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Arkansas Postgame Notes – vs. Auburn

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Arkansas Postgame Notes – vs. Auburn

Arkansas
at Auburn
Saturday, Oct. 8, 2006
Jordan-Hare Stadium – Auburn, Ala.

Arkansas Game Notes vs. Auburn

· Arkansas’ upset of No. 2 Auburn is the first win over a team ranked No. 2 or higher since the Razorbacks upset No. 1 Texas 42-11 in 1981 in Fayetteville. It also marked the highest ranked upset for the Razorbacks on the road since Arkansas beat No. 1 Texas 14-13 in Austin in 1964. Arkansas has compiled a 5-6-1 record against opponents ranked No. 2.

· Arkansas’ set a school record by scoring in its 126th straight game on Saturday. The last time the Hogs were shutout came on Nov. 18, 1995, in a 28-0 loss to LSU. The previous record of 125 games was set from 1973-83.

· Saturday’s game between the Razorbacks and the Tigers is their 16th meeting. Auburn now leads the series 9-6-1.

· Arkansas held the halftime lead (17-10) for the third time this season (Utah State, Vanderbilt). The Razorbacks are 3-0 this season when leading at halftime and 47-8 in the Houston Nutt Era (1998-2006).

· Marcus Monk extended his consecutive receptions streak to 27 games with a 50-yard touchdown reception from Mitch Mustain in the first quarter. Monk finished the day with one reception for 50 yards.

· Monk’s touchdown reception in the first quarter also marked the 17th career touchdown reception in his Razorback career. Monk is now in a five-way tie for third on the school record list tying George Wilson, Anthony Eubanks, Chuck Dicus and Derek Russell. Anthony Lucas holds the school record with 23 touchdown receptions.

· Darren McFadden’s eclipsed the 100-yard rushing mark for the third time this season and the eighth time in 16 career games. His eight career 100-yard rushing efforts ranked tied for 11th on the UA career list with former UA players Matt Jones (2001-04), Ike Forte (1974-75), James Rouse (1985, 1987-89) and Madre Hill (1994-98).

· The 63-yard scoring run by McFadden was his second-longest of the season behind a career long 72-yard touchdown run against Utah State earlier this season.

· Sophomore Felix Jones’ 28-yard run on a reverse in the first quarter marked the sixth 20-yard or more play this season for the tailback.

· Felix Jones’ one-yard touchdown run in the third quarter was his first rushing score of the season and the fourth of his career.

· Sophomore Reggie Fish’s 28-yard run on a trick play in the third quarter was his second career rushing attempt. He had a seven-yard run against Louisiana-Monroe last season.

· Arkansas’ touchdown in the first quarter was only the second TD allowed by the Auburn defense in the first quarter this season. Washington State scored a touchdown against the Tigers in the first quarter of the season opener.

· The Razorbacks’ 10 points in the first half tied the most given up by the Auburn defense in the first half in 2006. South Carolina scored 10 points in the first half against the Tigers.

· Junior defensive tackle Marcus Harrison returned to action against Auburn. Harrison had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Sept. 25. He didn’t play against Alabama.

· Senior Darius Vinnett saw his first action of the 2006 season against Auburn. Vinnett missed a majority of the 2005 season and the first four games of 2006 due to chronic knee tendonitis.

· Arkansas’ two-play, 67-yard scoring drive in the second quarter marked the third scoring drive of less than one minute this season. The Hogs scored in 57 seconds thanks to a 63-yard touchdown run by Darren McFadden. The Razorbacks had two sub-one minute scoring drives in a win over Utah State.

· Today’s attendance of 87,451 tied for the 10th-largest crowd Arkansas has played in front of in its history. The Razorbacks played in front of 87,451 in their last trip to Auburn in 2004 as well.

· Freshman linebacker Wendel Davis recorded the first tackle for loss of his career on a stop for a two-yard loss in the third quarter.



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