Nelson 12 29 34 63 5.5-16 2.0-8 1-12 2 4 1-27 . . . 8 Tevin Mitchel 12 30 23 53 0.5-0 . . . . 1-1 . . . 35 Ross Rasner 12 28 22 50 2.0-6 2.0-6 . 3 3 1-4 . . . 54 Byran Jones 12 13 32 45 3.5-4 . . . 2 . . . . 9 Elton Ford 12 14 25 39 0.5-1 . . 1 . . . . . 42 Chris Smith 12 11 18 29 4.0-15 1.5-11 . 1 2 . . . . 86 Trey Flowers 12 16 12 28 5.5-21 1.0-11 . 2 1 . . . . 28 Greg Gatson 12 17 10 27 1.0-1 . 1-0 2 . . . . . 6 Isaac Madison 9 20 6 26 . . . 4 . . . . . 91 Jake Bequette 9 10 15 25 8.5-81 8.0-78 . 1 4 . 4 . . 61 Zach Stadther 12 5 18 23 . . . 1 3 . . . . 98 Robert Thomas 11 7 15 22 2.5-9 1.0-7 . . 2 . . . . 43 Tenarius Wright 7 5 15 20 2.0-9 0.5-5 . . 5 . 1 . . 21 Darius Winston 12 10 7 17 . . . . 1 . . . . 92 DeQuinta Jones 12 5 11 16 2.0-3 1.0-2 . 1 2 1-0 . . . 25 Terrell Williams 12 7 9 16 . . . . . . . . . 51 Alfred Davis 12 8 6 14 0.5-1 . . . . . . . . 39 Jarrett Lake 11 2 10 12 . . . . . . . . . 47 Matt Marshall 10 8 3 11 1.0-1 . . . . . 1 . . 38 Jerry Mitchell 12 3 8 11 . . . 2 . . . . . 10 Braylon Mitchell 10 2 5 7 . . . . . . . . . 48 Lonnie Gosha 4 2 5 7 1.0-4 1.0-4 . . . . . . . 32 Bret Harris 12 2 4 6 . . . 1 . . . . . 22 Darrell Smith 8 1 5 6 . . . . . . . . . 1 Marquel Wade 10 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . 57 Jared Green 4 2 3 5 . . . . 1 . . . . 90 Colton Miles-Nash 10 2 2 4 . . . . . . . . . 27 Alan Turner 7 1 3 4 . . . . . . . . . 46 Tyler Gilbert 5 . 3 3 . . . . 1 . . . . 19 Javontee Herndon 12 3 . 3 . . . . . . . . . 18 Zach Hocker 12 1 2 3 . . . . . 1-0 . . . 2 Julian Horton 12 . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . 53 Alan D’Appollonio 12 . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . 13 Seth Armbrust 12 . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . 72 Grant Cook 12 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . 75 Luke Charpentier 7 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . 76 Tyler Deacon 10 . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . 79 Grant Freeman 12 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . 24 Daunte Carr 2 . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . 23 De’Anthony Curtis 12 . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . 80 Chris Gragg 12 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . 3 Joe Adams 12 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . TM TEAM 5 1 . 1 . . . . . . 1 . . 33 Dennis Johnson 10 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . Total 12 419 519 938 66-257 22-168 11-154 35 37 8-173 9 . 1 Opponents 12 433 412 845 74.0-309 25-168 7-125 47 38 12-71 16 1 .

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GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

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|-----------RUSHING-----------| |------RECEIVING------| |---------------PASSING---------------| |----------KICK RET----------| |----------PUNT RET----------| Tot Date Opponent No. Yds TD Lg No. Yds TD Lg Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Lg No Yds TD Lg No Yds TD Lg Off MISSOURI STATE 33 102 2 14 28 364 3 41 28-35-0 364 3 41 1 18 0 18 8 188 2 69 466 9/3 9/10 NEW MEXICO 42 259 4 30 26 373 2 54 26-39-1 373 2 54 2 104 1 85 4 20 0 13 632 9/17 TROY 40 151 3 22 23 303 2 56 23-36-1 303 2 56 3 76 0 35 3 12 0 9 454 9/24 at Alabama 19 17 0 14 24 209 2 39 24-40-2 209 2 39 6 125 0 30 2 6 0 5 226 10/1 vs Texas A&M 30 71 2 19 30 510 3 68 30-51-0 510 3 68 6 108 0 20 1 19 0 19 581 10/8 AUBURN 31 176 3 92 24 262 2 40 24-36-0 262 2 40 1 11 0 11 0 0 0 0 438 10/22 at Ole Miss 29 206 3 52 13 232 0 67 13-28-0 232 0 67 3 84 0 33 1 7 0 7 438 10/29 at Vanderbilt 26 72 1 21 27 316 1 37 27-43-0 316 1 37 5 97 0 34 3 21 0 12 388 35 136 2 17 20 299 2 68 20-38-1 299 2 68 4 178 1 98 1 0 0 0 435 11/5 SOUTH CAROLINA 11/12 TENNESSEE 30 254 3 71 17 245 3 40 17-27-1 245 3 40 1 9 0 0 1 60 1 60 499 39 166 2 21 33 373 3 41 33-45-0 373 3 41 4 64 0 34 4 25 0 9 539 11/19 MISSISSIPPI STATE 11/25 at LSU 28 47 0 14 14 207 1 60 14-22-1 207 1 60 3 29 0 13 0 0 0 0 254 Totals 382 1657 25 92 279 3693 24 68 279-440-7 3693 24 68 39 903 2 98 28 358 3 69 5350 Opponent 465 2092 20 62 216 2365 11 61 216-377-11 2365 11 61 49 1098 0 55 24 345 2 92 4457 Games played: 12 Avg per rush: 4.3 Avg per catch: 13.2 Pass efficiency: 148.73 Kick ret avg: 23.2 Punt ret avg: 12.8 All purpose avg/game: 563.8 Total offense avg/gm: 445.8

|----------------TACKLES----------------| |-SACKS-| |---FUMBLE---| Date Opponent Solo Ast Total TFL-Yds No-Yds FF FR-Yds 9/3 MISSOURI STATE 18 50 68 6.0-23 2.0-17 1 0-0 9/10 NEW MEXICO 24 54 78 4.0-7 0.0-0 1 0-0 9/17 TROY 34 38 72 3.0-9 1.0-6 0 0-0 9/24 at Alabama 39 30 69 6.0-13 2.0-8 0 0-0 10/1 vs Texas A&M 65 30 95 3.0-7 0.0-0 1 1-1 10/8 AUBURN 34 56 90 8.0-18 1.0-4 0 0-0 10/22 at Ole Miss 45 34 79 10.0-58 3.0-36 0 0-0 10/29 at Vanderbilt 45 24 69 6.0-18 2.0-9 1 2-121 11/5 SOUTH CAROLINA 31 32 63 7.0-38 5.0-35 2 3-0 11/12 TENNESSEE 31 57 88 5.0-18 1.0-11 1 0-0 11/19 MISSISSIPPI STATE 28 38 66 6.0-37 3.0-31 1 1-4 11/25 at LSU 25 76 101 2.0-11 2.0-11 1 1-47 Totals 419 519 938 66.0-257 22.0-168 9 8-173 Opponent 433 412 845 74.0-309 25.0-168 16 12-71

|----------------------------------------PUNTING-----------------------------------------| Date Opponent No Yds Avg Long Blkd TB FC 50+ I20 9/3 MISSOURI STATE 2 82 41.0 50 0 0 1 1 1 9/10 NEW MEXICO 1 41 41.0 41 0 0 0 0 0 9/17 TROY 5 216 43.2 53 0 0 2 2 3 9/24 at Alabama 8 357 44.6 54 0 0 4 2 1 10/1 vs Texas A&M 7 339 48.4 56 0 1 2 4 1 10/8 AUBURN 7 311 44.4 59 0 0 1 1 2 10/22 at Ole Miss 4 175 43.8 52 0 1 2 1 0 10/29 at Vanderbilt 5 206 41.2 50 0 0 2 1 1 11/5 SOUTH CAROLINA 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11/12 TENNESSEE 3 148 49.3 55 0 0 1 2 2 11/19 MISSISSIPPI STATE 2 86 43.0 49 0 0 0 0 1 11/25 at LSU 5 252 50.4 70 0 0 0 2 2 Totals 49 2213 45.2 70 0 2 15 16 14 Opponent 76 3023 39.8 72 0 2 24 11 18

|---Pass Defense ----| Int-Yds QBH Brk 1-12 5 3 0-0 4 4 1-15 6 4 0-0 2 2 1-0 1 1 3-67 1 2 1-46 1 4 1--2 1 3 1-9 2 2 1-7 5 5 0-0 4 4 1-0 5 1 11-154 37 35 7-125 38 47

Blkd Kick 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

|-------FIELD GOALS-------| Att-Made Lg Blkd 1-1 32 0 9 2-1 24 0 9 1-1 22 0 7 0-0 0 0 3 2-2 32 0 8 2-1 36 0 7 2-2 33 0 6 3-3 50 0 7 5-3 44 0 9 1-0 0 0 8 4-3 48 1 9 1-1 29 0 4 24-18 50 1 86 10-7 47 0 55

|--------XPTS--------| Att-Mad Run Rcv 7-6 0 0 7-7 0 0 5-5 0 0 2-2 0 0 4-4 1 0 5-5 0 0 3-3 0 0 2-2 0 1 5-5 0 0 7-7 0 0 5-5 0 0 2-2 0 0 54-53 1 1 36-36 0 0

Saf Pts 0 51 0 52 0 38 0 14 0 42 0 38 1 29 0 31 0 44 0 49 0 44 0 17 1 449 0 273

|------------------KICKOFFS---------------| No Yds Avg TB OB 612 68.0 5 0 615 68.3 2 0 481 68.7 2 1 210 70.0 2 0 559 69.9 2 0 459 65.6 5 0 388 64.7 2 0 486 69.4 2 0 612 68.0 3 0 532 66.5 4 0 603 67.0 5 0 280 70.0 2 0 5837 67.9 36 1 3432 62.4 15 0

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opponent TEAM STATISTICS

Games played: 12 Avg per rush: 4.5 Avg per catch: 10.9 Pass efficiency: 113.78 Kick ret avg: 22.4 Punt ret avg: 14.4 All purpose avg/game: 502.1 Total offense avg/gm: 371.4

Blkd Kick 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0

|-------FIELD GOALS-------| Att-Made Lg Blkd 0-0 0 0 2 1-1 47 0 2 2-0 0 0 5 1-1 20 0 7 1-1 23 0 7 0-0 0 0 3 1-1 43 0 5 1-0 0 0 5 0-0 0 0 5 0-0 0 0 2 1-1 35 0 4 2-2 37 0 8 10-7 47 0 55 24-18 50 1 86

|--------XPTS--------| Att-Mad Run Rcv 1-1 0 0 0-0 0 0 4-4 0 0 5-5 0 0 5-5 0 0 2-2 0 0 3-3 0 0 4-4 0 0 4-4 0 0 1-1 0 0 2-2 0 0 5-5 0 0 36-36 0 0 54-53 1 1

Saf Pts 0 7 0 3 0 28 0 38 0 38 0 14 0 24 0 28 0 28 0 7 0 17 0 41 0 273 1 449

|------------------KICKOFFS---------------| No Yds Avg TB OB 131 65.5 1 0 114 57.0 0 0 324 64.8 2 0 430 61.4 1 0 448 64.0 1 0 192 64.0 2 0 349 69.8 2 0 318 63.6 0 0 292 58.4 0 0 114 57.0 1 0 203 50.8 0 0 517 64.6 5 0 3432 62.4 15 0 5837 67.9 36 1

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|----------------------------------------PUNTING-----------------------------------------| Date Opponent No Yds Avg Long Blkd TB FC 50+ I20 9/3 MISSOURI STATE 8 367 45.9 72 0 0 0 2 1 9/10 NEW MEXICO 9 331 36.8 48 0 1 0 0 1 9/17 TROY 6 241 40.2 51 0 1 1 1 0 9/24 at Alabama 6 225 37.5 44 0 0 3 0 0 10/1 vs Texas A&M 6 214 35.7 50 0 0 4 1 4 10/8 AUBURN 9 360 40.0 54 0 0 6 2 6 10/22 at Ole Miss 6 226 37.7 45 0 0 3 0 3 10/29 at Vanderbilt 5 223 44.6 59 0 0 1 1 2 11/5 SOUTH CAROLINA 4 148 37.0 45 0 0 2 0 0 11/12 TENNESSEE 8 272 34.0 53 0 0 3 1 0 11/19 MISSISSIPPI STATE 7 332 47.4 55 0 0 0 3 1 11/25 at LSU 2 84 42.0 42 0 0 1 0 0 Totals 76 3023 39.8 72 0 2 24 11 18 Arkansas 49 2213 45.2 70 0 2 15 16 14

|---Pass Defense ----| Int-Yds QBH Brk 0-0 3 1 1-1 1 6 1-53 6 1 2-25 4 6 0-0 6 5 0-0 4 3 0-0 5 9 0-0 3 8 1-48 2 2 1--2 1 1 0-0 1 3 1-0 2 2 7-125 38 47 11-154 37 35

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|----------------TACKLES----------------| |-SACKS-| |---FUMBLE---| Date Opponent Solo Ast Total TFL-Yds No-Yds FF FR-Yds 9/3 MISSOURI STATE 34 56 90 7.0-33 3.0-15 1 1-0 9/10 NEW MEXICO 33 50 83 3.0-6 1.0-2 2 1-0 9/17 TROY 40 42 82 7.0-25 3.0-19 1 2-0 9/24 at Alabama 34 28 62 10.0-41 1.0-10 0 0-0 10/1 vs Texas A&M 52 18 70 6.0-33 4.0-31 1 0-0 10/8 AUBURN 32 36 68 6.0-20 1.0-6 2 1-0 10/22 at Ole Miss 28 28 56 3.0-8 1.0-4 1 1-0 10/29 at Vanderbilt 46 18 64 6.0-31 3.0-21 2 2-0 11/5 SOUTH CAROLINA 36 28 64 7.0-17 1.0-4 0 0-0 11/12 TENNESSEE 24 30 54 4.0-9 1.0-3 1 1-0 11/19 MISSISSIPPI STATE 45 50 95 6.0-31 1.0-13 2 1-52 11/25 at LSU 29 28 57 9.0-55 5.0-40 3 2-19 Totals 433 412 845 74.0-309 25.0-168 16 12-71 Arkansas 419 519 938 66.0-257 22.0-168 9 8-173

OPPONENT TEAM STATISTICS

|-----------RUSHING-----------| |------RECEIVING------| |---------------PASSING---------------| |----------KICK RET----------| |----------PUNT RET----------| Tot Date Opponent No. Yds TD Lg No. Yds TD Lg Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Lg No Yds TD Lg No Yds TD Lg Off MISSOURI STATE 31 84 0 15 9 79 1 33 9-18-1 79 1 33 4 95 0 30 1 15 0 15 163 9/3 9/10 NEW MEXICO 28 95 0 16 22 202 0 24 22-38-0 202 0 24 7 174 0 38 1 5 0 5 297 9/17 TROY 20 84 0 28 36 373 3 33 36-63-1 373 3 33 4 92 0 29 3 14 0 12 457 9/24 at Alabama 39 197 1 31 15 200 2 61 15-20-0 200 2 61 1 24 0 24 4 125 1 83 397 10/1 vs Texas A&M 54 381 5 48 25 247 0 44 25-35-1 247 0 44 6 116 0 35 4 29 0 15 628 10/8 AUBURN 52 291 2 55 9 104 0 44 9-25-3 104 0 44 2 53 0 27 3 12 0 7 395 10/22 at Ole Miss 46 151 1 25 18 219 2 31 18-30-1 219 2 31 4 58 0 29 1 0 0 0 370 10/29 at Vanderbilt 42 222 3 62 15 240 1 48 15-28-1 240 1 48 5 129 0 33 3 25 0 24 462 33 79 3 12 16 128 0 23 16-25-1 128 0 23 6 168 0 55 0 0 0 0 207 11/5 SOUTH CAROLINA 11/12 TENNESSEE 42 138 1 45 18 238 0 50 18-35-1 238 0 50 4 62 0 24 0 0 0 0 376 32 84 1 16 15 127 1 14 15-31-0 127 1 14 4 89 0 25 1 5 0 5 211 11/19 MISSISSIPPI STATE 11/25 at LSU 46 286 3 49 18 208 1 38 18-29-1 208 1 38 2 38 0 23 3 115 1 92 494 Totals 465 2092 20 62 216 2365 11 61 216-377-11 2365 11 61 49 1098 0 55 24 345 2 92 4457 Arkansas 382 1657 25 92 279 3693 24 68 279-440-7 3693 24 68 39 903 2 98 28 358 3 69 5350

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ARKANSAS TEAM SUPERLATIVES

ARKANSAS TEAM SUPERLATIVES

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INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS

TEAM GAME HIGHS

Rushes.................................20, Ronnie Wingo Jr. vs Troy (Sept. 17, 2011) Yards Rushing.................. 160, Dennis Johnson at Ole Miss (Oct. 22, 2011) TD Rushes.....................2, Kody Walker vs Missouri State (Sept. 03, 2011) ........................................ 2, Kody Walker vs New Mexico (Sept. 10, 2011) ..............................................2, Ronnie Wingo Jr. vs Troy (Sept. 17, 2011) ......................................2, Broderick Green vs Texas A&M (Oct. 01, 2011) .................................................2, Tyler Wilson at Ole Miss (Oct. 22, 2011) ........................................2, Dennis Johnson vs Tennessee (Nov. 12, 2011) Long Rush................................... 92, Joe Adams vs Auburn (Oct. 08, 2011) Pass attempts................... 51, Tyler Wilson vs Texas A&M (Oct. 01, 2011) Pass completions.......32, Tyler Wilson vs Mississippi State (Nov. 19, 2011) Yards Passing..................510, Tyler Wilson vs Texas A&M (Oct. 01, 2011) TD Passes........................... 3, Tyler Wilson vs Texas A&M (Oct. 01, 2011) .............................................3, Tyler Wilson vs Tennessee (Nov. 12, 2011) ...................................3, Tyler Wilson vs Mississippi State (Nov. 19, 2011) Long Pass.......................... 68, Tyler Wilson vs Texas A&M (Oct. 01, 2011) .................................... 68, Tyler Wilson vs South Carolina (Nov. 05, 2011) Receptions....................... 13, Jarius Wright vs Texas A&M (Oct. 01, 2011) Yards Receiving............. 281, Jarius Wright vs Texas A&M (Oct. 01, 2011) TD Receptions..............2, Jarius Wright vs Missouri State (Sept. 03, 2011) ..........................................2, Jarius Wright vs Texas A&M (Oct. 01, 2011) .....................................2, Jarius Wright vs South Carolina (Nov. 05, 2011) Long Reception................ 68, Jarius Wright vs Texas A&M (Oct. 01, 2011) ...................................68, Jarius Wright vs South Carolina (Nov. 05, 2011) Field Goals.............................. 3, Zach Hocker at Vanderbilt (Oct. 29, 2011) ...................................... 3, Zach Hocker vs South Carolina (Nov. 05, 2011) .................................. 3, Zach Hocker vs Mississippi State (Nov. 19, 2011) Long Field Goal.....................50, Zach Hocker at Vanderbilt (Oct. 29, 2011) Punts...................................8, Dylan Breeding at Alabama (Sept. 24, 2011) Punting Avg............................50.4, Dylan Breeding at LSU (Nov. 25, 2011) Long Punt..................................70, Dylan Breeding at LSU (Nov. 25, 2011) Punts inside 20..........................3, Dylan Breeding vs Troy (Sept. 17, 2011) Long Punt Return........... 69, Joe Adams vs Missouri State (Sept. 03, 2011) Long Kickoff Return....... 98, Dennis Johnson vs South Carolina (Nov. 05, 2011) Tackles................................... 15, Jerry Franklin vs Auburn (Oct. 08, 2011) Sacks....................... 3.0, Jake Bequette vs South Carolina (Nov. 05, 2011) Tackles For Loss....... 3.0, Jake Bequette vs South Carolina (Nov. 05, 2011) Interceptions........................2, Tramain Thomas vs Auburn (Oct. 08, 2011)

Rushes................................................42, vs New Mexico (Sept. 10, 2011) Yards Rushing................................... 259, vs New Mexico (Sept. 10, 2011) Yards Per Rush.......................................8.5, vs Tennessee (Nov. 12, 2011) TD Rushes.............................................4, vs New Mexico (Sept. 10, 2011) Pass attempts....................................... 51, vs Texas A&M (Oct. 01, 2011) Pass completions...........................33, vs Mississippi State (Nov. 19, 2011) Yards Passing......................................510, vs Texas A&M (Oct. 01, 2011) Yards Per Pass............................. 10.4, vs Missouri State (Sept. 03, 2011) TD Passes......................................... 3, vs Missouri State (Sept. 03, 2011) ............................................................... 3, vs Texas A&M (Oct. 01, 2011) .................................................................3, vs Tennessee (Nov. 12, 2011) .......................................................3, vs Mississippi State (Nov. 19, 2011) Total Plays....................................84, vs Mississippi State (Nov. 19, 2011) Total Offense................................... 632, vs New Mexico (Sept. 10, 2011) Yards Per Play........................................8.8, vs Tennessee (Nov. 12, 2011) Points..................................................52, vs New Mexico (Sept. 10, 2011) Sacks By............................................ 5, vs South Carolina (Nov. 05, 2011) First Downs.........................................34, vs New Mexico (Sept. 10, 2011) Penalties................................................ 14, vs Texas A&M (Oct. 01, 2011) Penalty Yards......................................112, vs Texas A&M (Oct. 01, 2011) Turnovers..........................................................3, vs Troy (Sept. 17, 2011) ...........................................................................3, at LSU (Nov. 25, 2011) Interceptions By............................................. 3, vs Auburn (Oct. 08, 2011) Punts...........................................................8, at Alabama (Sept. 24, 2011) Punting Avg....................................................50.4, at LSU (Nov. 25, 2011) Long Punt..........................................................70, at LSU (Nov. 25, 2011) Punts inside 20..................................................3, vs Troy (Sept. 17, 2011) Long Punt Return............................. 69, vs Missouri State (Sept. 03, 2011)

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OPPONENT TEAM SUPERLATIVES Rushes............................. 32, Michael, C., vs Texas A&M (Oct. 01, 2011) Yards Rushing................. 230, Michael, C., vs Texas A&M (Oct. 01, 2011) TD Rushes...........................3, Michael, C., vs Texas A&M (Oct. 01, 2011) Long Rush.............................. 62, Zac Stacy, at Vanderbilt (Oct. 29, 2011) Pass attempts..................... 63, Corey Robinson, vs Troy (Sept. 17, 2011) Pass completions................. 36, Corey Robinson, vs Troy (Sept. 17, 2011) Yards Passing.................... 373, Corey Robinson, vs Troy (Sept. 17, 2011) TD Passes............................. 3, Corey Robinson, vs Troy (Sept. 17, 2011) Long Pass..........................61, AJ McCarron, at Alabama (Sept. 24, 2011) Receptions............................ 9, Jeff Fuller, vs Texas A&M (Oct. 01, 2011) .................................................9, Rueben Randle, at LSU (Nov. 25, 2011) Yards Receiving....... 151, Jordan Matthews, at Vanderbilt (Oct. 29, 2011) TD Receptions............................ 2, Eric Thomas, vs Troy (Sept. 17, 2011) ......................................... 2, Donte Moncrief, at Ole Miss (Oct. 22, 2011) Long Reception................. 61, T. Richardson, at Alabama (Sept. 24, 2011) Field Goals.................................. 2, Drew Alleman, at LSU (Nov. 25, 2011) Long Field Goal............... 47, James Aho, vs New Mexico (Sept. 10, 2011) Punts..................................9, Ben Skaer, vs New Mexico (Sept. 10, 2011) ................................................9, Steven Clark, vs Auburn (Oct. 08, 2011) Punting Avg.....47.4, B. Swedenburg, vs Mississippi State (Nov. 19, 2011) Long Punt................ 72, Jordan Chiles, vs Missouri State (Sept. 03, 2011) Punts inside 20.........................6, Steven Clark, vs Auburn (Oct. 08, 2011) Long Punt Return................... 92, Tyrann Mathieu, at LSU (Nov. 25, 2011) Long Kickoff Return.... 55, Victor Hampton, vs South Carolina (Nov. 05, 2011)

Rushes.................................................54, vs Texas A&M (Oct. 01, 2011) Yards Rushing.....................................381, vs Texas A&M (Oct. 01, 2011) Yards Per Rush....................................7.1, vs Texas A&M (Oct. 01, 2011) TD Rushes..............................................5, vs Texas A&M (Oct. 01, 2011) Pass attempts............................................... 63, vs Troy (Sept. 17, 2011) Pass completions........................................... 36, vs Troy (Sept. 17, 2011) Yards Passing.............................................. 373, vs Troy (Sept. 17, 2011) Yards Per Pass..................................... 10.0, at Alabama (Sept. 24, 2011) TD Passes....................................................... 3, vs Troy (Sept. 17, 2011) Total Plays...........................................89, vs Texas A&M (Oct. 01, 2011) Total Offense.....................................628, vs Texas A&M (Oct. 01, 2011) Yards Per Play.....................................7.1, vs Texas A&M (Oct. 01, 2011) Points.............................................................. 41, at LSU (Nov. 25, 2011) Sacks By........................................................... 5, at LSU (Nov. 25, 2011) First Downs..........................................30, vs Texas A&M (Oct. 01, 2011) Penalties.................................................... 12, at Ole Miss (Oct. 22, 2011) Penalty Yards............................................ 105, vs Auburn (Oct. 08, 2011) Turnovers..........................................4, vs South Carolina (Nov. 05, 2011) Interceptions By........................................ 2, at Alabama (Sept. 24, 2011) Punts................................................... 9, vs New Mexico (Sept. 10, 2011) ..................................................................... 9, vs Auburn (Oct. 08, 2011) Punting Avg.............................. 47.4, vs Mississippi State (Nov. 19, 2011) Long Punt.......................................72, vs Missouri State (Sept. 03, 2011) Punts inside 20.............................................. 6, vs Auburn (Oct. 08, 2011) Long Punt Return............................................. 92, at LSU (Nov. 25, 2011)

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Tackles........................... 11, Damien Jackson, at Ole Miss (Oct. 22, 2011) Sacks..............................2.0, Sean Porter, vs Texas A&M (Oct. 01, 2011) ...........................................2.0, Tim Fugger, at Vanderbilt (Oct. 29, 2011) ..................................................2.0, Bark. Mingo, at LSU (Nov. 25, 2011) Tackles For Loss..................3.0, Tim Fugger, at Vanderbilt (Oct. 29, 2011) ..................................................3.0, Bark. Mingo, at LSU (Nov. 25, 2011) Interceptions............1, Carmen Messina, vs New Mexico (Sept. 10, 2011) ..................................................... 1, L. Madden, vs Troy (Sept. 17, 2011) ........................................1, DeQuan Menzie, at Alabama (Sept. 24, 2011) ................................................1, D. Milliner, at Alabama (Sept. 24, 2011) ....................................1, Devin Taylor, vs South Carolina (Nov. 05, 2011) ........................................1, Johnson, Aus., vs Tennessee (Nov. 12, 2011) .................................................. 1, Mo. Claiborne, at LSU (Nov. 25, 2011)

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OFFENSE Game OT OG C OG OT QB Missouri State Smothers G. Cook Swanson Bailey Freeman Wilson New Mexico Smothers G. Cook Swanson Bailey Freeman Wilson Troy Smothers G. Cook Swanson Bailey Freeman Wilson Alabama Smothers G. Cook Swanson Bailey Freeman Wilson Texas A&M Peacock G. Cook Swanson Bailey Freeman Wilson Auburn Peacock G. Cook Swanson Bailey Freeman Wilson Ole Miss Peacock G. Cook Swanson Bailey Freeman Wilson Vanderbilt Peacock G. Cook Swanson Bailey Freeman Wilson South Carolina Peacock G. Cook Swanson Bailey Freeman Wilson Tennessee Peacock G. Cook Swanson Bailey Freeman Wilson Mississippi State Peacock G. Cook Swanson Bailey Freeman Wilson LSU Peacock G. Cook Swanson Bailey Freeman Wilson *Adams lined up in the backfield as the starting running back vs. New Mexico DEFENSE Game DE Missouri State Bequette New Mexico Bequette Troy C. Smith Alabama C. Smith Texas A&M C. Smith Auburn Bequette Ole Miss Bequette Vanderbilt Bequette South Carolina Bequette Tennessee Bequette Mississippi State Bequette LSU Bequette

DT B. Jones B. Jones B. Jones B. Jones B. Jones B. Jones B. Jones B. Jones B. Jones B. Jones B. Jones B. Jones

DT DE R. Thomas T. Wright R. Thomas T. Wright R. Thomas T. Wright R. Thomas T. Wright R. Thomas D. Jones Stadther D. Jones Stadther Flowers Stadther Flowers D. Jones Flowers D. Jones T. Wright D. Jones T. Wright D. Jones T. Wright

DT/OLB D. Jones D. Jones Nelson D. Jones Nelson Nelson D. Jones Rasner Nelson Rasner Nelson Rasner

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YARDS No. of TD No. of TD Drives

Poss. Time

TD Drives

MLB Franklin Franklin Franklin Franklin Franklin Franklin Franklin Franklin Franklin Franklin Franklin Franklin

WR/TE/RB Horton Miles-Nash Humphrey Humphrey Wingo Jr. Green Johnson Johnson Johnson Johnson Johnson Johnson

WR/TE WR/RB/FB Hamilton Adams Hamilton Adams* Hamilton Adams Hamilton Adams Hamilton Adams Tate Small Hamilton Adams Hamilton Small Hamilton Adams Hamilton Adams Hamilton Adams Hamilton Adams

WR J. Wright J. Wright Herndon J. Wright J. Wright J. Wright J. Wright J. Wright J. Wright J. Wright J. Wright J. Wright

WR/TE/RB Childs Gragg Gragg Horton Childs Miles-Nash Gragg Gragg Gragg Gragg Gragg Wingo Jr.

OLB Highsmith Highsmith Highsmith Highsmith Highsmith Highsmith Highsmith Highsmith Highsmith Highsmith Highsmith Highsmith

CB Winston Winston Winston Winston Winston Mitchel Winston Mitchel Mitchel Mitchel Mitchel Mitchel

S T. Thomas T. Thomas T. Thomas T. Thomas T. Thomas Ford T. Thomas T. Thomas Ford T. Thomas T. Thomas T. Thomas

CB Madison Madison Madison Madison Gatson Gatson Gatson Gatson Gatson Gatson Gatson Gatson

Plays TD Drives

0-10 25 1 0:01-0:30 4 1 3 11-20 10 1 0:31-1:00 1 2 3 21-30 4 0 1:01-1:30 5 3 2 31-40 3 1 1:31-2:00 11 4 3 41-50 0 1 2:01-3:00 8 5 6 51-60 3 6 3:01-4:00 6 6 6 61-70 2 12 4:01-5:00 4 7 2 71-80 1 21 5:01-6:00 9 8 5 81-90 0 4 6:01-7:00 1 9 3 91-99 1 2 7:01 + 0 10 4 OT: 0 11+ 12 Total Offensive TD: 49 Shortest TD Drive Time: 0:08 (vs. Tennessee) Longest TD Drive Time: 6:02 (vs. Troy) Most Yards on a TD Drive: 92 (vs. Auburn) Fewest Plays on a TD Drive: 1 (vs. Tennessee; vs. South Carolina; vs. Auburn) Most Plays on a TD Drive: 13 (vs. Tennessee; vs. Auburn; vs. Troy; vs. New Mexico)

S Bennett Bennett Bennett Bennett Bennett Bennett Bennett Bennett Bennett Bennett Bennett Bennett

SPECIAL TEAMS TACKLES

PLAYER Terrell Williams Jerry Mitchell Ross Rasner Jarrett Lake Jerry Franklin Braylon Mitchell Marquel Wade Elton Ford Darrell Smith Alan Turner Javontee Herndon Zach Hocker Colton Miles-Nash Tevin Mitchel Seth Armbrust Alan D’Appollonio Greg Gatson Matt Marshall Daunte Carr Luke Charpentier Grant Cook De’Anthony Curtis Tyler Deacon Trey Flowers Bret Harris Julian Horton Isaac Madison Jerico Nelson Tramain Thomas

UA 6 4 3 2 3 2 3 3 1 1 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0

A TOTAL 3 9 3 7 4 7 4 6 2 5 3 5 2 5 1 4 3 4 3 4 0 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1

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ARKANS A S BOWL HISTORY RECORD: 12-23-3 BOWL DATE SITE 1934 Dixie Classic Jan. 1, 1934 Dallas, Texas 1947 Cotton Bowl Jan. 1, 1947 Dallas, Texas 1948 Dixie Bowl Jan. 1, 1948 Birmingham, Ala. 1955 Cotton Bowl Jan. 1, 1955 Dallas, Texas 1960 Gator Bowl Jan. 2, 1960 Jacksonville, Fla. 1961 Cotton Bowl Jan. 1, 1961 Dallas, Texas 1962 Sugar Bowl Jan. 1, 1962 New Orleans, La. 1963 Sugar Bowl Jan. 1, 1963 New Orleans, La. 1965 Cotton Bowl Jan. 1, 1965 Dallas, Texas 1966 Cotton Bowl Jan. 1, 1966 Dallas, Texas 1969 Sugar Bowl Jan. 1, 1969 New Orleans, La. 1970 Sugar Bowl Jan. 1, 1970 New Orleans, La. 1971 Liberty Bowl Dec. 20, 1971 Memphis, Tenn. 1976 Cotton Bowl Jan. 1, 1976 Dallas, Texas 1978 Orange Bowl Jan. 2, 1978 Miami, Fla. 1978 Fiesta Bowl Dec. 25, 1978 Tempe, Ariz. 1980 Sugar Bowl Jan. 1, 1980 New Orleans, La. 1980 Hall of Fame Bowl Dec. 27, 1980 Birmingham, Ala. 1981 Gator Bowl Dec. 28, 1981 Jacksonville, Fla. 1982 Bluebonnet Bowl Dec. 31, 1982 Houston, Texas 1984 Liberty Bowl Dec. 27, 1984 Memphis, Tenn. 1985 Holiday Bowl Dec. 22, 1985 San Diego, Calif. 1987 Orange Bowl Jan. 1, 1987 Miami, Fla. 1987 Liberty Bowl Dec. 29, 1987 Memphis, Tenn. 1989 Cotton Bowl Jan. 2, 1989 Dallas, Texas 1990 Cotton Bowl Jan. 1, 1990 Dallas, Texas 1991 Independence Dec. 29, 1991 Shreveport, La. 1995 CarQuest Bowl Dec. 30, 1995 Miami, Fla. 1999 Florida Citrus Bowl Jan. 1, 1999 Orlando, Fla. 2000 Cotton Bowl Jan. 1, 2000 Dallas, Texas 2000 Las Vegas Bowl Dec. 21, 2000 Las Vegas, Nev. 2002 Cotton Bowl Jan. 1, 2002 Dallas, Texas 2002 Music City Bowl Dec. 30, 2002 Nashville, Tenn. 2003 Independence Bowl Dec. 31, 2003 Shreveport, La. 2007 Capital One Bowl Jan. 1, 2007 Orlando, Fla. 2008 Cotton Bowl Jan. 1, 2008 Dallas, Texas 2010 Liberty Bowl Jan. 2, 2010 Memphis, Tenn. 2011 Sugar Bowl Jan. 4, 2011 New Orleans, La. % Ohio State vacated win due to NCAA investigation

OPPONENT RESULT Centenary T 7-7 LSU T 0-0 William & Mary W 21-19 Georgia Tech L 6-14 Georgia Tech W 14-7 Duke L 6-7 Alabama L 3-10 Ole Miss L 13-17 Nebraska W 10-7 LSU L 7-14 Georgia W 16-2 Ole Miss L 22-27 Tennessee L 13-14 Georgia W 31-10 Oklahoma W 31-6 UCLA T 10-10 Alabama L 9-24 Tulane W 34-15 North Carolina L 27-31 Florida W 28-24 Auburn L 15-21 Arizona State W 18-17 Oklahoma L 8-42 Georgia L 17-20 UCLA L 3-17 Tennessee L 27-31 Georgia L 15-24 North Carolina L 10-20 Michigan L 31-45 Texas W 27-6 UNLV L 14-31 Oklahoma L 3-10 Minnesota L 14-29 Missouri W 27-14 Wisconsin L 14-17 Missouri L, 7-38 East Carolina W, 20-17 (OT) Ohio State L, 26-31%

The Arkansas football team visited the Children’s Hospital of New Orleans before last year’s Sugar Bowl.

Arkansas’ apperance in the 2011 Allstate Sugar Bowl was the first BCS game in program history.

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RAZORBACK FOOTBALL Arkansas 7, Centenary 7 Dallas, Texas – January 1, 1934

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SCORING PLAYS: Arkansas - Geiser 24 pass from Murphy (Geiser kick). Centenary - Olsin 20 pass from Smith (Weidman kick).

First Downs Net Yards Rushing Net Yards Passing Passes Punts Fumbles Penalties

ARKANSAS CENTENARY 12 6 148 167 97 36 4-11-0 4-6-1 13-44.0 12-25.0 4 1 1-15 1-1

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hirty-eight thousand fans shivered through snow and mid-20 degree weather to see SWC champion Arkansas duel the LSU Tigers to a 0-0 tie. It was the first scoreless Cotton Bowl game. All 45,507 Cotton Bowl tickets had been sold, but about 7,000 people decided a warm fire would be better than a cold game. The underdog Razorbacks continually had their backs to the wall as the Y.A. Tittle led Tigers pushed inside their 10-yard line five times in the first half. A fanatical Hog defense stopped LSU drives at the Arkansas one, six, seven and eight-yard lines. Each time the Tigers were forced to turn the football over to the Razorbacks on downs. The Razorback offense managed its only offensive sweep of the day during the first period and penetrated to the LSU 29-yard line. The Hogs made their only first down the second time they had the football. In the third quarter, Tittle drove the Tigers deep into Hog territory but Razorback halfback Clyde Scott made the play of the game when he tackled receiver Jeff Odom at the Arkansas one-yard line. The frustrated Bengals tried a field goal from the 15-yard line, but a bad snap terminated the try with time running out on the clock. The game ended with the Tigers threatening from the one-yard line. But the scrappy Razorback defense, bending but not breaking, saved the tie. End Alton Baldwin, who earned All-America honors, was selected the outstanding lineman in the game.

ARKANSAS LSU First Downs Net Yards Rushing Net Yards Passing Passes Interceptions Punts Fumbles Penalties

1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q F 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ARKANSAS LSU 1 15 54 255 0 16 0-4 5-17 1 0 11-36.0 9-30.0 3 2 1-5 8-50

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rkansas and Centenary each scored in the second quarter and the Razorbacks’ first bowl appearance ended in a 7-7 tie. An estimated 12,000 fans witnessed the final Dixie Classic contest, the forerunner of the modern Cotton Bowl. The first period of play was scoreless as neither team could gain a foothold. In the second quarter, Hog quarterback Tom Murphy mounted a long drive climaxed by a 24-yard touchdown pass to Elvin Geiser. Geiser tacked on the PAT and the Razorbacks led 7-0. In the second quarter, Centenary got rolling behind the running of Harold Olsin and the throwing of Manning Smith. First, Olsin broke for a 37-yard sprint to the Hog 25. Then, Smith found Olsin alone at the goal line for a 20-yard touchdown pass. Centenary missed the extra point attempt but Arkansas was off sides. On the next try, Chester Weidman kicked the extra point for a 7-7 tie. Arkansas made one last drive that fell short. The Hogs drove to the Centenary seven-yard line and a 14-yard winning field goal attempt by Geiser was wide. Razorback punter Tom Murphy had 13 kicks for a 44.0 average. Centenary was undefeated in regular season play and the Razorbacks had claimed seven wins against three losses and their first Southwest Conference championship. The Hogs later forfeited the title for playing an ineligible athlete.

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crowd of 21,000 watched Arkansas make a come-from-behind touchdown drive to win the inaugural Dixie Bowl, 21-19, over William & Mary. William & Mary took an early lead after the Indians recovered a fumbled quick-kick attempt on the Arkansas sixyard line. Jack Cloud plunged over from the one for the initial score and teammate Stan Magdziak added the extra point to put William & Mary in front 7-0. The Indians scored again moments later as Cloud plowed into the end zone for his second tally of the day, climaxing a 78-yard scoring march. Magdziak’s PAT was wide and the score was 13-0. Arkansas quarterback Kenny Holland passed to Ross Pritchard for a 59-yard scoring strike and Aubrey Fowler added the extra point to make it 13-7. Then, defensive halfback Melvin McGaha picked off an Indian aerial and returned it 70 yards to tie the game at 13-all. Fowler tacked on the PAT and the Hogs led 14-13. The Indians retaliated when Magdziak threw to Henry Bland for their final score. Not to be denied, the Razorbacks marched 97 yards in the final period. Leon Campbell scored from the seven-yard line with five minutes left to play. Fowler added his third PAT of the day.

rkansas’ fourth bowl trip proved disastrous with Georgia Tech dealing the Razorbacks their first post-season loss, 14-6. The Hogs kept up with the bruising Tech attack in the first half rolling up 131 yards rushing, and driving 80 yards in 11 plays to score their only touchdown. Arkansas quarterback George Walker mixed running with passing in the Hogs’ scoring drive. He sent fullback Henry Moore up the middle for gains of 18 and 13 yards. Then with the ball on the Tech 23-yard line, Walker passed to end Joe Thomason at the one. On the next play, Walker called his own number and went in for the score. The PAT failed and the Hogs led 6-0 at the half. Georgia Tech, led by the game’s most valuable back, George Humphrey, cranked up a powerful ground assault in the final two periods with 285 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Tech’s first score was a three-yard run by Paul Rotenberry. He took a pitch-out from Humphrey and followed a convoy of blockers three yards into the end zone. A successful PAT gave Tech a 7-6 lead. Tech capitalized on a pass interception by Wade Mitchell to go 43 yards in 10 plays for its final score. Mitchell used the belly series to move his team to the goal line and then sneaked the ball over from the one. Guard Bud Brooks, who earned All-America honors, was selected the outstanding lineman in the game. Frank Broyles, who later became Arkansas’ head coach in 1958, was an assistant to Tech coach Bobby Dodd in this game.

1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q F ARKANSAS 0 14 0 7 21 WILLIAM & MARY 7 6 6 0 19

1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q F ARKANSAS 0 6 0 0 6 GEORGIA TECH 0 0 7 7 14

SCORING PLAYS: William & Mary - Cloud 1 run (Magdziak kick); 6 yards, following fumble recovery. William & Mary - Cloud 2 run (kick failed); 78 yards. Arkansas - Pritchard 59 pass from Holland (Fowler kick). Arkansas - McGaha 70 pass interception return (Fowler kick). William & Mary - Bland 6 pass from Magdziak (kick failed). Arkansas - Campbell 7 run (Fowler kick); 97 yards.

First Downs Net Yards Rushing Net Yards Passing Passes Interceptions Punts Fumbles Penalties

ARKANSAS 9 103 134 5-14 3 31 2 35

WILLIAM & MARY 14 243 47 3-12 1 47.8 1 50

SCORING PLAYS: Arkansas - Walker 1 run (kick failed); 80 yards in 11 plays following field goal attempt by Tech. Georgia Tech - Rotenberry 3 run (kick good); 58 yards in 12 plays following kickoff. Georgia Tech - Mitchell 1 run (kick good); 43 yards in 10 plays following interception by Mitchell.

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Georgia Tech 14, Arkansas 6

Arkansas 21, William & Mary 19 Birmingham, Ala. – January 1, 1948

ARKANSAS 10 141 86 7-10 0 4-30.5 0 4-30

GEORGIA TECH 19 293 31 4-15 1 4-30.0 0 4-30

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – Arkansas, Moore 16-86; Walker 11-34; Benson 9-23; Berry 1-(-1); Thomason 1-(-1). Georgia Tech, Humphreys 19-99; Menger 6-12; Rotenberry 5-28; Mitchell 6-14; Thompson 12-63; Volkert 4-34; Brigman 2-2; Hunsinger 4-23; Mattison 4-16; Shamburger 1-2. PASSING – Arkansas, Walker 3-5-1 51; Benson 4-5-0 35. Georgia Tech, Mitchell 4-10-0 31; Brigman 0-4-0 0; Shamburger 0-1-0 0. RECEIVING – Arkansas, Lyons 2-34; Thomason 1-22; Souter 1-12; Kolb 1-9; Underwood 1-7; Proctor 1-2. Georgia Tech, Durham 2-20; Hair 2-11. MISSED FIELD GOALS – Georgia Tech, Mitchell 22.

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COTTON BOWL Duke 7, Arkansas 6

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SCORING PLAYS: Georgia Tech - Tibbets 51 run (Faucette kick); 55 yards in 2 plays following punt. Arkansas - Alberty 1 run (Akers kick); 62 yards in 18 plays following a quick kick. Arkansas - Mooty 19 run (Akers kick); 78 yards in 10 plays following punt.

ARKANSAS 15 218 21 2-6 1 4-36.5 1 5-56

GEORGIA TECH 13 167 64 7-18 1 4-40.7 0 3-15

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – Arkansas, Mooty 18-99; Alberty 12-38; Alworth 9-40; Monroe 7-8; Cox 6-29; Kyser 1-4. Georgia Tech, Tibbetts 3-59; Anderson 12-38; Faucette 6-23; Williamson 2-9; Thompson 5-11; Graning 3-5; Braselton 2-18; Nix 2-4. PASSING – Arkansas, Monroe 2-4-0 21; Mooty 0-1-0 0; Alworth 0-1-1 0. Georgia Tech, Braselton 8-18-1 64. RECEIVING – Arkansas, Mooty 1-12; Tranum 1-9. Georgia Tech, Burch 1-12; Murphy 1-11; Graning 3-19; Faucette 1-10; Nix 1-12. MISSED FIELD GOALS – Georgia Tech, James 25.

SCORING PLAYS: Arkansas - Alworth 49 punt return (kick failed). Duke - Moorman 9 pass from Altman (Browning kick); 73 yards in 18 plays following punt.

First Downs Net Yards Rushing Net Yards Passing Passes Interceptions Punts Fumbles Penalties

ARKANSAS DUKE 12 10 148 96 71 93 5-13 13-17 1 1 6-30.1 8-37.0 1 2 4-40 3-15

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – Arkansas, McKinney 10-31; Alworth 11-33; Alberty 13-44; Moore 4-7; Horton 5-32; Cox 1-1; Moody 1-0. Duke, Altman 1-(-1); Wright 9-26; Wilson 19-32; McGee 3-10; Rappold 2-1; Leggett 5-8; Burch 1-0; Tinnell 5-6; Arrington 5-14. PASSING – Arkansas, McKinney 4-10-1 58; Moore 1-3-0 13. Duke, Altman 13-171; 93. RECEIVING – Arkansas, Alworth 3-41; Collier 2-30. Duke, WIlson 3-30; Moorman 8-45; Spoda 1-7; Wright 1-11. MISSED FIELD GOALS – none.

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fourth-quarter aerial attack by Duke’s Don Altman and Tee Moorman dashed Arkansas’ hopes of a victory in the Cotton Bowl’s Silver Anniversary game. A Razorback triumph over Atlantic Coast Conference champion Duke was in sight throughout the contest, but in the end, the Blue Devils turned back Arkansas’ efforts to win the Dallas festival for the first time. The first half was a defensive standoff. Both teams were forced to punt after stalled drives. The Razorbacks threatened once in the closing minutes of the first half when Arkansas All-American Lance Alworth took a George McKinney pass to the Blue Devil 13-yard line. The threat was stalled by a penalty, and on the next play, McKinney’s pass was intercepted in the end zone. Midway through the third period, Alworth leaped high to catch a bad punt center snap. In full flight he kicked the ball down the sideline and out of bounds at the Duke two. Three plays later, Duke was forced to punt from its own end zone. Alworth took the kick on Duke’s 49-yard line and the fleet back zig-zagged to the goal for the score. Mickey Cissel’s PAT was blocked and the score was 6-0 Arkansas. In the fourth quarter, Duke’s air attack went to work and produced a 73-yard touchdown drive. Duke quarterback Altman hit his lonesome end, Moorman, for five short passes, the final being a nine-yard touchdown. Art Browning tacked on the go-ahead PAT and Duke won 7-6. Alworth, who had 74 yards tandem offense, returned two kickoffs for 50 yards and accounted for the lone Razorback score with his 49-yard punt return, was selected the outstanding back in the game.

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sellout crowd of 45,104 packed the Gator Bowl to see Arkansas’ Frank Broyles make his bowl debut as head coach. And to add to the drama, Broyles was sending his team against his alma mater and his college coach, Bobby Dodd of Georgia Tech. A solid Razorback running game, led by All-American halfback Jim Mooty, snapped Dodd’s perfect bowl record with a 14-7 Arkansas victory. Tech ate up most of the first quarter with ball control as the Ramblin’ Wreck kept possession for the first 11:04 of the game. The drive ended with a missed field goal attempt at the Arkansas eight-yard line. On the second play from scrimmage following an Arkansas punt, Georgia Tech quarterback Marvin Tibbetts went to his left, found plenty of running room, and went 51 yards for the game’s first score. The Razorbacks took control in the second quarter. Mooty, Jim Monroe, Lance Alworth and Joe Paul Alberty pounded out 62 yards in 18 plays. Alberty climaxed the drive from the one for the score. Freddy Akers kicked the PAT and the game was 7-7 at the half. Midway in the third period, Mooty got the Hogs on the move again with a 24-yard scamper. Alworth added 23 yards in two plays and Mooty went the last 19 yards for the touchdown. Akers again converted and the Razorbacks had their first Broyles bowl victory, 14-7. Mooty was the game’s leading rusher with 99 yards in 18 carries. He also was selected the outstanding performer in the contest.

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Arkansas 14, Georgia Tech 7

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Alabama 10, Arkansas 3

1962

SUGAR BOWL

Ole Miss 17, Arkansas 13

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fter winning its third consecutive Southwest Conference title, Arkansas traveled to New Orleans where the Razorbacks fell to topranked Alabama, 10-3. The Crimson Tide had established the toughest defense in the nation, having allowed only 22 points all season. Coach Bear Bryant’s team was led by quarterback Pat Trammell, fullback Mike Fracchia and defensive guard Billy Neighbors, each named All-America. The Tide’s defenders kept Arkansas backed-up on its own end of the field the first half. Fracchia exploded on a 43-yard run to the Razorback 12-yard line, and Trammell scored on the next play. Tim Davis kicked the extra point and Alabama led 7-0 in the first quarter. The Tide finished its scoring in the second period. Trammell guided his team to the Arkansas 22-yard line and Davis kicked a 32-yard field goal. The three pointer made the score 10-0 at the half. The Razorbacks were forced to play catch-up football the second half, so Arkansas quarterback George McKinney went to the air. A 24-yard pass to Lance Alworth put the Hogs on ’Bama’s 22-yard line. Then McKinney drove the Hogs to the eight-yard line. The drive stalled, and Mickey Cissell kicked a 23-yard field goal. A 32-yard pass, again to Alworth, started the Hogs on a fourth quarter drive. The threat was stopped, however, when ’Bama’s Butch Wilson stole his second McKinney pass of the day and Alabama ran out the clock.

aking its second consecutive visit to the Sugar Bowl, out-manned Arkansas forced Mississippi quarterback Glynn Griffing to display all of his passing skills to lead the favored Rebels to a 17-13 victory. The Razorbacks, after twice seeing Ole Miss get a lead, rallied gamely to tie the score at 3-3 in the second quarter, and 10-10 shortly after the final half began. However, Griffing brought the Rebels back to a 17-10 lead on a 10-play, 80-yard drive and Arkansas could not get any closer to the Mississippi goal line than field goal range. Arkansas established two Sugar Bowl records. Tom McKnelly, a sophomore from Little Rock, kicked two field goals, the most by any player in the New Orleans classic, from 30 and 22 yards. And a pass covering 68 yards from quarterback Billy Gray to end Jerry Lamb was the longest play in Sugar Bowl history. A five-yard pass from Billy Moore to Jesse Branch in the third quarter gave the Razorbacks their only touchdown. Ole Miss retaliated with a touchdown and a 17-10 lead but the Razorbacks could only get close enough for McKnelly’s second threepointer. Lamb caught three passes for 107 yards.

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SCORING PLAYS: Alabama - Trammell 12 run (Davis kick); 79 yards in 6 plays following punt. Alabama - Davis 32 field goal; 4 yards in 4 plays following interception by Wilson. Arkansas - Cissell 23 field goal; 83 yards in 8 plays following fumble recovery by Grizzle.

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ARKANSAS 7 113 55 2-12 0 7-33.8 1 3-34

ALABAMA 12 234 20 4-10 3 6-23.0 3 3-53

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – Alabama, Wilson 5-23; Fracchia 20-123; Trammell 18-63; Wall 4-17; Clark 2-8. Arkansas, Dudley 6-35; Moody 8-25; Alworth 10-15; Moore 5-17; McKinney 6-14; Branch 1-7. PASSING – Alabama, Trammell 4-10-0 20. Arkansas, McKinney 2-10-3 55; Moore 0-1-0 0; Dudley 0-1-0 0. RECEIVING – Alabama, Oliver 2-13; Clark 2-7. Arkansas, Alworth 2-55. MISSED FIELD GOALS – Arkansas, Cissel 29; Grizzle 47.

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SCORING PLAYS: Ole Miss - Irwin 30 field goal; 80 yards in 10 plays following punt. Arkansas - McKnelly 30 field goal; 82 yards in 7 plays following punt. Ole Miss - Guy 33 pass from Griffing (Irwin kick); 67 yards in 7 plays following kickoff. Arkansas - Branch 5 pass from B. Moore (McKnelly kick); 15 yards in 4 plays following fumble recovery first play after kickoff. Ole Miss - Griffing 1 run (Irwin kick); 80 yards in 10 plays following kickoff. Arkansas - McNnelly 22 field goal; 69 yards in 14 plays following Hatfield’s 27 kickoff return.

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ARKANSAS 7 47 123 6-18 1 4-38.3 0 2-13

OLE MISS 22 160 269 18-28 2 2-36.0 1 4-40

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – Ole Miss, Dunn 7-20; Griffing 16-15; Morris 4-20; Guy 5-11; Randall 7-17; Jennings 9-39; Weatherly 9-36; Johnson 1-2. Arkansas, B. Moore 4-(-2); Branch 7-21; Brabham 9-18; Worthington 1-2; Gray 7-22; T. Moore 1-1. PASSING – Ole Miss, Griffing 14-23-1 242; Weatherly 4-5-0 27. Arkansas, B. Moore 5-10-0 55; Gray 1-8-2 68. RECEIVING – Ole Miss, Morris 5-62; Randall 3-34; Guy 5-107; Brown 1-17; Jennings 1-2; Davis 2-41; Roberts 1-6. Arkansas, Lamb 3-107; Branch 3-16. MISSED FIELD GOALS – Ole Miss, Irwin 30.

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1965

LSU 14, Arkansas 7

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SCORING PLAYS: Arkansas - McKnelly 31 field goal; 42 yards in 8 plays following punt. Nebraska - Wilson 1 run (Drum kick); 69 yards in 10 plays following punt. Arkansas - Burnett 3 run (McKnelly kick); 80 yards in 9 plays following punt.

ARKANSAS NEBRASKA 11 11 45 100 131 68 11-19 8-16 2 1 6-40.1 6-33.3 0 2 6-50 5-25

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – Nebraska, Wilson 12-84; Solich 11-34; McCloughan 8-24; Hohn 5-9; Churchich 7-(-51); White 1-0. Arkansas, Burnett 11-23; Lindsey 3-14; Brauswell 5-9; Marshall 15-(-1). PASSING – Nebraska, Churchich 8-15-2 68; McCloughan 0-1-0 0. Arkansas, Marshall 11-19-1 131. RECEIVING – Nebraska, McCloughan 3-3; White 2-18; Wilson 1-36; Jeter 1-8; Solich 1-3. Arkansas, Brunett 5-44; Lindsey 3-54; Lamb 3-33. MISSED FIELD GOALS – none.

SCORING PLAYS: Arkansas - Crockett 19 pass from Brittenum (South kick); 87 yards in 11 plays following punt. LSU - LaBruzzo 3 run (Moneau kick); 80 yards in 16 plays following missed field goal. LSU - LaBruzzo 1 run (Moneau kick); 34 yards in 7 plays following fumble recovery by Bass.

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ARKANSAS LSU 22 15 129 167 177 100 15-24 8-11 0 1 3-34.0 6-42.0 1 0 2-10 4-62

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – Arkansas, Jones 10-79; Burnett 12-44; Woodlee 1-14; Lindsey 4-2; South 1-(-1); Brittenum 9-(-9). LSU, Labruzzo 21-69; Dousay 14-38; Screen 5-20; Masters 6-18; LeBlanc 4-8; Stokley 2-11; Schwab 1-3. PASSING – Arkansas, Brittenum 15-24-1 177. LSU, Screen 7-10-0 82; Stokley 1-1-0 18. RECEIVING – Arkansas, Crockett 10-129; Jones 2-26; Burnett 2-10; Lindsey 1-12. LSU, Masters 4-45; Labruzzo 1-19; Schwab 1-18; Moreau 1-12; Dousay 1-6. MISSED FIELD GOALS – Arkansas, South 51, 46. LSU, Moreau 19.

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rkansas returned to the Cotton Bowl with a 22-game winning streak, only to have old nemesis LSU snap it with a 14-7 upset. The Razorbacks began the contest impressively enough, taking the ball from their own 13-yard line and marching 87 yards for a first period score. The touchdown came on a 19-yard pass from Jon Brittenum to All-America end Bobby Crockett. Ronny South’s PAT made it 7-0. LSU launched a pair of scoring drives in the second period. The first was capped by a three-yard thrust by Joe LaBruzzo, who was voted the game’s outstanding back. LaBruzzo’s score climaxed an 80-yard drive by the Bengals after a missed field goal by South. LSU kicked the extra point to tie the game 7-7. On the first play from scrimmage following the Tiger score, tragedy struck the Razorbacks. Brittenum suffered a shoulder injury and was forced to leave the game. Two plays later, the Hogs fumbled on their own 35-yard line and the Tigers took over. LSU quarterback Nelson Stokley took advantage of the opportunity and passed the Tigers to the Arkansas 19-yard line. LaBruzzo then carried five times, the last a one-yard scoring plunge. The PAT gave LSU a 14-7 halftime lead. Brittenum returned to the game in the second half and put the ball in the air to Crockett, who set a bowl record with 10 catches for 129 yards, in an attempt to go over a tough Tiger defense. Arkansas had driven to the LSU 24-yard line when the clock ran out.

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ndefeated Arkansas staked its claim on the 1964 national championship with a thrilling 10-7 victory over Big Eight Champion Nebraska in the 29th Cotton Bowl festival before a standing-room-only crowd of 75,504. The Razorbacks, following a short Nebraska punt, jumped to a quick lead on a 31-yard field goal by Tom McKnelly. Nebraska, however, took the lead in the second period following an Arkansas punt. Halfback Harry Wilson ended a 69-yard, 10-play march with a one-yard run with 7:45 remaining. The extra point provided the Huskers with a 7-3 halftime margin. The two teams played scoreless football in the third period. The Razorbacks, on the passing of quarterback Fred Marshall, rallied late in the fourth period to produce the winning touchdown. Passes to Jim Lindsey, Jerry Lamb and Bobby Burnett pushed the Hogs 80 yards in nine plays. Burnett got the touchdown with 4:41 remaining on a three-yard run. Successive plays by the Arkansas defense secured the victory. After Nebraska earned a first down at midfield, linebacker Ronnie MacSmith and tackle Jim Williams dropped Frank Churchich for a nine-yard loss. Following a seven-yard completion, tackle Loyd Phillips stopped an end-around for no gain. On fourth down, Williams spilled Churchich for a 15-yard loss. Center Ronnie Caveness, who earned All-America honors, was selected the outstanding lineman in the game and is a member of the 1960-69 Cotton Bowl Classic All-Star team. Marshall, who completed 11 of 19 passes for 131 yards, was named the outstanding back.

1966

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Arkansas 10, Nebraska 7

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Arkansas 16, Georgia 2

1969

SUGAR BOWL Ole Miss 27, Arkansas 22

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sell-out throng gathered at Tulane Stadium for the 35th Sugar Bowl Classic, featuring the Arkansas Razorbacks, co-champions of the Southwest Conference and undefeated Georgia. Even though Georgia stood among the national leaders in defense, it was swarming, ball-hawking Arkansas which gained defensive honors by recovering five fumbles and intercepting four passes. Miller-Digby Award (Outstanding Player) winner Chuck Dicus, with 12 receptions for 169 yards and the game’s only touchdown, and kicker Bob White, with a Sugar Bowl record three field goals, supplied the points as the Porkers recorded a 16-2 victory. With 2:55 remaining in the first period, Arkansas started its first and only touchdown drive. Riding the passing arm of Bill Montgomery, the Hogs scored when Montgomery hit Dicus for 23 yards and the touchdown. Georgia soon countered with a safety when David McKnight tackled Bill Burnett in the end zone. Arkansas, after holding on downs at its own 29, struck back as passes to Dicus and Max Peacock set up a 34-yard field goal by White for a 10-2 lead. White booted a 24-yard field goal midway through the final period. A pass interception by All-American linebacker Cliff Powell led to the final Arkansas score, a 31-yard field goal by White.

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SCORING PLAYS: Arkansas - Dicus 27 pass from Montgomery (White kick); 65 yards in 9 plays following punt. Georgia - McKnight tackle Burnett in end zone for safety. Arkansas - White 34 field goal; 71 yards in 9 plays following defensive stand. Arkansas - White 24 field goal; 55 yards in 10 plays following punt. Arkansas - White 31 field goal, 15 yards in 5 plays following interception by Powell.

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ARKANSAS GEORGIA 13 13 40 75 185 117 17-39 11-31 3 1 10-33.6 10-38.6 2 5 4-31 4-25

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – Georgia, Johnson 12-45; Cavan 12-(-24); Kemp 9-20; Elrod 5-34; Lawrence 2-(-13); Hampton; 7-13. Arkansas, Maxwell 5-10; Burnett 2-31; Montgomery 15-(-2) Dickey 1-1. PASSING – Georgia, Cavan 9-22-1 103; Hampton 2-9-2 14. Arkansas, Montgomery 17-39-1 185. RECEIVING – Georgia, Lawrence 3-54; Whittemore 5-56; Johnson 2-0; Hughes 1-7. Arkansas, Burnett 2-1; Dicus 12-169; Peacock 3-15. MISSED FIELD GOALS – Georgia, McCullough 36; 45. Arkansas, White 41

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espite a record-breaking offensive performance Arkansas fell just short in a frantic, fourth period comeback as Ole Miss prevailed, 27-22. Archie Manning hit 21 of 35 passes for 273 yards and one touchdown. Bill Montgomery completed 17 of 34 aerials for 338 yards and two touchdowns for the Hogs. Following a missed field goal by the Porkers, the Rebs stunned the Hogs when Bo Bowen rambled 69 yards for an early touchdown. Arkansas followed with another missed three-pointer, and Manning drove the Rebs another 80 yards, keeping the ball himself for the final 18. Arkansas finally broke the ice on a 12-yard sweep by Bill Burnett, but the Rebels responded with 10 more points. Cloyce Hinton booted a record-breaking 52-yard field goal, and Manning fired a 30-yard scoring pass to Vernon Studdard. A pass from Montgomery to Chuck Dicus covered 47 yards giving the Hogs their second touchdown. Porker fullback Bruce Maxwell, who gained 103 yards on the ground, took a six-yard touchdown pass from Montgomery for the final Razorback score.

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SCORING PLAYS: Ole Miss - Bowen 69 run (King kick); 80 yards in 4 plays following missed field goal. Ole Miss - Manning 18 run (King kick); 80 yards in 6 plays following missed field goal. Arkansas - Burnett 12 run (kick failed); 81 yards in 13 plays following punt. Ole Miss - Hinton 52 field goal, 57 yards in 8 plays following kickoff. Ole Miss - Studdard 30 pass from Manning (King kick); 55 yards in 4 plays following punt. Arkansas - Dicus 47 pass from Montgomery (pass failed); 80 yards in 6 plays following kickoff. Ole Miss - Hinton 36 field goal, 44 yards in 6 plays following punt. Arkansas - McClard 35 field goal, 80 yards in 10 plays following kickoff. Arkansas - Maxwell 6 pass from Montgomery (McClard kick); 11 yards in 3 plays following interception.

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ARKANSAS 21 189 338 17-35 2 2-30.5 1 3-22

OLE MISS 24 154 273 21-35 2 6-37.6 0 11-101

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – Ole Miss, Manning 13-39; Bowen 12-94; Reed 11-21. Arkansas, Burnett 17-59; Maxwell 8-108; Montgomery 12-22. PASSING – Ole Miss, Manning 21-35-2 273. Arkansas, Montgomery 17-34-1 338; Maxwell 0-1-1 0. RECEIVING – Ole Miss, Reed 2-22; Studdard 5-109; Carpenter 1-15; Poole 7-72; Jones 3-29; Felts 2-21; Bowen 1-5. Arkansas, Dicus 6-171; Maxwell 9-137; Rees 2-30. MISSED FIELD GOALS – Arkansas, McClard 22, 32.

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1971

COTTON BOWL

Dallas, Texas – January 1, 1976

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SCORING PLAYS: Tennessee - Rudder 2 run (Hunt kick); 55 yards in 8 plays following punt. Arkansas - Hodge 36 pass from Ferguson (McClard kick); 66 yards in 8 plays following punt. Arkansas - McClard 19 field goal; 52 yards in 9 plays following punt. Arkansas - McClard 30 field goal; 30 yards in 6 plays following Campbell interception. Tennessee - Watson 17 run (Hunt kick); 37 yards in 3 plays following Witherspool fumble recovery.

ARKANSAS TENNESSEE 22 15 167 97 200 142 18-28 11-21 3 3 3-43.6 5-43.8 2 1 6-85 7-73

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – Arkansas, Ferguson 4-(-2); Saint 17-71; Richardson 13-38; Hodge 1-12; Morton 11-48. Tennessee, Maxwell 4-3; Chancey 12-34; Rudder 5-18; Silvey 2-3; Watson 11-39. PASSING – Arkansas, Ferguson 18-28-3 200. Tennessee, Maxwell 10-20-3 120; Rudder 1-1-0 22. RECEIVING – Arkansas, Hodge 6-75; Ettinger 5-53; Richardson 6-48; Nichols 1-24. Tennessee, Rudder 2-10; Love 3-37; Thompson 2-16; Theiler 3-53; Silvey 1-26. MISSED FIELD GOALS – Arkansas, McClard 40.

ARKANSAS GEORGIA

SCORING PLAYS: Georgia - Leavitt 35 field goal; 53 yards in 12 plays following kickoff. Georgia - Washington 21 pass from Robinson. (Leavitt kick); 58 yards in 10 plays following fumble. Arkansas - Little 39 field goal; minus 7 yards in 4 plays following fumble. Arkansas - Forte 1 run (Little kick); 13 yards in 2 plays following fumble. Arkansas - Fuchs 5 run (Little kick); 47 yards in 4 plays following punt. Arkansas - Forrest 1 run (Little kick); 30 yards in 6 plays following interception. Arkansas - Forte 6 run (Little kick); 68 yards in 12 plays following punt.

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ARKANSAS GEORGIA 20 13 235 102 89 91 5-14 8-18 2 0 4-43.0 6-38.7 1 2 5-35 3-15

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – Georgia, Harrison 14-44; Goff 16-32; Reid 5-15; Washington 1-8; Appleby 1-4; Robinson 8-0; Pollard 2-(-1). Arkansas, Forte 24-119; Fuchs 16-71; Forrest 5-32; Bull 20-13. PASSING – Georgia, Robinson 7-15-2 85; Goff 1-3-0 6. Arkansas, Bull 5-13-0 89; Fuchs 0-1-0 0. RECEIVING -- Georgia, Davis 3-16; Harrison 2-10; Wilson 1-29; Washington 1-21; Pollard 1-15. Arkansas, Douglas 2-54; Daily 1-13; Forte 1-12; Fuchs 1-10. MISSED FIELD GOALS – Arkansas, Little 51.

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over Georgia. Arkansas thus returned the Cotton Bowl crown to the SWC for the first time in three years. With the Razorbacks trailing 10-0 less than two minutes before halftime, linebacker Hal McAfee pounced on a Georgia fumble on the Bulldog 15 and Steve Little booted a 39-yard field goal. Georgia tried a trick play, the “shoe-string,” but Tommy Harris forced a fumble. McAfee again recovered, and Ike Forte scored two plays later to tie it 10-10 at halftime. After a scoreless third quarter, Scott Bull hit Freddie Douglas with a 36-yard pass to set up the go-ahead touchdown and Rolland Fuchs scored on a five-yard run. Michael Forrest and Forte added touchdowns as the Razorbacks rolled. McAfee, with 12 tackles and an interception to go with his two fumble recoveries, was selected the game’s outstanding defensive player. Forte, with an Arkansas bowl record of 119 yards, was chosen the outstanding offensive player.

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iding a five-game winning streak at the end of the 1975 campaign that notched a share of the Southwest Conference championship and a trip to the Cotton Bowl, the Razorbacks continued their winning ways with a resounding 31-10 triumph

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Liberty Bowl record crowd of 51,410 plus a national Monday night television audience saw Arkansas lose to Tennessee, 14-13. Tennessee scored first on a two-yard run by Bill Rudder with 6:39 left in the first period. George Hunt kicked the extra point. But the Razorbacks soon tied the score as Joe Ferguson connected with Jim Hodge on a 36-yard touchdown pass. Bill McClard’s extra point made the score 7-7 with 4:11 left in the half. The Razorbacks finally gained the lead with 13:14 left in the final period on a 19-yard field goal by McClard. Louis Campbell’s second pass interception put McClard in position for another field goal with 8:51 left. The 30-yard kick, which tied a Liberty Bowl record, put Arkansas in command, 13-7. A record third pass theft by Campbell presented Arkansas with an apparent chance to seal up the contest. However, McClard’s field goal, which would have given the Porkers a 16-7 margin, was nullified by penalty. Further misfortune struck the Razorbacks on a fumble at their own 36-yard line. The Vols scored three plays after recovering, on a 17-yard run by Curt Watson. Hunt’s extra point provided Tennessee with a 14-13 lead with 1:56 left. Ferguson, voted the game’s outstanding player, completed 18 of 28 passes for 200 yards, and Campbell was selected the outstanding defensive player in the game.

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Arkansas 31, Georgia 10

Memphis, Tenn. – December 20, 1971

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Tennessee 14, Arkansas 13

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Arkansas 31, Oklahoma 6 Miami, Fla. – January 2, 1978

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rkansas turned a couple of first quarter turnovers into touchdowns and the Razorbacks cruised to a 31-6 upset victory over Oklahoma’s secondranked Big Eight champions before an Orange Bowl crowd of 74,422 and a national television audience of more than 65 million. Oklahoma lost 11 yards on three plays before Billy Sims fumbled and Jimmy Walker recovered at the Sooner nine. Two plays later, Roland Sales scored from a yard out and Arkansas led, 7-0 with only 1:59 elapsed. After both teams failed to score on drives, OU fullback Kenny King fumbled and Dan Hampton recovered at the Razorback 42. Sales set up Ron Calcagni’s one-yard run with a 38-yard scamper to the Sooner three. Steve Little’s second of four PAT’s made the score 14-0. After Little’s field goal made it 17-0, the Razorbacks went 82 yards for a touchdown with 4:40 to play in the third quarter. Sales, who finished the night with an Orange Bowl record of 205 yards rushing, had carries of 12 and 38 yards before scoring on a four-yard run. A reserve all season, Sales was only in the lineup after the Hog’s top two tailbacks were suspended for breaking team rules. Each team scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Sales earned outstanding back honors, while nose guard Reggie Freeman picked up the outstanding lineman award. ARKANSAS OKLAHOMA

SCORING PLAYS: Arkansas - Sales 1 run (Little kick); 9 yards in 2 plays following fumble. Arkansas - Calcagni 1 run (Little kick); 58 yards in 7 plays following fumble. Arkansas - Little 32 field goal; 66 yards in 11 plays following second half kickoff. Arkansas - Sales 4 run (Little kick); 82 yards in 7 plays following fumble. Oklahoma - Hicks 8 pass from Blevins (run failed); 95 yards in 10 plays following interception. Arkansas - B. White 20 run (Little kick); 70 yards in 9 plays following punt.

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ARKANSAS OKLAHOMA 22 19 315 230 90 80 7-12 7-14 0 1 4-40.5 5-44.4 1 3 7-50 5-25

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – Oklahoma, Peacock 15-117; King 5-49; Lott 19-28; Overstreet 2-21; Blevins 2-8; Sims 6-7. Arkansas, Sales 22-205; Stiggers 1-38; Bryant 7-33; White 10-35; Calcagni 18-5; Smith 1-3; Nutt 1-(-4) PASSING – Oklahoma, Lott 4-7-0 42; Blevins 3-6-0 38; Peacock 0-1-0 0. Arkansas, Calcagni 7-11-1 90; Nutt 0-1-0 0. RECEIVING – Oklahoma, Peacock 2-8; Kimball 1-18; Rhodes 3-46; Hicks 1-8. Arkansas, Sales 4-52; Clay 1-19; White 1-7; Stiggers 1-12. MISSED FIELD GOALS – Oklahoma, Von Schamann 45.

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Arkansas 10, UCLA 10

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rkansas jumped on UCLA for a 10-0 halftime lead, but the Bruins picked up a pair of second half scores to secure a 10-10 tie in the eighth Fiesta Bowl before 55,202 fans at Sun Devil Stadium. The Razorbacks enjoyed excellent field position early but couldn’t put points on the board. However, the Bruins wasted a 96-yard first period march which resulted in a missed field goal. After a Razorback punt, the defense came to life again as Jim Howard slammed UCLA quarterback Steve Bukich to the ground, causing a fumble which Dale White recovered at the Bruin 37. Some 11 plays later, Roland Sales swept right end for four yards and a touchdown. Later in the second period, Kevin Scanlon hit Gary Stiggers for 14 yards, Darryl Mason for 15 yards and Ben Cowins ran for 16 more to set up a 37-yard Ish Ordonez field goal. UCLA marched 16 plays with the third quarter kickoff, keeping the drive alive on a fake punt which set up Peter Boermaester’s 41-yard field goal. That cut the Hog lead to 10-3 with 7:19 left in the third quarter. An interference penalty on a punt set the Bruins up at midfield and Bukich, who hit on only four of 11 passes with two interceptions, connected with Severne Reece for 34 yards to the Arkansas 14. A play later, Bukich kept around left end for the tying touchdown with 8:32 left. Neither team could cross midfield the remainder of the game, although Thomas Brown hauled back a UCLA punt to the Bruin 32 as time expired. Jimmy Walker, who had 10 tackles and wrought havoc in the UCLA backfield all day, was selected the game’s outstanding defensive player. ARKANSAS UCLA

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SCORING PLAYS: Arkansas - Sales 4 run (Ordonez kick); 37 yards in 10 plays following fumble. Arkansas - Ordonez 37 field goal; 50 yards in 8 plays following punt. UCLA - Boermaester 41 field goal; 56 yards in 15 plays following second half kickoff. UCLA - Bukich 15 run (Boermaester kick); 51 yards in 5 plays following punt and penalty.

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Tempe, Ariz. – December 25, 1978

ARKANSAS UCLA 19 14 200 254 78 61 13-24 4-11 2 2 8-37.3 6-41.3 0 1 4-50 7-67

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – Arkansas, Cowins 24-89; Eckwood 8-44; Sales 5-24; Calcagni 10-32; Stiggers 1-2; Brown 3-9. UCLA, Brown 11-84; Owens 17-121; McNeil 6-12; Bukich 19-20; Morris 1-3; Saipale 1-14. PASSING – Arkansas, Calcagni 11-16-0 49; Scanlon 2-8-2 29. UCLA, Bukich 4-112; 61. RECEIVING – Arkansas, Clay 3-11; Farrell 2-25; Mason 1-15; Stiggers 2-23; Cowins 2-5; Eckwood 3-(-1). UCLA, Owens 1-2; Reece 2-56; McNeil 1-3. MISSED FIELD GOALS – UCLA, Boermeester 25.

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HALL OF FAME BOWL Arkansas 34, Tulane 15

Birmingham, Ala. – Dec. 27, 1980

New Orleans, La. – January 1, 1980

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SCORING PLAYS: Arkansas - Ordonez 34 field goal; 8 yards in 3 plays following fumble. Alabama - Ogilvie 22 run (McElroy kick); 82 yards in 7 plays following punt. Alabama - Ogilvie 1 run (McElroy kick); 22 yards in 4 plays following fumble. Alabama - McElroy 25 field goal; 22 yards in 4 plays following 47 yard punt return. Arkansas - Farrell 3 pass from Scanlon (run failed); 80 yards in 11 plays following kickoff. Alabama - Whitman 12 run (McElroy kick); 98 yards in 9 plays following punt.

ARKANSAS ALABAMA 21 18 97 284 245 70 22-40 4-7 0 2 7-36.2 8-36.2 1 1 1-15 7-61

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – Alabama, Ogilvie 14-67; Whitman 6-37; Williams 5-18; Jackson 13-120; Shealy 7-28; Jones 1-3; Nix 3-7; Simon 1-3; Fagan 3-1. Arkansas, Sales 5-15; Bowles 15-46; Anderson 6-28; Scanlon 12-(-3); Tolbert 2-8; Stiggers 1-3. PASSING – Alabama, Shealy 4-7-0 70. Arkansas, Scanlon 22-39-1 245; Jones 0-1-1 0. RECEIVING – Alabama, Jackson 1-8; Pugh 3-62. Arkansas, Stiggers 5-39; Anderson 7-53; Farrell 3-51; Mason 4-43; Duckworth 3-59. MISSED FIELD GOALS – none.

SCORING PLAYS: Arkansas - Tolbert 1 run (Ordonez kick); 68 yards in 7 plays following interception. Arkansas - Anderson 80 punt return (Ordonez kick). Arkansas - Clyde 3 pass from Jones (Ordonez kick); 70 yards in 10 plays following punt. Arkansas - Anderson 46 run (Ordonez kick); 56 yards, 3 plays following punt. Arkansas - Ordonez 40 field goal; 58 yards in 8 plays following punt. Tulane - Anderson 62 pass from Hall (Mannella kick); 80 yards in 4 plays following punt. Arkansas - Ordonez 27 field goal; 37 yards in 10 plays following kickoff. Tulane - Robinson 1 run (Hall run); 80 yards in 9 plays following kickoff.

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ARKANSAS TULANE 22 18 358 157 83 241 5-13 16-37 2 1 4-42.5 7-34.6 0 2 1-10 3-15

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – Arkansas, Tolbert 17-73; Anderson 11-156; Jones 14-11; Douglas 10-83; Pierce 1-13; Walters 3-21; Mistler 1-1; Rudisall 1-1; Brewer 2-1. Tulane, Lewis 5-45; Reginelli 5-8; Robinson 6-44; Jones 5-38; Hall 8-4; McCray 2-18. PASSING – Arkansas, Jones 5-13-1 83. Tulane, Hall 16-37-2 241. RECEIVING – Arkansas, Mason 2-15; Clyde 1-9; Walters 1-36; Holloway 1-23. Tulane, Lewis 3-22; Reginelli 3-31; Jones 1-8; Holman 4-19; Griffin 2-59; Anderson 2-88; Franz 1-14. MISSED FIELD GOALS – Arkansas, Ordonez 51.

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ophomore Gary Anderson exploded for 156 yards on just 11 carries and scored two touchdowns as Arkansas blitzed to a 28-0 halftime lead and breezed to a 34-15 victory over Tulane. Anderson’s efforts as well as those of a smothering first half defense allowed the Hogs to score more points than they ever had produced in a bowl game. Arkansas finished with only a 466-398 edge in total offense but by intermission the Porkers already had amassed 269 yards in offense and Anderson had returned a punt for a touchdown. Arkansas grabbed a 7-0 advantage when Anderson’s 44-yard dash set up a one-yard plunge by James Tolbert. Before the opening quarter ended, Anderson fielded a punt at his own 20, eluded an oncoming tackler and raced 80 yards for a touchdown. After Tom Jones capped a 70-yard march with a three-yard scoring toss to tight end Steve Clyde, Anderson struck again. Named the game’s outstanding player, Anderson took a pitch from Jones, reversed his field and roared 46 yards for a touchdown to make it 28-0. Arkansas’ defense, spearheaded by end Billy Ray Smith (who gained defensive player of the game honors), was stingy when it had to be. The Razorbacks allowed Tulane ace quarterback Nickie Hall to complete just 16 of his 37 passes and had the Green Wave blanked until the final quarter. Ish Ordonez booted a pair of second half field goals for Arkansas’ other points.

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hile Alabama handed Arkansas one of its worst bowl defeats ever in the 1980 Sugar Bowl, the Razorbacks might have been playing their strongest opponent in bowl history. The Crimson Tide wrapped up its second consecutive national championship by pinning the Hogs with a 24-9 setback. However, it wasn’t accomplished without difficulty. Arkansas, ranked sixth nationally and co-champion of the Southwest Conference, recovered a fumble on the opening kickoff and struck first as Ish Ordonez drilled a 34-yard field goal. Alabama snapped back to take a 17-3 halftime lead but Arkansas marched 80 yards on its first possession of the second half for a touchdown that sliced the gap to 17-9. Kevin Scanlon hit Robert Farrell with a three-yard scoring pass but the Hogs failed to convert a two-point conversion attempt. The Razorbacks had their chance to get even midway through the second half. They drove from their own five to the Alabama 33 before Scanlon was sacked on third down. Bruce Lahay punted to the Crimson Tide two yard line and with 13:21 left, the Hogs were very much alive. However, Alabama used a 35-yard gallop by Billy Jackson and a 22-yard dash by Steadman Shealy to key a 98-yard touchdown drive that iced the Tide victory. Scanlon was brilliant in defeat for the Hogs, the SWC’s outstanding offensive player during the regular season, Scanlon hit 22 of his 39 passes for 245 yards despite fierce pressure by the Bama pass rush.

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Alabama 24, Arkansas 9

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UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS GATOR BOWL

North Carolina 31, Arkansas 27 Jacksonville, Fla. – Dec. 28, 1981

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1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q F ARKANSAS 7 3 0 17 27 NORTH CAROLINA 3 7 14 7 31

SCORING PLAYS: North Carolina - Barwick 31 field goal; 42 yards in 8 plays following punt. Arkansas - Holloway 66 pass from Taylor (Lahay kick); 66 yards in 1 play following punt. North Carolina - Bryant 1 run (Hayes kick); six yards in 2 plays following fumbled punt. Arkansas - Lahay 28 field goal; 77 yards in 11 plays following punt. North Carolina - Horton 1 run (Hayes kick); 86 yards in 12 plays following second half kickoff. North Carolina - Elkins 1 run (Hayes kick); 80 yards in 10 plays following missed field goal. North Carolina - Horton 4 run (Hayes kick); 50 yards in 10 plays following interception. Arkansas - Clark 3 run (Clark pass from Taylor); 80 yards in 7 plays following kickoff. Arkansas - Mason 7 pass from Taylor (Lahay kick); 46 yards in 5 plays following onside kick recovery. Arkansas - Safety; Hayes ran out of end zone.

ARKANSAS NORTH CAROLINA First Downs 16 21 Net Yards Rushing 89 283 Net Yards Passing 307 53 Passes 14-29 7-17 Interceptions 0 1 Punts 6-35.5 6-41.9 Fumbles 1 1 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – Arkansas, Taylor 11-(-10); Anderson 7-18; Clark 10-40; Pierce 5-14; Tolbert 5-27. North Carolina, Elkins 6-(-17); Jones 1-1; Bryant 27-148; Anthony 3-17; Horton 27-144; Hayes 1-(-10). PASSING – Arkansas, Taylor 14-29-1 307. North Carolins, Elkins 7-17-0 53. RECEIVING – Arkansas, Mason 1-7; Anderson 5-85; Clark 1-17; Mostler 1-10; Holloway 4-171; Kidd 1-10; Pierce 1-7. North Carolina, Richardson 2-15; Anthony 1-7; Bryant 3-24; Jones 1-7. MISSED FIELD GOALS – Arkansas, Lahay 19.

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reshman quarterback Brad Taylor ignited a fourth quarter flurry that produced two touchdowns in the final five minutes and five seconds but Arkansas’ final period comeback fell just short in a 31-27 loss to North Carolina. It was a bizarre setting as the Gator Bowl was smothered by fog during the last three quarters of a wild football game. The fog didn’t slow Taylor, who passed for 307 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Unfortunately for the Razorbacks, the fog didn’t slow North Carolina’s rushing attack either as the Tar Heels gained 283 yards on the ground. Trailing 3-0 in the early stages, Arkansas struck quickly on its third possession. On the first play following a North Carolina punt, Taylor found Derek Holloway open for a 66-yard touchdown pass that put the Hogs in front. After the Tar Heels got a gift touchdown on a fumbled punt at the Hog six, Arkansas drove from its own 11 to the North Carolina 12 to set up a Bruce Lahay field goal that deadlocked the contest at 10-apiece just four seconds before half time. North Carolina’s awesome rushing assault proved deadly in the second half as the Tar Heels grounded out three touchdown drives to gain a 31-10 advantage with just 7:29 remaining. Taylor started hitting everything in sight and his 44-yard strike to Holloway set up a three-yard plunge for a touchdown by Jessie Clark. Taylor passed to Clark for a two-point conversion with 5:05 left. Ed Jackson then recovered an onside kick and the Hogs struck again. This time it was a 43-yard pass from Taylor to Holloway that set up the score on fourth and goal from the seven. Taylor found Darryl Mason for the touchdown. North Carolina took an intentional safety late to close the scoring.

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BLUEBONNET BOWL Arkansas 28, Florida 24

ary Anderson exploded for a career high 161 yards rushing on 26 attempts and scored two touchdowns as Arkansas twice overcame 10-point deficits to trim Florida, 28-24, in the Razorback’s initial appearance in the

Bluebonnet Bowl. Anderson, who also caught three passes for 37 yards, circled left end for 16 yards for a touchdown on the Hogs’ first possession but Florida’s passing attack produced enough fireworks to give the Gators a 17-7 halftime advantage. Anderson hurdled a stacked defense for a one-yard touchdown on fourth-down midway through the third period but Florida struck quickly again and carried a 24-14 lead into the final quarter. Senior Tom Jones made sure the Razorbacks would reward one of their best graduation classes ever with a victory when he passed five yards to Jessie Clark for a touchdown, then bulled a yard for a score to put the Hogs in front, 28-24. Perhaps the most impressive march by the Razorbacks came on the final possession. Starting on its own six with 6:29 remaining, Arkansas killed the remaining time by driving all the way to the Gator 16. Daryl Bowles keyed the march by earning 13 yards on a third-and-nine. Anderson was named the game’s most valuable player, earning Arkansas bowl MVP honors for the third consecutive year. ARKANSAS FLORIDA

SCORING PLAYS: Arkansas - Anderson 16 run (Smith kick); 50 yards in 7 plays following fumble. Florida - Dixon 3 pass from Hewko (Raymond kick); 74 yards in 11 plays following kickoff. Florida - Raymond 34 field goal; 77 yards in 14 plays following punt. Florida - Dixon 13 pass from Hewko (Raymond kick); 80 yards in 10 plays following punt. Arkansas - Anderson 1 run (Smith kick); 83 yards in 9 plays following punt. Florida - Dixon 17 pass from Hewko (Raymond kick); 76 yards in 11 plays following kickoff. Arkansas - Clark 5 pass from Jones (Smith kick); 85 yards in 12 plays following kickoff. Arkansas - Jones 1 run (Smith kick); 80 yards in 10 plays following punt.

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1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q F 7 0 7 14 28 7 10 7 0 24

ARKANSAS FLORIDA 28 23 356 171 122 234 7-12 19-29 1 1 3-43.3 4-45.8 1 2 5-36 6-50

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – Florida, Jones 12-89; Hampton 21-61; Williams 3-21; Hewko 6-0. Arkansas, Anderson 26-161; Clark 17-77; Bowles 10-52; Holloway 4-38; Jones 5-9; Brown 2-8; Taylor 3-6; Douglas 2-5. PASSING – Florida, Hewko 19-28-0 234; Jones 0-1-1 0. Arkansas, Taylor 5-7-1 123; Jones 2-5-0 (-1). RECEIVING – Florida, Dixon 8-106; Hampton 2-37; Faulkner 3-27; Young 2-12; Jones 2-36; Mularkey 1-9; Lang 1-7. Arkansas, Anderson 3-37; Bowles 1-7; White 1-40; Dameron 1-33; Clark 1-5. MISSED FIELD GOALS – none.

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Memphis, Tenn. – Dec. 27, 1984

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SCORING PLAYS: Arkansas - Horne 31 field goal; 58 yards in 10 plays following punt. Auburn - Jackson 2 run (kick failed); 80 yards in 11 plays following Arkansas field goal. Auburn - Porter 35 interception return (Washington run). Arkansas - Foreman 2 run (pass failed); 6 yards in 3 plays following Auburn fumble. Auburn - Jackson 39 run (Knapp kick); 55 yards in 5 plays after taking over on downs. Arkansas- Shibest 25 pass from Taylor (kick failed); 68 yards in 9 plays following Auburn touchdown.

ARKANSAS 20 130 226 19-40 0 4-38.3 0 8-60

AUBURN 13 168 84 5-15 4 9-37.9 1 8-56

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – Auburn, Jackson 18-88; Agee 4-29; Fullwood 11-4; Washington 3-4; Ware 6-14; Jessie 3-9; Mann 1-2; Burger 1-1; Campbell 2-21. Arkansas, Foreman 15-62; Thomas 9-56; Taylor 7-11; Edmonds 3-8; Tatum 1-3; Nutt 1-1; Forte 1-11. PASSING – Auburn, Washington 5-12-0 84; Burger 0-2-0 0; Mann 0-1-0 0. Arkansas, Taylor 18-34-2 201; Nutt 1-6-2 25. RECEIVING – Auburn, Weygand 1-10; Jackson 1-25; Beauford 1-24; Gainous 1-17; Collins 1-8. Arkansas, Edmonds 10-68; Shibest 5-84; Young 1-32; White 1-24; Miller 1-3; Lueders 1-15. MISSED FIELD GOALS – Auburn, McGinty 30.

1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q F ARKANSAS 7 0 0 11 18 ARIZONA STATE 3 11 0 3 17

SCORING PLAYS: Arizona St. - Bostrom 47 field goal; 48 yards in 9 plays following punt. Arkansas - D. Thomas 9 run (Trainor kick); 80 yards in 16 plays following kickoff. Arizona St. - Bostrom 22 field goal; 66 yards in 14 plays following punt. Arizona St. - Cox 16 pass from Van Raaphorst (Amoia pass from Van Raaphorst); 52 yards in 7 plays after taking over on downs. Arkansas - Edmonds 17 run (Calcagni run); 84 yards in 11 plays following punt. Arizona St. - Bostrom 28 field goal; 68 yards in 10 plays following kickoff. Arkansas - Trainor 37 field goal; 61 yards in 14 plays following kickoff.

First Downs Net Yards Rushing Net Yards Passing Passes Interceptions Punts Fumbles Penalties

ARKANSAS 21 260 117 10-18 1 5-37.0 1 2-10

ARIZONA STATE 20 195 167 14-27 0 5-32.8 0 2-21

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – Arizona State, Crawford 18-103; Amoia 13-56; Clack 9-37; Van Raphorst 1-(-1). Arkansas, Calcagni 16-45; Foreman 9-30; Rouse 15-76; D. Thomas 9-39; Young 1-2; VanDyke 1-3; G. Thomas 2-19; Edmonds 7-43; Miller 1-3. PASSING – Arizona State, Van Raphorst 14-27-1 167. Arkansas, Calcagni 10-17-0 117; G. Thomas 0-1-0 0. RECEIVING – Arizona State, Gallimore 4-36; Hill 3-36; Crawford 2-11; Clack 1-10; Cox 3-67; Harris 1-7. Arkansas, Edmonds 7-93; Centers 1-17; VanDyke 1-4; Rouse 1-3. MISSED FIELD GOALS – Arizona State, Bostrom 59

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reshman Kendall Trainor kicked a 37-yard field goal with just 21 seconds left to cap an exhilarating Arkansas comeback and give the Razorbacks an 18-17 victory over Arizona State in the Holiday Bowl. Arkansas trailed 14-7 entering the fourth quarter but pulled ahead when Holiday Bowl Most Valuable Player Bobby Joe Edmonds scooted 17 yards for a touchdown and quarterback Mark Calcagni dove into the end zone for the two-point conversion with 9:37 remaining. An Arizona State field goal gave the Sun Devils a two-point advantage 5:23 from the conclusion but Edmonds dove for a first down on fourthand-one and caught a 24-yard pass to keep alive the Hog’s final march. Trainor ended the suspense with his three-pointer. Calcagni was outstanding as he completed 10 of his 17 passes for 117 yards and gained 45 yards rushing on 16 carries. He engineered all of Arkansas’ scoring drives, including a first-quarter march that ended with Derrick Thomas’ nine-yard touchdown run. It gave the Hogs 7-3 lead at the time. Arizona State had sliced the gap to 7-6 with a field goal before a Razorback gamble late in the first half backfired. On fourth and one at the Sun Devil 48, quarterback Greg Thomas just missed a deep pass to Edmonds on the sidelines, giving Arizona State possession in great field position. The Sun Devils cashed in with a touchdown pass just 36 seconds from intermission. A successful two-point try gave Arizona State a 14-7 halftime lead and it stayed that way until Edmonds scored for the Hogs. The victory was Arkansas’ fourth come-from-behind in the fourth quarter triumph of the year. Arizona State became the ninth consecutive Razorback opponent to fail to score a rushing touchdown.

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1985

San Diego, Calif. – December 22, 1985

ARKANSAS BOWL HISTORY

ARKANSAS AUBURN

Arkansas 18, Arizona State 17

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ypical of the 1984 season, Arkansas staged a furious fourth quarter rally but this one fell short as the Razorbacks lost a narrow, 21-15 decision to pre-season national champion pick Auburn in the Liberty Bowl. The Tigers took a 14-3 lead into the final quarter as a result of Bo Jackson’s two-yard run and a 35-yard interception return by Kevin Porter for first quarter touchdowns. Arkansas had scored first on Greg Horne’s 31-yard field goal. Nathan Jones made the play that turned things around when his vicious tackle at the Auburn 37 jolted the ball loose and rolling toward the Tiger goal line. Jones finally recovered at the Auburn six. Three thrusts by fullback Marshall Foreman netted a Razorback touchdown. The Hogs failed on a two-point conversion attempt, then found themselves in a hole again as Jackson roared 39 yards for a touchdown with 5:29 remaining. Arkansas never surrendered, though. On fourth-and-18 at the Auburn 25, Brad Taylor found James Shibest open for a touchdown to make it 21-15. However, Auburn’s ground control attack spent all but eight seconds of the remaining 2:28 to end Arkansas’ hopes. Auburn was held to a season low 168 yards rushing and just 252 yards in total offense by a swarming Razorback defense. Taylor led the Razorback offense with 18 completions in 34 attempts for 201 yards.

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Oklahoma 42, Arkansas 8 Miami, Fla. – January 1, 1987

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ine years after Arkansas pulled one of the most stunning upsets in Orange Bowl history by thumping Oklahoma, 31-6, the Sooners got their chance to redeem themselves. A pair of touchdown gallops in the first half by Spencer Tillman proved to be all Oklahoma would need as the Sooners downed the Razorbacks, 42-8. Oklahoma had been held without a first down in the opening quarter but Tillman dashed 77 yards for a touchdown on the third play of the second period. Tillman scored again on a 21-yard run after an interception at the Sooner 46 and Arkansas never posed a threat the rest of the way. The Razorbacks’ deepest thrust in the first half reached the Oklahoma 25 at a time when it was only 7-0. However, Greg Thomas, who suffered only one interception during the regular season, had a pass picked off at the Sooner 13. Oklahoma put the contest away with four second-half touchdowns. Arkansas scored late on a two-yard blast by fullback Derrick Thomas and a two-point pass from John Bland to James Shibest. Arkansas had a lopsided statistical advantage at halftime with 11 first downs to four for Oklahoma but the two interceptions proved costly. The Hogs suffered five interceptions during the contest. Thomas did complete 13 of his 26 passes for 129 yards and Bland was three-for-seven for 63 yards.

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1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q F 0 0 0 8 8 0 14 14 14 42

SCORING PLAYS: Oklahoma - Tillman 77 run (Lashar kick); 81 yards in 2 plays following punt. Oklahoma - Tillman 21 run (Lashar kick); 54 yards in 9 plays following interception. Oklahoma - Holieway 2 run (Lashar kick); 44 yards in 5 plays following punt. Oklahoma - Holieway 4 run (Lashar kick); 69 yards in 3 plays following punt. Oklahoma - Stafford 13 run (Lashar kick); 59 yards in 3 plays following punt. Oklahoma - Parham 49 run (Lashar kick); 53 yards in 3 plays following interception. Arkansas - D. Thomas 2 run (Shibest pass from Bland); 64 yards in 5 plays following kickoff. ARKANSAS OKLAHOMA First Downs 17 11 Net Yards Rushing 48 366 Net Yards Passing 192 47 Passes 16-33 2-5 Interceptions 0 5 Punts 9-41.1 5-47.6 Fumbles 0-2 2-3 Penalties 3-25 4-40

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – Arkansas, Johnson 5-15; G. Thomas 22-16; Van Dyke 3-0; D. Thomas 7-20; Foreman 2-7; Bland 4-(-2); Young 1-2; Cleveland 1-(-10). Oklahoma, Tillman 7-109; Johnson 9-27; Collins 1-2; Carr 5-77; Perry 6-22; Holieway 7-(-4); Jackson 1-9; Stafford 3-24; Mitchel 4-38; Sullivan 3-10; Anderson 1-3; Parham 1-49. PASSING – Arkansas, G. Thomas 13-26-4 129; Bland 3-7-1 63; Cleveland 0-0-0 0. Oklahoma, Holieway 2-3-0 47; Sullivan 0-2-0 0. RECEIVING – Arkansas, Thomas 2-23; Shibest 4-83; Van Dyke 4-23; Johnson 4-25; Centers 2-38. Oklahoma, Jackson 1-11; Shepard 1-36. MISSED FIELD GOALS – Arkansas, Trainor 52.

LIBERTY BOWL

Georgia 20, Arkansas 17 Memphis, Tenn. – December 29, 1987

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ohn Kasay, a backup placekicker thrust into duty when the regular kicker was suspended, kicked a 39-yard field goal on the last play of the game to allow Georgia to come from behind and post its first-ever bowl victory over Arkansas. Kasay’s kick gave the Bulldogs a 20-17 triumph in a contest that was dominated by the Razorbacks for three quarters. It came after Georgia intercepted a Greg Thomas pass at the Hog 43 with 56 seconds left. A 43-yard field goal by Kendall Trainor and a 10-yard Thomas touchdown run gave the Razorbacks a 10-7 halftime lead. Thomas scored again early in the third quarter to give the Hogs a 17-7 advantage. The second Thomas touchdown came after he had passed 26 yards to Billy Winston on fourth and one at the Georgia 27. A short field goal by Kasay cut the Hog lead to seven and the Bulldogs took advantage of an interception at the Arkansas 39 to drive for the tying touchdown 10 minutes into the fourth quarter. Arkansas responded with a magnificent drive from its 12 to the Georgia 18 that killed nearly nine minutes in clock time. The Hogs tried a short field goal but missed with 1:42 left. The Razorbacks then held the Bulldogs but threw the interception that turned into the winning field goal for Georgia. Thomas led all rushers with 79 yards and passed for 86. He was named the Razorback offensive MVP. James Rouse added 72 yards rushing. Arkansas’ defense held the leading rushing attack in the Southeastern Conference nearly 100 yards below its average and intercepted two passes but could not overcome the Razorback passes that were picked off.

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SCORING PLAYS: Arkansas - Trainor 43 field goal; 33 yards in 11 plays following punt. Georgia - Tate 1 run (Kasay kick); 76 yards in 15 plays following kickoff. Arkansas - Thomas 10 run (Trainor kick); 68 yards in 8 plays following missed field goal. Arkansas - Thomas 1 run (Trainor kick); 76 yards in 8 plays following kickoff. Georgia - Kasay 24 field goal; 69 yards in 11 plays following punt. Georgia - Jackson 5 run (Kasay kick); 39 yards in 7 plays following interception. Georgia - Kasay 39 field goal; 20 yards in 3 plays following interception.

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ARKANSAS GEORGIA 19 20 255 197 86 148 7-17 15-25 2 2 3-32.7 3-31.0 1-2 0-0 4-45 5-50

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – Arkansas, Rouse 18-72; Johnson 6-22; Van Dyke 8-40; Thomas 13-79; Foster 8-42. Georgia, Tate 14-46; Ellis 5-16; Hampton 9-29; Jackson 10-72; Berry 5-9; Cleveland 1-4; Osborn 1-21. PASSING – Arkansas, Thomas 7-17-2 86. Georgia, Jackson 15-25-2 148. RECEIVING – Arkansas, Johnson 1-5; Horton 2-28; Kessinger 1-8; Rouse 1-9; Winston 2-36. Georgia, Thomas 7-76; Tate 1-9; Hampton 3-12; Osborn 3-35; Sadowski 1-16. MISSED FIELD GOALS – Arkansas, Trainor 34, 35. Georgia, Kasay 48,47.

RAZORBACK FOOTBALL COTTON BOWL Dallas, Texas – January 2, 1989

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SCORING PLAYS: UCLA - Estwick 1 run (Velasco kick); 93 yards in 19 plays following punt. UCLA - Anthony 1 pass from Aikman (Velasco kick); 74 yards in 10 plays following punt. Arkansas - Trainor 49 field goal; 14 yards in 6 plays following fumble recovery. UCLA - Velasco 32 field goal; 38 yards in 9 plays following punt.

ARKANSAS 4 22-21 21 4-14 1 6-49.2 0-0 7-61

UCLA 22 55-199 172 19-27 1 3-36.0 2-3 7-74

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – UCLA, Wills 18-120; Brown 16-56; Estwick 8-16; Toy 2-7; Ball 2-3; Aikman 9-(-3). Arkansas, Grovey 7-19; Foster 6-16; Johnson 2-3; Jackson 1-1; Rouse 2-(-1); Russell 1-(-6); Williams 3-(-11). PASSING – UCLA, Aikman 19-27-1 172. Arkansas, Grovey 2-8-0 10; Williams 2-3-1 11; Bland 0-3-0 0. RECEIVING – UCLA, Farr 4-48; Arbuckle 1-35; Richardson 1-20; McCracken 2-16; Moore 1-10; Wills 2-9; Toy 1-8; Berkley 1-8; Estwick 2-6; Brown 1-5; Ball 1-3; Thompson 1-3; Anthony 1-1. Arkansas, Jackson 1-8; Harshaw 1-7; Horton 1-4; Foster 1-2. MISSED FIELD GOALS – none.

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ot even a record-setting offensive performance by Arkansas could overcome the devastating running of Tennessee’s Chuck Webb as the Volunteers edged the Razorbacks, 31-27, in one of the most wide open Cotton Bowl games in years. The Hogs earned a Cotton Bowl record 568 yards in total offense and 31 first downs but suffered a pair of turnovers inside the Tennessee 10-yard line that proved fatal. Webb was sensational for the Vols, rushing for 205 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries. His 78-yard scoring run put Tennessee ahead 31-13 before the Hogs came roaring back. Barry Foster, who rushed for 103 yards and two touchdowns, scored from the one early in the fourth quarter and Quinn Grovey later hit Billy Winston with a pass that finished as a 67-yard touchdown play but the Hogs ran out of time. James Rouse had a brilliant day for the Razorbacks with 134 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries and Grovey, who suffered from a pregame stomach virus, completed 12 of his 22 passes for 207 yards and a touchdown. However, he flipped a pass from the Volunteer two yard line that was intercepted at a time Arkansas led 6-3 and was dominating the game. A sellout crowd of 74,358, including more than 50,000 Razorback fans, watched the offensive extravaganza. Linebackers Mick Thomas and Ty Mason spearheaded Arkansas’ defensive effort with seven tackles each and Aaron Jackson and Patrick Williams each made an interception for the Hogs. ARKANSAS TENNESSEE

SCORING PLAYS: Tennessee - Burke 23 field goal; 61 yards in 12 plays following kickoff. Arkansas - Foster 1 run (run failed); 56 yards in 11 plays following kickoff. Tennessee - Morgan 84 pass from Kelly (Burke kick); 87 yards in 2 plays following interception. Tennessee - Webb 1 run (Burke kick); 70 yards in 8 plays following punt. Tennessee - Amsler 1 pass from Kelly (Burke kick); 68 yards in 8 plays following fumble. Arkansas - Rouse 1 run (Wright kick); 72 yards in 9 plays following kickoff. Tennessee - Webb 78 run (Burke kick); 80 yards in 2 plays following punt. Arkansas - Foster 1 run (Foster run); 74 yards in 12 plays following kickoff. Arkansas - Winston fumble recovery in end zone after 67 pass from Grovey (pass failed); 67 yards in 1 play following punt.

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ARKANSAS TENNESSEE 31 16 72-361 38-320 207 150 12-22 9-23 2 1 3-44.3 5-39.0 2-3 0-0 3-20 4-36

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – Tennessee, Webb 26-250; Moore 1-36; Amsler 1-15; Poles 2-13; Thompson 3-12; Kelley 5-(-6). Arkansas, Rouse 22-134; Foster 22-103; Jackson 9-48; Grovey 9-34; Harshaw 8-31; Russell 1-6; Price 1-5. PASSING – Tennessee, Kelly 9-23-2 150. Arkansas, Grovey 12-22-1 207. RECEIVING – Tennessee, Morgan 2-96; Harper 2-28; Reeves 1-17; Amsler 2-7; Woods 1-5; Pickens 1-(-3). Arkansas, Russell 7-105; Winston 4-94; Horton 1-8. MISSED FIELD GOALS – Arkansas, Wright 44.

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ARKANSAS UCLA

Tennessee 31, Arkansas 27

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CLA smothered Arkansas with a devastating defensive effort and a brilliant performance by the Razorback defense was not enough as the Bruins spoiled the first Hog trip to the Cotton Bowl in 13 years with a 17-3 triumph at Dallas. It was the initial season for the Cotton Bowl to be sponsored by Mobil Oil and nearly 60,000 Razorback fans helped fill the 74,000plus seat stadium. Hog fans were chilled, even on a bright, sunny day, by the Bruin defense that limited Arkansas to an all-time low 42 yards in total offense. After a quarter it looked like neither team would move the ball much. However, early in the second period the Bruins took advantage of a 15-yard late hit penalty that kept them from having to punt to keep alive a 93-yard drive for their first touchdown. UCLA converted five consecutive third down situations after the penalty. The Bruins followed with a 74-yard march against the clock, scoring on a Troy Aikman pass with just 21 seconds left in the half. Kendall Trainor gave the Razorbacks hope midway through the third quarter when he drilled a 49-yard field goal but the Bruins ate up the next eight minutes of clock time before Kerry Crawford pounced on a UCLA fumble at the Hog 10 early in the fourth period. Arkansas never could muster another offensive drive and a late UCLA field goal finished the scoring. UCLA dominated possession time, 42:43 to 17:17, something Arkansas had dominated all year in its 10-1 regular season. Linebacker LaSalle Harper was Arkansas’ most valuable player with a stunning 20 tackles, a fumble recovery and an interception. Safety Steve Atwater had nine tackles for the Hogs.

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Georgia 24, Arkansas 15 Shreveport, La. – Dec. 29, 1991

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ndre Hastings’ blazing speed accounted for a pair of Georgia touchdowns and Arkansas couldn’t overcome five interceptions as the Razorbacks were defeated, 24-15, in the Independence Bowl. Hastings scored on a brilliant catch of a 27-yard pass by Eric Zeier and ran 53 yards on a reverse for another touchdown. Zeier had another touchdown pass to open the scoring and Kanon Parkman kicked a 39-yard field goal for the Bulldogs. The Hogs trailed 17-0 late in the second quarter when a short Georgia punt gave Arkansas the ball at the Bulldog 37. E.D. Jackson roared into the end zone for the Razorbacks from seven yards out with 35 seconds left in the half to cut the margin to 17-7. Hastings’ touchdown run early in the third quarter made it 24-7. Arkansas had several scoring chances in the second half but didn’t reach the end zone again until Jackson’s one-yard plunge with just 1:19 left. Jackson also ran for a two-point conversion. Jackson finished with 112 rushing yards, just 13 yards fewer than Georgia netted as a team on the ground. Wade Hill quarterbacked the Hogs and threw for 122 yards but suffered the five interceptions. Zeier was brilliant for Georgia, completing 18 of his 28 passes for 228 yards. Hastings made four catches for 94 yards. Georgia’s big plays were the difference as Arkansas finished with seven more first downs than the Bulldogs.

ARKANSAS GEORGIA

1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q F 0 7 0 8 15 14 3 7 0 24

SCORING PLAYS: Georgia - Marshall 7 pass from Zeier (Peterson kick); 48 yards in 7 plays following punt. Georgia - Hastings 27 pass from Zeier (Peterson kick); 24 yards in 2 plays following interception. Georgia - Parkman 39 field goal; 68 yards in 11 plays following punt. Arkansas - Jackson 7 run (Wright kick); 37 yards in 8 plays following punt. Georgia - Hastings 53 run (Peterson kick); 53 yards in 1 play following interception. Arkansas - Jackson 1 run (Jackson run); 81 yards in 18 plays following defensive stand.

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ARKANSAS GEORGIA 22 15 188 125 122 237 12-31 20-31 0 5 4-45.3 6-32.3 1-1 0-1 7-43 10-7

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – Georgia, Hastings 1-53; Strong 8-36; Hearst 9-21; Ware 7-6; Harvey 2-6; Fouch 1-3; Zeier 2-0. Arkansas, Jackson 28-112; Jeffrey 9-44; Bradley 5-20; Price 3-9; Hill 4-8; Caldwell 2-(-5). PASSING – Georgia, Zeier 18-28-0 228; Talley 2-3-0 9. Arkansas, Hill 12-31-5 122. RECEIVING – Georgia, Hastings 4-94; Hearst 2-24; Maxwell 2-21; Mitchell 3-24; Harvey 2-20; Thomas 2-19; Strong 1-14; Ethridge 1-11; Marshall 2-13; Ware 1-(-3). Arkansas, Keith 3-38; Botkin 4-26; Caldwell 1-20; Browning 2-23; Dickerson 1-10; Bradley 1-5. MISSED FIELD GOALS – Georgia, Parkman 32.

CARQUEST BOWL

North Carolina 20, Arkansas 10

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Miami, Fla. – December 30, 1995

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n 87-yard pass play from a scrambling Mike Thomas to L. C. Stevens late in the third quarter proved to be the decisive play as North Carolina earned a 20-10 CarQuest Bowl victory over Arkansas. The Tar Heels led 14-10 at the time in a game dominated by both defenses. Thomas was flushed out of the pocket by Razorback defensive end Steven Conley and narrowly avoided a sack before floating the game winner to Stevens. Arkansas had scored on its first possession when Barry Lunney fired a 25-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Lucas to cap a 78-yard march. The Tar Heels answered with a 53-yard drive that Thomas finished with an 18-yard scoring pass to Darrin Ashford. It was still 7-7 in the third quarter when Todd Latourette kicked a 26-yard field goal to give the Hogs their lead back. However, a 28-yard touchdown run by Leon Johnson gave North Carolina the lead and the long pass three minutes later iced the victory. The Hogs had the advantage in first downs (26-20) but suffered three turnovers while North Carolina had none. Senior Marius Johnson rushed for 136 yards on 29 carries. It was the third straight bowl appearance for Arkansas in which a back ran for at least 100 yards. Lunney passed for 227 yards but was intercepted twice and sacked five times. Arkansas managed to sack Thomas just once.

1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q F ARKANSAS 7 0 3 0 10 NORTH CAROLINA 7 0 13 0 20

SCORING PLAYS: Arkansas - Lucas 25 pass from Lunney (Latourette kick); 78 yards in 12 plays following opening kickoff. North Carolina - Ashford 18 pass from Thomas (Welch kick); 53 yards in 8 plays following kickoff. Arkansas - Latourette 26 field goal; 37 yards in 8 plays following punt. North Carolina - Johnson 28 run (Welch kick); 65 yards in 9 plays following punt. North Carolina - Stevens 87 pass from Thomas (kick failed); 88 yards in 2 plays following punt.

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ARKANSAS 26 162 227 16-35 0 4-38.8 1-1 3-36

NORTH CAROLINA 20 242 177 10-23 2 4-32.5 0-0 4-31

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – North Carolina, Johnson 29-195; Wall 2-15; Watson 6-13; Thomas 7-8; Parquet 3-6; Geter 1-3; McGregor 1-2. Arkansas, Johnson 29-136; Lunney 14-19; Meadors 1-7. PASSING – North Carolina, Thomas 10-23-0 177. Arkansas, Lunney 16-35-2 227. RECEIVING – North Carolina, Ashford 3-38; Barnes 3-21; Stevens 1-87; Brown 1-19; Watson 1-12; Johnson 1-0. Arkansas, Meadors 7-101; Eubanks 3-45; Heringer 3-42; Johnson 2-14; Lucas 1-25. MISSED FIELD GOALS – North Carolina, Welch 32. Arkansas, Latourette 30, 21.

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Michigan 45, Arkansas 31 Orlando, Fla. – January 1, 1999

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ARKANSAS TEXAS

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SCORING PLAYS: Arkansas — Dodson 25 field goal; 45 yards in eight plays following punt. Texas — Stockton 35 field goal; 23 yards in six plays following interception. Arkansas — Cobbs 30 pass from Stoerner (Dodson kick); 97 yards in nine plays following punt. Texas — Stockton 22 field goal; 68 yards in 10 plays following kickoff. Arkansas — Jenkins 42 run (Dodson kick); 86 yards in seven plays following kickoff. Arkansas — Cobbs 37 run (Dodson kick); 37 yards in one play following punt. Arkansas — Dodson 27 field goal; 38 yards in eight plays following punt.

ARKANSAS TEXAS First Downs 17 14 Net Yards Rushing 191 -27 Net Yards Passing 194 212 Passes 12-23 24-39 Interceptions 0 2 Punts 4-39.0 9-39.7 Fumbles 0 0 Penalties 4-36 7-40 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – Texas, Mitchell 13-36; Robertson 2-(-5); Sims 5-(-15); Applewhite 5-(-43). Arkansas, Cobbs 15-98; Jenkins 6-82; Chukwuma 10-26; Branch 1-3; Team 1-(-4); Stoerner 2-(-14). PASSING – Texas, Applewhite 15-21-0 121; Sims 9-18-0 91. Arkansas, Stoerner 12-23-2 194. RECEIVING – Texas, Nunez 6-48; Flowers 5-62; Thompson 4-33; Mitchell 3-4; Scaife 2-38; Jones 2-21; Healy 1-6; Stevens 1-0. Arkansas, Williams 2-47; Davenport 2-25; Branch 2-23; Williams 2-8; Lucas 1-47; Cobbs 1-30; Smith 1-11; Chukwuma 1-3. MISSED FIELD GOALS – None.

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SCORING PLAYS: Michigan - Feely 43 field goal; 36 yards in six plays following punt. Arkansas - Williams 35 pass from Stoerner (Latourette kick); 82 yards in six plays following punt. Michigan - Thomas 2 run (Feely kick); 56 yards in six plays following punt. Michigan - Gold 46 interception return (Feely kick). Arkansas - Latourette 42 field goal; 55 yards in 12 plays following kickoff. Michigan - Thomas 5 run (Feely kick); 69 yards in seven plays following kickoff. Arkansas - Chukwuma 2 run (Latourette kick); 71 yards on six plays following fumble recovery. Arkansas - Chukwuma 1 run (Latourette kick); 7 yards in three plays following interception. Arkansas - Davenport 9 pass from Stoerner (Latourette kick); 11 yards in two plays following int. Michigan - Thomas 1 run (Feely kick); 80 yards in 14 plays following kickoff. Michigan - Johnson 21 pass from Brady ( Feely kick); 35 yards in five plays following punt. Michigan - Whitley 26 interception return (Feely kick). ARKANSAS MICHIGAN First Downs 20 21 Net Yards Rushing 116 204 Net Yards Passing 232 230 Passes 17-42 16-30 Interceptions 2 2 Punts 7-33.9 5-40.0 Fumbles 0-0 1-1 Penalties 4-31 12-104 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – Arkansas, Chukwuma 17-56; Hill 13-35; Stoerner 8-14; Branch 1-9; Norman 1-2. Michigan, Thomas 21-132; Williams 19-72; Coleman 1-3; Brady 5-(-3). PASSING – Arkansas, Stoerner 17-42-2 232. Michigan, Brady 14-27-2 209; Henson 2-2-0 21; Johnson 0-1-0 0. RECEIVING – Arkansas, Williams 7-90; Lucas 3-63; Smith 3-19; Morreale 1-36; Hill 14; Davenport 1-9; Chukwuma 1-1. Michigan, Streets 7-129; Williams 2-15; Shea 2-10; Terrell 1-26; Johnson 1-21; Thomas 1-12; Campbell 1-11; Knight 1-6. MISSED FIELD GOALS – Michigan, Feely 48.

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rivalry born in 1894 and discontinued when Arkansas left the Southwest Conference following the 1991 season was reborn on the first day of the year 2000 when the Razorbacks shocked old nemesis Texas, 27-6, in the Cotton Bowl at Dallas. In more than 100 years of football the Longhorns never had been held to negative rushing yardage but it happened in the Cotton Bowl as the Razorbacks used a season-high eight quarterback sacks to hold Texas to minus 27 yards on the ground. It was the first time the Hogs held a bowl opponent to minus rushing yardage. Freshman Cedric Cobbs also established a bowl first for Arkansas. He snapped a 3-3 tie in the third quarter when he took Clint Stoerner’s lob pass and turned it into a 30-yard touchdown. In the fourth quarter he sparked a 17-point Razorback avalanche with a 37-yard sprint down the sidelines. He became the first Hog ever to score rushing and pass receiving touchdowns in the same bowl game. Cobbs was the game’s outstanding offensive player after rushing for 98 yards on just 15 carries. Senior lineman D.J. Cooper was the game’s outstanding defensive player after making five tackles, including two of the quarterback sacks. The first half was a defensive struggle with field goals by Arkansas’ Tony Dodson and Texas’ Kris Stockton producing the only points. Cobbs’ first touchdown was set up by a 47-yard bomb from Stoerner to Anthony Lucas from the Hog one yard line. Trailing 10-3, Texas marched back to the Arkansas one but was stopped on three consecutive plays before calling on Stockton for a second field goal. Arkansas quickly retaliated with an 86-yard drive that finished when Michael Jenkins bolted 42 yards for a score. After Cobbs scored again, Dodson kicked another field goal and the victory was secured. It was only the third time Arkansas held a bowl opponent without a touchdown. It happened in a 0-0 tie with LSU in the 1947 Cotton Bowl and in a 16-2 Sugar Bowl triumph over Georgia in 1969. The victory ended a seven-bowl game losing streak for the Razorbacks and was the first bowl win for coach Houston Nutt.

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rkansas overcame a two-touchdown halftime deficit with three unanswered scores and led defending national champion Michigan 31-24 early in the fourth quarter before the Wolverines took advantage of a punt return and an interception to pin the Razorbacks with a 45-31 defeat in front of 63,584 fans at the Florida Citrus Bowl. In the first meeting ever between the schools, Michigan roared to a 24-10 lead and was driving inside UA territory when Melvin Bradley forced a fumble by Anthony Thomas and David Barrett recovered for the Razorbacks at his own 29. Hog quarterback Clint Stoerner marched his team to the Michigan two and Chrys Chukwuma bulled into the end zone from there. On UM’s next possession, Jeromy Flowers intercepted a pass and returned it to the Wolverine seven. Chukwuma carried three times, blasting into the end zone from the one on his final try to tie the game. Arkansas’ Zac Painter ran 24 yards with an interception to the Michigan 11. Stoerner then hit Joe Dean Davenport with a nine-yard touchdown pass to make it 31-24. Michigan answered with an 80-yard scoring drive that Thomas completed with a one-yard scoring plunge. UA failed to respond with a first down, and a short punt and 14-yard return set up the Wolverines on the Hog 35. On third-and-seven Michigan quarterback Tom Brady found DiAllo Johnson with a 21-yard scoring strike to put his team in front for good. On Arkansas’ next possession, a Stoerner pass was hanging on the shoulder pad of a receiver when Michigan’s James Whitley grabbed it and raced 26 yards for a touchdown. With just 1:47 remaining, the issue had been decided. UA earned 348 yards against a stingy UM defense but suffered two interceptions and both were returned for touchdowns. Chukwuma rushed for 56 yards on 17 carries. Stoerner completed just 17 of his 42 passes for 232 yards and two touchdowns. Michael Williams caught seven passes for 90 yards.

Arkansas 27, Texas 6

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LAS VEGAS BOWL

UNLV 31, Arkansas 14 Las Vegas, Nev. – Dec. 21, 2000

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laying on its home field, UNLV rallied from a 14-7 second-quarter deficit to score 24 unanswered points as the Rebels (8-5) defeated Arkansas (6-6), 31-14, in Las Vegas Bowl IX before a crowd of 29,113 at Sam Boyd Stadium. UNLV quarterback Jason Thomas completed 12 of 17 passes for 217 yards and three touchdowns, including two to Nate Turner and a 54-yard strike to Troy Mason that broke a 14-14 tie in the third quarter. Thomas earned most valuable player honors for the Rebels while Turner recorded a game-high eight receptions for 126 yards. Arkansas took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter when Robby Hampton threw a seven-yard touchdown pass to Rod Stinson on the game’s opening drive. The Rebels tied the game at 7-7 early in the second quarter on Thomas’ 19-yard touchdown pass to Turner. Arkansas answered on the ensuing drive when Hampton connected with Boo Williams on a 25-yard touchdown pass for a 14-7 UA lead. Williams, who was named Arkansas’ most valuable player in the game, caught seven passes for 97 yards in his final game as a Razorback. UNLV took the lead for good on Mason’s 54-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter while the Rebel defense held the Razorbacks scoreless in the second half. UNLV put the game out of reach in the fourth quarter on Thomas’ six-yard touchdown run and an 18-yard rush by Kevin Brown. The victory was the fourth in a row for a UNLV team that rallied from a 4-5 record earlier in the season. Arkansas’ loss denied the Razorbacks their third consecutive winning season and snapped UA’s seven-game winning streak against non-conference foes. Arkansas, which was also 4-5 earlier in the season, ended the regular season with upsets of nationally ranked Mississippi State and LSU to earn its third bowl appearance in as many seasons under Nutt. It is the first time UA has made three consecutive bowl trips since the 1987, 1988 and 1989 seasons.

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SCORING PLAYS: Arkansas - Stinson 7 pass from Hampton (O’Donohoe kick); 69 yards in 14 plays following kickoff. UNLV - Turner 19 pass from Thomas (Pieffer kick); 59 yards in seven plays following punt. Arkansas - Williams 25 pass from Hampton (O’Donohoe kick); 60 yards in five plays following kickoff. UNLV - Turner 5 pass from Thomas (Pieffer kick); 48 yards in four plays following punt. UNLV - Mason 54 pass from Thomas (Pieffer kick); 54 yards in 3 plays following punt. UNLV - Pieffer 26 field goal; 58 yards in six plays following punt. UNLV - Brown 18 run (Pieffer kick); 28 yards in four plays afer taking over on downs.

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ARKANSAS UNLV 15 19 115 259 183 217 18-40 12-17 0 0 7-46.1 4-40.3 0-0 6-1 6-76 12-119

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – Arkansas, Holmes 26-99; Howard 1-12; Hampton 4-3; Stinson 1-1. UNLV, Rudolph 14-92; Brown 12-78; Wofford 4-44; Thomas 10-32; Turner 1-18; Johnson 2-12; Costa 1-4; Gordon 1-1. PASSING – Arkansas, Hampton 18-40-0 183. UNLV, Thomas 12-17-0 217. RECEIVING – Arkansas, Williams 7-97; Smith 4-26; Snowden 4-20; Hamilton 2-33; Stinson 1-7. UNLV, Turner 8-126; Mason 3-89; Wofford 1-2. MISSED FIELD GOALS – Arkansas, O’Donohoe 29. UNLV, Dillon 41.

COTTON BOWL

Oklahoma 10, Arkansas 3 Dallas, Texas – January 1, 2002

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n a battle of two stingy defenses, the No. 10 and defending national champion Oklahoma Sooners outlasted the Arkansas Razorbacks, 10-3, in the 66th annual SBC Cotton Bowl on New Year’s Day. Oklahoma (11-2) went to halftime with a 7-0 lead and held on for a 10-3 victory over Arkansas (7-5) in front of more than 70,000 fans at historic Cotton Bowl Stadium. The Sooners kept the UA offense off balance all day including earning a bowl record nine sacks. Oklahoma’s Quentin Griffin earned offensive player of the game honors after rushing for 56 yards on 19 carries while Sooners’ strong safety Roy Williams earned outstanding defensive player of the game honors after totaling six stops including three tackles for loss. Arkansas managed only 50 yards of total offense on the afternoon and completed its only scoring drive of the day with a fourth-quarter field goal from Brennan O’Donohoe. The Hogs struggled to get the running game going against the OU defense posting 37 yards on 42 carries. Arkansas completed two of 13 passes for 13 yards and an interception. Arkansas’ defense kept the Hogs in the game until late in the fourth quarter. OU rushed 34 times for only 56 yards. The UA defense earned 10 tackles for loss of their own including four sacks. Senior All-American Jermaine Petty led the Razorbacks with 10 tackles. Oklahoma opened the scoring in the first quarter with a 13-play, 63-yard scoring drive that ended when quarterback Nate Hybl rushed to paydirt from one yard out. Tim Duncan added the extra point and the Sooners led 7-0. The next scoreboard tally didn’t come until the opening drive of the second half when the Sooners capped a 65-yard drive with a 32-yard field goal by Duncan to extend the lead to 10-0. Arkansas culminated its only sustained offensive drive of the day midway through the final period as O’Donohoe nailed a 32-yard field goal to close the OU lead to 10-3. The Razorback defense responded and gave the UA offense a pair of opportunities to drive for the winning score, but OU All-American Rocky Calmus forced a fumble from UA signal caller Matt Jones in the final two minutes to halt the Hogs’ last hope.

ARKANSAS OKLAHOMA

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SCORING PLAYS: Oklahoma - Nate Hybl 1 run (Tim Duncan kick); 13 plays, 63 yards. Oklahoma - Tim Duncan 32 field goal; 12 plays, 65 yards Arkansas - Brennan O’Donohoe 32 field goal; 12 plays, 52 yards. ARKANSAS OKLAHOMA First Downs 6 11 Net Yards Rushing 37 56 Net Yards Passing 13 175 Passes 2-13 24-32 Interceptions 0 1 Punts 8-40.5 9-34.9 Fumbles 1-1 2-1 Penalties 6-54 9-76

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – Oklahoma, Griffin 19-56; Works 2-4; Savage 1-3; Fagan 1-(-3); Hybl 11-(-4). Arkansas, Holmes 8-27; Jones 15-23; Talley 7-23; Pierce 2-9; Cobbs 2-(-1); Birmingham 2-(-5); Howard 1-(-9); Clark 5-(-30). PASSING – Oklahoma, Hybl 24-32-0 175. Arkansas, Clark 2-12-1 13; Jones 0-1-0 0. RECEIVING – Oklahoma, Griffin 9-32; Norman 7-74; Smith 5-39; Fagan 1-23; Clayton 1-5; Savage 1-2. Arkansas, Wilson 1-7; Pierce 1-6. MISSED FIELD GOALS – Oklahoma, Duncan 49.

RAZORBACK FOOTBALL MUSIC CITY BOWL Nashville, Tenn. – Dec. 30, 2002

2002

INDEPENDENCE BOWL Arkansas 27, Missouri 14 Shreveport, La. – Dec. 31, 2003

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SCORING PLAYS: Arkansas - George Wilson 2 pass from Matt Jones (David Carlton kick); 8 plays, 74 yards, TOP 2:57. Minnesota - Dan Nystrom 24 field goal; 10 plays, 84 yards, TOP 4:04. Minnesota - Dan Nystrom 45 field goal; 4 plays, 5 yards TOP 1:12. Minnesota - Dan Nystrom 21 field goal; 13 plays, 62 yards, TOP 7:50. Minnesota - Dan Nystrom 22 field goal; 10 plays, 78 yards, TOP 3:57. Minnesota - Ben Utecht 19 pass from Asad Abdul-Khaliq (Nystrom kick); 8 plays, 70 yards, TOP 3:51 Minnesota - Dan Nystrom 29 field goal; 9 plays, 55 yards, TOP 4:24. Minnesota - Thomas Tapeh 33 run (Nystrom kick); 6 plays, 49 yards, TOP 3:07 Arkansas - R. Smith 10 pass from Ryan Sorahan (Carlton kick); 8 plays, 71 yards, TOP 2:20

ARKANSAS MINNESOTA 19 21 31-80 45-168 208 266 40-18-3 32-17-0 71-288 77-434 5-34.2 2-32.5 2-1 0-0 6-44 9-71

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – Arkansas, Fred Talley 14-33; Matt Jones 7-14; Mark Pierce 2-14; D. Howard 2-7; D. Birmingham 1-7; Ryan Sorahan 3-4; Cedric Cobbs 2-1. Minnesota, Thomas Tapeh 19-99; T. Jackson II 16-37; Danny Upchurch 2-17; Asad Abdul-Khaliq 5-14; R. Fitzpatrick 1-3; Team 2-(-2). PASSING – Arkansas, Matt Jones 12-24-2-119; Ryan Sorahan 6-15-1-89; Team 0-1-0-0. Minnesota, Asad Abdul-Khaliq 16-31-0-216; Danny Upchurch 1-1-0-50. RECEIVING – Arkansas, George Wilson 8-111; Richard Smith 5-65; Fred Talley 2-20; Sparky Hamilton 1-11; Dedrick Poole 1-3; Mark Pierce 1-(-2). Minnesota, Ben Utecht 5-77; Antoine Burns 4-88; Thomas Tapeh 2-17; T. Jackson II 2-2; Aaron Hosack 1-50; Tony Patterson 1-15; Jared Ellerson 1-10; Bryan Cupito 1-7. MISSED FIELD GOALS – None.

SCORING PLAYS: Arkansas – Chris Balseiro 33 field goal; 12 plays, 55 yards, TOP 6:10. Missouri – Zack Abron 1 run (Mike Matheny kick); 6 plays, 66 yards, TOP 2:00. Arkansas – Chris Balseiro 28 field goal; 16 plays, 88 yards, TOP 5:24 Arkansas – Matt Jones 1 run (George Wilson pass from Matt Jones); 3 plays, 3 yards, TOP 1:11. Arkansas – Cedric Cobbs 41 run (Chris Balseiro kick); 1 play, 41 yards, TOP 0:10. Arkansas – Chris Balseiro 25 field goal; 15 plays, 83 yards, TOP 5:40 Missouri – Brad Smith 5 run (Mike Matheny kick); 12 plays, 70 yards, TOP 4:42. Arkansas – Chris Balseiro 24 field goal; 7 plays, 51 yards, TOP 2:42.

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ARKANSAS MISSOURI 19 25 300 252 85 155 18-9-0 31-17-2 65-385 80-407 4-30.0 3-25.0 0-0 2-1 3-26 5-35

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – Arkansas, Cedric Cobbs 27-141; DeCori Birmingham 10-85; Matt Jones 7-74; De’Arrius Howard 2-2; Cedric Washington 1-(-2). Missouri, Zack Abron 19-137; Brad Smith 20-96; Damien Nash 9-60. PASSING – Arkansas, Matt Jones 6-14-0-49; Ryan Sorahan 3-3-0-36; Cedric Washington 0-1-0-0. Missouri, Brad Smith 17-30-1-155; Santino Riccio 0-1-1-0. RECEIVING – Arkansas, Richard Smith 3-29; George Wilson 3-25; Steven Harris 1-13; Jason Peters 1-11; Cedric Cobbs 1-7. Missouri, Thomson Omboga 8-63; Sean Coffey 4-68; Darius Outlaw 1-19; Marcus James 1-9; Clint Matthews 1-4; Zack Abron 1-1; Rob Droege 1-(-9). MISSED FIELD GOALS – None.

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wins. Arkansas rushed for 300 yards and the defense forced three turnovers as UA won a bowl game for the second time in five years. Offensive Most Valuable Player Cedric Cobbs rushed for 141 yards on 27 carries, and his 41-yard TD capped a big second quarter which gave Arkansas a 21-7 halftime lead. Missouri (8-5) got within 24-14 at the end of the third quarter, but the Hogs shut out the Tigers in the fourth period while Chris Balseiro booted his fourth field goal of the game for the final margin. Balseiro’s four field goals set an Arkansas bowl record. DeCori Birmingham added 85 yards on 10 carries for UA while quarterback Matt Jones ran for 74 on seven rushes. Jones was six of 14 passing for 49 yards. Ryan Sorahan was perfect on three attempts for 36 yards. Missouri’s Zack Abron, who scored on a one-yard run to give the Tigers a 7-3 lead, ran for 137 yards on 19 carries. Quarterback Brad Smith ran for 96 yards and a score on 20 carries, and was 17 of 30 passing for 155 yards with an interception. Caleb Miller, voted the game’s Most Valuable Defensive Player, made 16 tackles. Jimmy Beasley and Keith Jackson recorded seven stops each. Tom Crowder blocked a punt and intercepted a pass in the win.

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rkansas got off to a good start, scoring on its first possession, but the Razorbacks, who made a living off opponent turnovers during the year, turned the ball over four times as Minnesota posted a 29-14 victory in the Music City Bowl at Nashville. The Southeastern Conference Western Division champion Razorbacks led the league and ranked 11th in the nation with a +17 turnover margin, but failed to get a single miscue from the Golden Gophers. George Wilson capped a 74-yard drive on the game’s first possession with a two-yard scoring pass from Matt Jones, but Minnesota (8-5) got four straight field goals from Dan Nystrom to take a 12-7 lead at the half. Neither offense did much through most of the third period, but UM’s Asad Abdul-Khaliq found Ben Utecht for a 19-yard score with 2:44 left in the quarter to give Minnesota a 19-7 advantage. Nystrom added another field goal early in the fourth quarter and Thomas Tapeh put the game out of reach with a 33-yard scoring run with 7:49 to play. Tapeh finished with 99 yards on 19 carries. Ryan Sorahan came in for Jones, who was 12 of 24 for 119 yards and two interceptions, and led the Razorbacks on a 71-yard scoring drive, hitting Richard Smith for a 10-yard TD. Arkansas, which averaged 218.9 rushing yards per game for the year, was held to 80 yards on 31 attempts. George Wilson had a career-high matching eight receptions and went over the 100-yard mark for the third time in his career with 111 yards. Arkansas was held to 288 yards of total offense. FS Ken Hamlin had a teamhigh nine tackles in his last game for UA.

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CAPITAL ONE BOWL Wisconsin 17, Arkansas 14 Orlando, Fla. – January 1, 2007

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rkansas’ Darren McFadden broke free on his first carry and raced into the Wisconsin secondary, but defensive back Jack Ikegwuonu did what few players have — he ran down McFadden at the 9-yard line. That summed up the Capital One Bowl for sixthranked Wisconsin. With its running game stifled and its quarterback under constant pressure, the Badgers did just enough to hold off No. 12 Arkansas 17-14. John Stocco threw two first-half touchdown passes and Wisconsin survived despite being held to minus-5 yards rushing. The Badgers (12-1) held McFadden, the Heisman Trophy runner-up, to 89 yards on the ground, and the Razorbacks (10-4) couldn’t overcome an undisciplined, mistake-filled performance. Wisconsin won 12 games in a season for the first time and finished with a nine-game winning streak, although this was the Badgers’ first win over a ranked team. McFadden’s 45-yard run gave the Razorbacks the ball inside the Wisconsin 10 on the game’s first series, but Arkansas came away with no points when Jeremy Davis missed a 30-yard field goal. Taylor Mehlhaff opened the scoring for the Badgers with a 52-yard field goal, a career long and a Capital One Bowl record. Felix Jones answered quickly for Arkansas with a 76-yard touchdown run. Stocco threw touchdown passes of 22 yards to Paul Hubbard and 13 yards to Travis Beckum, giving the Badgers a 17-7 halftime lead. Jones, who quietly surpassed 1,000 yards this season alongside McFadden, made it 17-14 on a 12-yard run in the fourth. Jones finished with a career-high 150 yards on 14 carries, outplaying McFadden and Wisconsin’s P.J. Hill, two 1,500-yard rushers. Hill ran for 36 yards on 19 carries. Stocco, the game’s most valuable player, went 14-of-34 for 206 yards with two interceptions. The Razorbacks stuck with their plan to start Casey Dick at quarterback and bring in freshman Mitch Mustain for the third series. Dick went 9-of-21 for 98 yards with an interception. Mustain was 5-of-10 for 41 yards with an interception.

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SCORING PLAYS: Wisonsin - Taylor Mehlhaff 52-yard field goal. Arkansas - Felix Jones 76-yard run (Jeremy Davis kick). Wisonsin - Paul Hubbard 22-yard pass from John Stocco (Taylor Mehlhaff kick). Wisonsin - Travis Beckum 13-yard pass from John Stocco (Taylor Mehlhaff kick). Arkansas - Felix Jones 12-yard run (Jeremy Davis kick).

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ARKANSAS WISCONSIN 18 15 34-232 28--5 136 206 32-15-2 34-14-2 66-368 62-201 8-33.6 7-42.7 1-0 1-1 12-123 4-35

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – Arkansas, Felix Jones 14-150; Darren McFadden 19-89; Casey Dick 1-minus 12; Mitch Mustain 0-5. Wisconsin, P.J. Hill 19-36; John Stocco 9-minus 41. PASSING – Arkansas, Casey Dick 9-21-1-98; Mitch Mustain 5-10-1-41; Darren McFadden 1-1-0-minus 3. Wisconsin, John Stocco 14-34-2-206. RECEIVING – Arkansas, Robert Johnson 4-46; Felix Jones 4-2; C. Washington 3-46; Lucas Miller 1-19; Marcus Monk 1-13; Ben Cleveland 1-5; Farod Jackson 1-5. Wisconsin, Travis Beckum 5-82; Paul Hubbard 4-73; Luke Swan 4-27; Andy Crooks 1-24. MISSED FIELD GOALS – Wisconsin, Mehlhaff 52.

COTTON BOWL Missouri 38, Arkansas 7 Dallas, Texas – January 1, 2008

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n a matchup of Heisman Trophy finalists Darren McFadden and Chase Daniel at the 72nd AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic, it was Missouri tailback Tony Temple who put in a record-breaking performance in front of 73,114 fans. The senior back tallied 281 yards on the ground and four rushing touchdowns, both Cotton Bowl records, to lead No. 7 Missouri to a 38-7 win over the No. 25 Razorbacks McFadden finished the day with 105 rushing yards and one touchdown on 21 carries. During the game, the junior tailback moved into second place on the all-time Southeastern Conference rushing list passing LSU’s Kevin Faulk. McFadden ended his junior season with 4,590 career rushing yards. His 2007 season rushing total of 1,830 yards is second all-time on the SEC singleseason list.

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SCORING PLAYS: Missouri - Tony Temple 22-yard run (Jeff Wolfert kick) Missouri - Tony Temple 4-yard run (Jeff Wolfert kick) Missouri - Tony Temple 4-yard run (Jeff Wolfert kick) Missouri - William Moore 26-yard int. return (Jeff Wolfert kick) Arkansas - Darren McFadden 3-yard run (Alex Tejada kick) Missouri - Jeff Wolfert 32-yard field goal Missouri - Tony Temple 40-yard run (Jeff Wolfert kick) ARKANSAS MISSOURI First Downs 19 23 Net Yards Rushing 50-164 43-323 Net Yards Passing 197 136 Passes Att-Comp-Int 33-19-1 29-12-1 Total Plays-Yards 83-361 72-459 Punts 8-33.6 7-42.7 Fumbles 5-4 2-2 Penalties 6-50 6-53

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – Arkansas, Darren McFadden 21-105-1; Felix Jones 10-45; Peyton Hillis 8-20; Michael Smith 7-12; Farod Jackson 4-9; Casey Dick 3-minus 26; Missouri, Tony Temple 24-281-4; Jimmy Jackson 5-39; Jeremy Maclin 5-26; Marcus Woods 2-11; Der Washington 1-minus 1; Chase Daniel 5-minus 31. PASSING – Arkansas, Casey Dick, 19-32-1-197; Peyton Hillis, 0-1-0-0; Missouri, Chase Daniel, 12-29-1-136. RECEIVING – Arkansas Peyton Hillis 5-52; Marcus Monk 4-28; Felix Jones 3-65; Andrew Davie 3-18; Lucas Miller 2-19; Reggie Fish 1-8; Farod Jackson 1-7; Missouri, Will Franklin 5-77; Jeremy Maclin 3-32; Martin Rucker 3-19; Chase Coffman 1-8. FIELD GOALS – Arkansas, Alex Tejada (35 missed, 37 missed); Missouri, Jeff Wolfert (32).

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Ohio State 31, Arkansas 26 New Orleans, La. – Jan. 4, 2011

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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – Arkansas, Broderick Green 11-50; Dennis Johnson 4-21; Ryan Mallett 1-6; Knile Davis 2-3; Ronnie Wingo Jr. 2-1; ECU, Dominique Lindsay 33-151-1; Giavani Ruffin 13-44; J.R. Rogers 2-9; Pat Pinkney 7-minus 20. PASSING – Arkansas, Ryan Mallett, 15-36-0-202; ECU, Pat Pinkney 17-33-2209. RECEIVING – Arkansas, Jarius Wright 4-90-1; Greg Childs 3-32; London Crawford 2-17; Dennis Johnson 2-8; Broderick Green 1-17; Joe Adams 1-15; D.J. Williams 1-12; Cobi Hamilton 1-11; ECU, Darryl Freeney 6-94; Dwayne Harris 4-64-1; Andrew Bodenheimer 2-15; Michael Bowman 2-11; Dominique Lindsay 1-13; Kevin Gidrey 1-7; Jamar Bryant 1-5. FIELD GOALS – Arkansas, Alex Tejada (25, 43 missed, 37); ECU, Ben Hartman (45 missed, 33, 39 missed, 39 missed, 35 missed).

SCORING PLAYS: Ohio State – Dane Sanzenbacher 0-yard fumble recovery (Devin Barclay kick); 8 plays, 74 yards, TOP 2:52 Arkansas – Joe Adams 17-yard pass from Ryan Mallett (Zach Hocker kick); 5 plays, 51 yards, TOP 1:58 Ohio State – Dan Herron 9-yard run (Devin Barclay kick); 7 plays, 68 yards, 2:26 TOP Ohio State – Dane Sanzenbacher 15-yard pass from Terrelle Pryor (Devin Barclay kick); 8 plays, 70 yards, 2:50 TOP Ohio State – DeVier Posey 43-yard pass from Terrelle Pryor (Devin Barclay kick); 6 plays, 68 yards, 1:04 TOP Arkansas – Zach Hocker 20-yard field goal; 13 plays, 83 yards, 1:59 TOP Arkansas – Zach Hocker 46-yard field goal; 11 plays, 52 yards, 3:49 TOP Ohio State – Devin Barclay 46-yard field goal; 5 plays, 26 yards, 2:00 TOP Arkansas – Jarius Wright 22-yard pass from Ryan Mallett (D.J. Williams pass from Ryan Mallett); 7 plays, 75 yards, 3:12 TOP Arkansas – Jake Bequette safety Arkansas – Zach Hocker 47-yard field goal; 6 plays, 26 yards, 2:57 TOP

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ARKANSAS 23 125 277 47-24-1 78-402 7-43.7 3-0 6-48

OHIO STATE 20 225 221 25-14-0 70-446 5-31.2 2-0 2-15

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING – Arkansas, Knile Davis 26-139; Ronnie Wingo Jr. 1-14; Ryan Mallett 4-minus 28. Ohio State, Terrelle Pryor 15-115; Dan Herron 24-87; Brandon Saine 4-25; TEAM 2-minus 2; Dane Sanzenbacher 0-0. PASSING – Arkansas, Ryan Mallett 24-47-1-277. Ohio State, Terrelle Pryor 14-250-221. RECEIVING – Arkansas, Joe Adams 9-120; D.J. Williams 5-38; Jarius Wright 4-70; Knile Davis 3-8; Cobi Hamilton 1-21; Chris Gragg 1-16; Van Stumon 1-4. Ohio State, DeVier Posey 3-70; Dane Sanzenbacher 3-59; Jake Stoneburner 3-39; Reid Fragel 1-42; Corey Brown 1-13; Brandon Saine 1-0; Dan Herron 1-0; Zach Boren 1-minus 2. MISSED FIELD GOALS – Ohio State, Barclay 50

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SCORING PLAYS: ECU- Dominique Lindsay 3-yard run (Ben Hartman kick) ECU - Ben Hartman 33-yard field goal Arkansas - Alex Tejada 25-yard field goal Arkansas - Tramain Thomas 37-yard interception return (Tejada,Alex kick) ECU - Dwayne Harris 13-yard pass from Pat Pinkney (Ben Hartman kick) Arkansas - Jarius Wright 41-yard pass from Ryan Mallett (Tejada,Alex kick) Arkansas - Alex Tejada 37-yard field goal ARKANSAS EAST CAROLINA First Downs 10 24 Net Yards Rushing 20-81 55-184 Net Yards Passing 202 209 Passes Att-Comp-Int 36-15-0 33-17-2 Total Plays-Yards 56-283 88-393 Punts 7-251 6-239 Fumbles 3-1 2-1 Penalties 4-25 4-10

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he University of Arkansas football team was outlasted by Ohio State in the 77th Annual Allstate Sugar Bowl in the Louisiana Superdome 31-26. The Razorbacks fell short of a comeback victory while scoring 16 second-half points to OSU’s three. UA was led by standout performances by quarterback Ryan Mallett and running back Knile Davis. UA finished the 2010 season with a 10-3 (6-2, SEC) record, marking the first time since 2006 an Arkansas team won 10 games. Mallett broke the school record for passing yards in a season with his 277-yard performance to finish the 2010 season with 3,869, passing his 2009 mark of 3,624. His outing against the Buckeyes was his 11th 200yard passing game of the season. Mallett tossed two touchdown passes against the Buckeyes to finish his junior campaign with a school-record 32 touchdown passes. Davis finished with 139 yards rushing for his sixth 100-yard rushing game of the season. Linebacker Jerry Franklin also scored a highlight finish for the Razorbacks, concluding the season with the team lead in tackles for the third straight season. Franklin was just the second Arkansas football player to accomplish the feat since 1960. Trailing 31-13 in the third quarter, Arkansas started its comeback with a 22-yard touchdown pass from Mallett to Jarius Wright in the final minute of the third quarter. A safety by the Razorback defense and a Zach Hocker 47-yard field goal cut the Buckeye lead to five midway through the fourth quarter. However, Arkansas was unable to get any closer as Ohio State held on for the win. In the summer of 2011, Ohio State vacated its Sugar Bowl victory due to an NCAA investigation.

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capacity crowd of 62,742, including 55,000 Razorback fans, braved frigid temperatures to watch Alex Tejada nail a 37-yard field goal in overtime to give Arkansas a 20-17 win over East Carolina in the 2010 AutoZone Liberty Bowl. Tejada’s field goal capped a comeback that saw the Razorbacks rally from a 10-0 halftime deficit to win its initial bowl game under Coach Bobby Petrino and record Arkansas’ first bowl victory since 2003. With the Razorbacks trailing 10-3 midway through the third quarter, Tramain Thomas intercepted an ECU pass and returned it 37 yards for a touchdown. After the Pirates regained the lead, Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett connected with wide receiver Jarius Wright for 41 yards and a touchdown to tie the game at 17-17. The game remained deadlocked with ECU missing on three potential game-winning field goal attempts in the final minutes of regulation and in overtime. Tejada ended the suspense by splitting the uprights on the Razorbacks’ first drive of the extra period to give the Hogs their first overtime bowl win in school history. Mallett was named the Liberty Bowl’s most valuable player while Wright and Thomas earned recognition as the most outstanding offensive and defensive players in the game, respectively.

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UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS INDIVIDUAL Most Carries – 29, Marius Johnson vs. North Carolina, 1995 Carquest Bowl Most Rushing Yards – 205, Roland Sales vs. Oklahoma, 1978 Orange Bowl Longest Run From Scrimmage – 76, Felix Jones vs. Wisconsin, 2007 Capital One Bowl Most Pass Attempts – 47, Ryan Mallett vs. Ohio State, 2011 Sugar Bowl Most Completions – 24, Ryan Mallett vs. Ohio State, 2011 Sugar Bowl Most Passing Yards  – 338, Bill Montgomery vs. Ole Miss, 1970 Sugar Bowl Most Touchdown Passes – 2, Ryan Mallett vs. Ohio State, 2011 Sugar Bowl Robby Hampton vs. UNLV, 2000 Las Vegas Bowl Clint Stoerner vs. Michigan, 1999 Citrus Bowl Brad Taylor vs. North Carolina, 1981 Gator Bowl Bill Montgomery vs. Ole Miss, 1970 Sugar Bowl Most Consecutive Completions – 9, Bill Montgomery vs. Georgia, 1969 Sugar Bowl

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Longest Completion – 68, Bill Gray to Jerry Lamb vs. Ole Miss, 1963 Sugar Bowl

Most Punt Returns – 5, Reggie Fish vs. Wisconsin, 2007 Capital One Bowl

Most Field Goals – 4 Chris Balseiro vs. Missouri, 2003 Independence Bowl

Most Receptions – 12, Chuck Dicus vs. Georgia, 1969 Sugar Bowl

Most Punt Return Yards – 80, Gary Anderson vs. Tulane, 1980 Hall of Fame Bowl

Most Field Goal Attempts – 5, Bob White vs. Georgia, 1969 Sugar Bowl

Most Receiving Yards – 171, Derek Holloway vs. North Carolina, 1981 Gator Bowl Chuck Dicus vs. Ole Miss, 1970 Sugar Bowl

Longest Punt Return – 80, Gary Anderson vs. Tulane, 1980 Hall of Fame Bowl

Most Point After Touchdowns – 4, Todd Latourette vs. Michigan, 1999 Citrus Bowl Martin Smith vs. Florida, 1982 Bluebonnet Bowl; Ish Ordonez vs. Tulane, 1980 Hall of Fame Bowl; Steve Little vs. Oklahoma, 1978 Orange Bowl; Steve Little vs. Georgia, 1976 Cotton Bowl;

Most Touchdown Receptions – 1, 26 players (last: Jarius Wright Joe Adams, 2011 Sugar Bowl) Most Punting Yards – 572, Tom Murphy vs. Centenary, 1934 Dixie Classic Most Punts – 13, Tom Murphy vs. Centenary, 1934 Dixie Classic Best Punting Average – 49.2, Allen Meacham (6/295) vs. UCLA, 1989 Cotton Bowl Longest Punt – 71, Allen Meacham vs. UCLA, 1989 Cotton Bowl Most Interceptions – 3, Louis Campbell vs. Tennessee, 1971 Liberty Bowl

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Ryan Mallett set Arkansas bowl records for most pass attempts (47) and most completions (24) during the 2011 Allstate Sugar Bowl.

Most Interception Return Yards – 70, Mel McGaha vs. William & Mary, 1948 Dixie Bowl Longest Interception Return – 70, Mel McGaha vs. William & Mary, 1948 Dixie Bowl Most All-Purpose Yards – 257, Roland Sales (26 plays, 205 yards rushing, 52 yards receiving) vs. Oklahoma, 1978 Orange Bowl Most Yards Total Offense – 360, Bill Montgomery (46 plays, 22 yards rushing, 338 yards passing) vs. Ole Miss, 1970 Sugar Bowl

Most Kickoff Returns – 4, Dedrick Poole vs. Minnesota, 2002 Music City Bowl Steven Harris vs. UNLV, 2000 Las Vegas Bowl James Rouse vs. Georgia, 1987 Liberty Bowl; Marshall Foreman vs. Oklahoma, 1987 Orange Bowl; Lance Alworth vs. Alabama, 1962 Sugar Bowl; Most Kickoff Return Yards – 92, Marshall Foreman vs. Oklahoma, 1987 Orange Bowl. Longest Kickoff Return – 46, Felix Jones vs. Missouri, 2008 Cotton Bowl Most Points Scored – 14, E. D. Jackson (2 TDs, 1 Two-Point Conversion) vs. Georgia, 1991 Independence Bowl Barry Foster (2 TDs, 1 Two-Point Conversion) vs. Tennessee, 1990 Cotton Bowl; Most Touchdowns Scored – 2, Felix Jones vs. Wisconsin, 2007 Capital One Bowl Cedric Cobbs vs. Texas, 2000 Cotton Bowl; Chrys Chukwuma vs. Michigan, 1999 Citrus Bowl; E.D. Jackson vs. Georgia, 1991 Independence Bowl; Barry Foster vs. Tennessee, 1990 Cotton Bowl; Greg Thomas vs. Georgia, 1987 Liberty Bowl; Gary Anderson vs. Florida, 1982 Bluebonnet Bowl; Gary Anderson vs. Tulane, 1980 Hall of Fame Bowl; Roland Sales vs. Oklahoma, 1978 Orange Bowl; Ike Forte vs. Georgia, 1976 Cotton Bowl;

Most Point After Touchdown Attempts – 4, Todd Latourette vs. Michigan, 1999 Citrus Bowl Martin Smith vs. Florida, 1982 Bluebonnet Bowl; Ish Ordonez vs. Tulane, 1980 Hall of Fame Bowl; Steve Little vs. Oklahoma, 1978 Orange Bowl; Steve Little vs. Georgia, 1976 Cotton Bowl; Longest Scoring Run – 76, Felix Jones vs. Wisconsin, 2007 Capital One Bowl Longest Scoring Pass – 66, Brad Taylor to Derek Holloway vs. North Carolina, 1981 Gator Bowl Longest Field Goal – 49, Kendall Trainor vs. UCLA, 1989 Cotton Bowl Longest Scoring Interception Return – 70, Mel McGaha vs. William & Mary, 1948 Dixie Bowl Longest Scoring Punt Return – 80, Gary Anderson vs. Tulane, 1980 Hall of Fame Bowl

RAZORBACK FOOTBALL Most First Downs – 31, vs. Tennessee, 1990 Cotton Bowl Most First Downs Rushing – 22, vs. Florida, 1982 Bluebonnet Bowl Most First Downs Passing – 14, vs. Ohio State, 2011 Sugar Bowl

Most Carries – 72, vs. Tennessee, 1990 Cotton Bowl Most Yards Passing – 338, vs. Ole Miss, 1970 Sugar Bowl Most Pass Attempts – 47, vs. Ohio State, 2011 Sugar Bowl Most Completions – 24, vs. Ohio State, 2011 Sugar Bowl Most Passes Had Intercepted – 5, vs. Oklahoma, 1987 Orange Bowl; vs. Georgia, 1991 Independence Bowl

Most Yards Total Offense – 568, vs. Tennessee, 1990 Cotton Bowl Most Plays Total Offense – 94, vs. Tennessee, 1990 Cotton Bowl Most Penalties – 12, vs. Wisconsin, 2007 Capital One Bowl Most Yards Penalized – 123, vs. Wisconsin, 2007 Capital One Bowl Fewest Penalties – 1, vs. Tulane, 1980 Hall of Fame Bowl vs. Alabama, 1980 Sugar Bowl; vs. LSU, 1947 Cotton Bowl;

Most Interceptions – 3, vs. Tennessee, 1971 Liberty Bowl vs. Georgia, 1969 Sugar Bowl;

Most Carries – 33, Dominique Lindsay, East Carolina, 2010 Liberty Bowl Most Rushing Yards – 281, Tony Temple, Missouri, 2008 Cotton Bowl Most Pass Attempts – 37, Nickie Hall, Tulane, 1980 Hall of Fame Bowl Most Completions – 24, Nate Hybl, Oklahoma, 2002 Cotton Bowl Most Passing Yards – 273, Archie Manning, Ole Miss, 1970 Sugar Bowl Most Touchdown Passes – 3, Jason Thomas, UNLV, 2000 Las Vegas Bowl Bob Hewko, Florida, 1982 Bluebonnet Bowl; Most Receptions – 9, Quentin Griffin, Oklahoma, 2002 Cotton Bowl Most Receiving Yards – 129, Tai Streets, Michigan, 1999 Citrus Bowl

Most Interception Return Yards – 70, vs. William & Mary, 1948 Dixie Bowl

Most Touchdown Receptions – 3, Dwayne Dixon, Florida, 1982 Bluebonnet Bowl

Most Punt Returns – 6, vs. Texas, 2000 Cotton Bowl

Most Punts – 10, Spike Jones, Georgia, 1969 Sugar Bowl

Most Punt Return Yards – 80, vs. Tulane, 1980 Hall of Fame Bowl

Most Punting Yards – 386, Spike Jones, Georgia, 1969 Sugar Bowl

Most Kickoff Returns – 8, vs. Minnesota, 2002 Music City Bowl

Best Punting Average – 46.2, Matt Dodge, East Carolina (5/231), 2010 Liberty Bowl

Most Kickoff Return Yards – 168, vs. Missouri, 2008 Cotton Bowl

Most Interceptions – 2, Michael Lehan, Minnesota, 2002 Music City Bowl Sonny Brown, Oklahoma, 1987 Orange Bowl; George Wilson, Alabama, 1962 Sugar Bowl;

Most Points Scored – 34, vs. Tulane, 1980 Hall of Fame Bowl Fewest Points Scored – 0, vs. LSU, 1947 Cotton Bowl Most Points Allowed – 45, vs. Michigan, 1999 Citrus Bowl

Most Interception Yards Returned – 46, Ian Gold, Michigan, 1999 Citrus Bowl Most All-Purpose Yards – 281, Tony Temple, Missouri, 2008 Cotton Bowl Most Yards Total Offense– 336, Terrelle Pryor, Ohio State, 2011 Sugar Bowl

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Most Touchdown Passes – 2, vs. Ohio State, 2011 Sugar Bowl vs. Minnesota, 2002 Music City Bowl vs. UNLV, 2000 Las Vegas Bowl; vs. Michigan, 1999 Citrus Bowl; vs. North Carolina, 1981 Gator Bowl; vs. Ole Miss, 1970 Sugar Bowl;

Fewest Fumbles Lost – 0, vs. Ohio State, 2011 Sugar Bowl vs. Wisconsin, 2007 Capital One Bowl vs. Missouri, 2003 Independence Bowl; vs. UNLV, 2000 Las Vegas Bowl; vs. Texas, 2000 Cotton Bowl; vs. Michigan, 1999 Citrus Bowl; vs. Auburn, 1984 Liberty Bowl; vs. Tulane, 1980 Hall of Fame Bowl; vs. Ole Miss, 1963 Sugar Bowl; vs. Georgia Tech, 1955 Cotton Bowl;

Fewest Points Allowed – 0, vs. LSU, 1947 Cotton Bowl

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Most Yards Rushing – 383, vs. Tulane, 1980 Hall of Fame Bowl

Fewest Fumbles – 0, vs. Missouri, 2003 Independence Bowl vs. UNLV, 2000 Las Vegas Bowl; vs. Texas, 2000 Cotton Bowl; vs. Michigan, 1999 Citrus Bowl; vs. Auburn, 1984 Liberty Bowl; vs. Tulane, 1980 Hall of Fame Bowl; vs. Georgia Tech, 1955 Cotton Bowl;

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Joe Adams caught nine passes for 120 yards, including this first quarter touchdown, in the 2011 Allstate Sugar Bowl.

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TEAM (OPPONENT) Most Punts – 13, Centenary, 1934 Dixie Classic Fewest Punts – 2, Minnesota, 2002 Music City Bowl Ole Miss, 1963 Sugar Bowl;

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Fewest Yards Punting – 65, Ole Miss, 1963 Sugar Bowl Most Yards Punting – 421, Centenary, 1934 Dixie Classic Most Punt Returns – 7, Oklahoma, 2002 Cotton Bowl Most Punt Return Yards – 50, Alabama, 1980 Sugar Bowl Most Kickoff Returns – 6, Missouri, 2003 Independence Bowl Jarius Wright became just the second Razorback in school history to score a receiving touchdown in consecutive bowl games with his 22-yard touchdown reception in the 2011 Allstate Sugar Bowl against Ohio State.

INDIVIDUAL (OPPONENT) Most Punt Returns – 7, Curtis Fagan, Oklahoma, 2002 Cotton Bowl

Longest Scoring Pass – 84, Andy Kelly to Anthony Morgan, Tennessee, 1990 Cotton Bowl

Most Punt Return Yards – 51, Troy Mason, UNLV, 2000 Las Vegas Bowl

Longest Interception Return – 47, Eddie Brown, Tennessee, 1971 Liberty Bowl

Most Kickoff Returns – 5, Jordan Hall, Ohio State, 2011 Sugar Bowl Most Kickoff Return Yards – 113, Jordan Hall, Ohio State, 2011 Sugar Bowl Most Points Scored – 24, Tony Temple, Missouri (4 TDs), 2008 Cotton Bowl Most Touchdowns Scored – 4, Tony Temple, Missouri, 2008 Cotton Bowl

TEAM (OPPONENT) Most First Downs – 25, Missouri, 2003 Independence Bowl Most First Downs Rushing – 17, North Carolina, 1981 Gator Bowl Georgia Tech, 1955 Cotton Bowl;

Most Field Goals Attempted – 5, Ben Hartman, East Carolina, 2010 Liberty Bowl Dan Nystrom, Minnesota, 2002 Music City Bowl;

Most First Downs Passing – 13, Ole Miss, 1970 Sugar Bowl; Florida, 1982 Bluebonnet Bowl Ole Miss, 1963 Sugar Bowl;

Most Field Goals – 5, Dan Nystrom, Minnesota, 2002 Music City Bowl

Most Rushing Attempts – 65, North Carolina, 1981 Gator Bowl

Longest Field Goal – 52, Taylor Mehlhaaff, Wisconsin, 2007 Capital One Bowl Cloyce Hinton, Ole Miss, 1970 Sugar Bowl;

Most Rushing Yards – 323, Missouri, 2008 Cotton Bowl

Most Point After Touchdowns – 6, Jay Feely, Michigan, 1999 Citrus Bowl Tim Lashar, Oklahoma, 1987 Orange Bowl; Most Point After Touchdown Attempts – 6, Jay Feely, Michigan, 1999 Citrus Bowl Tim Lashar, Oklahoma, 1987 Orange Bowl; Longest Run – 78, Chuck Webb, Tennessee, 1990 Cotton Bowl Longest Scoring Run – 78, Chuck Webb, Tennessee, 1990 Cotton Bowl Longest Completion – 84, Andy Kelly to Anthony Morgan, Tennessee, 1990 Cotton Bowl

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Most Completions – 24, Oklahoma, 2002 Cotton Bowl Texas, 2000 Cotton Bowl; Most Passing Yards – 273, Ole Miss, 1970 Sugar Bowl Most Touchdown Passes – 3, UNLV, 2000 Las Vegas Bowl Florida, 1982 Bluebonnet Bowl; Most Plays – 88, East Carolina, 2010 Liberty Bowl Most Yards – 470, Tennessee, 1990 Cotton Bowl

Most Kickoff Return Yards – 120, Missouri, 2003 Independence Bowl (6) Most Touchdowns – 6, Michigan, 1999 Citrus Bowl Oklahoma, 1987 Orange Bowl; Most Points – 45, Michigan, 1999 Citrus Bowl Most Point After Touchdown Attempts – 6, Michigan, 1999 Citrus Bowl Oklahoma, 1987 Orange Bowl; Most Point After Touchdowns – 6, Michigan, 1999 Citrus Bowl Oklahoma, 1987 Orange Bowl; Most Field Goals – 5, Minnesota, 2002 Music City Bowl Fewest First Downs – 10, Duke, 1961 Cotton Bowl Fewest First Downs Rushing – 1, Wisconsin, 2007 Capital One Bowl Fewest First Downs Passing – 0, Alabama, 1962 Sugar Bowl Most Fumbles – 7, Georgia, 1969 Sugar Bowl Most Fumbles Lost – 5, Georgia, 1969 Sugar Bowl Most Penalties – 12, UNLV, 2000 Las Vegas Bowl Michigan, 1999 Citrus Bowl; Most Penalty Yards – 119, UNLV, 2000 Las Vegas Bowl Fewest Rushing Attempts – 25 Texas, 2000 Cotton Bowl. Fewest Rushing Yards – (-27), Texas, 2000 Cotton Bowl

RAZORBACK FOOTBALL TEAM (OPPONENT) Fewest Rushing Attempts Allowed – 20, East Carolina, 2010 Liberty Bowl

Fewest Completions – 2, Oklahoma, 1987 Orange Bowl

Fewest Rushing Yards Allowed – 21, UCLA, 1989 Cotton Bowl

Fewest Plays – 53, Oklahoma, 1987 Orange Bowl Georgia Tech, 1960 Gator Bowl;

Fewest Pass Attempts Allowed – 6, Georgia Tech, 1960 Gator Bowl Fewest Completions Allowed – 2, Oklahoma, 2002 Cotton Bowl Georgia Tech, 1960 Gator Bowl;

Fewest Pass Attempts – 5, Oklahoma, 1987 Orange Bowl

Fewest Passing Yards Allowed – 13, Oklahoma, 2002 Cotton Bowl

Fewest Passing Yards – 20, Alabama, 1962 Sugar Bowl

Fewest Plays Allowed – 36, UCLA, 1989 Cotton Bowl

Most Passes Intercepted – 3, Tennessee, 1971 Liberty Bowl Georgia, 1969 Sugar Bowl;

Fewest Yards Total Offense Allowed – 42, UCLA, 1989 Cotton Bowl

Most Yards Gained on Passes Intercepted – 70, William & Mary, 1948 Dixie Bowl Fewest First Downs Allowed – 4, UCLA, 1989 Cotton Bowl

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Fewest Yards Total Offense – 168, Nebraska, 1965 Cotton Bowl

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Fewest First Downs Passing Allowed – 0, Oklahoma, 2002 Cotton Bowl

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he University of Arkansas is one of America’s leading land-grant universities, and despite tough economic times nationwide, Chancellor G. David Gearhart is optimistic: “There has never been a better time to be a student at the University of Arkansas.” The students and faculty have never been more academically accomplished, the university’s facilities have never been more sophisticated and the research done on campus has never been more innovative. The more than 23,000 students have satisfied the highest academic standards in the university’s history, while also being the most diverse student body ever on campus. The 2011-2012 academic year will be very challenging for everyone in higher education, especially students and their families, but the University of Arkansas is in a strong position to meet those challenges. The University continues to remain in the first tier of national universities in the lastest edition of America’s Best Colleges, the annual consumer survey prepared by U.S. News and World Report. The University of Arkansas, as a land-grant university, strives to fulfill a three-fold mission of teaching, research and service. The Fayetteville campus also serves as the flagship institution of the University of Arkansas system, which includes branch universities and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. The University of Arkansas, as lead campus, serves as the state’s major center of professional education, as the state’s main source of theoretical and applied research and as a major engine for economic growth.

We Prepare Students to Succeed

At the University of Arkansas, we strive for excellence in everything we do, and we achieve it with nationally ranked academic programs as well as with our athletic teams. Here, successful students will join with other graduates to succeed as business executives, scientists, engineers, teachers, writers and Olympians. Arkansas’ true success is measured by its students. In the past 11 years, Arkansas has brought home more than its share of the nation’s most prestigious undergraduate awards. In 2001-2002 the University of Arkansas was the only public or private institution in the country to have Rhodes, Marshall, Goldwater, Udall, NSF and James Madison recipients in the same academic year. The university continues each year to add to the overall total of highly competitive post-graduate awards won by Arkansas students. Walk through campus on Senior Walk. It features the names of all our graduates -- more than 120,000 of them. You will immediately feel connected to the pride, quality and tradition that go with an Arkansas degree.

World-Class Faculty

At Arkansas, excellence begins in the classrooms and laboratories. Faculty members value research and the creation of knowl-

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edge, knowing that investigating the unknown translates into first-rate teaching. They publish nearly 100 books each year, participate in conferences around the world, file patents for their innovative projects and win prestigious honors and awards

World-Class Facilities

Over $800 million in construction projects were completed on campus in the past 10 years, are now under construction or are in the planning stages. These include current renovation and expansion projects on two of our most historic buildings. The university is also engaged in an ambitious program to improve the energy efficiency of 56 buildings, in an on-going effort to create a sustainable campus.

World-Class Support

Investment in the future is critical, and the unprecedented Campaign for the Twenty-First Century that concluded in 2006 resulted in a $1 billion dollar infusion of gifts to the University of Arkansas. The effort includedone of the largest single gifts ever made to a U.S. public university in the history of American philanthropy: a $300 million gift from the Walton Family Charitable Trust. Primary among the programs created by the Walton gift was the designation of $200 million toward the establishment of the Honors College. That kind of commitment from the state and the region is not uncommon. It was the effort of the city of Fayetteville and Washington County in submitting the highest bid to the state in the 1870s that resulted in the University of Arkansas opening its doors here on Jan. 22, 1872.

Old Main

One of the original buildings on Arkansas’ campus, Old Main symbolizes the strong connection to the past and the focus upon the future which come together in the present at the University of Arkansas. Completed in 1876, Old Main stood the test of time until the mid-1980s when age and modern building codes threatened to send it to the wrecking ball as it did its sister building at the University of Illinois. A major fund-raising campaign by alumni totally renovated Old Main. Reopened in 1992, the building maintains the feel of a Victorian-era building with high ceilings and elaborate wooden trim. Just below the surface of the period hardwood floors, Old Main is hard-wired to the internet and built to last well into its second century. Even with renovation, Old Main remained unfinished until 2006. One of the gifts during the Campaign for the Twenty-First Century specified the installation of a clock, originally planned for the blank faces of the south tower. As mentioned, Old Main was built from shared plans with its counterpart on the Illinois campus, with one important difference. The north tower of Arkansas’ Old Main is taller than the south tower. Legend says this was symbolic of the Civil War as the lead engineer was a northern veteran.

TEVIN

MITCHEL

ZACH

HOCKER

BRODERICK

GREEN

COBI

HAMILTON

DENNIS

ALVIN

JOHNSON

BAILEY

ALONZO

HIGHSMITH

CHRIS

GRAGG

ERIC

BENNETT

JERICO

NELSON


2011 Arkansas Football Bowl Guide