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Arkansas Game Notes

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Arkansas Game Notes

Arkansas Game Notes

LSU – 11/28/08

Team Notes

Ø Arkansas is now 4-8 in coin tosses this season. The Razorbacks were 3-1 this season when they won the toss and 2-6 when they lose.

Ø The Razorbacks are now 19-33-2 against LSU all-time.

Ø The Razorbacks were 3-4 on fourth down conversions. For the season, Arkansas is 14-26.

Ø Arkansas scored a touchdown on its opening drive for the third time this season and second consecutive game (Tulsa, Mississippi State, LSU).

Ø The Razorback defense held its opponent to three or fewer points in the first quarter for the fourth time this season.

Ø Arkansas attempted its third on-side kick of the season but failed to recover. The Razorbacks are now 2-3 on recovering on-side kick attempts.

Ø The Razorback scoring drive that spanned the third and fourth quarters lasted 8:33 seconds and was the second longest drive of the year. The longest drive of the year lasted 9:45 and came in the fourth quarter against Kentucky. It also resulted in a field goal.

Individual Notes

Ø Nathan Dick was 7-11 for 83 yards in the first half with one touchdown and one interception.

Ø Nathan Dick engineered touchdown drives on Arkansas’ first possessions for the second time in as many starts.

Ø D.J. Williams caught a pass in the first quarter to give him catches in 11 of 12 games this season. He ended the contest with eight receptions for 51 yards. Two of his catches went for first downs.

Ø Lucas Miller grabbed Arkansas’ first pass of the game, a 19-yard catch for a first down on the first play of the game. Miller ended the game with three catches for 47 yards and over his last three games has 18 catches for 305 yards. Prior to the South Carolina contest Miller had 12 catches for 185 yards.

Ø Dennis Johnson made his first career start and ran the ball 18 times for 127 yards. Both were career bests. He scored his first rushing touchdown on a 17-yard run in the first quarter.

Ø Dennis Johnson had his first 100-yard rushing day. The clinching run was a five-yard rush around the left side.

Ø Dennis Johnson accounted for 230 all-purpose yards – 127 rushing and 103 on six kickoff returns.

Ø Dennis Johnson’s 54-yard run in the first quarter is a career long and Arkansas’ second-longest run from scrimmage this season.

Ø Jarius Wright’s 46-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter was his second TD of the season. His first was a 70-yard grab against South Carolina.

Ø London Crawford’s catch in the fourth quarter gave him a catch in every game this season. He and Joe Adams are the only Razorbacks with a reception in all 12 games.

Ø Joe Adams’ only catch, a four-yarder in the fourth quarter, gives him a catch in every game this season. He and London Crawford are the only Razorbacks with a reception in all 12 games.

Ø Malcolm Sheppard made 3.5 tackles for a loss. He led the team this season in the category with 14.5.

Ø Andrew Davie’s touchdown catch on fourth-and-goal from the one was his third TD grab of the season. Davie has just eight catches this season.

Ø Jeremy Davis kicked a 55-yard punt in the second quarter. It was his 12th 50-plus yard punt of the season and longest since he kicked a career-long 58-yard punt against Auburn on Oct. 11. He ended the game with two 50-plus yard punts and 13 for the season.

Ø Casey Dick started the second half for the Razorbacks at quarterback.

Ø Casey Dick completed 18-of-29 passes for 197 yards with two touchdowns. He ends his career on Arkansas’ all-time charts as follows:

o Completions – 473, 3rd

o Attempts – 850, 3rd

o Yards – 5,856, 3rd

o Touchdown Passes – 47, 3rd

o Completion Percentage – .556, T2nd with Robby Hampton and Barry Lunney Jr.

Game Notes

Ø Arkansas captains were Casey Dick, Elston Forte, Jamar Love and Jonathan Luigs.

Ø Today’s attendance of 55,325 is the 22nd-largest in War Memorial Stadium history. It is the largest attendance at War Memorial this season.

Season Notes

Ø The Razorbacks have set a team record for passing yards in a season with their 3,135 yards. Arkansas’ previous best was 2,668 yards during the 1998 season.

Ø Arkansas’ 232 first downs this year rank 13th on the Razorbacks’ career list.

Ø The Hogs 4,477 yards of total offense rank ninth on Arkansas’ all-time list.



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