Saturday, October 24, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

Up Next: Ole Miss


The Razorbacks are on their way to Oxford, MS to take on Houston Dale Nutt and his squad. The Rebels came out hot out of the gates this year as a top ten team, but they quickly fell out of the rankings following losses to South Carolina and Alabama. Both Ole Miss and Arkansas are now hovering just outside the top 25. A win for either team is critical for rankings, SEC west standings, and bowl opportunities.

With a win for the Razorbacks, they would be ready to take on the lighter half of their schedule with a breeze at their backs. The first half was probably the toughest schedule in the country, but they came out shining despite the three losses to Georgia, Alabama and Florida. Arkansas will still be without Joe Adams, and Michael Smith's status is still up in the air. Fortunately for Arkansas, there is adequate depth at these positions as evidenced by last week's game against Florida.

This is undoubtedly a game of revenge for the Razorbacks after losing to the old head coach in Fayetteville 21-23. Many hog fans will remember the final minutes of the game and the questionable offensive pass interference call against London Crawford after he caught a pass in field goal range. This call secured the game for the Rebels and left Razorback players and fans with a sour taste in their mouths.

SEC Reprimands Arkansas’ Petrino




— The Associated Press
Arkansas Coach Bobby Petrino has been reprimanded by the SEC after publicly criticizing officials who worked his team’s 23-20 loss to Florida on Saturday.
The league announced its action Thursday night, a day after saying the officiating crew from the game would be suspended. The officials came under scrutiny after a personal foul call on Arkansas’ Malcolm Sheppard in the fourth quarter. The league said there was no video evidence to support the call.
Petrino has been critical of the officials, although the league didn’t specify which comments drew the reprimand.

My Personal Opinion...

Petrino did the right thing by publicly calling out the SEC officiating. It was terrible, and the SEC might not have admitted such if Coach Petrino remained silent. We are over it now and ready to move on to taking out some anger on Old Mist.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

SEC Officials Suspended...

WIth good cause...

Associated Press
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Southeastern Conference has suspended officials from last weekend's Arkansas-Florida game after the crew was involved in its second controversial call of the year.

Referee Marc Curles' crew called a personal foul on Arkansas defensive lineman Malcolm Sheppard in the fourth quarter as the Gators were rallying for a 23-20 victory. The league said there was no video evidence to support the call.


Fish: Shouldering The Blame
Marc Curles, who blew the call in the Arkansas-Florida game, owns up to the boo-boo, writes Mike Fish. Story

The same group of officials called the LSU-Georgia game earlier this month, which included a late unsportsmanlike conduct penalty the league said shouldn't have been called.

"A series of calls that have occurred during the last several weeks have not been to the standard that we expect from our officiating crews," SEC commissioner Mike Slive said Wednesday. "I believe our officiating program is the best in the country. However, there are times when these actions must be taken."

SEC associate commissioner Charles Bloom said this is the first time the league has publicly suspended a football crew like this.

The SEC says the crew will be removed from its next scheduled assignment Oct. 31 and will not be assigned to officiate as a crew until Nov. 14.

The league said the crew's bowl assignments could also be impacted.

"The entire crew shoulders responsibility for each play. I have taken this action because there must be accountability in our officiating program," Slive said. "Our institutions expect the highest level of officiating in all of our sports and it is the duty of the conference office to uphold that expectation."

Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino said in a statement: "We took the appropriate steps to address any issues we had with the league regarding this matter earlier in the week. Our focus as a football team has been and remains on this weekend's game against Ole Miss."

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

President Clinton Weighs In

Last night former president Bill Clinton went Hog wild when asked about the Razorbacks 23-20 loss to No. 1 Florida on Saturday.

“Did you see that the SEC apologized for the one penalty that helped Florida in that one drive?” Clinton said. “And that was only a 10-yarder. There were three other 15-yard penalties that helped (Florida) during that last drive.”

Clinton called himself a “big fan” of Arkansas and a supporter of coach Bobby Petrino.

“They’re getting better. They’re going to be a really good program.”

The SEC notified Arkansas officials that they blew a call against Razorbacks defensive tackle Malcolm Sheppard on a first down play with Florida on the Arkansas 21.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

TV Don't Lie

Florida 23 Arkansas 20

The Razorbacks outplayed the Gators on Saturday, but the SEC referees gave Florida the win. The officiating was a disgrace with several bad calls and no-calls - like the one in the photo - that really cost the hogs the game. I guess the SEC is that determined to have a team compete for the Sears trophy. I'm disgusted as I am sure most hog fans are. All I can say is that next year we should be good enough to beat our opponents and the refs.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

GAMEDAY - Florida Gators









WHEN 2:30 p.m. Central today
WHERE Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (88,548), Gainesville, Fla.
RECORDS Arkansas 3-2 (1-2 SEC); Florida 5-0 (3-0) RANKINGS Florida is No. 1 in The Associated Press, USA Today and Harris Interactive polls
BETTING LINE Florida by 25
COACHES Bobby Petrino (8-9 in second year at Arkansas, 49-18 in sixth year overall); Urban Meyer (49-9 in fifth year at Florida, 88-17 in ninth year overall)
SERIES Florida leads 7-1 overall and 2-0 in Gainesville
TELEVISION CBS
RADIO Razorbacks Sports Network, beginning at 11:30 a.m., including KABZFM, 103.7, in Little Rock; and KQSM-FM, 92.1, KEZA-FM, 107.9, KUOA-AM, 1290, and KUOA-FM, 105.3, in Fayetteville, ESPN Radio, Sirius Radio 217

Monday, October 12, 2009

In Case You Missed It

Below is a video of the ROUTE

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Arkansas 44 Auburn 23


Team Statistics
Tigers Razorbacks
First Downs 15 28
Passing 5 10
Rushing 9 12
Penalty 1 6
Third Down Efficiency 4-14 5-13
Fourth Down Efficiency 0-1 0-2
TOTAL NET YARDS 375 495
Total Plays 64 82
Average Gain Per Play 5.9 6.0
NET YARDS RUSHING 242 221
Rushes 35 45
Average Per Rush 6.9 4.9
NET YARDS PASSING 133 274
Completions-Attempts 15-29 24-37
Yards Per Pass Play 4.6 7.4
Times Sacked 3 1
Yards Lost to Sacks 32 8
Had Intercepted 0 1
PUNTS 7 4
Average Punt 39.0 41.0
PENALTIES 8 5
Penalty Yards 56 45
FUMBLES 4 1
Fumbles Lost 3 0
Passing
Auburn Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int
C. Todd 15 28 133 53.6 4.8 3 32 0 0
K. Burns 0 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Arkansas Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int
R. Mallett 24 37 274 64.9 7.4 1 8 2 1
Rushing
Auburn Rush Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
B. Tate 22 184 8.4 60 2 0
T. Zachery 1 60 60.0 60 0 0
O. McCalebb 6 23 3.8 13 1 0
K. Burns 2 7 3.5 5 0 0
C. Todd 4 0 0.0 0 0 0
Arkansas Rush Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
M. Smith 18 145 8.1 33 1 0
R. Wingo 8 27 3.4 14 0 0
K. Davis 6 26 4.3 13 0 0
R. Mallett 5 11 2.2 9 1 0
B. Green 6 8 1.3 3 2 0
V. Stumon 2 4 2.0 2 0 0
Receiving
Auburn Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
Q. Carr 1 32 32.0 32 0 0
T. Zachery 2 25 12.5 14 0 0
D. Adams 3 24 8.0 14 0 0
E. Smith 1 21 21.0 21 0 0
B. Tate 3 16 5.3 13 0 0
T. Trott 3 16 5.3 9 0 0
M. Fannin 2 -1 -0.5 3 0 0
Arkansas Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
G. Childs 5 85 17.0 38 1 0
D. Williams 6 57 9.5 18 1 0
C. Hamilton 3 42 14.0 31 0 0
L. Miller 3 32 10.7 13 0 0
J. Wright 3 31 10.3 20 0 0
M. Smith 1 12 12.0 12 0 0
L. Crawford 2 10 5.0 6 0 0
R. Fish 1 5 5.0 5 0 0
Kicking
Auburn XPM XPA FGM FGA Lng Pct Pts
W. Byrum 2 2 1 1 37 100.0 5
Arkansas XPM XPA FGM FGA Lng Pct Pts
A. Tejada 5 5 1 1 23 100.0 8
Punting
Auburn Punt Avg Lng Blk I20 TB
C. Durst 7 39.0 52 0 0 0
Arkansas Punt Avg Lng Blk I20 TB
D. Breeding 4 41.0 44 0 1 0
Kick/Punt Returns
Auburn PR Yds Avg Lng TD KR Yds Avg Lng TD
B. Tate 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 28 28.0 28 0
H. Adams 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 27 27.0 27 0
M. Fannin 0 0 0.0 0 0 4 84 21.0 31 0
O. McCalebb 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 19 19.0 19 0
T. Zachery 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 16 16.0 16 0
P. Pierre-Louis 1 15 15.0 15 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Arkansas PR Yds Avg Lng TD KR Yds Avg Lng TD
D. Johnson 0 0 0.0 0 0 3 145 48.3 70 0
M. Smith 1 6 6.0 6 0 0 0 0.0 0 0

Saturday, October 10, 2009

GAMEDAY - Auburn











WHEN 11 a.m. Central today
WHERE Reynolds Razorback Stadium (72,000), Fayetteville
RECORDS Auburn 5-0, 2-0 SEC; Arkansas 2-2, 0-2
RANKINGS Auburn is ranked No. 17 by The Associated Press
BETTING LINE Arkansas by 2 1 /2 COACHES Gene Chizik (5-0 in first year at Auburn, 10-19 in third year overall); Bobby Petrino (7-9 in second year at Arkansas, 48-18 in sixth year overall)
SERIES Auburn leads 10-7-1 overall and 5-3 in Fayetteville
TELEVISION ESPN
RADIO Razorbacks Sports Network, including KABZ-FM, 103.7, in Little Rock; and KQSM-FM, 92.1, KEZAFM, 107.9, KUOA-AM, 1290 and KUOA-FM, 105.3, in Fayetteville, ESPN Radio, Sirius Radio 214

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Hogs Start Slow, Finish Strong


Arkansas got off to a rough start against A&M, falling behind 10-0 in the first quarter, but they scored 30 unanswered and put it on cruise control in the fourth quarter. The hogs won 47-19 with plenty of big plays on offense and defense. Below are the stats.

Team Statistics
Razorbacks Aggies
First Downs 17 27
Passing 12 19
Rushing 5 7
Penalty 0 1
Third Down Efficiency 5-12 7-18
Fourth Down Efficiency 0-0 0-3
TOTAL NET YARDS 421 456
Total Plays 58 94
Average Gain Per Play 7.3 4.9
NET YARDS RUSHING 152 108
Rushes 31 35
Average Per Rush 4.9 3.1
NET YARDS PASSING 269 348
Completions-Attempts 17-27 30-59
Yards Per Pass Play 10.0 5.9
Times Sacked 2 2
Yards Lost to Sacks 10 14
Had Intercepted 1 0
PUNTS 4 6
Average Punt 43.5 32.2
PENALTIES 7 8
Penalty Yards 47 72
FUMBLES 3 3
Fumbles Lost 2 2
Passing
Arkansas Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int
R. Mallett 17 27 269 63.0 10.0 1 8 4 1
M. Smith 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 2 0 0
Texas A&M Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int
J. Johnson 30 59 348 50.8 5.9 2 14 2 0
Rushing
Arkansas Rush Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
R. Wingo 4 86 21.5 62 1 0
B. Green 11 30 2.7 5 0 0
M. Smith 9 15 1.7 9 0 0
J. Adams 1 14 14.0 14 0 0
K. Davis 2 11 5.5 8 0 0
B. Barnett 1 7 7.0 7 0 0
T. Wilson 2 -3 -1.5 0 0 1
R. Mallett 1 -8 -8.0 -8 0 0
Texas A&M Rush Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
C. Gray 12 64 5.3 31 0 0
C. Michael 11 46 4.2 9 0 0
J. Johnson 9 9 1.0 8 0 2
U. Nwachukwu 2 -2 -1.0 1 0 0
Receiving
Arkansas Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
J. Adams 3 110 36.7 67 0 0
M. Smith 5 63 12.6 28 1 0
J. Wright 2 36 18.0 31 1 0
D. Curtis 2 34 17.0 29 1 0
G. Childs 3 10 3.3 6 0 0
B. Green 1 8 8.0 8 1 0
L. Miller 1 8 8.0 8 0 0
Texas A&M Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FumL
B. Jackson 4 118 29.5 60 1 0
R. Tannehill 6 67 11.2 23 1 0
H. Morrow 6 53 8.8 18 0 0
C. Gray 5 46 9.2 16 0 0
J. McCoy 5 40 8.0 12 0 0
K. McNeal 1 14 14.0 14 0 0
R. Swope 1 7 7.0 7 0 0
C. Michael 2 3 1.5 4 0 0
Kicking
Arkansas XPM XPA FGM FGA Lng Pct Pts
A. Tejada 5 6 2 2 38 100.0 11
Texas A&M XPM XPA FGM FGA Lng Pct Pts
R. Bullock 1 1 2 2 47 100.0 7
Punting
Arkansas Punt Avg Lng Blk I20 TB
D. Breeding 4 43.5 0 0 0 0
Texas A&M Punt Avg Lng Blk I20 TB
K. Wood 6 32.2 0 0 1 0
Kick/Punt Returns
Arkansas PR Yds Avg Lng TD KR Yds Avg Lng TD
D. Johnson 0 0 0.0 0 0 3 68 22.7 27 0
J. Adams 0 0 0.0 0 0 2 42 21.0 28 0
J. Norton 3 15 5.0 10 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Texas A&M PR Yds Avg Lng TD KR Yds Avg Lng TD
C. Michael 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 22 22.0 22 0
L. Smith 1 13 13.0 13 0 7 152 21.7 33 0
R. Swope 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 13 13.0 13 0
D. Harris 1 1 1.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0

Saturday, October 3, 2009

GAMEDAY - Texas A&M

WHEN 6:30 p.m. Central today
WHERE Cowboys Stadium (80,000) Arlington, Texas
RECORDS Arkansas 1-2; Texas A&M 3-0
RANKINGS Neither team is ranked
BETTING LINE Arkansas by 1 1 /2
COACHES Bobby Petrino (6-9 in second year at Arkansas, 47-18 in sixth year overall); Mike Sherman (7-8 in second year at Texas A&M and overall)
SERIES Arkansas leads 38-24-3
TELEVISION ESPN2
RADIO Razorbacks Sports Network (beginning at 3 p.m.), including KABZ-FM, 103.7, in Little Rock; and KQSM-FM, 92.1, KEZA-FM, 107.9, KUOA-AM, 1290 and KUOA-FM, 105.3, in Fayetteville, Sirius Radio 122

Friday, October 2, 2009