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Razorback football notebook – Sept. 16

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Razorback football notebook – Sept. 16

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Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010The weekend is almost here, meaning college football is set for another round of play. The Razorbacks (2-0)enter into Southeastern Conference action, hitting the road to take on Georgia. The Bulldogs have likely prepared all week for their shot to matchup against UA’s highly-touted offense, led by junior QB Ryan Mallett. Seth Emerson with the Ledger-Enquirer met with UGA’s defensive players, discussing Arkansas’ scoring-potential; Georgia cornerback Brandon Boykin said: "We know what Ryan Mallett can do, and he has a great arm. He’s accurate". Read the whole article here.

The media have caught on to the extraordinary play of Arkansas’ defense in its first two games of the season. UA’s defenders rank first in the SEC in total defense (187.5, 4th in NCAA)and passing defense (90.0, 5th in NCAA). Chris Bahn with ArkansasSports360.com wrote of the Razorbacks’ defense here. Arkansas News writer Robbie Neiswanger added this on UA’s defenders.

In case you missed it, check out CBSSports.com for its video feature on Razorback signal caller Ryan Mallett. Click here.

Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010Anticipation is constantly building this week for Arkansas’ Southeastern Conference opener vs. Georgia. The Razorbacks’ first football game outside the state of Arkansas is set for 11 a.m. (CST) on Saturday in Athens, Ga. The game is being broadcast on ESPN.

Media around the country are also growing anxious as many are weighing in their opinions for college football’s postseason awards. UA’s Ryan Mallett figures into many discussions when the topic is on solid play at quarterback. Steve Schrader of the Detroit Free Press mentioned Mallett in his Heisman Trophy discussion here.

Razorback fans have seen an invigorated defensive unit take the field for UA’s first two victories.ESPN.com’s ChrisLow noticed, as well. The SEC blogger caught up withArkansasdefendersJake Bequette and Ramon Broadway for his latest entry. Check it out here.

Need some Malletthighlights? SI.com has them. Check out the website’s spotlight on the Texarkana, Ark., native here.

Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010The Georgia game week is in full-swing, with the Razorbacks hard at work on the practice field to prepare for their Southeastern Conference opener. UA holds a 2-0 record heading into the matchup with the 1-1 Bulldogs. The pristine mark for Arkansas is partially attributed to the Razorbacks’ stellar passing game, according to head coach Bobby Petrino. Read more about it from the Associated Press on SI.com here.

The aforementioned UA passing attack is led by heralded QB Ryan Mallett, as Arkansas fans know. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution caught up with Mallett, who, speakingofthe confidence he has at his position,said: "You can’t be looking down. You have to be the guy to step up and say, ‘This is how we’re going to do things.’ I’ve never lacked for confidence." Read the entire article here. More UA vs. UGA coverage is up from Chattanooga Times FreePresswriter David Paschallhere.

Pundits around the nation continue to build the hype around many of the postseason awards in college football. ESPN.com’s Chris Low listed his SECfavorites for the Heisman Trophy here. Razorback fans will be glad to know he ranks a certain quarterback as his No. 1.

And if Arkansas fans are looking to voice their own opinion, a "Heisman fanpoll" is on CBSSports.com here.

Tonight (9/14), CBS College Sports will be showing a feature they shot on QB Ryan Mallett during its Inside College Football programat 9 p.m. CST. Check it out, or UA fans will be able to see it again Sept. 25 during CBS’s SEC Tailgate Show (between 1-2 p.m. CST).

Monday, Sept. 13, 2010The Razorbacks are 2-0 with their latest win over ULM in Little Rock, Ark., 31-7. UA’s Ryan Mallett highlighted the night, recording his third-career 400-yard performance by connecting on 28-of-43 passes for 400 yards and three touchdowns. Mallett also scored on a sneak from the one-yard line to bring his total to four scores. The Heisman Trophy race is already a heated discussion around the nation. On SI.com, Mallett figures into Corey McCartney’s early predictions here.

Did you miss the action Saturday in War Memorial? Check out ArkansasRazorback.com’s UA-ULM game recap here. RazorVision has video here.

Further local coverage of the 31-7 Razorback victory can be found here from Robbie Neiswanger at Arkansas News, here from Mark Buffalo and at ESPN.com with SEC blogger Chris Low here. Low took notice of Razorback wide receiver Greg Childs’ outstanding night vs. ULM, where the junior hauled in 12 catches (a career-high and tied forthird-best mark in UA history) for 146 yards (a career high)and two scores (tying a personal best). QB Mallett adds this on Childs: ""I don’t think anyone in the country can cover Greg Childs one-on-one."

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