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!"#$%&'((%)*(+%,((*-.#% /"0*%'-%$1*%23$34* Andrew Hutchinson Staff Writer The NFL has the Manning brothers. The NBA has Doc and Austin Rivers. Baseball has the Griffeys. Northwest Arkansas’ version of a famous sports family is the Allens. Bobby Allen is the secondary coach for the Razorback football team, Christian is a senior baseball player at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, Brandon is a redshirt freshman quarterback for the Hogs, Austin is a senior quarterback at Fayetteville High and is committed to Arkansas and Daniela is a sophomore basketball player at Fayetteville High.
“It was competitive with everything,” Austin Allen said. “We’d go to the backyard and play one-on-one basketball and it ended in tears when we were younger.” Recently, Brandon has been the most publicized. After starting the season as the backup quarterback, he was thrust into the starting position midway through the second game after senior Tyler Wilson was injured. While this was his first major collegiate experience, many people across the state knew of him already. At Fayetteville High School, Brandon Allen threw for 10,068 yards and earned All-State honors as a senior. Even before starting high school, Fayetteville head
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coach Daryl Patton knew Brandon Allen had talent. “We knew he was gifted,” Patton said. “He was very physically mature as a ninth grader and he could make throws that some of our high school quarterbacks couldn’t make.” Once he got there, Brandon Allen had an immediate impact, throwing for over 3,000 yards in his first season. However, he also threw 20 interceptions. Over the next two seasons, he decreased that number. “He improved every year,” Patton said. “He had 20 interceptions as a sophomore, as a junior he had five and as a senior he didn’t have one during the regular season.”
One reason he improved so much was because of his preparation off the field. “He has great work ethic,” Austin Allen said. “He watches a lot of film and he’s always trying to get better and find something new to get better at.” Following his senior year, in which he led his team to the state championship game, he signed with the Razorbacks. Last year he redshirted as he learned under Wilson. When he replaced Wilson in the ULM game, Brandon Allen led the Hogs on a 67-yard drive that ended on a 13-yard touchdown pass to freshman Mekale McKay.
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Senior quarterback Tyler Wilson has been cleared to play against Rutgers Saturday night. “I know our football team’s excited about that as are we as coaches and I’m sure the fans will be as well,” interim head coach John L. Smith said. Since losing Wilson to injury midway through the ULM game, Arkansas has been outscored 79-10. Wilson has led the team on 17 offensive drives this season, during which the Razorbacks scored 10 touchdowns. Brandon Mitchell and
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Brandon Allen have combined to lead the team on 24 drives and have only scored twice. The only touchdown was scored by redshirt freshman Brandon Allen on the team’s first offensive drive of the second half against ULM. Having Wilson on the field practicing has provided a spark for the team, Smith said. Knowing he will play has multiplied that affect. “He is, again, that energy, that positiveness, that vocal person that we need,” Smith said. With Wilson back, the team will look to get back on track after two consecutive losses. “Now we just need to go to the field and execute,” Smith said.
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While some students choose to rent out their driveways for game day parking, a more courageous way to earn some extra cash, some say, is to rent out a spot on the couch for the weekend. A website called airbnb. com sets up that opportunity. The online service matches people seeking short-term accommodations to those with rooms to rent. The website allows anyone to list any type of room for any price they choose. Both renters and landlords can write reviews for each other to help ensure the quality of rooms and to help protect landlords from potential criminal activity. Places in close proximity to campus are listed. Kim Cooke, a senior business major at the UA, posted a private room in her home for $35 a night. Cooke offers $250 for a weekly stay and $650 for an entire month. She will even drive you back and forth from the airport for $30, according to her profile on airbnb.com.
“We’ve always had a spare room in our house,” Cooke said. “I figured I might as well rent it out occasionally to earn a few extra bucks. “I have never had any problems with guests,” she said. “I always meet with them and set down some guidelines before letting them stay. They usually keep to themselves and will only stay for a couple days at a time. Some guests do get a bit rowdy after football games though. Like hotels, guests can write reviews of their stays online. “(Cooke) is very generous,” one reviewer said. “She offers food and lots of information about the local area. The room has good internet with a window to study by. There was cat hair on the couch though, so protect your threads if you lounge there. The evening was quiet despite the fact that lots of neighbors in the building and block live close.” Fans looking for a more luxurious stay during football weekends will be able to find more options on the website. Fans can rent a “Fay Jones Designed Masterpiece” for
$78 per night. “Designed by world renowned architect Fay Jones, this house has a rustic character that blends into the local campus surrounding. While studying architecture at the UA in the late 1940s, Jones designed this home for the dean to the law school,” according to airbnb.com. “It’s a great idea, especially for a college town like Fayetteville. Students have the opportunity to make some extra cash while out-of–town fans have the chance to find last minute rooms for cheap,” said Bobby Perdue, a senior political science major. The site was founded in October 2007 and allows listings in over 26,000 cities and almost 200 countries. Stays vary from $10 a night for a futon in Brooklyn, N.Y., to $5,000 a night for a mansion in Squaw Valley, Calif. Airbnb takes 6-12 percent of the rental price fees. Airbnb offers a guaranteed $50,000 in insurance to the landlord for potential damages caused by a renter. All payments are made through airbnb.com, according to their website.
Hog Record Has Little Impact on Hotel Stays
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Though some football fans cancelled their reservations at hotels this upcoming weekend, some loyal Razorback fans have buoyed the potential loss in revenue by buying up the extra rooms, officials said. The Marriott Townplace Suites in Bentonville and Springdale both reported cancellations since Arkansas’ loss in overtime to the University of Louisiana Monroe. The latest disappointment for fans came Sept. 15 with a 52-0 rout at the hands of No. 1 Alabama, a game in which Arkansas was shut out in Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium for the first time since 1966. “At least 10 rooms were cancelled prior to the hotel’s 72-hour cancellation cutoff, though those rooms have since been filled,” said June Kraft, general manager of the Springdale location. Other hotels require that cancellations be made with more advanced notice. At the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Fayetteville, visitors are required to cancel their rooms at least two weeks in advance for football weekends. As a result, the Courtyard by Marriott business has not been critically affected by the Hogs’ losses. “Even though the team has suffered some setbacks the last week, our occupan-
cy has remained solid,” said Marriott hotel manager Jeff Arthur. “Most of our guests are regulars. We do a lot with the university, we have people from CBS Sports here, so there are a lot of people who will be here regardless. We’ve had very few calls for cancellations.” Even though hotel reservations have slightly declined, Hog nation is still strong and students are making strides to show support for the football program. On Wednesday, following the Razorbacks’ practice, hundreds of UA students showed up at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium and called the Hogs as the team approached the tunnel. “Our ASG president sent out an email saying she felt bad because a lot of the fans left around or at halftime at the game on Saturday,” freshman Abbey Martens said. “So she said we should get together and show the team our support for this Saturday’s game. We’re just trying to show them we still believe in them and that we’re still fans even though they had to look up and see the empty stands.” Players exchanged high fives with UA students as they walked through the tunnel. The fan support comes as the program has received recent criticism for their poorest start since the 2009 season. For Arkansas safety Ross Rasner it was a new experi-
ence. “That was really special,” Rasner said. “I’ve been here four years and I’ve never seen anything like that. It’s good to know that all of the students still have our backs, especially just to come out after a simple practice like that and see their support. It’s really good to see that.”
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Many students are renting out their driveways to Razorback fans eager to find a spot and get to the game. The houses are easy to find; cardboard signs line the streets near Razorback Road advertising the spaces. “We offer the parking places for convenience for those who need them during the game seasons,” said Tennant Forrest, who lives near the stadium. Cars are taken care of and Forrest also rents out his driveway during basketball
games, he said. Another unconventional approach to avoiding the university’s congested parking system is parking at Leverett Elementary, on Maple Street. Leverett even has options for reserving a spot online. Their website says that rentals are the schools’ primary source of fundraising revenue. Some fans have parked there regularly for 20 years, the website said. “The volunteers from the Leverett Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization sell parking spaces for the Razorback football games each year,” said Nanci Kellams, parent volunteer. “The funds
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Razorback Book Soon to be Movie
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A Former Arkansas Razorback football player and legendary collegiate and professional head football coach is days away from signing a contract for a movie adaptation of his book â€œThe Bootleggerâ€™s Boy,â€? according to Michael Smith, Tulsa World Movie Critic.
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A New Northern Opponent
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Though Arkansas mostly sticks to the South when it comes to opponents, Rutgers is a rare exception. With 43,380 undergraduates and 14,800 graduate students at their main campus, Rutgers is the State University of New Jersey, and a leading national public research university, according to their website. Rutgersâ€™ main campus is located in New Brunswick, N.J., and is famous for being the birthplace of college football. â€œRutgers University and its neighbor, Princeton, played the first game of intercollegiate football on Nov. 6, 1869, on a plot of ground where the present-day Rutgers gymnasium now stands in New Brunswick, N.J. Rutgers won that first game, 6-4,â€? according to the Scarlet Knightâ€™s website. The football atmosphere at Rutgers is very different from Arkansas, said Tyler Barto, sports editor for the Rutgers student newspaper. â€œFan enthusiasm is a little different here,â€? Barto said. â€œBut our athletic department does a great job marketing.â€? With more than 45,000 fans, Rutgers had itâ€™s 4th largest football game turnout in the schoolâ€™s history at a home game on Sept. 8, Barto said.
â€œThatâ€™s not normal for us,â€? Barto said. â€œEspecially for a non-conference season.â€? Barto thinks that Rutgers will have a hard time moving the ball down the field against Arkansas, but that the Razorbacks might be surprised by their defense, he said. â€œWe have a really great defense this year,â€? Barto said. â€œI think the outcome will have a lot to do with whether or not Wilson can play.â€? Rutgers fans are excited about a chance to play an SEC team, even with the Razorbacks rough start to the season, Barto said. Jaclyn Kirkman, a Rutgers
junior, said that students are excited for the game on Saturday and that many of them will be having watch parties. â€œThere is a lot of student enthusiasm for the football team here and we have a lot of school spirit,â€? Kirkman said. â€œMost of us go to the football games and get really involved in homecoming. Football is a big thing here.â€? Rutgers and Arkansas signed a two year contract in which Rutgers will play here on Saturday and Arkansas will play at Rutgers in the 2013 football season According to a UA athletic department press release.
The Rutgers High Point Solutions stadium holds about 55,000 fans and is very accessible, Kirkman said. â€œThe stadium is really nice,â€? Kirkman said. â€œItâ€™s the perfect size and everyone really loves it.â€? A Rutgers sports official said that there is some enthusiasm from the football players for the game on Saturday but that it will be â€œjust another game,â€? for them. He did confirm that Arkansas would be the first Southeastern Conference team to play at their football stadium, the High Point Solution Stadium, next year.
Switzer Barry Switzer, who is one of the only two head coaches to win both a college football national championship and a Superbowl, released â€œThe Bootleggerâ€™s Boyâ€? in 1990. The only other coach to accomplish this was also a UA alum, Jimmy Johnson. The book looks at Switzerâ€™s life, experiences and years coaching at Oklahoma and the NFLâ€™s Dallas Cowboys. â€œItâ€™s a story about growing up in the Mississippi delta during segregation, before integration,â€? Switzer said of the upcoming film. â€œFootball is a side note.â€? Switzer was born in Crossett, Ark., and his father was a drunk, a bootlegger and a money lender who spent time in prison. The former center and linebacker for the Hogs was a part of Frank Broyleâ€™s team that shared the Southwest Conference title and finished with a record of 9-2 in 1959. After Graduating with a business degree from UA in the Spring of 1960, Switzer joined the Army. However,
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the following year, Switzer returned to Fayetteville as an assistant coach under Frank Broyle from 1961-1965. It did not take long for Switzer and the coaching staff to develop the Arkansas football program as they appeared in back-to-back Sugar Bowls. He was a pivotal part of the all-star coaching staff that led the Razorbacks to their only national football championship title in 1964. That season, the Hogs went 11-0 and captured the national championship after beating Nebraska in the Cotton Bowl. The next season, the Razorbacks went 10-1, with their only loss being an upset in the Cotton Bowl against LSU. â€œIn this explicit autobiography, the poor boy from the Arkansas swamp bottoms answers his critics while providing a game-by-game rundown of his 16-year career at the University of Oklahoma. He discusses his groundbreaking enlistment of black players, explains the â€˜feudâ€™ with Texas coach Darrell Royal, condemns the hypocrisy of big-time college athletics, and berates sportswriters who base stories on opinion, not factual investigation,â€? said Kim Holston, an autobiographer and book reviewer. â€œProducer Molly Smith (â€˜The Blind Sideâ€™) has formed Belle Pictures, a production banner to develop and produce theatrical motion pictures and television properties in association with Warner Bros.-based Alcon Entertainment in a new fouryear discretionary first-look deal,â€? according to Smith and Alcon co-founders and coCEOs Andrkew Kosove and Broderick Johnson. The film is still in preproduction as the production company seeks funds and the script. This will not be your typical football movie. â€œIf you saw â€˜The Blind Side,â€™ you know that wasnâ€™t a football movie but a humaninterest story,â€? Switzer said. â€œThatâ€™s the way that we see â€˜The Bootleggerâ€™s Boy.â€™â€?
Despite UAâ€™s â€œhog dogsâ€? staying the same price in recent years, some SEC universities have raised the prices on their stadium menus, officials said. â€œThe UA has many signature items. We have a â€˜woo pig sooie sundaeâ€™ which is barbecue pork, mashed potatoes, sooie sauce, bacon and chives. Served in a sundae dish with a spoon,â€? said Timothy Lewis, UA general manager of Sodexo Sports and Leisure. Every stadium has their own â€œsignature item,â€? said Daphne Newsome, Vanderbilt Sodexo Sports and Leisure general manager. â€œVanderbilt Stadium offers â€˜Ultimate tacos and nachosâ€™ as well as a â€˜Commodore Dog,â€™ which is really just a regular hot dog,â€? Newsome said. The price of food has increased from the past three years at Vanderbilt, Newsome said. Auburn Universityâ€™s signature item is boiled peanuts, said James Crow, Auburn general manager of Sodexo Sports and Leisure. â€œThe drought has affected our prices this year. Popcorn and anything with corn is just astronomical,â€? Newsome said.
The cost of goods has gone up this year because of the drought, but the price for customers has not gone up, Crow said. The summer drought contributed to a 35 percent rise in the price of corn from June 18 to Aug. 29, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration website. Bottled water has increased from $3 to $4 and souvenir cups are now $6, Newsome said. â€œWe have held our prices for the past three years while other schools have raised their prices. We still have a $4 souvenir drink,â€? Lewis said. The prices at UA are a little less expensive because of demographics and the size of the city, Lewis said. â€œThe size of the city is a factor in food pricing. Virginia Tech and the University of Floridaâ€™s prices are more based on a pro-venue pricing system. This is because they are larger cities than Fayetteville and Auburn,â€? Crow said. â€œSEC schools try to stay around the same price range. The price of food in concessions is also based on size of the item,â€? Crow said. Increased ticket prices do not affect the prices of food in the stadiums, Lewis said. â€œThe price of tickets has increased about 15 percent, but that hasnâ€™t affected the price of our food,â€? Newsome
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Photos by Gareth Patterson Staff Photographer Tusk, the Razorback mascot, celebrates game day with Hogs fans as he rides down the sidelines before kick off. between two different swine, according to natgeoeducationvideo.com. “After exhuming the animal and performing DNA testing it was determined that Hogzilla was a hybrid of wild boar and domestic swine,” according to hogstoppers.com. Most wild hogs live in groups called
The tradition of a live mascot prior to Tusk dates back to the 1960s Two primary differences between the wild razorback and a domesticated pig ares their appearances and certain attributes that help the wild hog thrive without human interference. Wild hogs will “almost always have thick, short bristly coats ranging in color from brown through gray to black,” according to hogstoppers.com. What gives the hogs the name razorbacks is the prominent ridge of hair matching the spine. A wild boar known as Hogzilla was killed in 2004 in southern Georgia, weighing in at 1000 pounds and measuring 12 feet long. Scientists concluded that this animal may be a cross
Baked Honey BBQ Chicken Wings We’re three games in, and what a season it has been already. With two losses and only one win on the record, many of us are ready to skip the crowded stadium to relax in an easy chair at one of the thousands of tailgates that raid campus each weekend. Sometimes we just need a break from the hectic student section to sit back and watch the game on the big screen, and after last week, the tailgating tent is looking even more inviting. Now, I’m not trading in my Razorback pride for a comfortable place to sit and enjoy some Saturday night football, but with this recipe, you’re going to want to stay at the tailgate site for as long as you can. Even better, who would have thought that a weekend football game could encompass any sort of healthy option? Well, these wings have done it — healthier than fried and deliciously homemade, baked chicken wings are the answer to the question of what to bring this Saturday. Chicken wings are one of the staples of game-day snacking. Whether you prefer spicy buffalo sauce, mild and traditional, or something a little sweeter, there aren’t many places you can go to watch a game that beat sitting down at a sports bar with a tray of wings and an icy beer. It’s really the quintessential snack of any big game, and I’m not going to complain about that. Yet, there is always the greasy mess and tiny amount of guilt from eating your body weight in fried wings all afternoon. Guzzling soda and beer and chowing down on chips, hot dogs and all sorts of desserts, Razorback game day isn’t exactly the healthiest day of the year. Not anymore. Baked is healthier, easier, much more affordable and still packed with traditional wing flavor. These are pretty hard to beat.
Tusk “Razorback” is a term used to describe students of the UA, and more often it's a word used to describe the university’s football team. Razorback is more than just a label; it’s a symbol of the spirit of the students and athletes on the UA campus, and there is no better an example of this than the lead hog himself, Tusk IV. Razorbacks were wild animals native to Arkansas wilderness. According to arkansasrazorbacks.com, “the untamed razorback hog was a lean feral animal that was ill-tempered.” This was the animal that inspired former UA football coach Hugo Bezdek to call his team a “wild band of razorback hogs” during a 1909 game against LSU. From that day on, the Arkansas teams were known as Razorbacks. A razorback is a wild ancestor of the domestic pig, according to hogstoppers.com. If surprised or cornered, these hogs will become aggressive, and, especially when their piglets are involved, they will not hesitate to defend themselves voraciously with their tusks.
sounders. “Sounders typically contain around 20 animals, but groups of over 50 have been seen,” according to hogstoppers. com. Your typical sounder will have two to three sows, which are female hogs, and their offspring. Adult males will not be in a sounder outside of a breeding cycle. There are about two to three breeding cycles per year, but other than that wild males will be found alone. Most hunting of these wild animals is done to help mitigate the damage they cause to trees and crops. You only get one shot at a charging boar. Because of its thick hide and dense bones, any-
thing less than a kill shot won't stop the raging animal, according to hogstoppers.com. Some hunters have reported being butted up into trees by boars that have already been shot. The hardy and determined nature of these beasts is what gives the Razorback name so much force when mentioned in Arkansas, and Tusk IV is the leader of them all. Tusk is the live mascot and an ongoing tradition at the UA. Tusk is a Russian boar, since, “except for rare sightings in the Australian Outback, the Razorback only exists today in the form of Arkansas players and fans,” according to arkansasrazorbacks.com. The Russian boar closely resembles the Razorback and was the obvious choice to serve as the live mascot at the UA. Tusk attends all Arkansas home football games and resides with the Stokes family in Dardanelle, Ark. “The tradition of a live mascot prior to Tusk dates back to the 1960s with a series of hogs that have proudly represented Arkansas,” according to arkansasrazorbacks.com. As a mascot of the UA in the 1970s, “Big Red III escaped an exhibit near
For the chicken:
For the barbecue sauce:
1.15 pounds tray chicken breast tenderloins ½ cup milk 2 eggs 1 cup all purpose flour ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese ¼ teaspoon dried parsley ¼ teaspoon garlic powder ¼ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon chili powder 2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 8-ounce can tomato sauce 2 tablespoons prepared barbecue sauce 2.5 tablespoons light brown sugar 2 tablespoons honey ½ teaspoon Tabasco sauce ½ teaspoon chili powder ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon garlic powder ⅛ teaspoon ground cumin
Preheat the oven to 400 F. Lightly grease two baking trays and set aside. Cut the chicken tenderloins into thirds, or bite-sized pieces, and set aside. To prepare the coating, whisk two eggs in a small bowl and add the milk. Stir well, until incorporated. In a separate bowl, add the flour, parmesan cheese and seasonings, and mix together.
Dip each piece of chicken in the egg-milk mixture, then immediately place in the flour mixture and coat well. Place on the baking sheet and repeat until all of the chicken has been coated. Take the melted butter (30 seconds in microwave to melt) and drizzle over the coated chicken. Bake at 400 F for 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 F (another way to check chicken is to cut into a piece — if it is white throughout and does not run any pink juices, it is done).
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The Ultimate Show of Support: Razorback Tattoos Jeannette Bridoux Contributing Writer Arkansas fans can be recognized by displaying the Razorback, a symbol of the UA since 1910, on T-shirts, posters and car decals. However, some serious fans have decided to wear their hog pride on their skin, showing a lifetime of support for their favorite team. Sam Binz, a student at St. Louis University, got the tattoo as a freshman at SLU. Growing up in Little Rock, Ark., Binz said he got the tattoo to remember his life in the South and to show support for the Razorbacks that have symbolized Arkansas pride for years. Binz said since Arkansas doesn’t have a professional team, the Razorback is our means of representing Arkansas. He said other people with the tattoo have a mutual understanding for Arkansas
Courtesy Photo pride. Binz also incorporated flames into his hog for decoration. Binz uses his tattoo to support our razorbacks from his home away from home, while Eric Fernandez uses his hog tat to commemorate his involvement as a university track member. Eric Fernandez got his ink in 2011 after achieving AllAmerican in cross country.
The Razorback tattoo is not just a fad Traditionally after achieving All-American, members of the track team would get the Razorback hog tattoo, Fernandez said.
Fernandez said his tattoo symbolized his achievement and the work it takes to be part of the team. Fernandez said he got the tattoo on his right shoulder so when he runs the track, the hog is in full sight. “It’s the initiation in being part of the legacy,” Fernandez said. The tradition started with Joe Falcon, famous Razorback track star, whose coach drew the hog on Falcon before a track meet for good luck and won nationals, Fernandez said. After Falcon’s success, he made the drawing on his shoulder permanent, and the tattoo tradition was born. Another alumnus, Kenneth Jeffreys, who graduated in 1984, got the tattoo two years ago. Jeffreys and a group of co-workers who tailgate and continue to keep up with the team decided to
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While the chicken is baking, place the tomato sauce into a medium saucepan and heat through. Add the sugar and let dissolve in the liquid. Stir in the barbecue sauce (I used Kraft Original — it gives it a great base flavor that is even better when added on to), honey, Tabasco and seasonings, and let the sauce heat until boiling. Turn the heat down to low, and let simmer until you are ready to serve. Remove the wings from the oven, and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes. Remove from the baking sheet and place in a large mixing bowl. Then, pour the sauce over the wings, and cover each piece of chicken thoroughly. Serve with celery, ranch and your favorite side. Though our football season may be looking bleak right now, this recipe is sure to spice up your weekend and bring the fun to game day. There is nothing better than spending time with friends and family, a table of game-day food and a night of Razorback football. These wings will be your next tailgate go-to recipe — tangy, juicy and with just a little spice, they are the perfect treat for a Saturday night of Hog sports.
Emily Rhodes Photo Editor
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My dad and I were supposed to pick my mom up from a church function at about 10 p.m., on a Saturday night. This, however, would never happen, because this was the night Arkansas played Ole Miss and the game would last seven overtimes. I have always said that being a Razorback fan is worse than being a Cubâ€™s fan considering how often we come so close to doing so well but fall short at the finish line. That night, however, quarterback Matt Jones, made sure that Arkansas would defeat future NFL quarterback Eli Manning and the Ole Miss Rebels. I still remember the game winning tackle by Jermaine Petty to prevent an Ole Miss Rebel from scoring and jumping off the couch with pure joy after such a long, hardfought battle. Of course, my mom did eventually forgive us for not picking her up on time, but from me to youâ€Ś it was worth it.
Brittany Nims Managing Editor My favorite â€˜Razorback momentâ€™, per se, doesnâ€™t really involve the Razorbacks at all. It was my sophomore year of college, and I was a clarinet player in the Razorback Marching Band. The game was on October 30 â€” and the timing was perfect to perform a Halloween-themed marching show. Our â€˜Zombies in Fayetteville!â€™ show involved a few â€˜zombifiedâ€™ band members, a buff Batman and a macho Ironman. My favorite part of the show was the ending. Itâ€™s impossible to explain the feeling that overcame as all 350 band members placed their instruments down on the field of Donald W. Reynolds stadium and, without missing a beat, began the first few moves of Michael Jacksonâ€™s legacy â€” Thriller. The stadium exploded with applause as soon as they realized what was happening. What an awesome, adrenaline-pumping, exciting night that was. Itâ€™s definitely a memory I will never forget.
Emily Rhodes Photo Editor My favorite Razorback moment was actually not in the student section, though there is something awesome about sitting with thousands of other students and fans and singing â€œO Lord, itâ€™s hard to be humble.â€? Rather, my favorite moment was the first time that I ever shot a game on the sidelines, when I showed up with my zoom lens and press pass, ready to get the best shot of the Arkansas vs. South Carolina game in 2011. There is nothing quite like walking through the tunnel and hearing the thousands and thousands of fans changing â€œGo Hogs, Go.â€? Seeing the action up close, feeling the breeze as the huge athletes stampede past you
Joe Kieklak Opinion Editor There is something special about watching the Hogs with family. In 2002, I was in Drasco, Ark., with my family sitting in a cabin at â€œTannenbaum,â€? our traditional family reunion site. That Friday night, my family and I held our breath as we watched Matt Jones throw a 31-yard pass to DeCori Birmingham â€Ś we fell out of our chairs when it was complete. The â€œMiracle on Markhamâ€? secured a 20-20 score, and David Carlton secured the win with an extra point, which was a 35-yard attempt, because of an excessive celebration penalty. The Hogs went on to be the 2002 SEC Champions, and there was no better way to earn that title than Matt Jonesâ€™ 81-yard drive that most Hog fans will never forget.
Sarah Derouen News Editor There is a special atmosphere in a student section of Donald W. Reynolds stadium, and there is an even better feeling in the student section when a punt is caught by Joe Adams during the 2011 Tennessee vs. Arkansas game. Adams caught the ball, then ran all the way into the end zone with the Volunteers in his dust.
Jack Suntrup Asst. News Editor When I saw the football team run through the â€œAâ€? at the beginning of my first game, I just teared up out of sentimentalism. Then, when I heard the cannon go off for the first time, I was startled and fell into the girl in front of me, spilling her popcorn and making her tear up.
Nick Brothers Companion Editor You canâ€™t beat the pure adrenaline rush I experienced my freshman year as I watched Ryan Mallet throw a 43-yard pass to Ronnie Wingo on their first drive to make their first touchdown against No. 1 Alabama in 2010. I can still hear the silence in the air â€” full with hope and anxiety â€” as the ball flew into the hands of Wingo and he powered through to the end zone, giving us a 6-0 lead in less than 50 seconds after kickoff. The fans in the stadium erupted into a frenzy. We were ranked No. 10 at the time, and we knew going in it wasnâ€™t going to be easy. When we made that touchdown, though, we were invincible, if just for that moment. Iâ€™ve always liked how the Razorbacks are often the under-
dog, and we seized our moment then. It was about as heartbreaking as an actual break-up watching them eventually lose by 4 points, but Iâ€™ve never been more excited at a Razorback game.
Shelby Gill Asst. Companion Editor When I think back on all my Razorback moments: the adrenaline, the game-day dresses, the kettle corn, the $4 diet cokes â€“ I digress â€“ my absolute favorite Razorback moment was the first game I went to freshman year. I came from a high school where my attendance at football games was more about socializing than actually watching anything important, so heading straight into the hog-crazed, 80,000-seat Donald W. Reynolds stadium was a magnificent sight. Your first game (especially when your school is in the SEC) is something you never forget, and even though the game against Tennessee Tech meant nothing to everyone else, it helped mold me into the Razorback fanatic (win or lose) that I am today.
Kristen Coppola Sports Editor
My favorite Razorback moment has to be the Joe Adams punt return against Tennessee. I was at that game with my dad, and our seats were about five or six rows from the very top, which gave us a great view for this particular play. Time seemed to move slower during this play. At the beginning, when Adams kept reversing field and getting farther from the end zone, everyone seemed to be holding their breath, hoping he would just give up. Then the jets came on. By the time Adams laid the ball on the turf, I really thought our section was going to tumble to the ground.
Saba Naseem Special Projects Editor My favorite Razorback moment was the first time I sat in the student section at the football game. I had never been in an environment with so much energy and passion for one purpose: to support the Arkansas Razorback football team. As we stood up and cheered together, screaming with joy as we made touchdown after touchdown, I realized this would be a moment that would stay with me forever.
get their hog tattoos together. Their tattoos are a symbol of the bond they share and the support they have for the Razorbacks. Jeffreys, who is involved in the military, has stars and stripes going through his hog tat. The Razorback tattoo is not just a fad. Local tattoo parlors like Clockwork and Bee-line have inked fans, students and alumni with the famous hog for years. Clockwork has worked on more alumni than students, said Cat, Clockworkâ€™s owner. She said alumni come to get the Razorback tattoo as a reminder of the importance of their college experience, while students get the hog tattoo to commemorate their time
while theyâ€™re working on their degrees. Along with Bee-line, Clockwork does two to three hog tattoos a month, and the numbers increase when the Razorbacks are successful in sports. People who come into the shop to get the hog tattoo get it because itâ€™s meaningful to that person and representative of their experience or love for the Razorbacks, Cat said. Whether youâ€™re displaying the hog on your skin, clothes or somewhere else, the Razorback is a symbol of school pride and will be recognized everywhere. For those interested in getting hog tat, prices range from $40 to $50 depending on size and placement.
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RAZORBACK FAN CODE OF CONDUCT Razorback fans are the best of the best. They model this by loudly supporting the Razorbacks and displaying respect and good sportsmanship toward the visiting team and visiting fans. However, the NCAA, SEC, and UA have assigned a high priority to assuring athletic events are conducted in a safe and enjoyable atmosphere which promotes good sportsmanship by spectators, student-athletes, and coaches. We request your cooperation by supporting the participants, offi cials and event management staff in a positive manner. PROHIBITED BEHAVIOR: Spectators are reminded that security personal have authority to remove from the stadium, anyone engaged in unsafe or inappropriate conduct including: profanity, racial, sexist, or other abusive or intimidating comments or actions directed at offi cials, event management staff,student-athletes, coaches, team representatives or other fans. Fighting, smoking in public areas and drunkenness will not be tolerated. Throwing of any objects in the stadium is forbidden. UA policy strictly prohibits anyone from entering the sideline or fi eld without proper credentials. ENFORCEMENT: Violations of any UA athletic event policies are subject to removal from the site of competition, or arrest and/or loss of ticket privileges. The University of Arkansas reserves the right to remove the ticket holder from the premises if, in the sole opinion of the security personnel, the ticket holderâ€™s conduct endangers or disrupts the environment.
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Each institution is responsible for publicizing this policy, as well as the penalties associated with violations, through appropriate means, such as ticket back statements, public address announcements, video/matrix announcements, facility signage and other means available. It is likewise the responsibility of each head coach to publicly discourage spectators from entering the playing area at any time.
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voluntary donations from fans. Even today, the Tusk Fund thrives on the support of Razorback fans. Contributions to the Tusk Fund can be made anywhere Tusk appears. Anyone wishing to help preserve the future of this powerful mascot unique to the UA is encouraged to visit arkansasrazorbacks.com for more information.
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Eureka Springs in the summer of 1977 and ravaged the countryside before being gunned down by an irate farmer,â€? according to arkansasrazorbacks.com. The Tusk Fund was established in 2008 to help ensure the future of the UAâ€™s live mascot. In October 2008, the fund had already gotten off to a booming start with about $7000 being raised by
I donâ€™t have a favorite Razorback football moment that I can single out in my mind. My favorite experience in the football stands is singing â€œOh, Lord Itâ€™s Hard to Be Humble.â€? The opportunities to link arms with my friends and sing loudly and outof-tune have been limited this season, but I remain optimistic that Iâ€™ll get to join my voice with the rest of the fans and sing about how my beauty increases each day.
as you hold your camera tight, and feeling pretty important as you stand with the other media staff is something special. Iâ€™ll never forget my first day at Razorback stadium when I went onto the field and saw the wave of Razorback red and the scores of fans singing the fight song now thatâ€™s a Razorback moment.
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The use by any coach, student-athlete, support personnel or spectator of vulgar, racist, or sexist language or signage is strictly prohibited at all conference competition facilities. Orchestrated verbal chants or foul language directed at visiting student-athletes, coaches, team personnel, orfans are also prohibited. It is the responsibility of each institution to institute procedures to prevent such occurrences, including ticket back statements, public address announcement, video/matrix announcements, facility signage and other means available. Institutional penalties against spectators engaging in such behavior shall include, but not be limited to, expulsion from the facility and the loss of future ticket privileges. Penalties against coaches, student-athletes or support personnel are outlined in the NCAA rules for the respective sports and are administered by the competition officials.
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Wilson Named Five Keys to Defeat Rutgers Candidate for CLASS Award $ Andrew Hutchinson Staff Writer
Tamzen Tumlison Staff Writer
Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson hasnâ€™t only excelled on the football field â€” Wilson has been nominated as one of 30 candidates for the 2012 Senior CLASS Award for his hard work in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.
Wilson Wilson broke and has maintained 11 Arkansas school records including a career completion percentage of 63. Wilson also ranks in the top 10 in Arkansas school history
in career passing touchdowns (36), career pass completions (374), career passing yards (4,941) and career total offensive yards (4,888). With an average of 7.34 yards of total offense per play in his career, Wilson ranks the highest among active Southeastern Conference players and fifth-highest among active NCAA players. Exhibiting leadership and determination, Wilson not only was selected as team captain in 2011 and 2012 for the Razorbacks but participated in community service projects and an internship as well. To qualify for the Senior CLASS award, a student-athlete must be classified as a NCAA Division I FBS senior who has shown their worthiness by achievements in the four Cs. The student-athletes are encouraged to use their position as a way to positively influence their community. The pool of candidates will be narrowed down to 10 candidates midway through the season. The 10 finalists will be put on a nationwide ballot on which coaches, media and fans can vote for the finalist that best fits the criteria for the award.
Smiling Should be Reserved for Winning Teams Haley Markle Asst. Sports Editor
For the first time in my life, I am jealous of Alabama fans. I am even jealous of LSU fans. The LSU Tigers are led by the mad hatter, Les Miles. The guy eats grass, and there is an entire website devoted to the things he says that make you scratch your head. But when his team loses, he doesnâ€™t joke with the media, and he certainly doesnâ€™t yell at them to smile. If you really want to feel inferior, go to coachsaban.net. You will be greeted by hype music specially made for Alabama football and multiple reminders that the Crimson Tide is currently the best there is in college football. Nick Saban, the head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide, is arguably the best college football coach of this era. Saban is not a guy that is loved by the media and he probably could not care less if the media smiled or not. He just doesnâ€™t seem to be very personable. But in the state of Alabama, he is beloved. Why? He wins. He doesnâ€™t just win gamesâ€”he wins national titles. LSU has Miles and Alabama has Saban. These two teams are the class of college football right now. Razorback fans expect their team to compete with these two powerhouses, but as we saw last Saturday, it is not going to happen with Smith, or a coach like Smith, at the helm.
In the Southeastern Conference, football is a rough and hard-nosed business. The most successful coaches have been the toughest. Smith just doesnâ€™t come off as a tough guy. After the game Saturday, he looked and spoke as though someone had just taken him out behind the woodshed. Then he shows up to his weekly press conference Monday and instructs the media to smile. â€œIâ€™ve never felt so much negativity coming at me in a long, long time,â€? Smith said during his radio show Wednesday night. Well, do you know what would lessen the negativity? Winning. And until the Razorbacks start winning again, I donâ€™t see any reason why any member of the team, player or coach, should be smiling. They should keep their heads up and take pride in their hard work, but smiling should be reserved as a reaction to something good. In college football, winning is good, and the Hogs are not winning. Smith was supposed to bring stability to a team that desperately needed it. Instead, the team is in a downward spiral. Before the season, the Razorbacks received national media attention as a team that could be a dark horse for the national title. Then Smith started talking. Now, the national media keeps tabs on the Hogs just so they will know if the cooky head coach says something entertaining.
Protect the Ball
Anytime a team loses 52-0, the question is always, â€œHow will they respond?â€? Following the Alabama game, senior Tyler Wilson called out his teammates, saying they â€œgave up out there.â€? If players truly did give up, they must start the game with fire. Rutgers is coming in 3-0 and with a lot of confidence. The Hogs will lose if they come out lackadaisical. Wilson and the other seniors have to get the players fired up about tomorrowâ€™s game and make them forget the last two weeks.
Rutgers junior running back Jawan Jamison is coming off a 151-yard performance against USF and the Hogs recently gave up 225 rushing yards against Alabama. In order to beat the Scarlet Knights, Arkansas must tackle and prevent them from getting five yards per carry like Alabama did. Also, UA interim head coach John L. Smith has talked a lot about Rutgersâ€™ receivers. Senior Mark Harrison (6â€™3â€? 230 lbs.), junior Brandon Coleman (6â€™6â€? 220 lbs.) and sophomore tight end Tyler Kroft (6â€™6â€? 235 lbs.) are all big targets, and it will take good tackling by the Hogs to bring them down.
Put the Ball in the End Zone
This seems simple enough, but Arkansas has been struggling with putting the ball in the end zone. They suffered their first home shutout since 1966 last Saturday and havenâ€™t scored a touchdown since the third quarter of the ULM game. Rutgers has only given up two touchdowns this season, both in the fourth quarter. If Arkansas puts up another goose egg or is forced to settle for field goals, they will have a hard time beating anyone.
Against Alabama, Arkansas turned the ball over five times, throwing two interceptions and losing three fumbles. More alarming, however, was the fact that the Hogs actually fumbled the ball eight times. Rutgers is sure to see this and most likely put an emphasis on stripping the ball during practice this week. They have already forced four fumbles this season and also have four interceptions. The Razorbacks must fix their turnover problem if they expect to have a chance tomorrow.
Keep Tyler Wilson Healthy
With Wilson under center this year, the Hogs have outscored opponents 70-31. Without him under center, opponents have outscored Arkansas 76-10. Also, through their first three games, Rutgers has sacked their opponents seven times. While they may not be as big as Southeastern Conference teams, the Scarlet Knights still find a way to get behind the line of scrimmage. Obviously Arkansas plays better with Wilson at quarterback, so it is key for the offensive line to step up and protect him.
Rutgers Arrives With Three Wins Tamzen Tumlison Staff Writer
fense. Rutgersâ€™ shutout against Howard continues Rutgersâ€™ record of one shutout every season for the past seven seasons, the only team in the nation to do so. Running back Jawan Jamison has been a standout player in the first three games, running 112 yards in 18 carries in Rutgersâ€™ first game against Tulane, then 110 and 151 yards in the next two games. In his career, Jamison now has four consecutive games under his belt of 100 or more rush yards. Jamison also broke a school record in rush attempts with 41 attempts. The rushing offense has asserted their dominance over all the teams the Scarlet Knights have played so far. However, the passing offense is just as good, maintaining a higher, yet very close, yardage to the
After kicking off their season with three victories, Rutgers will travel to Fayetteville for a match-up against the Razorbacks for the first time ever Saturday. A win against the Razorbacks would mean a 4-0 season for Rutgers so far, which would be the second time since they joined the Big East Conference in 1991. This year, Rutgers promoted their assistant head coach Kyle Flood to head coach, and his era has gotten off to a great start. The Scarlet Knights won their first three games 24-12, 26-0 and 23-13. They had a combined total of 509 rushing yards and 575 passing yards, setting the stage for what looks like an increasingly strong of-
rushing offense with an average of 191.7 yards per game. Rutgers has controlled the ball, on average, for more than half of each game they play. Although a longer possession time does not always mean a higher score, it shows that Rutgers has been playing patiently with the ball, giving them more time to look for options. However, the offenseâ€™s weak point could be their third- and fourth-down conversions. With 40 percent at third-down and no successes out of two attempts at fourth, Rutgers seems to not take risks when it comes down to the wire. The offense is not the only worrisome piece of the Rutgers team. The Scarlet Knights defense boasts three consecutive games in which it has held its opponent to less than 100 rushing yards. Linebacker Khaseem
Greene has recorded his fifth straight game of 10 or more tackles while cornerback Brandon Jones grabbed two interceptions in this season alone. Defensive back Wayne Warren and linebacker Jamal Merrell have also intercepted passes this season, proving their hands and eyes to be crucial to the defensive side of Rutgers. The special teams have been acclaimed for many years now as well. Rutgers blocked three kicks in its first two games of the season and has lead the nation in blocked kicks since the beginning of 2009. Rutgers is a well-rounded team with few apparent weaknesses. Their future play will be dependent on the health of the team, but if all goes as they plan, the Scarlet Knights will have a winning season to give to new head coach Flood.
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Razorbacks Looking More Conquerable Joey Gregory The Daily Targum
Ryan Miller Staff Photographer Backup quarterback Brandon Allen scrambles while looking to pass the ball downfield during the 4th quarter during the Sept. 8 game against ULM. Allen replaced an injured Wilson during the second quarter.
from ALLEN page 1 He finished the game with 85 yards on 6-for-20 passing and one interception. Against No. 1 Alabama, Brandon Allen was 10-for-18 with 60 yards and two interceptions. Despite the underwhelming stats, positives can be taken from the two games. It was a “tough situation” to be put into, Wilson said. “If I put myself in a position that Brandon Allen was in, as a redshirt freshman, I’m not sure if I could have even done what he did out there,” Wilson said. “I sent him a text (Sunday) night and I said, ‘Man, you did a pretty good job. I’m proud of you.’” Brandon Allen’s high school quarterbacks coach and former Razorback Zak Clark echoes this feeling.
“That’s a tough spot. It’s always tough going into the game after an injury and then to start against (Alabama), who is really good on defense,” Clark said. “I’m proud of him. You can forget what the fans are saying. In my opinion, he played really well for his first start.” Clark, who started nine games at quarterback for the Hogs in 2001, even said he would have traded his first start for Brandon Allen’s. Brandon Allen said he gained a lot from the experience as well. “Being in games and taking more reps in games was really big for me,” Brandon Allen said. “My confidence is up and I have matured a lot.” As for the future, Patton is sure Brandon Allen will figure everything out, just as he has in the past.
“What he’s going through right now kind of resembles what he went through as a sophomore for us. He had high expectations for himself and we were coming off winning a state championship,” Patton said. “He had a big year for us, but he threw 20 interceptions,” Patton said. “He had to learn from that. The game is going to slow down for him.” Whether Brandon Allen plays much more this season depends on the health of Wilson, but in the future, Hog fans can expect him to be “something special,” Patton said. “When I see Brandon, I see a guy that’s going to continue to improve and by the time he’s a senior, maybe a junior, I don’t see anybody better in the country,” Patton said. “I think he’s going to be a fantastic quarterback.”
At the start of the season the Rutgers football team’s chances, on paper, of winning tomorrow’s game against Arkansas would have been classified as slim at best. The Razorbacks were the No. 8 team in the nation while the Scarlet Knights (3-0, 2-0) were one of seven Big East teams not ranked. But three weeks, two losses and one injured quarterback later, Arkansas (1-2) is looking much more conquerable than before. Of course, that injured quarterback — All-SEC quarterback Tyler Wilson — may still play if he is medically cleared. That would change the entire picture. “I would imagine that with [Wilson] on the field, they will be a completely different team,” said head coach Kyle Flood. “He’s one of the elite quarterbacks in the country, a great challenge for our defense to defend him, and the weapons that they have.” The numbers back that up. Since Wilson suffered a concussion against LouisianaMonroe second-string quarterback Brandon Allen has totaled just 145 yards through the air. Wilson meanwhile, has managed 563 passing yards despite only attempting two more passes than Allen. But Rutgers’ senior linebacker Khaseem Greene is not as concerned with their team as much as he is his own. “They got … some good guys over there,” he said. “At the same time we got good guys too and we got to do what we got to
do. At the end of the day it’s going to be about what we do and less about what they do, so if we don’t execute, nothing about them is going to matter because they are going to kill us.” In Wilson’s only full game this season, Arkansas pulled off a 49-24 victory against Jacksonville State. And while the Razorback starter is the strength of the team, the defense has been less than stellar, allowing teams 36.7 points per game. Fifty-two of those points were against No. 1 Alabama, who puts up impressive numbers against most teams. But eliminate them from the mix and the average is still 29 points per game, more than 20 points lower than that of Rutgers’ defense. That does not bode well for Arkansas, considering the Knights not only had three extra days of preparation, but also just proved they can best teams on the ground or through the air. Sophomore quarterback Gary Nova threw for 277 yards and a touchdown without turning the ball over in last Thursday’s win at South Florida. Compile that game with the myriad of receivers Nova has to throw to, and the Arkansas defense could be in for a long day. “You can’t just focus on one receiver,” said senior wideout Mark Harrison. “In this game I feel like we really just have to tackle all areas of the field. We’re going to have to spread that ball out. I’m excited for what we got and where we’re going.” The passing game has many weapons — including running back Jawan Jamison, who averages 18 yards per catch — it can go to, which means any player
can have a career game. Senior receiver Tim Wright modeled this against the Bulls. After spending most of his time at Rutgers recovering from injuries, Wright led the Knights with eight catches for 125 yards in his last game. Sophomore wideout Brandon Coleman has emerged as the deep threat, averaging 19.7 yards per catch with three touchdowns and size superior to nearly every defensive back. “You really never know who’s going to have that game,” Harrison said. “We all work so hard and it’s a lot of competition. We compete every day with each other in practice, so it’s really difficult to focus on that one guy.” Regardless of what the passing game looks like, in order for the Knights to win the game, they have to eliminate the penalties that have stained their record so far this season. In three games, they have 31 penalties that have pushed them back at total of 249 yards and eliminated multiple first downs and interceptions. Although Rutgers pulled out wins in all three of its games so far this season, giving up that much yardage likely will not yield the same result against a strong SEC team. “We just continue to focus on [penalties] in practice and make the players aware of it,” Flood said. “They are certainly not intentional, but at the same time, and as I said after the [South Florida] game, it is the most glaring part of our program right now where I know we can be a lot better...” Rutgers will have to be tomorrow, especially if Wilson is the one taking the snaps.
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The Rutgers football team Thursday gave South Florida a free first down. USF advanced 10 yards in the fourth quarter from consecutive offsides penalties from senior linebacker Steve Beauharnais and then junior defensive tackle Isaac Holmes. Holmes committed his second penalty of the game, the third on the Scarlet Knights defensive line and Rutgers’ 11th of the game. Senior defensive tackle Scott Vallone was one of the only linemen with a clean slate. He does not want to be the only one. “It’s definitely something we need to remedy to give us a chance in the long run,” Vallone said of penalties. “Maybe one game, here or there, you can get away with it. We’ve seen it, we even watched like a penalty tape … to see how simple things are.” Vallone entered Tampa with a defensive line with little starting experience. Vallone has started every game at Rutgers since he redshirted in 2008, but no one else on the starting line had started more than two games at the position entering this season. Holmes became a starter this year, senior defensive end
Ka’Lial Glaud started only two games last year after transitioning from linebacker and junior defensive end Marcus Thompson has only started two of three games this year. But outside of the penalties, the defensive line has played like an experienced unit. On the run, it has helped hold all opponents this year to less than 100 rushing yards and combined for 9.5 tackles for a loss. Glaud has sacked the quarterback twice already, tying him for the team lead with senior linebacker Khaseem Greene. The line has helped Greene and other defenders do their jobs. “You just watch them, they rush — the four-man rush, the three-man rush — they get pressure on quarterbacks,” Greene said. “When we sit back in coverage, that’s when those guys eat and get sacks.” Vallone is not only the leader of the Big East-leading defense’s line, but he is also a playmaker. The St. Anthony’s High School (N.Y.) product is consistently a threat to tackle a ball carrier behind the line of scrimmage, leading all linemen with two tackles for a loss, including 1.5 against the Bulls. As a defensive tackle, Vallone is one of the least likely defenders to cause a turnover,
but he has done that this year, as well. Vallone prevented Howard from scoring Sept. 8 with a fumble recovery when the Bison were on Rutgers’ threeyard line. “They were down by the goal line, and we definitely don’t want them to get any points,” Vallone said. “We’re OK with three, but we want to limit them to zero points.” Vallone regularly faces a double team, and he is preparing for the same challenge Saturday at Arkansas. The Central Islip, N.Y., native will have to get through junior center Travis Swanson and junior guard Alvin Bailey, who combine for 52 games started and 617 pounds that Vallone has to get through. But Vallone will always have more to worry about than his own matchups this season. Even if another defensive lineman steps offsides, head coach Kyle Flood trusts him to lead by example. “Scott Vallone is one of the leaders on our defense. And he’s one of the players that sets the standard for toughness on our defense,” Flood said. “So in those two ways, he’s extremely critical. For our defense and for our team, he is a guy that when you go into the game, you can rely on him to do his job. It’s invaluable as a coach.”t
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Arkansas will have quarterback Tyler Wilson back, who was not cleared to play last week against Alabama. Gary Nova for Rutgers is completing roughly 55 percent of his throws with four touchdowns thus far. Arkansas has great skill at the wide receiver position that should cause mismatch issues for Rutgers defense. Rutgers rushes more than they pass, so Arkansas must take advantage of their passing game. Advantage: Arkansas
Rutgers tends to rely on the run more than the pass. They have 110 rushing attempts compared to 90 pass plays. Arkansas, on the other hand, is slightly more even with 99 pass plays and 98 rush plays. Arkansas seems to have the talent on paper with Knile Davis and Dennis Johnson, but thus far Rutgers has outgained the Hogs in the rushing statistics. Advantage: Rutgers
Arkansas looked out-ofsync last week with botched snaps and a missed field goal. If the game becomes one of field position, Arkansas will have to execute better in the special teams. Rutgers kicker Kyle Federico has been perfect on point-after attempts and is 67 percent on field goals. Zach Hocker and Dylan Breeding have the ability to change the outcome if presented the opportunity. Advantage: Arkansas
Arkansas seems to be in disarray at times on the sideline. Whether it is interim head coach John. L Smith or one of the assistants, somebody needs to take ownership and be a true leader. Kyle Flood was named the head coach of the Scarlet Knights earlier this year after Greg Schiano left to coach in the NFL. In his first season as a head coach, Flood has helped his team get off to a 3-0 start and Arkansas is looking for leadership. Advantage: Rutgers
Arkansas on paper has the talent to play with any team in the country. The ability of the Hogs has been slow out of the gate this season while Rutgers has surged to a 3-0 record. The Razorbacks seem to be in a downward spiral that they are trying to correct and Rutgers wants to snatch the opportunity and leave Fayetteville with a win. Until Arkansas can get out the funk they are in, both teams come into the contest evenly matched. Advantage: Even
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Arkansas looked lost on a few plays last week in the secondary without their main cornerback Tevin Mitchel. Rutgers has not faced the talent that Arkansas possesses at the skill positions thus far, so it will be a measuring stick to see where they stand against the Hogs’ receivers. The inability of the Hogs to stop the pass so far and Rutgers’ ability to allow fewer points per game puts the teams in similar territory. Advantage: Even
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