Arkansas Game Notes
Florida – 10/4/08
The Razorbacks are 2-3 in coin tosses this season and are 2-0 when they win the toss.
Arkansas was 0-2 on fourth-down conversions. The Razorbacks are now 5-11 for the year on fourth down.
The Razorbacks were shut out in the first quarter for the fifth time this season.
Arkansas’ 238 yards of total offense in the first half was a season high for the first half.
The Razorback’s third quarter touchdown marked their first points in the third quarter since the La.-Monroe game.
Arkansas is now 1-7 against Florida all-time.
Casey Dick completed 24-of-38 passes for 220 yards with one interception. His yardage total of 4,459 moved him past legendary Arkansas quarterback Joe Ferguson to seventh on the Razorback’s all-time list. Dick now ranks on Arkansas’ all-time charts as follows.
Completions – 366, 4th => Next: Matt Jones, 417
Attempts – 658, 4th => Next: Matt Jones, 755
Yards – 4,459, 7th => Next: Quinn Grovey, 4,496; Bill Montgomery, 4,590)
Touchdown Passes – 39, 3rd => Next: Matt Jones, 53
Completion Percentage – .556, T2nd => Tied with: Robby Hampton and Barry Lunny. Next: Bill Montgomery, .560
London Crawford caught Arkansas’ first pass of the game, a 23-yard catch from Casey Dick for a first down.
Adrian Davis’ six-yard tackle for a loss in the first quarter was his longest TFL this season.
Michael Smith touched the ball 17 times (12 rush, 5 receiving) in the first half, the second-most this season (Alabama-18).
Michael Smith scored Arkansas’ touchdown, a six-yard run off the right tackle.
Michael Smith ran for 133 yards on 20 carries. It is his second 100-yard rushing day of the season and the third of his career. He had 157 yards on 22 carries against Louisiana-Monroe. As a freshman, he had 116 on eight carries against Southeast Missouri State.
The Razorback’s eight first-half penalties and 65 yards assessed are both season highs for a first half.
Joe Adams’ 16-yard run in the second quarter was a season long.
Malcolm Sheppard recorded his first solo sack of the season, a seven-yard loss in the third quarter. The sack was Sheppard’s longest tackle for a loss this season.
Dennis Johnson’s 33-yard kickoff return is the third consecutive game in which he has had a return of 30-plus yards.
Jerry Frankin’s interception in the third quarter is the first of his career. The 13-yard return on the pick was a season high for the Razorbacks.
Jerry Franklin’s interception ended a streak of 203 consecutive pass attempts by Florida’s Tim Tebow without an interception. The streak was the third-longest in Southeastern Conference history.
Jermaine Love made his first career reception, a seven-yard catch in the fourth quarter.
Michael Smith’s six pass receptions tie his career high. He had six for 67 yards against Alabama earlier this season.
The six receptions for Michael Smith are more than his career total entering the season. Coming into the year, he had five catches for 68 yards. He has two games with six catches this year and 18 receptions for the season.
D.J. Williams had a career-high six receptions for 35 yards. He had five catches in Arkansas’ first three games. He had four last week. His six against Florida pushes his average back up to five per game.
London Crawford’s three receptions tie his career high set against Alabama in 2007 and tied last week at Texas.
Kick off was at 11:35 a.m.
Today’s attendance of 70,072 is the third-highest at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium this season and the 23rd-largest in the stadium’s history.
Arkansas captains: Casey Dick, Elston Forte, Jamar Love, Jonathan Luigs, Malcolm Sheppard.
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