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Football to be recognized Saturday

Football to be recognized Saturday

FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas football team, which finished the 2010 season ranked 12th in the final Associated Press and USA Today coaches polls, will be recognized Saturday during halftime of the Arkansas men’s basketball game vs. Alabama.

The football team finished 10-3 and made the first BCS bowl appearance in school history before earning its highest final AP ranking since placing 12th in 1988 and best coaches poll ranking since a 12th-place finish in 1985.

Arkansas ended its 2010 campaign in the Allstate Sugar Bowl after finishing second in the SEC Western Division with a 6-2 conference mark. UA, which began the season ranked 17th and remained in the top 25 all season for the first time since 1989, won 10 games for the 11th time in school history and six SEC games for the fourth time.

The Razorbacks were the only team in the NCAA with a 3,000-yard passer, a 1,000-yard rusher and five 600-yard receivers. Ryan Mallett threw for a school-record 3,869 yards and Knile Davis rushed for 1,322 yards, the fourth-highest single-season total in UA history, to mark the first time Arkansas has had a 3,000-yard passer and a 1,000-yard rusher in the same season.

Fans will have the opportunity to take pictures with the Southwest Classic and Golden Boot trophies from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the North Concourse. The Razorbacks and Crimson Tide are set to tip off at 12:47 p.m. For tickets, please visit or call 800-982-HOGS.

Sports Category : Football