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Football notebook – Nov. 11

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Football notebook – Nov. 11

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Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010As the Arkansas football team takes to the field for Senior Night, it will look to continue its outstanding offensive production inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. The Razorbacks are averaging 37.8 points and 489.8 yards of total offense per game in Fayetteville this season and have given up just eight total touchdowns in four games.

Calling all Razorback fansRyan Mallettneeds your votes. Cast your ballot for the O’BrienAward online here.The voting, which counts as five percent of the overall total,closes Nov. 21 at noon. The three finalists will be announcedNov. 22.Mallett broke the UA record for passing yards in a game for the second time in his career with a 409-yard showing in the Razorbacks’ 49-14 win over Vanderbilt on Oct. 30. The total is the most by a Southeastern Conference player this season and breaks Mallett’s previous record of 408 he put up vs. Georgia on Sept. 19, 2009. Mallett leads the SEC and ranks fourth in the NCAA with 305.8 passing yards per game.

Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010The Razorbacks are continuing to practice this week as they prepare to face UTEP in Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium on Saturday. The game is set to kick off at 6 p.m. on ESPNU and tickets are still available. Click here.

Remember NovemberUA is off to its best start under head coach Bobby Petrino with a 7-2 (4-2, SEC) record. The mark is Arkansas’ best after nine games since 2006. Coach Petrino will look to continue the Razorbacks’ three-game winning streak through the month of November. His .750 career winning percentage in November is tied for second-highest among current Southeastern Conference coaches with at least one full year as a head coach.

Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010Razorback QB Ryan Mallett was nameda semifinalist for the Maxwell Award on Monday. The honor is presented to the top collegiate player of the year. The winner of the 74th Maxwell Award will be announced as part of the ESPNU/Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Dec. 9.Three finalists will be announced on Nov. 22, and a second round of voting will take place at that time. The formal presentation will be made at the Maxwell Football Club’s Awards Dinner on Friday, March 4, 2011 at the Harrah’s Entertainment Complex in Atlantic City, N.J. Mallett is also a semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award.

Vote MallettRyan Mallettneeds your votes. Cast your ballot for the O’BrienAward online here.The voting, which counts as five percent of the overall total,closes Nov. 21 at noon. The three finalists will be announcedNov. 22.Mallett has thrown for 2,752 yards and 19 touchdowns in 2010. It is the ninth 2,000-yard passing season in Arkansas history and third under Coach Petrino. Mallettis second on Arkansas’ all-timecareer passing yards list, now totaling 6,376career passing yards.

ESPN.com blogger Chris Low discusses Arkansas’ improved defense in 2010. Check that video here.

Monday, Nov. 8, 2010The Arkansas football teamis coming off a 41-20 victory at South Carolina as it prepares to face UTEP at homeSaturday at 6 p.m.inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. The Razorbacks were paced by the efforts of running back Knile Davis, who scored three rushing touchdowns and gained 110 yards against the Gamecocks. Davis was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance. Read more about it here.

ESPN.com‘s Chris Low also took notice of Davis’ rushing prowess. He awarded the Razorback RB a "helmet sticker". Click here to read more.

The UA-UTEP game will be the final game in Fayetteville this season. The Razorbacks will be celebrating Senior Night andwill honor the 21 players making their final on-campus appearance. Click here to for tickets.



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