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Arkansas at Alabama Game Notes

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Arkansas at Alabama Game Notes

Arkansas at Alabama

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Bryant-Denny Stadium

Arkansas Game Notes vs. Alabama

· Since joining the SEC in 1992, Arkansas is 9-7 in SEC openers. The Razorbacks are 5-5 in conference openers under Houston Nutt.

·Arkansas’ last true road loss was in 2005 at LSU. The Tigers topped the Razorbacks, 19-17.

·Casey Dick ended the game completing 11 of 23 attempts for 145 yards. He threw three touchdowns and one interception.

·Casey Dick’s second quarter 40-yard touchdown pass, putting the Hogs on the scoreboard, was hauled in by freshman Crosby Tuck for his second touchdown catch in as many games.

·Andrew Davie hauled in his first career touchdown late in the third quarter. The pass, a two-yarder from Casey Dick, was his third career reception.

·Peyton Hillis’ seven-yard pass from Casey Dick was his third catch of the night and the first for a touchdown. The TD is Hillis’ first of the 2007 season.

·Alex Tejada remains perfect in field goals on the season. He was 1-1 against Alabama and sits at 5-5 on the season. He also went 5-5 on PATs against the Tide, good for a season mark of 8-9.

·Matt Hewitt recorded his second career sack in as many games when he took down John Parker Wilson for eight yards. He marked his first career sack in Arkansas’ season opener against Troy. The Englewood, N.J. native also jumped on his first career fumble recovery late in the third quarter.

·Ernest Mitchell recorded his third career sack when he stopped John Parker Wilson for a loss of 12 yards. Mitchell has now recorded one sack in each of his three seasons for a total of 26 yards.

·Late in the first half, Matterral Richardson grabbed his second career interception and returned it for nine yards. His forced turnover led to a made Alex Tejada field goal.

·Jerell Norton grabbed his first career interception early in the fourth quarter. His catch led to a Darren McFadden rushing touchdown that tied the Razorbacks and the Tide at 31.

The Darren McFadden Report

·Darren McFadden ran for 195 yards on 33 carries and tallied two rushing touchdowns. He also hauled in three catches for 16 yards.

·The 100-yard rushing game was the 14th of McFadden’s 27-game career in the cardinal and white.

·McFadden recorded his 27th and 28th career rushing touchdowns, which ranks him fourth all time at Arkansas.

·The Little Rock native tallied 195 yards on the ground, for a career total of 3,106 yards. His career mark currently sits at No. 3 all time at Arkansas after passing Cedric Cobbs’ 3018 yards.

·McFadden’s 33 carries is a new single-game career high replacing his previous best of 32 carries against South Carolina in 2005. He had 187 yards rushing against the Gamecocks that year.

·McFadden’s 195 yards ranks second on his single-game career list behind his 219-yard outing against South Carolina in 2006. He had 25 carries against the Gamecocks that night.



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