Arkansas Game NotesGeorgia — 9/19/09Team NotesØ The Razorbacks are now 9-9 in Southeastern Conference openers and 0-2 in SEC openers under head coach Bobby Petrino.Ø The Razorbacks are averaging 21.0 (21, 21) points per game in the first quarter this season. Last year the Hogs averaged just 4.6 points per game in the first and did not score their first first-quarter-touchdown until game seven in 2008. This is the second game in a row that Arkansas has scored 21 points in the first quarter (the most for a single quarter under head coach Bobby Petrino).Ø Arkansas is +3 in turnover margin this season. Last season the Razorbacks were -9.Ø Arkansas scored (14) points off Georgia turnovers.Ø The Razorbacks were 1-2 on fourth-down conversions. On the year the Hogs are 4-5.Ø Arkansas’ 41 points in the game were the second-most scored by a Bobby Petrino coached team and the most by Arkansas against an SEC opponent under Petrino. Arkansas scored 48 against Missouri State in this year’s season opener and 31 against LSU in its final game last season. Ø Greg Childs and Jarius Wright each had 100-yard receiving games. It is the first time that Arkansas has had two 100-yard receivers since Nov. 1, 2008 when D.J. Williams and Jarius Wright each accomplished the task.Ø Arkansas is 1-1 in coin tosses this season.Individual NotesØ Ryan Mallett was 6-9 in the first quarter for 161 yards. On the year he is 11-14 in the first quarter for 261 yards and three touchdown passes.Ø Ryan Mallett was 21-39 for 408 yards and five touchdown passes on the day. His 408 yards are a single-game record for an Arkansas quarterback breaking the mark of Clint Stoerner who had 387 against LSU on Nov. 28, 1997. It is his second consecutive 300-yard passing game as a Razorback. His six touchdown passes are a season and career best, breaking his old mark of three set twice while a member of the Michigan Wolverines in 2007 (vs. Notre Dame and Wisconsin). His five TD passes break Arkansas’ single-game record by an individual which had been accomplished six times prior to Mallett’s day. The last to accomplish the task was Casey Dick in 2007 against Mississippi St.Ø D.J. Williams made four catches for 58 yards and a touchdown. He now has catches in seven consecutive games and his touchdown grab was his first of the season and fourth of his career.Ø Malcolm Sheppard recorded one sack in the game for a loss of nine yards. He now has 1.5 sacks on the year and 8.5 for his career. Ø Alex Tejada was perfect kicking, going 5-5 on extra points (11-11 on the year) and 2-2 on field goals (4-4 on the year)Ø Wendel Davis made the first fumble recovery of his career on the muffed punt in the first quarter.Ø Joe Adams made his second touchdown reception of the season in the first quarter, it is the third of his career. Adams has also made a catch in 14-straight games (every game of his career).Ø Jarius Wright made the third touchdown reception of his career in the first quarter, a 48-yard grab off a play-action pass. All of Wright’s TD receptions have been 46 yards or more. His three touchdown receptions have averaged 54.67 yards (70, 46, 48). Wright caught four passes for 108 yards. It is his second 100-yard receiving game of his career.Ø Adrian Davis’ fumble recovery is the third of his career and first of the season.Ø Greg Childs’ 30-yard touchdown catch at the end of the first quarter was the third of his career and first of the season. His 40-yard catch in the third quarter for a touchdown was a career long, one yard better than his previous best of 39 yards which he accomplished two times last year. Childs ended the day with five catches for 140 yards. It was the first 100-yard receiving day of his career.Game NotesØ Today’s attendance of 74,210 is the fifth-largest in Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium history. It is the most since Oct. 25, 2008, when 74,168 watched Arkansas play Ole Miss.Ø Arkansas’ captains were DeMarcus Love, Ryan Mallett, Malcolm Sheppard and Michael Smith.Ø Kick off was at 6:47 p.m.
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