Monday, January 4, 2010

Redemption for Tejada

The Razorbacks pulled out a W against a very physical East Carolina team at the Liberty Bowl in Memphis last Saturday night in bone chilling cold temperatures. While the Razorback offense was as flat as they possibly could be, only producing a single touchdown, the Razorback defense and special teams stepped up their play by scoring on a Tramain Thomas pick six and a 31 yard interception return for Jerry Franklin, which set up a Tejada field goal. In addition, Tejada hit a field goal in OT for the win.

Fortunately for the Razorbacks, ECU's kicker pulled a Leigh Tiffen missing several field goals late in the game that could have won the game or extended the game. And finally for the Hogs, Alex Tejada kicked and actually made a game winning field goal in overtime. Such kicks had previously plagued the kicker. One need not look further than the LSU and Florida games from this year to remember Tejada's previous meltdown problem.


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