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Arkansas-ULM Game Notes

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Arkansas-ULM Game Notes

Louisiana-Monroe at Arkansas
Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006
War Memorial Stadium – Little Rock, Ark.

Arkansas Game Notes vs. Louisiana-Monroe

· Saturday’s game between the Razorbacks and Warhawks marked the seventh meeting. The Hogs have won all seven games against ULM.

· The Razorbacks are now 20-1 in Little Rock in head coach Houston Nutt’s tenure. UA is also 26-3 in regular season non-conference games under Nutt.

· Tonight’s win was head coach Houston Nutt’s 100th career win in 14 seasons. He is 64-41 in nine years at Arkansas.

· Arkansas has now won seven straight games. The streak is the longest since the Razorbacks won the first eight games in Houston Nutt’s first season at Arkansas in 1998.

· Michael Grant intercepted three Kinsmon Lancaster passes on the night for the first multiple-interception game of his career. His first and only career interception came at Georgia last season.

· Arkansas intercepted five ULM passes for the game, the most for a Hogs’ defense since picking off six against Mississippi State in 2003. Along with Grant’s three, Matterral Richardson and John Johnson also picked off passes for UA.

· Grant’s three picks are the most in a game for a Razorback since current Hogs’ secondary coach Louis Campbell picked off three passes in the 1971 Liberty Bowl against Tennessee.

· The Arkansas offense has scored 145 points over the last three games, which is the most over a three-game stretch since 1970. The total is also the fifth-best all time over a three-game span.

· Darren McFadden recorded his fourth 100-yard rushing game of the season. He rushed for 129 yards on 18 carries and one touchdown. He has rushed for more than 100 yards in all three career games in Little Rock.

· It was the ninth 100-yard rushing game of McFadden’s 19-game career. He is tied for fifth all time with Bill Burnett (1968-70) and Oscar Malone (1992-94, 96). Ben Cowins (1975-78) holds the school record with 16.

· McFadden’s touchdown was his eighth of the season and the 19th of his career, which moves him into a tie for 12th place in career touchdowns.

· Felix Jones recorded a career-high 141 yards on just nine carries (15.67 ypc). He entered the game averaging 8.97 yards per carry, which ranked second nationally. Jones is now averaging 9.87 yards per carry this season.

· Jones also has a new career high for rushing yards in a season with 661 on just 67 carries. Jones had 626 yards on 99 carries as a freshman in 2005.

· Jones’ 141 yards marks his third 100-yard rushing game of the season and the fifth for his career, which ranks tied for 12th all time at Arkansas.

* The Arkansas offense has rushed for 200 or more yards in 11 of its last 20 games. The Razorbacks rushed for 331 yards on 40 carries vs. the Warhawks.

· Marcus Monk’s two touchdown receptions against ULM were the 17th and 18th of his career. He moved into second all-time at Arkansas in career touchdown receptions. Anthony Lucas holds the school record for touchdown receptions with 23.

· Monk extended his streak of consecutive game with a reception to 30 against the Warhawks. The junior has caught a pass in every game of his Razorback career. He finished with five catches for 51 yards and two touchdowns.

· Monk’s five catches equaled a season high, as did his two touchdown catches.

· Arkansas’ second-quarter safety was the Hogs’ first since the 2002 season vs. Mississippi State.

· Darren McFadden threw his first career touchdown pass late in the second quarter. The nine-yard completion went to tight end Wes Murphy for Murphy’s first career TD catch. It was the second completion of McFadden’s career.

· Mitch Mustain’s first-quarter interception was his first since the Alabama game on Sept. 23, a string of 12 straight quarters. Mustain was intercepted twice in the game.

· The Hogs’ offensive line did not allow a sack vs. ULM and has allowed just six sacks in eight games this season.

· Today was Arkansas offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn’s 41st birthday.



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