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Arkansas Post-Game Notes

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Arkansas Post-Game Notes

North Texas at Arkansas
Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007
Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium – Fayetteville, Ark.

Arkansas
Game Notes vs. North Texas

· Arkansas generated 713 yards of total offense, which is the second-highest figure in school history. The record is 859 yards against Pittsburg (Kan.) State in 1936.

· The 446 yards rushing is the 10th highest single-game total in school.

· The 66 points scored against UNT is the sixth-highest figure in school history and the most in a non-overtime game since 1928 (73-0 win over Texas Southwestern). The Razorbacks scored 71 in a seven-overtime victory at Kentucky (71-63) in 2003.

· The Hogs’ 45-first-half points were the most first-half points in the 115-game tenure of Houston Nutt.

· Darren McFadden recorded his third-consecutive 100-yard rushing game with 138 yards on 19 carries (7.3 ypc) and two touchdowns in the first half. He now has 657 yards rushing this season and six touchdowns. McFadden played his last snap on the Hogs next-to-last possession of the second quarter.

· McFadden moved into second place in career rushing at Arkansas with a nine-yard run late in the first quarter against the Mean Green. McFadden now has 3,417 yards rushing in his 29-game Razorback career.

· He also moved up two positions on the SEC career rushing chart to 13th with 3,417 yards. He passed Kentucky’s Moe Williams (3,333) and Auburn’s Joe Cribbs (3,368). He is just three yards shy of 12th place (Alabama’s Bobby Humphrey).

· With 138 yards on the ground, McFadden recorded his 16th career 100-yard rushing game, tying him with Ben Cowins for the Arkansas school record.

· McFadden’s two touchdown runs were the 30th and 31st of his career, moving him past Cowins for third place all time at Arkansas.

· McFadden’s 51-yard second-quarter run was the ninth-longest run of the junior’s career and his second-longest run this season.

· Felix Jones rushed for 132 yards on seven carries – all in the first half. His night was highlighted by a 71-yard touchdown run.

· Jones averaged an astonishing 18.9 yards per carry against the Mean Green. Jones is now averaging an amazing 10.42 yards per carry this season (490 yards on 47 carries).

· Jones moved into sixth place at Arkansas with the 10th 100-yard rushing game of his career.

· Jones’ 71-yard touchdown run was the fourth-longest run of his career.

· Jones and Darren McFadden both rushed for 100 yards in the same game for the seventh time in their careers.

· McFadden and Jones came into the game averaging 292.33 yards per game combined. The duo combined for 270 on 26 carries tonight – 10.4 yards per carry average. They are now averaging 290.75 yard per game combined.

· Arkansas rushed for 316 yards in the first half and has now run for at least 300 yards in all four games this season.

· In his first action at running back, sophomore Brandon Barnett rushed for 105 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries.

· McFadden finished with 138 yards rushing, Jones 132 and Barnett 105, giving Arkansas three 100-yard rushers in the same game for the first time since 2005 against Missouri State when Jones (137), Peyton Hillis (135) and De’Arrius Howard (120) topped the century mark.

· Jones registered a career-high 48 receiving yards on three catches. His previous high was 43 yards at Georgia as a freshman in 2005.

· With two kickoff returns tonight, Felix Jones now qualifies as the SEC career leader in kickoff return average. Jones has returned 50 kicks for 1,441 yards (28.82 yards per return). He replaces LSU’s Robert Dow and Auburn’s James Brooks as the all-time SEC leader.

· Casey Dick’s first quarter 61-yard touchdown pass to London Crawford was a career-long pass for Dick and a career-long reception for Crawford.

· Dick finished the game 12-of-21 passing for 210 yards and three touchdowns. The 210 yards is the second-highest total of his career. The three touchdowns also match a career-best, accomplished twice before (at Ole Miss in 2005 and vs. Troy in 2007).

· Robert Johnson’s second-quarter 37-yard touchdown catch was the first TD reception of his career. He finished the night with a career-high tying four catches for a career-high 71 yards receiving.

· Lucas Miller snagged his first career touchdown on a five-yard pass from Dick early in the third quarter.

· Nathan Emert made his first appearance in a Razorback uniform and finished with 57 yards on 3-of-4 passing.

· With 446 yards rushing against North Texas, the Razorbacks have now rushed for 200 yards or more in 19 of their last 32 games and five straight.

· The rushing total of 446 yards is the 10th-best figure in school history.

· True freshman Alex Tejada made 1-of-2 field goals and is 8-of-9 for the season. He made his first eight attempts before a 44-yard attempt at the end of the first half missed wide left. Arkansas made only six all of last season.

· D.J. Williams’ 28-yard reception from Nathan Emert in the fourth quarter was a career long.

· Rod Coleman caught his first career pass on a fourth-quarter pass from Emert. The catch went for 14 yards.

· Jerell Norton’s 100-yard interception return for a touchdown in the final minute is a school record for yardage. He was actually a yard deep into the end zone. The previous record was a 99-yard return by Orlando Watters against LSU in 1993.



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