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Postgame Notes

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Postgame Notes

Troy
at Arkansas
Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007
Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium – Fayetteville, Ark.

Arkansas Game Notes vs. Troy

· Arkansas is now 88-22-4 in season openers. The Hogs are 9-1 under head coach Houston Nutt and have won 18 of their last 23.

· A crowd of 73,926 filled Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium on Saturday night. It was the seventh-largest crowd in school history.

· The Razorbacks opened in Fayetteville for the sixth-straight season, which is the longest since the Hogs opened 15-straight times from 1929-43.

· Saturday’s game between the Razorbacks and Trojans is the second meeting between the two schools. Arkansas leads the series 2-0

· The Hogs are 25-3 in non-conference games under Coach Nutt.

· The Hogs have scored 20 or more points in 83 of Coach Nutt’s 112 games at Arkansas.

· With 350 yards rushing against Troy, the Razorbacks have now rushed for 200 yards or more in 17 of their last 30 games.

· Felix Jones returned his third career kickoff for a touchdown early in the second quarter. The 90-yard return was sprung with a devastating block from Darren McFadden.

· Jones is the first player in school history to have three kickoff returns for touchdowns of 90-plus yards. He had 100-yard returns against Mississippi State in 2005 and Ole Miss in 2006.

· Jones piled up 144 yards on three kickoff returns against the Trojans (48.0 yards per return). It is the seventh-most kickoff return yards in a single game in school history.

· Jones continued his impressive yards-per-carry average vs. the Trojans with 129 yards on 12 carries for a 10.8 average.

· Jones and McFadden both rushed for 100 yards for the fifth time in their careers. They combined for 280 yards against the Trojans with two touchdowns.

· It was Peyton Hillis’ seventh game with four or more receptions. He caught six balls for 39 yards.

· True freshman Alex Tejada booted four field goals on the night. He became the first Razorback since Chris Balseiro to make four field goals in a game (vs. Missouri, 2003 Independence Bowl, Dec. 31, 2003).

· True freshman D.J. Williams hauled in his first career reception in the waning moments of the first quarter. He snagged a third-down pass for 16 yards from Casey Dick and a first down.

· Matt Hewitt snagged his first career interception in the second quarter.

· Crosby Tuck hauled in his first career touchdown reception on a 42-yard reception from Darren McFadden.

The Darren McFadden Report

· Darren McFadden ran for 151 yards on 24 carries and tallied one rushing touchdown.

· 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 touchdown on a 42-yard pass to freshman Crosby Tuck.

· The 42-yard pass was the longest completion of his career.

· He 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.



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