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Arkansas Game Notes vs. LSU

Arkansas Game Notes vs. LSU

The game attendance of 92,127 was the fifth-largest the Razorbacks have ever played in front of.
With today’s game, Arkansas has played five nationally-ranked opponents in 2005. It is only the fourth time in school history the Razorbacks have played as many as five ranked opponents in the same season. All four occurrences have come since 1997 (1997, 2000, 2004, 2005) with three of those coming in the Houston Nutt era. (2000, 2004, 2005).
Kyle Roper started at left guard for the injured Stephen Parker.
Jeremy Harrell earned his second career start at right guard.
With his catch in the first quarter Marcus Monk has made at least one catch in 22-consecutive games.
Casey Dick’s 55-yard pass to Monk in the second quarter was the longest passing play of the year for Arkansas and the longest pass play LSU has given up all season. The reception was also a career-best for Monk. His previous best was a 38-yarder against New Mexico State in 2004.
Vickiel Vaughn recorded his third and fourth interceptions of the season, making him the first player to have two picks in a game since Lerinezo Robinson against Louisiana-Monroe in 2004.
punter Jacob Skinner was tackled in the end zone for a safety after a low snap near the end of the first half. It was the first time the Razorbacks had given up a safety since 2004 when a snap went over Skinner’s head out of the end zone.
Darren McFadden’s 81-yard kickoff return in the third quarter was a career-long and is the second-longest on the season for Arkansas, trailing only Felix Jones’ 100-yard return against Mississippi State last week.
Cedric Washington’s 29-yard touchdown in the third quarter was his first of the season and the second of his career. The two-point conversion that followed by McFadden was the first successful two-point conversion by Arkansas since it played South Carolina in 2004 when Matt Jones threw to DeCori Birmingham.
Keith Jackson caused and recovered a fumble in the fourth quarter, making it his second forced fumble and third recovery for the season.
’s 45-yard throw to Peyton Hillis in the fourth quarter was the first of Washington’s career.
McFadden’s one-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter was his 11th of the season and moves him into a tie for 10th with Ron Calcagni on UA’s all-time list for rushing TD’s in a season.
McFadden’s 13-yard pass to Monk in the fourth quarter was the first completion of McFadden’s career.

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