Sunday, November 23, 2008

Wide Right, Wide Left...You Choose

The Razorbacks lost a very close game to Mississippi State on Saturday 31-28, but Arkansas had a chance in the final seconds to send the game into overtime with a 46 yard field goal. The attempt had plenty of distance, but was wide right. Earlier in the game Tejada missed another field goal from 44 yards - it was wide left.

The Razorbacks under the leadership of Freshman QB Nathan Dick jumped out to a 14-0 lead, but the momentum did not last much longer than that. The hogs found themselves down 31-21 with about a minute to go in the 4th. With an impressive 2 minute drill, Nathan and the Razorbacks scored a touchdown with about 40 seconds left in the game. For the second time this season, the Razorbacks were then able to recover an onside kick; giving the hogs a chance in the final seconds. On the final possession, Nathan completed enough passes to move the ball into field goal range with 3 seconds on the clock. Unfortunately Tejada's last second kick did not send the ball between the uprights. For the second time in the game his kick had plenty of distance, but not enough accuracy.

The hogs are now 4-7 with no chance of bowl eligibility. Next week the hogs play LSU in Little Rock. LSU dropped a game yesterday to Ole Miss. Hopefully, the hogs will at least make it an enjoyable post-Thanksgiving game at War Memorial.

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