Arkansas media http://visitmyarkansas.com/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 08:33:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://visitmyarkansas.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/icon.png Arkansas media http://visitmyarkansas.com/ 32 32 Hogs Drop SEC opener to Tigers https://visitmyarkansas.com/hogs-drop-sec-opener-to-tigers/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 04:05:43 +0000 https://visitmyarkansas.com/hogs-drop-sec-opener-to-tigers/ In what was a close battle from start to finish, the No. 20 Razorbacks fought back to force a fifth set in their SEC opener, but LSU emerged 3-2 victorious and inflicted on the Arkansas its first loss since Aug. 27. It was the first straight-set game of the season for the Hogs, and they […]]]>

In what was a close battle from start to finish, the No. 20 Razorbacks fought back to force a fifth set in their SEC opener, but LSU emerged 3-2 victorious and inflicted on the Arkansas its first loss since Aug. 27.

It was the first straight-set game of the season for the Hogs, and they are now 9-2. LSU goes 7-4 on the season.

Senior outside hitter Jill Gillen had 21 kills and 15 digs for her third straight double-double. Graduate Hailey Dirrigl came in just behind Gillen with 14 kills and a team-best .273 hit percentage.

Arkansas’ defense was a highlight of the night as the Hogs edged the Tigers 13-11, the team’s second straight game with 13 blocks. Graduate middle blocker Tatum Shipes had a team-best seven block assists, graduate Abigail Archibong had two solo blocks and two block assists for four overall, and Dirrigl and Gillen also recorded blocks alone.

Set 1
Arkansas came out blazing in the first set and quickly took a 7-2 lead, which featured a four-run run. LSU took a timeout but couldn’t change the momentum and the Hogs increased the lead to seven points at 11-4 thanks to a kill from senior Maggie Cartwright. The Tigers began to threaten with three straight runs and came within one, and while Arkansas clawed back a run on a serve error, the home side tied it at 16-all. The Hogs hunkered down and it was close from there, but the Razorbacks pulled away and hit 20 first. Down two, the Tigers called time, but Arkansas pitched four straight for the set point. LSU responded with three, but junior Taylor Head finished the first set 25-21 Hogs with a kill to keep Arkansas unbeaten in the opening sets in 11 games this season.

Set 2
The second set was as close as possible thanks to the first 12 points, during which there were 11 ties between the two teams. LSU then found fire and chained three straight runs for a 15-12 lead at media timeout. Arkansas got one, but two errors from Hog gave the Tigers their biggest lead of the game to that point at 17-13, and the Razorbacks tried to regroup with a timeout. Arkansas couldn’t generate substantial points to catch LSU, and the Tigers closed fourth with three straight points for a 25-18 win and a 1-1 draw.

Set 3
Again, neither team gave the other wiggle room early in the third frame, but Arkansas took a 5-3 lead on an LSU error and a Gillen kill. It didn’t last long, however, as the Tigers raced to a 5-1 stride only to quickly come back up by three, which sent Arkansas to a timeout. The Hogs chased but never quite found their footing from there, and LSU held the lead. Down 21-17, Arkansas cowered but LSU kept rolling, reaching set point at 24-18. Not going down without a fight, the Hogs stormed back and erased five set points, twice from Gillen kills, and Dirrigl tied it all at 24-all. She made it again at 25-25 and Head tied it at 26, but back-to-back LSU wins sealed the 28-26 victory for the Tigers and put Arkansas in a 2-1 hole for the only second time this season.

Set 4
LSU wasted no time in the fourth set and led for most of the start, but the Hogs warmed up and scored five straight points with two kills from Cartwright and one from Head and Gillen for a lead of 12-11. The Tigers wanted time and scored the first point of the break, but Arkansas stayed alert and chained three points to regain the lead. LSU caught up and capitalized on two Arkansas errors to take a one-point lead at 18-17, which prompted a timeout from Razorback. The Hogs used an ace from Shipes and a kill from Dirrigl to go up 20-18, but the Tigers tied it shortly after. An LSU error and an ace from sophomore setter Hannah Hogue restored the Hogs’ two-point lead, which they held from there. A pair of Gillen kills for the 24th and 25th points made Razorbacks 25-21 and forced a fifth set.

Set 5
The Hogs found themselves trailing by two early in the fifth and final set, but the Tigers were never far behind. They used two errors from Arkansas to tie it at 4-4, and from there neither team led by more than a point halfway through the set. LSU then pulled away from two and hit 10 first at 10-8, and Arkansas called time. The Hogs fought back with a kill from Gillen and an ace from Courtney Jackson, and LSU huddled with the score tied at 11-all. Arkansas took a 12-11 and then 13-12 lead, but a service error from Razorback tied it at 13-13. LSU took the lead and Arkansas used a final timeout to try to right the ship, but the Tigers scored out of the break for the 15-13 win and 3-2 victory.

Next
The Hogs host their first SEC home game of the season against Ole Miss on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 3 p.m. at Barnhill Arena. The game was brought forward two hours to accommodate Razorback fans who plan to attend Saturday’s contest and see the No. 10 Razorback football team take on the No. 23 Texas A&M Aggies at 6 p.m. on ESPN.

Adult tickets are just $5 and kids 17 and under get in free. Tickets can be purchased online or through the Razorback Ticket Center at (479) 575-5151. All ticket inquiries can be made by phone or to raztk@uark.edu. The game will also be broadcast live on SEC Network Plus.

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Razorbacks win at Little Rock https://visitmyarkansas.com/razorbacks-win-at-little-rock/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 22:32:42 +0000 https://visitmyarkansas.com/razorbacks-win-at-little-rock/ Branford clay September 17, 2022 LITTLE STONEark. – Arkansas had a great start to the season at the Arkansas Invitational on Saturday and posted a team score of 674 to win the seven-team encounter. Other Arkansas Invite teams included Henderson State, Ouachita Baptist, University of the Ozarks, William Baptist University, Hendrix College, and the Harding […]]]>


LITTLE STONEark. – Arkansas had a great start to the season at the Arkansas Invitational on Saturday and posted a team score of 674 to win the seven-team encounter. Other Arkansas Invite teams included Henderson State, Ouachita Baptist, University of the Ozarks, William Baptist University, Hendrix College, and the Harding University Club swim team.

The Razorbacks have 13 wins in the Arkansas Invitational.

“I am very satisfied with the performance of the team. It’s a great way to start the season against all the other college teams at Arkansas State,” said head coach Neil Harper. “I think our freshmen did really well, and we were led by our seniors and senior grads as well!”

Senior Regan Caufield swept the diving events with victories in the one-meter and three-meter dives.

“Regan did a great job today. I’m really proud of her and looking forward to the big one of the year,” said diving coach Abel Sanchez.

Pork Highlights

  • Arkansas held six events where there was a first, second and third place finish.
  • The Hogs placed first in all three relays, which included the 200 IM relay, 400 freestyle relay and 200 freestyle relay.
  • Transfer graduate Luciana Thomas has won several victories, in the 500m freestyle and 200 medley relay events.

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A quick look at the Arkansas vs. Missouri State contest https://visitmyarkansas.com/a-quick-look-at-the-arkansas-vs-missouri-state-contest/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 03:41:13 +0000 https://visitmyarkansas.com/a-quick-look-at-the-arkansas-vs-missouri-state-contest/ FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. –University of Arkansas linebacker Christoper “Pooh” Paul, the freshman rookie whose reps have gone up, was well noted by Pro Football Focus in last week’s win over South Carolina with 5 tackles, including 1.5 for 8 yards loss and a half sack. He also picked up a fumble from Spencer Rattler forced by […]]]>

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. –University of Arkansas linebacker Christoper “Pooh” Paul, the freshman rookie whose reps have gone up, was well noted by Pro Football Focus in last week’s win over South Carolina with 5 tackles, including 1.5 for 8 yards loss and a half sack. He also picked up a fumble from Spencer Rattler forced by Jayden Johnson on the penultimate play of the game.

“I’m just taking it one day at a time,” Paul said of a potential increase in playing time. “I’m taking it as a way to improve. I have two great guys ahead of me at Drew Sanders and Bumper Pool , and I’m just feeding off their energy and learning as much as I can from the two vets who played in the SEC.”

When told of Paul’s high rating by Pro Football Focus, coach Sam Pittman said: “Well that’s great” before laughing.

“I’ll have to watch those one of these days,” he added. “I haven’t done it yet. I’m 60. But let’s say yes. I think I agree with them. I think he’s been playing really well. He’s gotten more reps this week than the week before.”

Paul completed Pool and Sanders, the starters, when the Hogs went 4-3 or 3-3 up front.

“He’s a good player,” Pittman said. “A physical guy. He knows what he’s doing better now than he’s ever done. He’s playing error-free football. … When he gets a lot of his reps is when we’re in that three look linebackers when Drew is in the field like a rush/jack/buck, whatever you want to call him.We’re getting a little more comfortable with this set because of Pooh’s play.

Open midfield

South Carolina attacked the Razorbacks with a selection of deep balls, although the Gamecocks only connected on a few last Saturday.

Where the Gamecocks really made hay was by making short throws and turning them into huge winners, such as Antwane Wells’ 38-yard score early in the second half and several other low-threshold crossings. deep or batting lanes that broke big as part of their 376 passing yards in the Hogs’ 44-30 win.

“They were running from the green[ical] roads, with four greens on us, and [the middle of the field] was open,” coach Sam Pittman said.

“We have to drive on the ball better. We have to be in a safe position. We can’t go too deep. You know, if there are no threats in our area, we have to break on the ball.

“We just have to, we have to play better there. And a lot of places. But… we had problems with the midfield, whether it was two in midfield or one. And we have to solve this issue, which I certainly think we will do.”

The Razorbacks face a tough challenge at Missouri State on Saturday as coach Bobby Petrino can exploit midfield with the best of them.

“They know they’re going to have a challenge on his offense, just because that’s what he’s known for,” Fayetteville High School coach Casey Dick, the starting first quarterback for Petrino in Arkansas, told Reuters. Hawgs Illustrated sports club this week.

Shelley Stars

Missouri State quarterback Jason Shelley’s five touchdown passes last week were the most for a Bears quarterback since Oct. 15, 2016. Three of the other four quarterbacks with five TD games at MSU’s Plaster Stadium have finally made it to the NFL: Sean Payton (Eastern Illinois, 1986), Carson Wentz (North Dakota State, 2014) and Easton Stick (North Dakota State, 2018).

Velasco comes out

Sam Pittman will be looking for a new director of player development to replace Fernando Velasco, who transitioned with him from Georgia with special teams coordinator Scott Fountain and strength and conditioning coaches Jamil Walker and Edd Ellis.

“It is with a humble and grateful heart that I write to let you know that today is my last day at the University of Arkansas,” Velasco said on social media Thursday. “I have enjoyed working here for the past 3 years and having the honor of developing the young men in this team.”

Velasco, a center from Georgia who played in 83 NFL games for four teams, has accepted the position of director of player development with the Atlanta Falcons, he announced.

FBS x 26

Missouri State has 26 players with FBS experience with multiple transfers from Power 5 schools, including former Arkansas wide receiver Jordan Jones. A 2016 Smackover signing, Jones had 38 catches for 592 yards and 4 touchdowns in 22 games at Arkansas.

The Bears’ roster includes 48 total transfers out of schools from coast to coast.

“He’s done a great job improving his talent level at Missouri State,” Arkansas coach Sam Pittman said. “And we know they know the experience of playing D-1 ball, and that will be a challenge for us.”

talk 2-0

Arkansas and Missouri State both have 2-0 starts and are in the top 10 in their respective polls.

The Razorbacks will play a game at Reynolds Razorback Stadium for the first time as a top-10 team since the 2012 team beat Jacksonville State 49-24 in the season opener. Arkansas has lost its last two games as a top-10 team, losing 34-31 to Louisiana-Monroe while ranked No. 8 on September 8, 2012, and losing 37-0 to No. 2 Georgia as the No. 8 team on October 1.

Arkansas is 2-0 for the second straight year under coach Sam Pittman, but it’s only the fourth time since Missouri State coach Bobby Petrino last walked the Razorback sideline in 2011.

The Bears hadn’t been 2-0 since 2016.

bear family

Missouri State coach Bobby Petrino surrounded himself with familiar faces.

Son Nick is his offensive coordinator, son-in-law Ryan Beard is his defensive coordinator, son-in-law LD Scott coaches the defensive line, former Louisville player and Arkansas assistant Reggie Johnson works with the linebackers and former Arkansas All -SEC security Tramain Thomas takes care of the defensive backs.

Statistical chat

Arkansas leads the SEC and ranks eighth nationally with 259.5 rushing yards per game. The Razorbacks are sixth in the SEC and 51st nationally in total offense (452 ​​YPG), 102nd in the FBS in passing offense (192.5 YPG) and 45th in scoring (37.5 ppg).

On the other side of the ball, Arkansas is 103rd in total defense (427.0), 19th against the run (76.5), 129th in passing yards allowed (350.5) and 81st in scoring defense (27.0).

The Razorbacks lead the SEC and rank third in the nation with 4.5 sacks per game after racking up six against South Carolina, and they lead the SEC and are 18th in the nation with 8.5 tackles for loss per game.

bag attack

The Razorbacks have nine sacks in two games to rank third in the nation and a record 54 pace in the regular season. Arkansas’ single-season sack record is 40 in 1998.

The Razorbacks have posted 30+ sacks in a season just 11 times in school history.

Missouri State posted a school-record 30 sacks last season, eclipsing the previous record of 27 set in coach Bobby Petrino’s freshman year of 2020-21, a season that was split between seasons in fall and spring due to covid.

Parker wins

Andrew Parker, a former Razorback, started at linebacker for Appalachian State and had two tackles in their 17-14 loss to No. 6 Texas A&M last Saturday.

“It’s good for him, and it’s good for App State and good for those kids,” Arkansas coach Sam Pittman said. “I’ll catch the devil for saying that about A&M.

“I wasn’t supporting App State, but good for him. Hope he played well. I haven’t watched the game yet, but good for him.”

As a senior, Parker had 24 tackles in 29 games for the Razorbacks from 2018-21.

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Hogs start road season at Arkansas invite https://visitmyarkansas.com/hogs-start-road-season-at-arkansas-invite/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 19:40:15 +0000 https://visitmyarkansas.com/hogs-start-road-season-at-arkansas-invite/ Branford clay September 15, 2022 FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas swim and dive team is scheduled to begin the 2022-23 season on the road to Little Rock for the Arkansas Invitational on Saturday, September 17. Opponent: Henderson State University, Hendrix College, Ouachita Baptist University, University of Arkansas Little Rock, University of the Ozarks, […]]]>


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas swim and dive team is scheduled to begin the 2022-23 season on the road to Little Rock for the Arkansas Invitational on Saturday, September 17.

Opponent: Henderson State University, Hendrix College, Ouachita Baptist University, University of Arkansas Little Rock, University of the Ozarks, Williams Baptist University and Harding University Club Team
Date: Saturday September 17, 2022
Location: Donaghey Aquatic Center, Little Rock, Ark.
Dive time: 10:00 a.m.

To look closer:
The Razorbacks look to continue their success at the Arkansas invite after winning last year with a team score of 678. Graduate student Andrea Sansores broke the pool record in the 100m backstroke with 55.95 at the invitation of Arkansas before.

Last outing:
Arkansas hosted the annual red vs. white intra-squad meet last weekend, with the white team winning the event.

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Keep up to date with all the latest news and information and get a behind-the-scenes look at our program on social media. Follow us on Twitter at @RazorbackSD and check out our Facebook page. Stats, news and athlete information can be found at ArkansasRazorbacks.com.

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Trace Adkins calls his “Monarch” co-star Beth Ditto his “Little Arkansas Hillbilly” https://visitmyarkansas.com/trace-adkins-calls-his-monarch-co-star-beth-ditto-his-little-arkansas-hillbilly/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 14:43:18 +0000 https://visitmyarkansas.com/trace-adkins-calls-his-monarch-co-star-beth-ditto-his-little-arkansas-hillbilly/ Country music has a new leading family, thanks to the FOX drama Monarchwhich features Tracer Adkins as “Texas Truth Teller” patriarch Albie Roman and Susan Sarandon as his wife and fierce matriarch Dottie Cantrell Roman. Located in Austin, Texas, Monarch has the musical integrity of other country musical dramas Nashvillebut with a darker intensity that […]]]>

Country music has a new leading family, thanks to the FOX drama Monarchwhich features Tracer Adkins as “Texas Truth Teller” patriarch Albie Roman and Susan Sarandon as his wife and fierce matriarch Dottie Cantrell Roman.

Located in Austin, Texas, Monarch has the musical integrity of other country musical dramas Nashvillebut with a darker intensity that matches the size of Lonestar State.

The Romans created a country music empire based on authenticity, but the foundation of their success rests on shaky ground with a secret. Their reign as country music’s first family is in jeopardy, so daughter and heir to the throne Nicky Roman (played by Anna Friel) won’t be stopped in her quest to protect her family’s legacy and her own. celebrity dreams.

His brother, Luke Roman (played by Joshua Sasse), is the CEO of the family business Monarch Entertainment but never seems to win his father Albie’s approval no matter how hard he tries. The youngest of the Roman children is Gigi Tucker-Roman (played by Beth Ditto), who has always been treated like an outcast in her own family, despite her enviable talent.

During a private screening of Monarchfirst episode of, Trace Adkins spoke to musical chaos and other media on what fans can expect from the show, which airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on FOX.

Adkins developed a fondness for his on-screen daughter Gigi, played by singer-songwriter Beth Ditto, formerly of indie rock band Gossip.

“I love her, my little hick from Arkansas,” Adkins says.

On the set of Monarch, there was a dialect coach to help the actors portray the Texas accent authentically. “I’m the only one he never had to say anything to, because I’m just doing Texas,” Adkins boasted. Some of the British actors needed help nailing the dialect, but Ditto had the opposite problem.

“He would go up to her and say, ‘That’s too country,'” Adkins laughed. “That’s how she really talks, you know, she’s from Arkansas.”

The “Hillbilly Bone” singer opened up about why he loves working with Ditto. ” She is funny. I don’t think people realize how funny she is. She has such a great mind and she is so fast. She made me laugh every day.

In addition to Ditto and Sarandon, Adkins co-stars include Golden Globe nominee Anna Friel and Joshua Sasse of “Galavant.” Fans can also expect to see even more country music stars with appearances from Shania Twain, Martina McBride, Little Big Town and Tanya Tucker throughout the season.

Monarch debuted Sept. 11 and continues its two-night special on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 9 p.m. ET on FOX.

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Arkansas drops to 10th place https://visitmyarkansas.com/arkansas-drops-to-10th-place/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 07:18:02 +0000 https://visitmyarkansas.com/arkansas-drops-to-10th-place/ FAYETTEVILLE — The Arkansas Razorbacks jumped six spots on Sunday to reach 10th place in the Associated Press Top 25 rankings after a 44-30 win over South Carolina in their conference opener. The University of Arkansas (2-0) is ranked in the top 10 in consecutive years for the first time since 2011-12. The first of […]]]>

FAYETTEVILLE — The Arkansas Razorbacks jumped six spots on Sunday to reach 10th place in the Associated Press Top 25 rankings after a 44-30 win over South Carolina in their conference opener.

The University of Arkansas (2-0) is ranked in the top 10 in consecutive years for the first time since 2011-12. The first of those seasons, the Razorbacks were coached by Bobby Petrino, who will bring his team from Missouri State to Fayetteville for Saturday’s game at 6 p.m. The Bears (2-0) are No. 5 in the latest FCS rankings.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette uses the AP rankings as its official poll until late October, when the college football playoff rankings are released.

Arkansas’ highest ranking this week is No. 9 in the Football Writers Association of America’s Super 16 poll, where it jumped four spots to its highest spot on that ranking, which made its debut in 2014.

Third-year coach Sam Pittman touted the impact of starting with a win in a conference game.

“Winning SEC games has everything to do with rankings, bowl possibilities, playoff possibilities, everything,” Pittman said Saturday. “I think it’s a big deal every time we win an SEC game. It’s a big deal no matter who the team is. South Carolina was a hot team.”

South Carolina quarterback Spencer Rattler touted the Razorbacks on Saturday.

“They’re a good team,” Rattler said. “It’s a top 20, top 15 team and we just played each other. So, you know, we have the respect of the people, and we’re going to keep fighting.”

The Razorbacks are No. 11 in the USA Today Coaches poll, just behind No. 10 Kentucky. They improved six spots in this poll, tying Ole Miss for the fourth-highest jump behind Brigham Young, who improved 11 spots after a 26-20 two-overtime win over Baylor, Kentucky (10) and Tennessee (10) .

The Razorbacks peaked in 8th place in the AP poll last season after a 4-0 start that culminated in a 20-10 win over then-No. 7 Texas A&M in Arlington, TX.

They were No. 5 in the final AP rankings of the 2011 season after a 29-16 win over Kansas State in the Cotton Bowl to cap an 11-2 year, Petrino’s fourth and final as head coach.

Arkansas was No. 10 in the 2012 preseason standings and the Hogs moved up to No. 8 after a season opener win, but fell apart after a surprise 34-31 loss to Louisiana-Monroe in overtime.

Over the next decade, the Razorbacks were ranked just eight times, twice in 2015 and six in 2015, before coach Sam Pittman took over.

Arkansas was in the AP 10-week rankings last year and in all three ranking series this year, starting with a preseason snap No. 19.

Sanders honored

Linebacker Drew Sanders was recognized as National Defensive Player of the Week by the Walter Camp Football Foundation on Sunday.

Sanders, a junior from Denton, Texas, recorded 11 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, a pass breakup and a haste in the Razorbacks’ win over South Carolina.

“I felt comfortable and confident with what our defense made us do,” Sanders said. “It just put me in a great position to make plays and I just did my best to do my job.”

Safety Simeon Blair said Sanders did a great job against the Gamecocks.

“We’ve been harassing him since he got here,” Blair said. “We love him. He’s a hard worker. He won’t say much, but he’ll always do what he’s supposed to do.”

Sanders is the fifth Arkansas player to win Walter Camp’s Player of the Week honor since 2004 and the first since Hayden Henry did it last year after a 40-21 win over Texas.

Turnover

The Razorbacks and South Carolina went one game without a turnover until the fourth quarter.

In the final frame, Latavious Brini forced a fumble which was recovered by Hudson Clark, Dwight McGlothern intercepted Spencer Rattler in the end zone and Chris Paul recovered a forced fumble by Jayden Johnson on the penultimate play of the match.

The Razorbacks now have a 5-1 takeaway advantage on the season, a plus-two-per-game margin that leads the SEC and is tied for eighth in the nation.

Arkansas leads opponents 21-3 in points scored on turnovers, with a 14-3 margin against Cincinnati and a 7-0 advantage against South Carolina.

The Razorbacks have 28 interceptions in 25 games since Barry Odom’s debut as defensive coordinator in 2020, the most in the SEC during that span.

Versatile race

The Razorbacks continued to show different ways to get the ball into the hands of their point guards in Kendal Briles’ offense as they racked up 295 yards on 65 carries, with 7 10-plus yards.

The 65 carries were their most in a game since Arkansas rushed 68 times for 438 yards and 7 touchdowns in a 49-28 rout at Texas Tech on Sept. 13, 2014.

Seven different players helped generate the 295 yards rushing against South Carolina, including wide Jadon Haselwood and Matt Landers and quarterback Malik Hornsby, who had 8 and 9 yards on consecutive plays, on one pass and the other on a run.

Raheim Sanders did the heavy lifting with a career-high 156 rushing yards on 24 carries, while KJ Jefferson added 67 yards on 19 attempts.

Outside the escape

Bumper Pool perfectly lined up South Carolina kicker Mitch Jeter’s kick with no defenders in front of him midway through the fourth quarter with Arkansas ahead 35-24.

Pool charged for the end zone but was caught by Gamecocks at the 9-yard line with 6:00 remaining.

Safety Simeon Blair had a humorous take on both sides of the coin.

“I loved it, because I had to block the biggest guy in the line,” Blair said. “So when he had [the ball], everyone stopped. It was great for me.”

Blair then said: “If he had had a bit more speed he would have scored”, prompting laughter from reporters and his teammates. “We’ll keep that to ourselves.”

The Heisman hype

KJ Jefferson entered the top seven in the latest Heisman Trophy betting odds published by SportsBetting.ag on Sunday.

Jefferson, who has 385 passing yards on 76.6 percent passing, 129 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns, was rated 33-1 to win college football’s most outstanding individual award.

The redshirt junior follows Ohio State quarterback CJ Stroud (5-2), USC quarterback Caleb Williams (3-1), Alabama quarterback Bryce Young ( 11-2), Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett (16-1), Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson (20-1) and Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker (20-1), and is just ahead of Clemson quarterback DJ Uiagalelei (40-1) and USC wide receiver Jordon Addison (40-1).

On the bears

Missouri State, led by former Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino, improved to 2-0 with a 35-30 win over Tennessee-Martin last week. The Bears, No. 5 in the last FCS rankings, got some revenge, as UT-Martin knocked them out of last year’s FCS playoffs.

Missouri State played each of the first two weeks on Thursday, with a 27-14 win over the University of Central Arkansas at Conway in their season opener Sept. 1.

big delay

Play was halted for about three minutes on South Carolina’s first possession due to a problem with the placement of the chains. The Gamecocks were about to run a 3rd and 4th play from Arkansas 43 when officials noticed the sidelines showed the line to win was Arkansas 41. Fans booed as the game was paused for the issue to be resolved. The Gamecocks were eventually penalized 15 yards for an illegal handball to the face and pitched incomplete on 3rd and 19th.

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Razorbacks close Arkansas invite with sixth straight sweep https://visitmyarkansas.com/razorbacks-close-arkansas-invite-with-sixth-straight-sweep/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 21:51:37 +0000 https://visitmyarkansas.com/razorbacks-close-arkansas-invite-with-sixth-straight-sweep/ Heading into Sunday’s game against Colorado, the Buffaloes hadn’t lost in 14 straight sets. The Razorbacks responded by handing them three straight losses, which marks 18 straight wins for Arkansas. The Hogs have now reached a record six-game sweep, last achieved in the 2001 season. It was also Colorado’s first loss this season, and both […]]]>

Heading into Sunday’s game against Colorado, the Buffaloes hadn’t lost in 14 straight sets. The Razorbacks responded by handing them three straight losses, which marks 18 straight wins for Arkansas. The Hogs have now reached a record six-game sweep, last achieved in the 2001 season.

It was also Colorado’s first loss this season, and both teams are now 7-1. The Hogs and Buffs received votes in this week’s AVCA poll.

“Really strong performance this weekend. Collectively proud of the team effort. We played really clean today, we struggled to find points against a great team from Colorado,” the team said. “Head coach Jason Watson. “I think we’re in a good position to approach two equally tough non-conference games. I’m looking forward to playing at home on Thursday and Friday.

Junior Taylor Head carried the Hog offense again in Sunday’s Arkansas Invitational Finals with 13 kills and 10 digs for a double-double. She also had a team-best three service aces, which is a new season high. Sophomore setter Hannah Hogue paced the Hogs with 24 assists and 14 digs for a double-double performance as well, her third of the season.

Senior Maggie Cartwright was the difference on both sides of the ball that day with nine kills on 23 attempts for a .304 hit percentage and five blocks. Three Hogs had five or more blocks in Arkansas’ 12-team total, the third time the Razorbacks have posted a season-best dozen blocks. Cartwright and graduate middle tackle Tatum Shipes had five, while graduate Abigail Archibong led Arkansas with a season-high six.

Set 1
Arkansas started the game on a 5-3 streak, but Colorado stayed on the heels of the Hogs and tied the game three times early. The Razorbacks then chained a four-point streak with two kills from Head, one from Cartwright and a solo block from Hailey Dirrigl for a 15-11 lead at media timeout. The Hogs then scored four of the next six runs, which sent the Buffs to a timeout with Arkansas leading 19-13. The break rejuvenated Colorado and the visitors came within one at 19-18, but Arkansas responded and tied a 5-2 run to force the set point. The Buffs called time, but a Cartwright kill ended the set 25-20 in favor of the Razorbacks.

Set 2
The Hogs came out blazing in the second set with a 9-3 advantage to start, which included two aces from second-year Libero Courtney Jackson and a pair of kills from Head. The Buffs called time but couldn’t generate much off the break, and Arkansas quickly went up 14-5. The Hogs added three more runs to double the lead, and Colorado curled up again. The home team went over 20 points with a Dirrigl kill and picked up two more points afterwards for a 10-point advantage. The Buffs caught three of the next four, but a service error gave Arkansas the set point. Colorado recovered one, but a Head kill made the Hogs 25-16 and put Arkansas ahead 2-0 in the game.

Set 3
While the Buffaloes came within one four times early in the third set, the Hogs showed no mercy afterward. A 5-1 run at Arkansas pushed the score to 12-7 and Colorado called a timeout. The Razorbacks won four of the next five runs, including an ace from Head, and went up 16-8. A kill from Dirrigl and an ace from Gillen extended the lead to 19-10, and a block from Head and Shipes took Arkansas over 20. Colorado cut the lead to eight, but three consecutive Hog points, including consecutive Head aces. to end it, sealed Arkansas’ 25-14 set victory and the game’s third sweep in as many days.

Next
A top-five showdown awaits the Razorbacks next as the No. 5 Georgia Tech Yellowjackets come to town Thursday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. at Barnhill Arena in the Arkansas Challenge. It will be the highest-ranked opponent Arkansas has hosted at home since No. 3 Florida in the 2017 season, in which the Razorbacks fell in five to the Gators. The game saw Arkansas’ ninth-best crowd with 1,343 fans. The Hogs will also face the NC State Wolfpack the next day, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. Tickets are available online, over the phone, or in person through the Razorback Ticket Center.

More information
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UGA Reclaims No. 1; Kentucky, Arkansas in the Top 10 https://visitmyarkansas.com/uga-reclaims-no-1-kentucky-arkansas-in-the-top-10/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 18:05:00 +0000 https://visitmyarkansas.com/uga-reclaims-no-1-kentucky-arkansas-in-the-top-10/ By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer Georgia reclaimed the top spot in the Associated Press college football poll on Sunday, and Kentucky, Oklahoma State and Arkansas entered the top 10 after a turbulent weekend across the country. The defending national champion Bulldogs, who started the season ranked third in the AP Top 25 […]]]>

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer

Georgia reclaimed the top spot in the Associated Press college football poll on Sunday, and Kentucky, Oklahoma State and Arkansas entered the top 10 after a turbulent weekend across the country.

The defending national champion Bulldogs, who started the season ranked third in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Banks, took two weeks to get back to where they spent most of last year.

Georgia skipped Alabama after earning a 33-0 win over Samford.

But it wasn’t so much about what the Bulldogs did this week as what they did last week, combined with the Crimson Tide needing a late field goal to escape Texas on Saturday.

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Georgia, which opened the season beating Oregon 49-3, received 53 of the media panel’s 63 first-place votes. No. 2 Alabama received nine first-place votes, and No. 3 Ohio State got one first-place vote.

Michigan’s No. 4 and Clemson’s No. 5 retained their spots, but the rest of the top 10 was shuffled.

Oklahoma moved up a spot to No. 6. Southern California jumped three places to No. 7, its highest ranking since September 2017.

The rest of the top 10 are newcomers: No. 8 from Oklahoma State moved up three spots. No. 9 Kentucky jumped 11 spots to its highest ranking since reaching No. 8 in October 2007. And No. 10 Arkansas was up six.

After being upset at home by schools in the Sun Belt, Texas A&M fell from No. 6 to No. 24 and Notre Dame dropped from No. 8.

The Aggies were beaten by Appalachian State and the Fighting Irish fell to 0-2 after losing to Marshall.

It was the fifth time in the last 10 seasons and the first time since 2020 that two top 10 teams lost at home to unranked sides in the same week.

Notre Dame is unranked for the first time since Sept. 17, 2017, marking a streak of 80 consecutive poll appearances, which was fourth in the nation behind Alabama, Ohio State and Georgia among active races.

Winning and losing No. 1, as Alabama did, is a common occurrence. Since the AP’s college football poll began in 1936, it’s happened 91 times.

The last time this happened was in 2019 when twice during the season the top spot flipped twice as the teams went undefeated.

– The Texas No. 21 was rewarded for his efforts against Alabama by entering the rankings for the first time since Oct. 10.

The Longhorns are believed to be the first team to lose and enter the AP Top 25 since Missouri did so in 1997. This happened after the famous Flea Kicker game against Nebraska.

– The No. 22 Penn State has appeared in the rankings for the first time since dropping out in mid-November last year in a late-season slide.

– Oregon’s No. 25 is back after racking up 70 points over Eastern Washington.

— Wisconsin’s 17-14 home loss to Washington State knocked the Badgers out of the standings for the first time this season.

–Houston dropped out after losing in overtime at Texas Tech, the Cougars’ second straight overtime game to open the season.

SEC — 8 (#1, 2, 9, 10, 15, 18, 20, 24).

ACC — 5 (#5, 13, 16, 19, 23).

Big Ten – 4 (#3, 4, 11, 22).

Big 12 — 4 (No. 6, 8, 17, 21).

Pac-12 — 3 (#7, 14, 25).

Independents – 1 (#12).

#12 BYU to #25 Oregon. Second consecutive Power Five opponent for the Cougars.

No. 13 Miami at No. 24 Texas A&M. The loss to Aggies cost College Station a chance to host ESPN’s “College GameDay,” but it’s still a ranked teams clash.

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Drew Sanders bursts, KJ Jefferson guides Razorbacks to 44-30 win https://visitmyarkansas.com/drew-sanders-bursts-kj-jefferson-guides-razorbacks-to-44-30-win/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 19:55:58 +0000 https://visitmyarkansas.com/drew-sanders-bursts-kj-jefferson-guides-razorbacks-to-44-30-win/ Arkansas football stood out in Saturday’s 44-30 win over South Carolina as linebacker Drew Sanders and quarterback KJ Jefferson guided the Razorbacks. Of course, other games also intensified in the SEC win, but Jefferson got back on the national stage and Sanders, an Alabama transfer, showed himself by attacking every Gamecock. in sight […]]]>

Arkansas football stood out in Saturday’s 44-30 win over South Carolina as linebacker Drew Sanders and quarterback KJ Jefferson guided the Razorbacks. Of course, other games also intensified in the SEC win, but Jefferson got back on the national stage and Sanders, an Alabama transfer, showed himself by attacking every Gamecock. in sight on the ground. Sanders set the tone early with ferocious punching, incredible speed and a steady chase from South Carolina quarterback Spencer Rattler.

Arkansas never trailed in this contest and it looked like the game would be on cruise control. However, South Carolina cut the lead to 21-16 on a 62-yard touchdown pass from Rattler. But from there, Jefferson and the offense kept rolling as the Razorback defense tightened before the Gamecocks scored a few touchdowns in the foul weather.

Arkansas led 35-16 before the Gamecocks closed the gap, just a little. But overall, it was again the story of Sanders and Jefferson breaking out.

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Here’s how the world reacted to Sanders’ escape game and Jefferson leading the ship on the attack.

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