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Bill’s Blog: Troy Game Day

Bill’s Blog: Troy Game Day

9:57 p.m. — There’s the final score, Arkansas 56, Troy 20; the Razorbacks are now bowl eligible with two games left to play

9:54 p.m. — Tyler Wilson in at QB for Arkansas, Mallett is done.

9:53 p.m. — Troy scrambling to keep their final drive alive and Arkansas from getting the ball back. Now fourth and 1, incomplete and it goes over to Arkansas at its own 35 yard line.

9:49 p.m. — Troy changes QBs to try and change its fate, gets a first down but not a lot more.

9:44 p.m. — Knile Davis takes it the last nine yards for the TD, PAT is good (and Tejada now ties the career mark) for a 56-20 lead.

9:42 p.m. — Hamilton hauls in Mallett’s pass for 15 yards to the nine yard line.

9:41 p.m. — Johnson takes the catch for 11 yards, hit out of bounds and a personal foul adds 15 more to put Arkansas at the Troy 27.

9:39 p.m. — Mallett hits Lucas Miller for the first down to the 46.

9:39 p.m. — Razorbacks start from 26, Green on the carry.

9:35 p.m. — Brown just left as QB for Troy after a crushing hit. Trojans go to the Wildcat while Brown gets his head clear. They get little but will now go on fourth and 7 at the Razorback 26.

9:34 p.m. — Troy’s folks report Mallett’s five TDs are the most against the Trojans since Chad Pennington did the same back in 1998. It is the most by an opponent in the Division I era.

9:33 p.m. — The Trojans are moving up field, but almost another turnover with a broken up pass.

9:31 p.m. — Mallett’s five TDs to five different receivers.

9:30 p.m. — Troy takes the kickoff to the 32 to start the drive, five on first down in a pass to Greer.

9:27 p.m. — Mallett sets the record for 300-yard passing games in a season — 4 — with that pass. He ties his own game record with five touchdown passes.

9:27 p.m. — Good night as Ronnie WIngo takes the Mallet screen 83 yards for the TD, PAT for Tejada is good and Arkansas 49, Troy 20; 13:10 to play.

9:25 p.m. — Looks like Hogs recovered to end Troy drive, and Twitter has shut down @RazorbackRoad again

9:24 p.m. — Pass interference will aid the Troy drive, putting the Trojans at the Arkansas 21 yard line.

9:22 p.m. — Tejada has 123 PATs, correction issued in the press box; so we all mistweeted that based on bad info

9:22 p.m. — Troy trying to get is momentum back after cutting Arkansas lead, now driving across midfield to the Arkansas 35.

9:18 p.m. — Southward gets his final carry northward as we end the third quarter; Troy got two yards to the 22. Heading to the fourth and its 42-20 Arkansas.

9:16 p.m. — Career record for PATs now owned by Alex Tejada with his 126

9:15 p.m. — Mallett finds Wright just inside the end zone stripe for 9 yards, the PAT will wait, flags, PAT now good, UA 42, Troy 20

9:11 p.m. — As Troy trainers help Johnson’s victim from the field (Boris Lee), I think that’s what the team calls a "punish" hit. Right now, Boris thinks he’s with Natasha trying to catch Moose and Squirrel.

9:11 p.m. — Ben Cleveland gets the first down catch, Hogs at the Troy 21; Mallett goes heavy right, hands to Johnson left, ends it with a huge hit

9:10 p.m. — That’s a hole, that’s acceleration, and those, those are "touchdown blocks" as Johnson breaks away for 46 yards to the Troy 34.

9:08 p.m. — Troy’s 3rd & 23 gets worse, flags for motion; 3rd & 28, 3 man rush, shovel pass to Jernigan, and Arkansas’ Nelson shows those are the kind that get a back buried. Jernigan gets hammered for 1 yard loss, Trojans punt to Hogs, touchback and we start at 20.

9:07 p.m. — Really bad pitch that leads to a seven yard loss for Troy, after repeated pressure, Brown finally goes down, T. Wright gets sack.

9:05 p.m. — Apparently, nothing as officials moved in, all players stopped, then we go again, Brown gets 1st to Williams at UA 32

9:02 p.m. — Brown throws it away under pressure, 2nd & 10; quick restart, high and wide to left; 3rd & 10, and what just happened?

8:59 p.m. — Mallett gets sacked on second down for a big loss, nine yards, 3rd and 19 at the UA 11; handoff to Wingo sets up fourth down. Flags on play for punt, off sides on Troy, repunt.

8:57 p.m. — Mallett feels the rush, readjusts, finds Williams open but has it batted down by a Troy lineman

8:55 p.m. — Flea flicker reverse back to Chandler goes complete for the TD to Andrew Davis, the PAT is good and now Ark 35, Troy 20

8:54 p.m. — Jernigan finds the corner and moves it 18 yards to the Razorback 17.

8:54 p.m. — Brown goes across the middle to Reeves for 19 to the Hogs 35, bounces it incomplete to a receiver under pressure on 2nd down.

8:53 p.m. — Troy opens with a completion out to their own 45, goes with Southward on the counter and he goes a mere foot up field

8:48 p.m. — Let the record reflect we called that drive; also, while Troy has scored on its last couple of drives, you can’t match FGs against TDs.

8:47 p.m. — Mallett to Williams over the middle, big tight end bulls through last tackler for score, 28 yards; PAT is good, Ark 35, Troy 13

8:46 p.m. — Green almost tightropes to six, but gets the first down at the 28 before losing his balance.

8:46 p.m. — Touch pass over the shoulder to Wright, almost in stride, a 36 yard gain to the Troy 38 and a first down

8:44 p.m. — Into the end zone for the touchback, Hogs start first drive of second half in same place they started game; that was 80-yd TD drive.

8:41 p.m. — Brown smacked again, overthrows Gill in the back of the end zone; 4th and goal and Troy goes for 3, Taylor’s kick is good, Ark 28 Troy 13.

8:39 p.m. — Troy will call the time out and it will reinvigorate the roar of the crowd; they’re not saying boo, they’re saying . . . oh nevermind.

8:37 p.m. — Greer works it down to the three, Brown out the gun gets rocked by the rush and throws a field goal with no receivers in the neighborhood.

8:36 p.m. — Williams pulls it in on the Razorback 21 yard line on nifty crossing pattern; Jernigan carries it down to the 7 for the first down; the boos continue unbroken.

8:35 p.m. — Ruling on the field stands, much to the chagrin of the 66-thousand plus on hand; a deafening roar now in the stadium; Troy stuffed on 1st

8:33 p.m. — Long catch for Brown to the Razorback 43; Troy tries to hurry and get the play off before the review is called but can’t; we now wait.

8:31 p.m. — Troy takes the opening kickoff of the second half and almost gives it up for the fumble; replay gets the crowd excited; now the play is under review. Play stands as called, forward progress stopped and no fumble; 1st and 10 for Troy at own 27

8:17 p.m. — Senior cheerleaders, Kimberly Smith, Hot Springs; Heather Sheppard, Ashdown; Brittni Stephens, Whitehall; Ryan King, Mt. Home, Chris Carney, Mansfield; Jake Patton, Pea Ridge

8:13 p.m. — Senior pom squad members, Kathryn Fiser, Little Rock; Michelle Pope, Fay; Christine Oller, Rogers; Emily Huber, Tulsa, Lauren Rodkin, Bentonville; Carolina Ferreria, Bentonville; Erin Jones, Bentonville; Meagan Binns, L; Senior mascots, Buffy Trent, Sue E;

8:11 p.m. — Quick stats; UA 16 FD, 20-77 yds rush; 13-19-1 1TD for 190 yds pass; 39 plays, 267 yds; Quick stats Troy 9 FD, 6-26 rush, 16-26-3 1 TD 151 passing, 32-151 overall.

8:09 p.m. — And that’s another interception, this time for Arkansas’ Norton in the endzone, ends the half at Arkansas 28, Troy 10

8:08 p.m. — Brown has the ball stripped from him, squirts forward and covered by a lineman; Troy will call its final time out.

8:08 p.m. — First interception for Mallet in 141, so we see the nation’s top two pick-less streaks end tonight in Fayetteville

8:05 p.m. — Hogs start on own 16, Mallett throws a looong interception to snap his streak. Bryan Willis get the pick but pays dearly for it as Michael Smith lays him out. at the 47 yard line.

8:04 p.m. — Troy may have made a mistake in leaving 37 seconds on the board for Arkansas at the end of this half.

8:03 p.m. — Brown lobs for the right corner and almost gets intercepted. Troy will go for the field goal with 42 seconds left. A 30-yard attempt, good; Arkansas 28, Troy 10.

8:01 p.m. — Brown smacked by a powerful rush; 3rd and 10 with 48 seconds left. Brown looks to sideline, huge roar, Troy elects to take their second time out. Troy is working into the north endzone, so faces the wrap-around sound.

8:00 p.m. — Brown goes underneath to Harris to the Razorback 13 yard line on the 22 yard gain; incomplete on 1st down.

7:59 p.m. — Brown working from its own 35 gets three on first down; only 72 seconds to work with. Reeves gets next reception for first down and will get benefit of extra 15 yards on late hit.

7:58 p.m. — Mallett now has record for most yardage in a single season with 2,667 yards

7:57 p.m. — And the last 14 to Childs on the roll out that caught Troy flat footed from Mallett, PAT is good, Arkansas 28, Troy 7

7:55 p.m. — Here’s the thing about D.J. Williams. You better get more than a foot. He’s caught for yardage short of the first down and by sheer will gets the first at the 14.

7:54 p.m. — Troy brings the house, Mallett check off and makes the Trojans pay with a 20 yard pass to Adams to the Troy 25.

7:53 p.m. — Ball bounces off Troy receiver and Franklin picks it out of the air for the second INT of the night for Brown, that one not his fault

7:52 p.m. — Into the near flat for only 3, almost batted down by three-man rush.

7:50 p.m. — Wingo breaks to the right side for the next 17 and just like that, it’s 21-7 Razorbacks.

7:48 p.m. — Mallett changes the play with a double pull-down motion — like a trucker yanking on the horn; Williams pulls it in for a long gain to the 17.

7:47 p.m. — Ronnie Wingo, Jr., gets the first down and then some to the Troy 38, 13 yards on the carry.

7:47 p.m. — Mallett draws the aggressive Troy rush in, dumps to Williams and he makes it a seven yard run.

7:47 p.m. — Yeah, I think Johnson got that career record for kickoff returns now, 37 on the return to the Arkansas 42

7:44 p.m. — After only 29 yards on first three drives, Troy goes 69 yards on 10 plays for its first score; TV timeout

7:42 p.m. — Chip Reeves takes the short 3 yard pass for the TD, PAT is good and Troy makes it 14-7 with 5:49 left in 2nd.

7:42 p.m. — Southward up the middle and not so much; in fact, lost part of a yard; 3rd down

7:42 p.m. — More pressure, another safety throw away

7:41 p.m. — Razorbacks off sides, half the distance; repeat 1st down.

7:40 p.m. — Ruling on the field stands; 1st and goal at six and crowd gets loud; flags and Brown throws it away under pressure.

7:39 p.m. — Spa City Razorback Club is sponsoring the Burl’s Kids tonight from Hot Springs.

7:38 p.m. — Catch to the Arkansas six, Trojans in Red Zone for first time tonight. And that play will be under review.

7:36 p.m. — Brown gets the penalty back with a first down to the Razorback 25; player down for Arkansas.Norton is down.

7:35 p.m. — Escapes pressure for eight for 2nd and 2; Southward find a gap for TDFlag on the play, and this looks like it may be coming back; indeed, holding on Troy

7:33 p.m. — Brown throws complete for six for only the third first down of the night for Troy. Warming up down as the Troy QB goes over the middle to the Hogs 34.

7:32 p.m. –Brown keeps for a nine yard gain, Harris gets a radar lock on him and Brown widely chooses to slide rather than go for the first down.

7:30 p.m. — Punt is a boomer that results in a fair catch for the Trojans at their own 31. Kudos to whoever is call in the defense in Willy’s absence. Troy begins its fourth possession of the night with all of 29 total yards, we are in a TV timeout; remember next week is 11:21 w/MSU.

7:29 p.m. — Mallett sacked hard, gets up limping. 12 yards loss and holding on Razorbacks is declined to bring up 4th and 22.

7:29 p.m. — Mallett has broken the record with 135 consecutive passes without an interception, breaking Stoerner; longest active in nation.

7:27 p.m. — Mallett complete to Saulters across the middle for the first down to the 44.

7:26 p.m. — Smith gets six to the 27 for third and four.

7:25 p.m. — Mallett needs 52 single season record and he came close to getting it in one play to Childs; also came close to having his int mark broke

7:24 p.m. — Jernigan on the catch but he’s one yard short to bring up fourth down; near block, fair catch by Hogs at own 21 yard line.

7:23 p.m. — 1st down gets five by air, slip draw loses one for 3rd and six at Troy 36

7:22 p.m. — Andru Stewart slow to get up after the kickoff return by Troy; trainers assisting, he’s now up and coming off under own power

7:21 p.m. — Troy has two first downs, nine plays and only 20 yards; Razorbacks 24 plays for 148 yards and a 14-0 lead, third Troy poss. starts at own 31

7:18 p.m. — PAT is still good from five extra yards; Arkansas 14, Troy 0 with 13:55 left in the second quarter. The drive was 11 plays for 55 yards and 6:13 long with 1-1 on third down conversions and 1-1 on fourth down.

7:17 p.m. — Green won’t be denied on second down TOUCHDOWN ARKANSAS and the PAT is . . . . flags. False start and back up for another Tejada attempt.

7:16 p.m. — Carvel Jones denies Green the touchdown, but it will be 2nd and goal at the 1;

7:15 p.m. — 3rd and long and Joe Adams gets it all to the 4 yard line, but a flag on the play; personal foul on Troy

7:14 p.m. — Quick stats; Ark indiv Green 5-32 yds, Smith 3-10 yds; Mallett 6-9-0 76 yds 1 TD; Wright 3-22 yds, Adams 1-23 1 TD; Troy quick stats; Southward 1-12 yds, four rec with 1 catch, Brown 4-8-1 for 8 yds

7:12 p.m. — That’s the end of the first quarter, Razorbacks up 7-0.

7:11 p.m. — Add five more yards on a false start to make this a challenge; 3rd-19 at 23; now more flags, and now 3rd and 24 at the 28.

7:10 p.m. — Mallett wrapped up by Sheffield for a short loss, brings up 3rd and 14 at the 18.

7:08 p.m. — Childs pulls in the pass on the far sideline; first down Hogs for 17 at the Troy 15.

7:08 p.m. — Green plows past a hit behind the line for the first down to the 35 — that’s another Arkansas Razorback FIRST DOWN

7:05 p.m. — On fourth and 1 at the Troy 35, time out Troy; Hogs tried to go on ground for this entire series. Media timeout as well.

7:03 p.m. — Hogs trying to get this one by ground and ground out to fourth and one. Will go for it.

7:03 p.m. — Troy says that was 27 quarters without a pick before Cliff’s son Matt ended Brown’s run on the NCAA record

7:03 p.m. — Wright on the reception for nine, do-see-do with Troy defense for another yard and the first down.

7:02 p.m. — And just like that, one streak bites the dust as Matt Harris on senior night spies out Brown for the pick; ending his streak at 265

7:01 p.m. — Three and out for the Razorbacks on their second possession, punt is deeeeeep and a 1 yard return. Trojans will start at own 25

7:01 p.m. — Battling passes without a pick marks tonight; Mallett is five from his; Brown of Troy six from his.

6:59 p.m. — Mallett watches, waits, then breaks for a one yard gain; Smith gets two to set up third down.

6:56 p.m. — TV timeout.

6:56 p.m. — REJECTED as the 48 yard field goal attempt hits the right upright square on; Hogs take over at their own 32 on downs

6:54 p.m. — CRUSHING TACKLE by Nelson ends the Troy drive, 1 yard gain to the 31; Trojan FG team on. A 48 yarder, but a time out by Arkansas.

6:53 p.m. — Flags everywhere, ball comes loose for Troy; but off sides on Arkansas, replay 3rd down

6:52 p.m. — Screen to Southward in the right flat and Harris has the tackle for a loss; now 3rd and 12 at the 37

6:51 p.m. — Walkaway check, Brown lobs into the left flat for an open receiver but way overthrows him; 2nd and 10

6:51 p.m. — Southward rips through a gap for the first big gain of the day for Troy; 12 to the Arkansas 34

6:51 p.m. — Razorbacks bring everyone, leave single coverage; pressure gets hurry, Norten gets the PBU; 2nd and five

6:50 p.m. — Handoff, but Arkansas looked off sides; indeed, 5 yards and replay first down

6:49 p.m. — Williams on the reception, will depend on the spot; Harris was right there with the hit. Measurement, First down.

6:47 p.m. — Brown out of empty backfield to Jernigan for five; now a long check on 2nd down, goes deep and gets nothing.

6:47 p.m. — Jernigan returns it out to the Troy 39 yard line on the 25 yard return; Trojans run the spread with call from sideline

6:46 p.m. — Nothing like kids on the RazorVision screen to get a big roar out of the fans.

6:45 p.m. — Remember that defensive coordinator Willy Robinson is resting comfortably in the hospital tonight; treated for infection

6:44 p.m. — NOTHING BUT THE HEATER as Mallett winds up and rifles it into Joe Adams 23 yards for TD, PAT good and 7-0 Hogs at 10:35. 80 yards, 10 plays, 4:25 on the drive.

6:42 p.m. — That’s the first of three potential milestones tonight. Dennis Johnson needs three to become the all-time kick returner; Mallett looking for Stoerner’s passing record.

6:42 p.m. — Michael Smith just went over 2,000 yards for his career with the first down to the Troy 24 — 10 yard gain

6:41 p.m. — Mallett keeps for three yards to 34 after the Troy rush comes in.

6:41 p.m. — That’s another Arkansas Razorback FIRST DOWN as Mallett finds Crawford for 11 at the 37.

6:40 p.m. — Broderick Green’s first carry is a toss sweep (dare we say student body left?) 20 yard gain to Troy 49

6:38 p.m. — Mallett works away from pressure, has Williams open deep but broken up by Fuller; tip almost rebounds to Williams, would have been six.

6:38 p.m. — Mallett checks into shotgun on third down, rifles it to Wright for the first down at the 32.

6:38 p.m. — Mallet play fake, catches Troy off, overthrows/underthrows — depending on which receiver it was meant for; complete to Wright on 2nd down.

6:36 p.m. — Johnson backpeddles into end zone, elects to not return; Hogs start on own 20 yard line.

6:34 p.m. — Arkansas wins the toss and no surprise, elects to receive; will defend the south goal; 1 minute to kickoff

6:31 p.m. — Mallett, Smith, A. Davis, Sheppard, D. Love, W. Davis captains for Arkansas tonight; we are 3:30 to kickoff

6:30 p.m. — Williams, Newland, McDowell, Dixon, captains for Troy; Waiting for Arkansas’ captains to emerge

6:27 p.m. — Jeff Long escorts Boyce Billingsley and Marilyn Bogle to join the Razorback Marching Band in forming the "A" for the football team

6;26 p.m. — There goes the A and we’re under 10 minutes to kickoff. Perfect night for SEC football, no wind, no rain, just a hint of a chill in the November air.

6:23 p.m. — My favorite media comment about crowd size tonight "opening day of deer season in Arkansas"; well, my question is, do they get 3G in the deer woods for @RazorbackRoad to keep up?

6:22 p.m. — Fireworks for the National Anthem and we are now 12 minutes away from kickoff; API reset so we’re back on high speed.

6:21 p.m. — Honorary captain tonight is Mark Smith, 4 yr letterman from 93-96, 13th on tackle list with 305; 1st team all-SEC, 1996 captain and Blue-Gray Game.

6:19 p.m. — The official Hog Call.

6:18 p.m. — Malcolm Sheppard, anchor of d line as 3 yr starter, 138 career tackles; 35 TFL is 7th highest at UA, 2009 team captain; fireworks close the senior introductions and the band takes the field; we are 17:20 from kickoff.

6:17 p.m. — Chris Berezansky, defensive line contributor seeing action in 7 games and helping develop young players at his position

6:17 p.m. — Lucas Miller, played 40 games with 12 starts, 48 catches for 722 yds and 6 TD; Crip Hall Award at HC

6:17 p.m. — Mitch Petrus, appeared in 45 games starting 21; offensive lineman of week for SEC after Eastern Mich game

6:17 p.m. — Robert Salinas, Wabash College transfer logging time at linebacker and defensive end

6:16 p.m. — John Durmon, ATU transfer that has contributed at FB, playing five games and starting the South Carolina game

6:16 p.m. — Joseph Henry, 3rd Henry to play for Razorbacks following in footsteps of dad and granddad, contributor at TE

6:16 p.m. — Matt Harris, 25 games with 11 starts; made 111 tackles in career and this yr is 3rd on team with 51

6:16 p.m. — Michael Smith, 38 career games rushing for 1,997 yds and 16 TD; 53 rec for 529 yds and 3 TD, team captain

6:16 p.m. — Wendel Davis, played 45 games with 174 tackles in his career, leads Ark in tackles with 62 this year and team captain

6:15 p.m. — Brandon Barnett, came to Ark from Butler County CC, providing depth in RB unit with 23 appearances

6:15 p.m. — London Crawford, made 43 appearances and 20 starts, enters tonight’s game with 50 rec for 726 yds and 4 TC

6:15 p.m. — Reggie Fish, played 44 games and started 3; versatile player who has figured into the WR rotation and returnted punts

6:15 p.m. — Senior day intros begin.

6:09 p.m. — Senior student managers honored tonight, Spencer Farley of Neosho; Frank Hofschulter, Wagoner, OK; John Graham, Wagner, OK; Tyler Woods, Russellville, John Gossett, Denton, TX

6:06 p.m. — Things you may miss if you stay home tonight — Michael Smith’s 2000th rushing yard (needs 3), Mallett breaking season passing record

6:05 p.m. — We are T-Minus 30 to kickoff; Both teams in full skeleton, this could be a long game if both sides air it out

5:58 p.m. — Remember, all flip chart starters — esp for Arkansas — subject to change; all starting slots now determined weekly by effort in practice

5:57 p.m. — Flip Starters: Troy Off, Franks C; Clark, Adams G; Brown, Wilborn T; Boyd TE; Jernigan, Williams, Gill, Marcum WR; Taylor HB; Haris FB; Brown QB

5:56 p.m. — Flip Starters: UA Def. Stradther, Sheppard, DE; Bequette, A. Davis, DT; Franklin, W. Davis, Burton, LB; Crim, Gordon, CB; Ford, Harris S

5:55 p.m. — Flip Starters: Troy Def, Lang, Sheffield, DE; Dixon DT; Kinlaw, NG; Woods, Lee, Sheffield, LB; Valcin, Willis, CB; Bowens, Fuller S

5:54 p.m. — Flip Starters: UA Off, Oxner C; Petrus, Grayson G; Love, Dominquez T; Williams TE; Adams, Childs, Wright WR; Smith RB; Stumon FB; Mallett QB

5:53 p.m. — No rain tonight at the game; tstorms to stall west of FYV; however, dig this line from Tulsa NWS: MONDAY…WINTER WEATHER POTENTIAL. Looks like we’ll see our first real cold and sloppy weather after the Sunday thunderstorms pull in a bad cold front.

5:47 p.m. — Razorback Marching Band has entered the field. The south endzone is packed with Junior Razorbacks. This will be an exciting moment those youngsters won’t forget for some time as the Razorbacks warm up in front of them, and the marching band is about to blast their way around the field.

5:46 p.m. — Balance of the Razorbacks have entered the field to complete the dressed team for warmups; Yes, they are wearing all Cardinal tonight.

5:45 p.m. — Razorbacks honor America’s defenders by welcoming members of the Wounded Warrior Project to the game tonight; all Purple Heart wound-retired veterans living here in Arkansas

5:42 p.m. — Troy has a spirited small band and a vocal crowd. The Trojans did not come here tonight for a moral win or a check; you can tell from the attitude they came to make noise. Arkansas has talked all week about this being a trap game.

5:40 p.m. — Tusk has entered the building.

5:36 p.m. — Cue the dramatic music and here come the Arkansas Razorbacks — at least specialists — for warmups

5:35 p.m. — We have officially hit the 60:00 mark to kickoff

5:29 p.m. — Handful of Troy players are on the field.

5:26 p.m. — This is a recruiting weekend, but not just for Razorback athletics — appx 1500 potential Razorback Marching Band members visiting

5:24 p.m. — Tonight is Junior Razorback Day at the stadium — Junior Razorback Club members get to be on the field during the pregame.

5:20 p.m. — Do you want seats for next Friday’s men’s basketball game? Watch the main feed @ArkRazorbacks on game day for the Twitter Tix

5:10 p.m. — Ron Brashear wins the Twitter tix tonight; says his kids are regulars on the feed, off to press box

5:00 p.m. — Nothing to report from the 100 minute meeting, upstairs to Gate 1 to give away tonight’s Twitter Tix.

4:50 p.m. — Defensive coordinator Willy Robinson will not coach tonight. He is being treated for an infection; media release to follow

4:20 p.m. — We anticipate an announcement on Willy Robinson in about 10-15 minutes.

3:20 p.m. — Full blog cranks up today at 5 p.m. from the press box. Until then, enjoy the warm day and we’ll talk to you next from the media area.

3:19 p.m. — This just in, Rotnei Clark scored again. Kidding, but it seemed that way last night as Clarke shattered the UA single-game scoring record — male or female — with 51 against Alcorn State. John Pelphrey’s team is headed out of town this weekend for the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic in St. Louis on Tuesday night. It will be on ESPN. To read more on Clarke’s night, check out this weekend’s "pre-game" blog which was a combo effort for myself and new media intern, Bryan Rowland.

3:18 p.m. — Traffic has turned around the stadium to game mode, and the tailgate areas are starting to fill. This might be non-conference, but it has a SEC weekend feel among the fans.

3:15 p.m. — Good afternoon and welcome to Fayetteville for the final Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium football game of the year.

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