FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – For the second time this season, Arkansas tailback Darren McFadden has been named the Southeastern Conference offensive player of the week. The honor comes after McFadden gained 255 all-purpose yards and accounted for four touchdowns in the Razorbacks’ 50-48 win over then-No. 1 LSU in triple overtime.
Against the Tigers, McFadden rushed for 206 yards and three touchdowns on 32 carries. The junior tailback scored on runs of 9, 16 and 73 yards. His 73-yard touchdown run was the third-longest of his career. He leads the conference and is fourth in the nation averaging 143.75 rushing yards per game this season.
He took 33 snaps in the WildHog formation and completed three of six passes for 34 yards, including a 24-yard touchdown pass to Peyton Hillis to give Arkansas the lead late in the fourth quarter. The passing score was McFadden’s fourth of the season and seventh of his career.
With his 255 all-purpose yards, McFadden set an SEC record for all-purpose yards in a season breaking the previous mark of 2,120 yards held by LSU’s Domanick Davis. McFadden finished the regular season with 2,172 all-purpose yards. He also surpassed the UA all-purpose record he set last season when he gained 2,058 all-purpose yards.
McFadden set the Arkansas single-season rushing record with his 206 yards on the ground against LSU. The Little Rock, Ark., native now has 1,725 rushing yards on the season. He also moved past Bo Jackson into third place on the SEC career rushing list. McFadden has rushed for 4,485 yards in his 37-game career as a Razorback.
McFadden was named the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week on Sunday. Arkansas’ win over LSU was its first over a No. 1 ranked team since 1981.