Arkansas head football coach Bobby Petrino had this to say about the game: “Well, we got beat by a better football team. You know they have played better offensively. Defensively, we started out well, took the lead, but we made some crucial errors. We gave them a punt return, and then we didn’t play very well two-minute defense after we fumbled the ball when we were driving it. I think that was a huge turning point in the game.”
Here are game notes courtesy of University of Arkansas Media Relations:
Arkansas Team Notes
Arkansas was 2-of-2 (1.000) in the Critical Zone (inside the 20-yard line). Jarius Wright caught a 13-yard touchdown pass from Tyler Wilson in the second quarter and Zach Hocker made a 29-yard field goal in the third quarter. Arkansas is now 47-for-54 (.870) inside the Critical Zone this season with 34 touchdowns (.630).
The Razorbacks have forced at least one turnover in eight straight games and have forced 17 in that span. UA extended the streak in the second quarter when Alonzo Highsmith returned a fumble forced by Tramain Thomas 47 yards for a touchdown. Thomas also had an interception in the third quarter.
Arkansas scored its eighth non-offensive score of the season in the second quarter when Alonzo Highsmith returned a fumble forced by Tramain Thomas 47 yards for a touchdown. The Razorbacks have a non-offensive score in five of their last six games.
Arkansas scored 17 points to give the Razorbacks 449 points for the season, which ranks as the fourth-highest single-season total in school history.
Jarius Wright broke the Arkansas single-season receiving yards record with a 13-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter. Wright had 27 yards in the game and now has 1,029 this season bettering the previous record of 1,004 set by Anthony Lucas in 1998.
Jarius Wright tied the Arkansas single-season receiving touchdowns record with a 13-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter. Wright now has 11 touchdown receptions this season, tied with Marcus Monk (2006).
Jarius Wright broke the Arkansas single-season receptions record with a 14-yard reception in the fourth quarter. Wright finished the game with two catches and now has 63 this season, passing J.J. Meadors (1995, 62).
Zach Hocker moved into second on Arkansas’ single-season kick scoring list and third on UA’s single-season scoring list. With five points in the game, Hocker now has 107 this season.
Tramain Thomas moved into a tie for third on Arkansas’ all-time career interceptions list. With his third-quarter interception, Thomas now has 12 in his career, tied with Orlando Watters (1991-93),
Louis Campbell (1970-72) and Tommy Trantham (1965-67). Thomas also tied a career-high with a team-high 14 tackles and forced a fumble.
Jerry Franklin had six tackles in the game to give him 374 for his career, which ranks third in school history, passing Sam Olajubutu (2003-06, 372).
Dylan Breeding booted a career-long 70-yard punt in the first quarter on his first punt of the day. It bettered his previous career long of 60 yards set vs. Texas A&M last season. Breeding dropped three of his punts in the game inside the 10-yard line.
Today’s captains for Arkansas were Jarius Wright, Knile Davis, Tyler Wilson, Jerico Nelson, Jerry Franklin and Jake Bequette.
The attendance for today’s game was 93,108.