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Howard Harrison and Skinner Named Players of the Week

Howard Harrison and Skinner Named Players of the Week

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Senior tailback De’Arrius Howard, sophomore defensive tackle Marcus Harrison and junior punter Jacob Skinner were each given Player of the Week honors after their outstanding individual performances in Arkansas’ league-opener against Vanderbilt.

Howard earned offensive honors after he recorded a career-high 139 yards rushing against the Commodores. His longest gain of the night came on a 39-yard run in the first quarter that resulted in an Arkansas touchdown. The West Memphis, Ark., native’s previous best was 125 yards against Mississippi State last season. Howard’s 139-yard effort marked his fifth 100-yard rushing performance of his career and he is now tied for 12th in UA’s record book for career 100-yard rushing games.

In his first career start at tackle Harrison picked up defensive accolades. He registered nine tackles, including three unassisted and one tackle that resulted in a one-yard loss. He also posted a team-high four quarterback hurries.

Skinner had one of his best games as a Razorback, landing three punts inside the 20-yard line. Last season he only managed five inside the 20-yard line in six games. In the first quarter two of his first three punts pinned VU inside its 10-yard line. The Commodores started drives following Skinner’s punts from the six, 26 and two-yard lines.

Skinner averaged 44 yards per punt in the first half, including a 57-yarder that was the second-longest kick of his career. For the game, he averaged 42.7 yards on six punts. He also forced Vanderbilt to take three fair catches.

Sports Category : Football