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Arkansas vs. Kentucky Post-Game Notes

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Arkansas vs. Kentucky Post-Game Notes

No. 21 Kentucky at Arkansas
Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007
Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium – Fayetteville, Ark.

Arkansas Game Notes vs. Kentucky

· Felix Jones’ 82-yard kickoff return for a touchdown on a free kick following a safety in the fourth quarter was the fourth of his career. It is a school record and tied Tennessee’s Willie Gault for the SEC record.

· Jones has two 100-yard kickoff returns, a 90-yarder earlier this season against Troy and the 82-yarder against Kentucky.

· Jones and Darren McFadden both rushed for 100 yards in the same game for the sixth time in their careers. They combined for 306 rushing yards against the Wildcats on 41 carries with one touchdown. McFadden had 173 yards and a TD on 29 carries while Jones went for 133 yards on 12 carries.

· McFadden and Jones came into the game averaging 285.5 yards per game combined. The duo combined for 306 on 41 carries tonight.

· See more on Darren McFadden in the ‘McFadden Report’s at the bottom of the page.

· It is Jones’ ninth career 100-yard rushing game, which ties for sixth in school history.

· Jones’ 73-yard run in the second quarter was the third-longest run of his career. He had an 80-yard run against Missouri State in 2005 and an 85-yard run vs. Southeast Missouri State in 2006.

· Jones is now averaging 8.95 yards per carry and 119.3 yards per game this season with 358 rushing yards on 40 carries.

· With 338 yards rushing, Arkansas has now rushed for 200-or-more yards in six straight games and seven of its last nine contests.

· With 338 yards rushing against Kentucky, the Razorbacks have now rushed for 200 yards or more in 18 of their last 31 games.

· The Razorbacks registered their first defensive touchdown of the season in the first quarter when Antwain Robinson scooped an Andre Woodson fumble. He rumbled 16 yards for his second career defensive touchdown.

· It is Arkansas’ first defensive touchdown since Robinson intercepted Florida’s Chris Leak for a touchdown in the 2006 SEC Championship Game.

· Fred Bledsoe and Patrick Jones combined for a sack of UK quarterback Andre Woodson in the end zone for the Hogs’ first safety of the year. Arkansas’ last safety was a team safety last season at South Carolina.

· The Hogs have scored 20 or more points in 85 of Coach Nutt’s 114 games at Arkansas.

· True freshman Alex Tejada made two field goals and is seven-of-seven for the season. Arkansas made six all of last season.

· Senior defensive tackle Fred Bledsoe made his first career start against the Wildcats.

· Senior wide receiver Chris Baker caught his first pass of the season, for 11 yards, in the third quarter and just his second since the 2004 season. He caught one pass for six yards last season against Southeast Missouri State.

· Kentucky now leads the series with Arkansas 3-2, including a 2-0 record in Fayetteville.

· A crowd of 74,015 filled Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium on Saturday night. It was the sixth-largest crowd in school history.

The Darren McFadden Report

· Darren McFadden ran for a bruising 173 yards on 29 carries and tallied one rushing touchdown. He overcame mild-heat exhausting late in the first half to account for 51 of his rushing yards in the second half on 12 attempts. He had 122 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries in the first half.

· The 173 yards rushing against Kentucky is McFadden’s average per game for the season.

· The 100-yard rushing game was the 15th of McFadden’s 28-game career in the cardinal and white. It ties him with Dickey Morton (1971-73) for second all-time at Arkansas.

· The 56-yard touchdown run in the second quarter was McFadden’s longest run of the season and the seventh-longest of his career.

· The junior from Little Rock now has four rushing touchdowns on the season.

· It was McFadden’s 29th career rushing touchdown, which ranks fourth on Arkansas’ all-time list.

· McFadden made his first tackle of the season following a Kentucky interception.

· He also caught two passes for 10 yards.



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