9:35 p.m. — Casey Dick takes a knee, and for the second week in a row, Arkansas rallies to victory — 28-27. Good night from War Memorial, and on to the game story.
9:33 p.m. — Jener misses his first attempt of the night, pushing it right and short. ARKANSAS ball.
9:27 p.m. — The defense holds, and it will force a 45-yard field goal attempt for the win by ULM.
9:25 p.m. — ULM isn’t done yet. McCall gets a pair of receptions to move ULM to the Arkansas 30 yard line.
9:18 p.m. — Shay Haddock’s PAT . . . . . . . IT’S GOOOOOOOOOD. Razorbacks lead, 28-27 with 1:22 to play.
9:17 p.m. — Casey Dick to D.J. Williams and it’s TOUCHDOWN ARKANSAS. 27-27. PAT to come.
9:15 p.m. — A 25-yard gain Chris Gragg on fourth down. The freshman’s first catch of his career. Hard to describe how clutch the catch was. Casey Dick makes a great play-fake, but lofts the pass under some pressure. Gragg goes up against two ULM players and hauls it down. Arkansas’ comeback drive is alive at the ULM eight yard line. First and goal — 1:27 left to play — ULM calls timeout.
9:14 p.m. — Stop me if this is sounding familiar; Razorbacks facing fourth down late in the game. 4th and 1 at the ULM 32. Razorbacks take a time out and they are calling the hogs in WMS.
9:13 p.m. — DeAnthony Curtis’ 22-yard gain puts Arkansas in ULM territory. 2:55 and the clock is running.
9:12 p.m. — Joe Adams makes a clutch play to advance to a third and two; Michael Smith gets the first down and more out to the 37 yard line. The clock is running with 3:33 left.
9:11 p.m. — Razorbacks force the punt, and are back in business with just under five minutes left.
9:08 p.m. — ULM’s quarterback gets injured and leaves for one play; Lancaster returns, but wide receiver Darrell McNeal lines up at QB for the direct snap and gets only a handful of yards. 2nd and 10.
9:03 p.m. — Casey Dick scrambles on third down, on fourth Arkansas punts to ULM. Plenty of time left to not chance the fourth down play at midfield. Clock shows 7:23.
9:00 p.m. — D.J. Williams keeps the drive going with a clutch third down catch; Michael Smith’s second down catch results in ULM’s Chance Payne being separated from his helmet.
8:57 p.m. — Fair catch at the 26 yard line by Jerell Norton — heads up play with plenty of ULM gunner pressure. Michael Smith rips up the middle for nine yards on first down.
8:56 p.m. — Ineligible receiver penalty declined, and it’s fourth down in spite of a 10-yard gain. Ball going back to Arkansas.
8:55 p.m. — Another false start, so now 3rd and 16 for the Warhawks — 11:23 left to play.
8:54 p.m. — First down movement penalty pushes ULM into 1st and 15, throw away pass makes it second and long. The crowd is now fully into the game. ULM gets only four yards on second; now third and 11.
8:50 p.m. — After a UA time out, Micheal Smith finishes the two-play, 80-yard drive with a four yard dash to the pylon. Shay Haddock comes on for the PAT, and its 27-21. The drive took only 37 seconds.
8:47 p.m. — All preseason, Coach Petrino has talked about getting yards after the catch — well D.J. Williams made that happen with a 76-yard first-down catch. Williams picked up the pass around the 45 — 25 in the air — and hit the afterburners. It took a valiant last diving effort by ULM’s Nate Brown to trip Williams up at the 10, and even with that, Williams almost stumbled into the end zone.
8:44 p.m. — ULM settles for a field goal to end the drive, now up 27-14 with 12:56 left.
8:39 p.m. — Big hit forces a third down and 12 for ULM. Fans are starting the wave.
8:35 p.m. — Third quarter ends with Arkansas down by 10, and ULM at the 30 yard line.
8:34 p.m. — ULM lines up with a "wildhog"-like set for the first time, gets only three yards.
8:33 p.m. — Damario Ambrose bats down the first down pass, the crwod has come alive, nice run on second sets up a third down for ULM — expect the WMS roar.
8:31 p.m. — Kicker Jeremy Davis stops a 47-yard kick return by ULM.
8:30 p.m. — Casey Dick hits a wide-open D.J. Williams crossing over the middle with what we think is 2:13 left in the third quarter. This is D.J. Williams’ first career touchdown; Arkansas goes for two and gets it — Casey Dick to D.J. Williams on a swing pass into the left flat. 8 plays, 69 yards on the drive. Now ULM 24-14.
8:27 p.m. — Couple of resets on the game clock, which is still having difficulty. Second and goal at the nine.
8:25 p.m. — Media member proclaims, "I feel a re-write coming on"
8:23 p.m. — Casey Dick finds Michael Smith out of the backfield for a 17-yard catch and run; first and goal
8:21 p.m. — Little Rock product Joe Adams pulls one in over the War Memorial logo for 33 yards; Dick backs it up with another first-down pass to London Crawford, moving the sticks to the 28. It was a great open-field catch, and had Adams not lost traction on a cut, may have gone all the way.
8:17 p.m. — 55,048 is tonight’s official attendance.
8:16 p.m. — Gary Frazier pops to the outside, and gets the TD, 24-6 ULM.
8:15 p.m. — Antoine Robinson’s tackle sets up a goal line stand third and one.
8:13 p.m. — After the long media time out, ULM finds McCall again and has first and goal at the seven.
8:10 p.m. — Casey Dick makes a valiant scramble, but comes up short — Petrino going for it on fourth down. Michael Smith stopped for the first time tonight and the ball goes over to ULM on downs.
8:07 p.m. — Arkansas back on offense after the kickoff, Casey Dick rolls out to his left to Lucas Miller for an 18-yard game for a first down at the 45.
8:03 p.m. — Anthony McCall stretches out for the catch, a 30-plus yarder and ULM leads 17-6.
8:00 p.m. — ULM converts and keeps its drive alive.
7:59 p.m. — ULM faces fourth and one at the UA 34; WMS crowd comes to its feet.
7:56 p.m. — The play clock is malfunctioning, and the officials will keep it on the field until repaired.
7:55 p.m. — Quite a contrast to last week’s game — for the first half, Michael Smith has 13 carries for 121 yards. Casey Dick has been extremely efficient, 7-of-12 with no picks in the first half, but only 74 yards so far.
7:54 p.m. — Mitchell and Harris score their first sack of the night, second and long for the Warhawks.
7:54 p.m. — We are back underway, with ULM taking the second half kick off. Warhawks have advanced to the 47 yard line.
7:41 p.m. — Band adds a Happy Birthday for WMS before closing with the Go Hogs spell out.
7:33 p.m. — Razorback band takes the field with its Journey set.
7:32 p.m. — Jeff Long opens halftime by presenting a 60th Anniversary of War Memorial Stadium game ball to stadium commissioner Gary Smith.
7:31 p.m. — Casey goes deep for Joe Adams, broken up around the ULM 10 yard line to end the half, 10-6 ULM.
7:30 p.m. — Casey Dick completes to Michael Smith, time out Arkansas, 2.7 seconds left — should be last play of the game.
7:29 p.m. — WMS crowd comes to its feet and ULM drops the shovel pass to give Arkansas the ball on the 37.
7:26 p.m. — ULM now faces fourth down with 16 seconds left in the half, ULM takes a time-out to consider what could be the last play of the half from the Arkansas 37 yard line.
7:19 p.m. — Michael Smith gets Arkansas out of a hole with a 22-yard gain to the 27, 1st and ten. 13 carries for 121 yards so far for Michael Smith.
7:17 p.m. — ULM kicks off, Warhawks pin Arkansas at the five yard line.
7:13 p.m. — The defense holds ULM to a field goal attempt, the 16 yard attempt by Jeremy Jenner is good, 10-6 ULM.
7:09 p.m. — Anthony McCall blocks Arkansas’ punt, 1st and 10 for ULM at the 21.
7:07 p.m. — Casey Dick looks long for Jarius Wright the intended receiver, bounces off the defender’s helmet, and almost reeled in by London Crawford
7:03 p.m. — ULM threads one low for the touchdown to take the lead, 7-6. 8 plays, 55 yards.
7:01 p.m. — Great pressure and a miss on the pass, but a late flag for pass interference gives ULM first down at the two.
7:01 p.m. — Third and goal and no gain since getting inside the 10 for ULM.
6:59 p.m. — ULM grinds down field, now has first and goal at the seven.
6:52 p.m. — After review, the touchdown counts! PAT is missed so 6-0.
6:49 p.m. — Michael Smith reaches with all 5-7 of his frame, hits the goal line but was his knee down first — the play is under review.
6:40 p.m. — Joe Adams ends the first quarter with a nine yard run to take Arkansas to the ULM 46 yard line.
6:38 p.m. — Looking like three and out for ULM after a strong defensive stand.
6:34 p.m. — Incomplete, Tejada on for another field goal attempt. This one is 25 yards, but it’s no good.
6:33 p.m. — 3rd and goal at the seven for Arkansas.
6:31 p.m. — 29 more yards for Smith — third carry in a row — and Arkansas is at the nine.
6:31 p.m. — Michael Smith on the misdirect, he has one to beat and good play by ULM. 1st and to at the ULM 38.
6:30 p.m. — Two yard gain by Michael Smith, 2nd and eight at the 38.
6:30 p.m. — Connection issues in the press box for the live stat feed. Lots of media and wireless is struggling. Casey Dick just scrambled 10 yards for a first down to the 36 yard line.
6:25 p.m. — Razorbacks hold after one first down allowed. Another media timeout as Arkansas readies for its second drive of the night.
6:24 p.m. — As you’d expect, the stadium is full to capacity. Word from folks who were walking around outside was this was a hard ticket — lots of demand, few for sale.
6:22 p.m. — After the media timeout, ULM takes over for first time; not much up the middle on the first carry.
6:18 p.m. — Penalty proves too much to overcome, and sets up the first field goal attempt of the year. A 45-yard field goal attempt by Alex Tejada goes just left.
6:15 p.m. — Casey Dick over the shoulder to London Crawford at the 12 — it doesn’t get much better than this, but take it all back with offensive pass interference. Arkansas has marched right down the field so far.
6:10 p.m. — We’re underway, kickoff returned to the 19 — first play from scrimmage — Michael Smith off left tackle for six yards.
6:07 p.m. — Arkansas wins the toss (for the second week in a row), and elects to receive.
6:06 p.m. — Captains to midfield. The first official hog call is underway
6:05 p.m. — The "A" is set — we’re minutes away from football in the Rock.
6:04 p.m. — Introduction of the 1948 Razorbacks, Clyde Scott among the six introduced. They were part of the first Razorback team to play in War Memorial 60 years ago. Razorbacks won that day over Abilene Christian
5:57 p.m. — Stirring national anthem.
5:41 p.m. — Captains for tonight’s game will be members of the 1948 Razorback football team.
5:36 p.m. — Full team has hit the field, and is in a fired-up huddle in the end zone.
5:31 p.m. — Razorback band has entered WMS for the first time this season.
5:14 p.m. — Razorbacks specialists have taken the field
5:03 p.m. — Crowd starting to make its way into the stands; the highlight video is on the scoreboard — getting nice crowd reaction.
4:45 p.m. — I’m going to apologize in advance — we’ve got a lot of laptops hitting the wireless in the press box, and the refresh on the blog might be a bit slow today.
4:35 p.m. — Here’s our first photo from the folks out in the tailgates. Thanks for the photo.
4:08 p.m. — First person reminds me about my alma mater — OK, yes, in the interest of full disclosure, I did graduate twice from Northeast Louisiana; and was the assistant SID there along with working on the football staff as the film guy during the 1987 Division I-AA national championship season. There. Make no mistake, however, which team I’m rooting for today (yes, I said root — it’s a blog, after all).
4:00 p.m. — Welcome to Little Rock. More details from pregame events as we get started today.
The pregame blog is here.