FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The White team defeated the Red team by a score of 39-21 in Arkansas’ 2016 Red-White Spring Game in Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium on Saturday.
Junior quarterback Austin Allen completed 13 of 19 passes for 141 yards for the White team. His favorite target of the day was senior wide receiver Keon Hatcher, who hauled in three passes for 48 yards. Hatcher’s longest catch was a 27-yarder that set up a 2-yard rushing touchdown by junior running back Denzell Evans two plays later. It was Evans’ second score of the day. Evans led all rushers with 14 carries for 43 yards and two touchdowns.
Senior wide receivers Cody Hollister and Dominique Reed also made some big plays. Hollister caught two passes for 35 yards, while Reed finished with two receptions for 23 yards.
At the end of the third quarter, SEC Network analyst and former Razorback quarterback Clint Stoerner reenacted his famous scoring toss to former Razorback wide receiver Anthony Lucas that led to an upset of No. 3 Tennessee in 1999.
During the final drive of the game, freshman quarterback Ricky Town connected with redshirt freshman tight end Jamario Bell for a 28-yard touchdown for the White team. Sophomore placekicker Cole Hedlund converted the extra-point attempt to end the game.
Defensively, the senior trio of Deatrich Wise, Jeremiah Ledbetter and JaMichael Winston led the way for the White team. Wise continued his dominant spring, logging three solo stops, including 2.0 sacks for a loss of 11 yards, and one quarterback hurry. Ledbetter tallied three tackles and also notched a pair of sacks for a loss of 12 yards, while Winston had two tackles, including one solo stop, and one sack for a loss of five yards.
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