Arkansas vs. Alabama
Saturday, Sept. 15, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
5:45 p.m. CT
Rankings: Alabama (2-0, 1-0 SEC) – RV
Arkansas (1-0, 0-0 SEC) – 16-AP / 16-Coaches
Arkansas: Houston Nutt (Oklahoma State, 1981)
Career Record: 104-66/.612 (15 years)
Arkansas Record: 68-44/.607 (10 years)
vs. Alabama: 5-4
Alabama: Nick Saban (Kent State, 1973)
Career Record: 93-64/.593 (12 year)
School Record: 2-0-0/1.000 (1 year)
vs. Arkansas: 3-2 (at LSU)
Play-by-Play: Mike Patrick
Analyst: Todd Blackledge
Sidelines: Holly Rowe
Play-by-Play: Chuck Barrett
Analyst: Keith Jackson
Sidelines: Quinn Grovey
Internet: Live audio and stats at www.hogwired.com
HOGS VISITS ALABAMA FOR SEC OPENER: Arkansas will travel to Tuscaloosa, Ala., for its conference opener against the Crimson Tide, Sat., Sept. 15, at 5:45 p.m. The Razorbacks and Crimson Tide will meet for the 18th time in school history. Arkansas won the last meeting between the two schools in 2006 with a 24-23 double overtime victory. It will be the first time the two teams have played a night game.
NOTING THE RAZORBACKS:
• Arkansas and Alabama will meet for the 18th time in school history this weekend. Alabama leads the series 9-8. The Razorbacks lead the series 8-7 since joining the SEC in 1992. Hog boss Houston Nutt boasts a 5-4 record against the Crimson Tide, while Alabama head coach Nick Saban was 3-2 vs. the Hogs at LSU from 2000-04.
• Darren McFadden kick-started his junior season in grand fashion against Troy in the opener with 151-yards rushing on 24 carries, two receptions for 30 yards, a kickoff return for 19 yards and a 42-yard touchdown pass to Crosby Tuck out of the WildHog formation. He accounted for 193 yards of total offense and 200 all-purpose yards.
• Fellow junior tailback Felix Jones was just as good vs. Troy with 129-yards rushing on 12 carries (10.8 ypc), a 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown (144 kickoff return yards) and one catch for 14 yards. Jones racked up the third-most all-purpose yards in school history with 287. He was named the SEC Special Teams Player of the Week.
• Arkansas moved up two spots in this week’s Associated Press poll and two places in the USA Today Coaches’ poll to No. 16. It is the 14th-consecutive week the Razorbacks have been nationally ranked, dating back to the sixth poll of the 2006 season.
• The Razorbacks’ WildHog formation once again proved to be a productive scheme. Arkansas ran seven plays out of the, gaining 62 yards and a touchdown. UA averaged 8.86 yards per play out of the formation.
• Felix Jones ranks second nationally in kickoff returns (48.0 ypr) and all-purpose yards (287). Darren McFadden ranks 11th nationally in rushing (151 ypg) and 12th in all-purpose yards (193). McFadden is third in the SEC in rushing and is second in all-purpose yards.
• True freshmen PK Alex Tejada and WR Crosby Tuck both made big impacts in their first game as Razorbacks. Tejada kicked four field goals and was 4 for 5 on extra-point conversions. Tuck made his first reception a memorable one with a 42-yard touchdown catch from Darren McFadden in the third quarter.
• Alex Tejada leads the NCAA in field goals per game at 4.0 and tied for fourth in scoring at 16.0 ppg.
• The Razorbacks lead the nation in rushing after gashing Troy for 350 yards. That mark also leads the SEC by 73 yards over No. 2 Kentucky. UA has led the SEC in rushing four of the last five years.
• Arkansas ranks No. 1 in rushing offense in the SEC during Houston Nutt’s tenure (1998-2006). The Hogs have averaged 191.11 yards per game in Nutt’s nine-year tenure (21,404 yards in 112 games).
• The Hogs have scored 20 points or more in 83 of Houston Nutt’s 112 games (74.1 percent) as head coach.
• Arkansas has now scored in 136 consecutive games, a school record for scoring in the most consecutive games in team history. Arkansas has not been shut out since a 28-0 loss to LSU in Baton Rouge, La., on Nov. 18, 1995.
THE McFADDEN REPORT:
• Darren McFadden ran for 151 yards on 24 carries and tallied one rushing touchdown on Sept. 1 in the season opener vs. Troy.
• The 100-yard rushing game was the 13th of McFadden’s 26-game career in the cardinal and white.
• The junior from Little Rock punched in his first touchdown of the new season on the first play of the second quarter with a 12-yard plunge around the right side.
• It was McFadden’s 26th career rushing touchdown, which ties him with Cedric Cobbs for fourth all time at Arkansas.
• McFadden also connected for his fourth career passing touchdown on a 42-yard strike to freshman Crosby Tuck. The 42-yard pass was the longest completion of his career.
• He has now completed 9-of-12 career passes for 124 yards and four touchdowns. McFadden boasts a career passing efficiency rating of 255.1, including a 782.8 rating in 2007.
• McFadden also caught two passes for 30 yards. Out of the WildHog formation, McFadden threw one pass for 42 yards that connected with Crosby Tuck for his first career touchdown reception.
• He accounted for 193 yards of total offense and racked up 200 all-purpose yards. His 151.0 ypg rushing average is third in the SEC and ranks 11th nationally, while he is 12th in all-purpose yards.
• McFadden moved up to fourth on Arkansas’ career rushing charts with 2,911 yards over his 26-game career. He is just 108 shy of passing Cedric Cobbs for third place and is 659 yards shy of Ben Cowins school record of 3,570 yards.
• For all of your Darren McFadden related questions visit his official web site at 5DarrenMcFadden.com.
SERIES HISTORY: Arkansas and Alabama will meet for the 18th time in school history this weekend. Alabama leads the series 9-8. The Razorbacks lead the series 8-7 since the Razorbacks joined the SEC in 1992.
Last year, the Razorbacks topped the Crimson Tide, 24-23 2OT, in Fayetteville. The last time the two teams met in Tuscaloosa, the Tide prevailed, 24-13.
Since 1992, neither school has boasted more than a two-game winning streak in the series. Arkansas has had the edge in close games in the series. The Hogs are 5-0 in games decided by three points or less.
Alabama earned wins in 1992-94, but the 1993 win was later forfeited to the Razorbacks per NCAA sanctions against the Tide.
LAST TIME AGAINST ALABAMA: Arkansas got its first turnover of the 2006 season and the kings of overtime played their first-ever extra-period game in Fayetteville as the Razorbacks took advantage of missed opportunities by No. 22 Alabama to post a 24-23 double-overtime victory.
The win was the first for Arkansas over a ranked team since Sept. 13, 2003, when UA won at No. 5 Texas, 38-28. It is the first win over a ranked team in Fayetteville since Oct. 27, 2001, when the Hogs topped No. 17 Auburn, 42-17.
Leigh Tiffin missed three field goals and an extra point for Alabama, including a field goal in the first overtime and the extra point in the second overtime. Jeremy Davis’ PAT conversion for Arkansas was the game-winner in the second overtime.
Mitch Mustain was picked off by Lionel Mitchell in the first overtime. Alabama ran Kenneth Darby three times for five yards on its possession, settling for a 37-yard field goal attempt. Tiffin was wide right for the third time after earlier missing to the right from 33 and 30 yards.
In the second OT, Alabama went first. Six plays into the drive, John Parker Wilson hit Nick Walker for a one-yard touchdown, but Tiffin pushed the extra point to the right.
On Arkansas’ possession, Darren McFadden, who finished with 112 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries, gained 12 yards on first down. Three plays later, Mitch Mustain, who was just seven-of-22 for 97 yards with three interceptions, faced a third-and-eight. He fired a pass into the right corner of the end zone where Ben Cleveland went above two defenders to make the catch for his second touchdown of the season.
ARKANSAS IN SEC OPENERS: Arkansas will kick off its 16th Southeastern Conference season against the Alabama Crimson Tide. The Razorbacks are 9-6 in their previous 15 conference openers since joining the league in football in 1992. Arkansas has won three of its last four inaugural SEC contests, including a 21-19 win at Vanderbilt last season. UA knocked off Alabama 34-31 in double-overtime in 2003 and posted a 27-10 win over the Crimson Tide in Fayetteville in 2004. The Hogs are 4-2 when opening the SEC portion of the schedule on the road (at Alabama, 2-1; at South Carolina, 1-1; Vanderbilt, 1-0). The Razorbacks are 5-4 overall when opening the conference slate in the state of Arkansas since 1992. In the Houston Nutt era (1998-2006), the Hogs are 5-5 in SEC-opening games, including a 2-1 mark on the road.
SWEET HOME ALABAMA: Razorbacks London Crawford (Mobile), Ryan Powers (Athens) and Damario Ambrose (Mobile) call the state of Alabama home. Crawford and Ambrose prepped at Davidson HS while Powers attended Tanner HS.
MOBILE ON MY MIND: Arkansas’ London Crawford and Damario Ambrose (Davidson HS) along with Alabama’s Preston Dial (Fr., UMS-Wright) and Greg McElroy (Fr., UMS-Wright) all hail from Mobile.
HARGRAVE HELPS: Arkansas and Alabama’s rosters are littered with student-athletes who spent time at Hargrave (Va.) Military Academy.
Arkansas’ Chris Baker (Sr.), Freddie Fairchild (Jr.) and Marcus Harrison (Sr.) spent time with Alabama’s Demetrius Goode (Fr.), Brandon Fanney (So.), Lionel Mitchell (Jr.) and Lorenzo Washington (So.) playing prep ball in Virginia.
Alabama’s Lionell Mitchell (Jr.) is a native of Stone Mountain, Ga., also the home of Arkansas’ Michael Grant.
THE CAMPBELL CONNECTION: Arkansas’ Assistant Athletic Director for internal operations and former secondary coach Louis Campbell was a graduate assistant and an assistant coach with the secondary at Alabama from 1973-77. He then returned to Tuscaloosa from 1980-84 to resume his position as the secondary coach.
LEADING THE PACK: When it comes to rushing the ball, no team in the Southeastern Conference has done it more effectively in recent years than the Arkansas Razorbacks.
The Hogs have led the SEC in rushing yardage in four of the last five seasons, including 2005 and 2006. And they are on their way once again in 2007 after racking up 350 yards on 50 carries vs. Troy. Arkansas became the first team to pace the SEC in rushing four times in five seasons since Alabama led the league in four-consecutive seasons from 1971-74.
In 2007, the Hogs lead the nation in rushing and yards per carry as a team with 7.00 yards per tote.
UA tallied 200 or more rushing yards in 17 of its last 30 games dating back to the eighth game of the 2004 season. In addition, the Hogs earned 190 or more yards in two other games.
The Hogs led the SEC in rushing in 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006 with an average of 218.9, 241.9, 216.9 and 228.5 yards per game, respectively. Arkansas is attempting to become the first team to pace the SEC in rushing five times in six seasons since Ole Miss led the league in six-consecutive seasons from 1957-62.
2007 Rushing Leaders
Team Gms Att Net Avg. TDs Yds/pg
1. Arkansas 1 50 350 7.00 3 350.0
2. West Virginia 2 97 678 6.99 12 339.0
3. Oregon 2 100 670 6.70 6 335.0
4. Georgia Tech 2 98 654 6.67 12 327.0
5. Houston 1 49 315 6.43 2 315.0
McFADDEN & JONES FORM DYNAMIC DUO: The Arkansas tailback duo of Darren McFadden and Felix Jones are the most-productive rushing teammates in the country (among the NCAA top 100) early in the 2007 season, averaging 280.0 yards per game. McFadden ranks 11th nationally at 151.0 ypg while Jones accounts for 129.0 ypg and ranks tied for 16th. The West Virginia duo of RB Steve Slaton (127.5) and QB Patrick White (111.0) are in second, 28 yards behind.
Rushers (Individual Avg.)
Team Combined YPG
1. Darren McFadden (151.0) / Felix Jones (129.0) Arkansas 280.0
2. Anthony Aldridge (205.0) / Case Keenum (47.0) Houston 252.0
3. Steve Slaton (127.5) / Patrick White (111.0) West Virginia 238.5
4. Tashard Choice (153.0 / Jonathan Dwyer (82.5) Georgia Tech 235.5
5. Amir Pinnix (147.0) / Adam Weber (84.5) Minnesota 231.5
FELIX THE CAT: Felix Jones had five 100-yard rushing games last season and began the 2007 campaign with 129 yards and a touchdown against Troy. Last season he rushed for 106 yards vs. Southeast Missouri State, 104 yards at then-No. 2 Auburn, a then-career-high 141 yards vs. Louisiana-Monroe, 137 yards vs. LSU and a career-high 150 yards vs. Wisconsin in the Capital One Bowl. Jones finished second in the SEC and 34th nationally in rushing with 83.43 yards per game. He had a career-best 1,168 yards rushing that ranks seventh in school history on just 150 carries. Jones’ 7.58 yards per carry average led the SEC and ranked second in the country. Jones is one of just six players in the country to average better than 7.00 yards per carry.
Jones is off to an even better pace this year with a 129.0 yards per game average and an astonishing 10.8 yards per carry. He ranks tied for 16th nationally in rushing and is fourth in the SEC. Jones also ripped off the third kickoff return for a touchdown of his career with a 90-yard dash vs. Troy. He is second nationally in kickoff returns with a 48.0 ypr average. His 287-all-purpose yards also rank second nationally.
FANTASTIC FRESHMEN: PK Alex Tejada and WR Crosby Tuck made quite an impression during their first game in cardinal and white. The Springdale, Ark., natives (Tejada from Springdale HS and Tuck from Shiloh Christian) notched key scoring plays in the Razorbacks 46-26 win over Troy in the season opener.
Tejada kicked four field goals and was 4 of 5 on extra point attempts to account for 16 points. He currently leads the country in field goals per game and ranks 16th nationally in scoring. He became the first Razorback since Chris Balseiro to make four field goals in a game (vs. Missouri, 2003 Independence Bowl, Dec. 31, 2003).
Tuck hauled in his first career pass in the third quarter for a 42-yard touchdown. The scoring strike came from the right arm of junior Heisman Trophy candidate Darren McFadden.
PROTECT THIS HOUSE: Home field advantage has been good to the Razorbacks, especially during the Houston Nutt Era. Arkansas is tied with Florida and LSU for the most SEC home wins since 1998 with 48. The Hogs are 48-15 (.762) in games played at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville and War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. Arkansas is 20-2 in Little Rock and 28-13 in Fayetteville in that 10-year span.
MOST HOME WINS
LSU 49-13 .790
Florida 49-9 .845
Arkansas 48-15 .762
Georgia 47-11 .810
Tennessee 47-11 .810
Auburn 46-18 .719
Alabama 44-20 .688
Mississippi 35-23 .603
South Carolina 33-26 .559
Mississippi State 29-27 .518
Kentucky 29-29 .500
Vanderbilt 17-38 .309
* Includes all games in Fayetteville and Little Rock
STILL ATOP THE BOWL LIST: Arkansas is atop the bowl appearance list for SEC Western Division teams since 1998. The Razorbacks have made seven bowl appearances since Houston Nutt took over the reins in Fayetteville, including the 2007 Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Fla. Arkansas has made two appearances in the Cotton Bowl (2000 and 2002) and the Citrus/Capital One Bowl (1999 and 2007) and one in the Las Vegas Bowl (2000), the Music City Bowl (2002) and the Independence Bowl (2003).
Although Arkansas has a rich bowl tradition, in the eight seasons prior to Nutt’s arrival the Razorbacks had earned only two bowl berths.
DENTING THE SCOREBOARD: Arkansas has now scored in 136 consecutive games, a school record for scoring in the most consecutive games in team history. Arkansas has not been shut out since a 28-0 loss to LSU in Baton Rouge, La., on Nov. 18, 1995.
UA ranks fourth among league schools in the longest active scoring streak. Florida ranks first in the SEC earning points in 229 consecutive contests.
RACKING UP 20: The Razorbacks have made a routine of racking up 20 points since Houston Nutt arrived in Fayetteville. Arkansas has scored 20 points or more in 83 of Nutt’s 112 games (.741) as head coach. Arkansas is 63-20 (.759) when scoring 20 points or more including a 37-11 mark (.771) in the last seven seasons.
100 AND COUNTING FOR NUTT: The Razorbacks’ game against Vanderbilt last fall was the 100th in the nine-year career of Hog boss Houston Nutt. He owns a 68-44 (.609) career record at Arkansas. Nutt is just the third coach in school history to coach 100 games (currently 112) at the helm of the Razorback program. Fred Thomsen (1929-41) was the first, posting a 56-61-10 (.480) record while Frank Broyles (1958-76) is the school’s all-time leader with 207 games coached (144-58-5 [.708]) in 19 seasons.
Coach Total Games Seasons
Frank Broyles 207 19 (1958-1976)
Fred Thomsen 127 13 (1929-41)
Houston Nutt 112 10th (1998-present)
Nutt’s tenure at Arkansas is also a rare feat for any SEC coach. Only three coaches hired in the SEC since 1990 have enjoyed a stint of 100 games at the same school. Nutt became the fourth against Vanderbilt last season.
Coach, School (Years) Games
Philip Fulmer, Tennessee (1992-current) 180
Jackie Sherrill, Miss. State (1991-2003) 153
Steve Spurrier, Florida (1990-2001) 150
Houston Nutt, Arkansas (1998-current) 112
LEE TAKES REIGNS OF RAZORBACKS’ OFFENSE: David Lee returned to Fayetteville during the off-season as the Razorbacks’ offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. It is Lee’s third tour of duty at Arkansas after serving as quarterbacks and fullbacks coach under Ken Hatfield from 1984-88 and quarterbacks coach under Houston Nutt from 2001-02.
Lee recently completed his fourth season with the Cowboys as an offensive assistant, overseeing the team’s quality control efforts and working closely with the quarterbacks. Lee coached under legendary NFL coach Bill Parcells and worked directly with quarterbacks Quincy Carter, Vinny Testaverde, Drew Henson, Drew Bledsoe and Tony Romo.
Lee’s coaching career also includes five years as the head coach at Texas-El Paso (1989-93) and seven more as the offensive coordinator at Rice (1994-2000). Prior to arriving at UA in 1984, he spent two years at UT-Martin and one year at Vanderbilt working with the quarterbacks before beginning a five-year stint as the quarterbacks coach at Ole Miss (1978-82). He was the offensive coordinator at New Mexico during the 1983 season.
HORTON TO HANDLE RUNNING BACKS: Former Arkansas standout wide receiver Tim Horton returned to his alma mater in July as the Hogs’ running backs coach. Horton took over the position vacated when Danny Nutt stepped down to tend to ongoing health issues.
Horton comes to the Razorbacks from Air Force where he was hired as the Falcons’ offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach in January after serving the 2006 season as the running backs coach at Kansas State. He got his coaching start at Appalachian State in 1990 and helped lead the Mountaineers to Southern Conference titles in 1991 and 1995. He left ASU for Air Force in 1999 and stayed with the Falcons as the running backs coach through the 2005 season.
While at Arkansas, he was a four-year letterman and three-year starter as a split end and punt returner for the Razorbacks under head coach Ken Hatfield. He caught 49 passes for 942 yards and one touchdown in his career, including hauling in 23 catches for 453 yards as a senior in 1989. Horton returned 78 punts for 657 yards in his collegiate career.
SEC ELITE: Darren McFadden is quickly etching his name in the SEC record books among some of the best running backs the conference has ever produced. His 1,647 yards rushing ranks as the fifth-best total in a single season in the history of the Southeastern Conference. Herschel Walker’s (Georgia) 1,891 yards in 1981 leads the way. McFadden’s total is the most in the SEC since Bo Jackson (Auburn) rushed for 1,786 yards in 1985.
In 2005, McFadden became just the seventh freshman in league history to eclipse the 1,000-yard rushing mark in his first season. He joined Walker, Emmitt Smith (Florida), Reggie Cobb (Tennessee), Chuck Webb (Tennessee), Jamal Lewis (Tennessee) and Justin Vincent (LSU). His 1,113 yards was the sixth-best freshman rushing total in SEC history.
SEC’s Top 10 Single-Season Rushing Totals
Player, School (# rushes) Year Yards
1. Herschel Walker, Georgia (385 rushes) 1981 1,891
2. Bo Jackson, Auburn (278 rushes) 1985 1,786
3. Herschel Walker, Georgia (335 rushes) 1982 1,752
4. Charles Alexander, LSU (311rushes) 1977 1,686
5. Darren McFadden, Arkansas (265 rushes) 2006 1,647
6. Herschel Walker, Georgia (274 rushes) 1980 1,616
7. Moe Williams, Kentucky (294 rushes) 1995 1,600
8. Emmitt Smith, Florida (284 rushes) 1989 1,599
9. Rudi Johnson, Auburn (324 rushes) 2000 1,567
10. Garrison Hearst, Georgia (228 rushes) 1992 1,547
HEISMAN No. 2: Arkansas tailback Darren McFadden was the first Heisman Memorial Trophy finalist in school history. The then sophomore finished second to Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith, becoming only the fifth underclassman to ever finish in the top two. McFadden earned 45 first-place votes and 878 total points, edging out Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn (13 first-place votes, 782 total). McFadden captured 298 second-place votes with Quinn garnering 276. Below is a breakdown of the voting.
Heisman Trophy Voting
Player, School 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Troy Smith, Ohio State 801 62 13 2,540
Darren McFadden, Arkansas 45 298 147 878
Brady Quinn, Notre Dame 13 276 191 782
Steve Slaton, West Virginia 6 51 94 214
Michael Hart, Michigan 5 58 79 210
Colt Brennan, Hawaii 6 44 96 202
ALL-AMERICANS ALL AROUND: Arkansas had four players earn All-America honors following the 2006 season, including Darren McFadden who was a unanimous selection. Joining McFadden was offensive lineman Jonathan Luigs, who was also a finalist for the Rimington Trophy, which is awarded to the top center in the nation. Tony Ugoh was a second-team selection at left tackle and Stephen Parker garnered second-team honors at left guard. In 2005, Felix Jones became the first UA freshman to earn first-team All-America honors when he was selected as a kickoff-return specialist.
MARVELOUS MONK: At 6-6, Marcus Monk has stood out since the day he stepped foot on campus. He led all Southeastern Conference freshmen in receiving in 2004 and set a school record for freshman receiving along the way. Monk broke Richard Smith’s UA record (33) for receptions by a freshman when he hauled in 37 balls for 569 yards and six touchdowns. He tied for the team lead in catches and garnered freshman All-SEC honors for his efforts. As a sophomore in 2005, Monk caught 35 passes for a team-high 476 yards and seven touchdowns.
In 2006, Monk produced the best numbers of his career with 50 catches for a career-high 962 yards. He caught a school record 11 touchdown passes and averaged 19.2 yards per catch, which was the second-best in the SEC. He was ninth in the league in yards per game (68.71). Monk’s 962 yards is the third-most in a single season in school history.
Monk has caught at least one pass in each of his 36 career games as a Razorback. That mark is the most among returning wide receivers heading into the 2007 season. He has caught at least three passes in 23 of his 36 career games.
MONK ATOP CAREER TD CHART: Marcus Monk’s touchdown catch against Florida in last year’s SEC Championship game was his 24th career TD reception. That moved him ahead of Anthony Lucas on the all-time school chart. Lucas had 23 career TD grabs from 1995-99.
Arkansas’ All-Time Touchdown Receptions List
1. Marcus Monk 24
2. Anthony Lucas 23
3. Richard Smith 17
4. George Wilson 16
Anthony Eubanks 16
Chuck Dicus 16
Derek Russell 16
Arkansas’ Single-Season Touchdown Receptions List
1. Marcus Monk, 2006 11
2. Anthony Lucas, 1998 10
3. Derek Russell, 1990 8
Chuck Dicus, 1968 8
5. 7 tied with 7
HOG WILD IN OVERTIME: Arkansas is now 6-1 in overtime games dating back to the 1996, which was the first season overtime was used to break ties at the end of regulation. The six wins is tied for the third most overtime wins in NCAA history (Missouri is 8-3). The .857 winning percentage, among teams with at least five overtime games, ranks third to Nebraska and Michigan’s 5-0 record. Louisiana-Monroe and South Florida are all 4-0 in overtime games.
Most Overtime Wins in NCAA History
1. Missouri 8
2. Ole Miss 7
3. Arkansas 6
North Carolina State 6
Best Overtime Winning Percentage in NCAA History (minimum 5 gms)
1. Michigan 5-0 (1.000)
Nebraska 5-0 (1.000)
3. Arkansas 6-1 (.857)
Northwestern 6-1 (.857)
UCLA 6-1 (.857)
6. Tennessee 5-1 (.833)
7. Northern Illinois 4-1 (.800)
Ohio State 4-1 (.800)
9. Oregon 6-3 (.667)
10. Ole Miss 7-4 (.636)
OVERTIME NOTHING NEW FOR NUTT: Overtime wins are nothing new for Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt. He is 7-2 in his 14-year career as a head coach, dating back to his first overtime win at Murray State in 1993. He is 6-1 in overtime games as a head coach a the Division-I level (Boise State and Arkansas). Nutt’s teams have played a combined 28 overtime periods, including an NCAA record two seven-overtime games and a six-overtime game.
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