Monday, Jan. 1, 2007
2007 Capital One Bowl
Citrus Bowl – Orlando, Fla.
Arkansas Game Notes vs. Wisconsin
· Today’s game marked the second appearance for Arkansas in the Capital One Bowl (Citrus Bowl). The Razorbacks lost to Michigan 45-31 in the 1999 Citrus Bowl in Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt’s first season as the Razorbacks’ head coach.
· Today’s game was the second time Arkansas and Wisconsin have met on the football field. Wisconsin won the only other meeting 64-7 in Madison in 1912.
· Arkansas held Wisconsin to minus-five rushing yards on 28 carries, the second-fewest rushing yards allowed by the Razorbacks in a bowl appearance and eighth-fewest all-time. Arkansas held Texas to -27 rushing yards in the 2000 Cotton Bowl, the all-time record.
· Felix Jones’ 76-yard touchdown run in the first quarter was the longest by a Razorback in a bowl game and the second-longest run from scrimmage in Capital One Bowl history. The previous UA record was 46 yards by Bruce Maxwell against Ole Miss in the 1970 Sugar Bowl and Gary Anderson vs. Tulane in the 1980 Hall of Fame Bowl. The Capital One Bowl record for a rushing play is 78 yards by Terry Miller of Oklahoma State against BYU in 1976.
· Jones recorded his fifth 100-yard rushing game of the season and the seventh 100-yard rushing game of his career after rushing for a career high 150 yards against the Badgers. It marks the 13th 100-yard rushing performance by a UA running back this season.
· Jones rushed for a career-high 150 yards on 14 carries. The Tulsa, Okla., product’s previous career high total was 141 yards earlier this season against Louisiana-Monroe.
· Jones moved into second on the single season kickoff return yardage chart passing his freshman total of (543) on an 18-yard kickoff return in the first quarter. Jones entered the game with 536 kickoff return yards this season. DeCori Birmingham holds the school record with 638 kickoff return yards in 2002.
· Darren McFadden moved to fifth on the Southeastern Conference single season rushing yards list (1,647). McFadden entered the game with 1,558 yards and passed Auburn’s Rudi Johnson (1,567 in 2000), Florida’s Emmitt Smith (1,599 in 1989), Kentucky’s Moe Williams (1,600 in 1995) and Georgia’s Herschel Walker (1,616 in 1980) with 89 yards against Wisconsin.
· McFadden added to his single-season school record for all-purpose yardage (2,058). McFadden entered the game with 1,933 all-purpose yards. Felix Jones, entering the game with 1,659, ranks second on that list with 1,829 all-purpose yards.
· With 125 all-purpose yards against Wisconsin, McFadden became just the 10th player in UA history to earn 3,000 career all-purpose yards.
· Senior defensive tackle Keith Jackson Jr. tallied his second interception of the season and of his career when he caught a deflected pass in the second quarter. Wisconsin quarterback John Stocco’s pass was deflected by defensive end Antwain Robinson and hauled in by Jackson. The Little Rock, Ark. native also intercepted a pass against Southeast Missouri State returning it 69 yards for a touchdown.
· Junior Robert Johnson caught a career high four passes for 46 yards against Wisconsin. Johnson’s entered the game with two career receptions for 50 yards.
· Junior Marcus Monk made a 13-yard reception in the third quarter extending his consecutive reception streak to 36 games, the ninth-longest such streak in the nation.
· Redshirt freshman Lucas Miller earned his first career reception on a 19-yard pass from Casey Dick late in the third quarter.