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Razorback football notebook – Sept. 23

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Razorback football notebook – Sept. 23

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Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010Anxious college football fans around Arkansas and the country wait for 2:30 p.m., Saturday. The Razorbacks, ranked 10th in the latest AP poll, have traditionally fared well in the spotlight. UA is 98-35-1 (.735) all-time when ranked in the top 10.

Perfection is something every team strives for and Arkansas is accomplishing that in the Critical Zone (inside the 20-yard line). The Razorbacks are a pristine10-of-10 on scoring opportunities inthe Critical Zone. A point of emphasis for head coach Bobby Petrino, the Arkansas football team has been flawless in the CriticalZone in 19 games under Coach Petrino, and 14 of the last 16.

USA Today writer Kelly Whiteside has updated her coverage ofArkansas and standout QB RyanMallett. Click here to read the article.

If you’re looking for a breakdown of the Arkansas-Alabama matchup, look no further than CBSsports.com by clicking here. While you’re on the CBSsports.com website, take a chance to read writer Dennis Dodd’s piece on this weekend’s game. Dodd says: "The Hogs are doing their part with their highest ranking since 2006, a brilliant offensive mind (Bobby Petrino) armed with a bunch of playmakers, including what might be the nation’s best quarterback." Read the entire article here.

And for Razorback fan viewing pleasure, Mallett is featured on the front of CBSsports.com:

Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010The excitement is building among the Razorback fan base for this weekend’s Arkansas-Alabama matchup. The Arkansas football team has been building something as well- momentum. The Razorbacks have won eight of their last nine games dating back to last season. Only Alabama and Florida within the Southeastern Conference can make the same claim.

Have you seen the front of ESPN.com today? Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett is featured in the website’s coverage of Saturday’s game. If you miss it, click here for a screenshot.

Local and national coverage of the upcoming Razorback-Crimson Tide contest is extraordinary. Read what the Tuscaloosa News has on the game here; the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has coverage here. Kalani Simpson of FoxSports.com chimed in about the top 10 matchup here. He is as excited as any; Simpson asks this about Ryan Mallett: "Have you seen this kid play? Did you see what the Razorbacks did last week?"

Arkansas fans are reminded that CBS College Sports Network’s SEC Tailgate show will broadcast adjacent to "The Trough" prior to kickoff on Saturday from 1-2 p.m. Fans are encouraged to show their Razorback support in the surrounding area, which will include activities and fun.

Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010The last time two top 10 teams met in Fayetteville, Ark., was in 1979. That will change Saturday when No. 10 Arkansas takes on top-ranked Alabama at 2:30 p.m. The game will be played in front of an anxious crowd at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium and will air nationally on CBS. The anticipation is rampant among UA students as well; they are staked out at the stadium’s entrance (here).

Razorback QB Ryan Mallett continues to be mentioned in connection with many of college football postseason awards. The Texarkana, Ark., native has found the endzone often, havingthrown for nine touchdowns so far in 2010. CBSsports.com has Mallett figured into its Heisman Trophy watch; check that out here. The Baltimore Sun issued its own watchlist for the award, which can be found here.

The Arkansas-Alabama matchup received attention todayfrom writer Kelly Whiteside in USA Today, check out the article here.

Head football coach Bobby Petrino will appear on CBS College Sports Network’s The Tony Barnhart Show this upcoming week, where he discusses the upcoming matchup between Arkansas and Alabama. The show airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. CST. For more information on the show, click here.

Monday, Sept. 20, 2010Arkansas is 3-0 for the first time since 2003 with the Razorbacks’ exciting 31-24 victory at Georgia. Ryan Mallett came up big late for UA, connecting on three straight passes to close out the game, including a 40-yard toss to teammate Greg Childs for the game-winning score. Need to see it again? Head over to ESPN.com for its highlight clip here. Read ArkansasRazorbacks.com’s coverage of the win here.

Mallett has been recognized for his efforts in the UA win over Georgia, earning national offensive player of the week honors from The Walter Camp Foundation (click here) and Rivals.com (click here). Read here about Mallett earning Southeastern Conference offensive player of the week here.

ESPN.com has updated its ongoing coverage of the race for the Heisman Trophy. UA’s Mallett continues to impress, having thrown for 1,081 yards and nine touchdowns so far in 2010; read more here.



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