Arkansas at LSU

Friday, Nov. 23, 2007     

Tiger Stadium Baton Rouge, La.


Arkansas Game Notes vs. No. 1 LSU

         Arkansas is now 18-32-2 all-time vs. LSU and 2-7-1 at Tiger Stadium. In their eighth overtime appearance, the Hogs are now 7-1 in overtime play. Today’s game marks the first overtime contest against the Tigers.

         Arkansas’ win over No. 1 LSU is the first over a top-ranked team since beating No. 1 Texas, 42-11, in 1981. The Hogs now hold a 4-11 record against teams ranked No. 1.

         UA’s 478 points scored this season is a new school record.

         The announced crowd of 92,606 is the sixth-largest ever the Razorbacks have played in front of.

         Darren McFadden had a well-rounded outing with 206 yards on 32 carries, 34 yards in the air (completing three of six passes) and four touchdowns (three rushing, one passing).

         On his seventh carry of day, a 12-yard gain in the second quarter, McFadden moved ahead of Auburn’s Bo Jackson (1982-85) for third place on the SEC career rushing list (4,485 yards).

         No. 5’s 206 rushing yards on 32 carries against LSU, for a season total of 4,485 yards, re-sets the single-season school record he set in 2006 with 1,647 yards.

         McFadden’s four scores move him into second all-time with 40 career touchdowns ahead of No. 3 James Rouse (39).

         McFadden’s nine-yard run for six in the second OT was the 50th touchdown the junior has been responsible for in his Razorback career. He now ranks tied for third with Quinn Grovey on UA’s all-time career touchdown responsibility list.

         No. 5’s three rushing scores move him into a tie for fourth place with Madre Hill (1995) and Bill Burnett (1968) in a single season in school history.

         His 24-yard TD pass to Hillis in the fourth quarter was his fourth passing score of the season and the seventh of his career.

         With 100-yards rushing, McFadden extends his school record for single-season 100-yard rushing games with nine. He also extends his school record with his 21st career 100-yard rushing game in 37 career games.

         No. 5’s 255 all-purpose yards against LSU, for a season total of 1,172, breaks his own school record of 2,058 all-purpose yards in 2006.

         With 262 points in his 37-game career, McFadden sits at fifth all-time in career scoring passing PK Todd Latourette.

         With Marcus Monk’s five-yard second-quarter reception, he has now caught at least one pass in all 41 of his career starts and 41-of-42 career games. He ended the day with two catches and 12 yards.

         Hillis’ third quarter 65-yard touchdown run was his first rushing score of the season, 11th of his career and his longest career run, replacing his previous long rush of 42 yards against LSU in 2004. The 65-yard rush also replace his previous season long of 14 yards against Troy.

         Hillis ended the day with 89 yards rushing on 11 carries, 62 yards receiving on five catches and four TDs (two rushing, two receiving).

         Alex Tejada was seven-of-seven on PATs against the Tigers, scoring seven points. He now holds UA’s single-season kick scoring record with 109 points passing Kendall Trainor’s 102 points in 1988.

         Arkansas used the WildHog offense early and often against the Tigers. The Hogs lined up in the formation 11 times in the first half earning 67 yards (62 rushing, five passing) including McFadden’s 16-yard rushing touchdown to give Arkansas the lead in the second quarter.

         In the second half, UA used the WildHog for 15 plays, amassing 216 yards and three TDs.

         In overtime, UA lined up in the WildHog for five plays, gaining 11 yards on the ground.

    Arkansas’ nine-play 97-yard scoring drive in the second quarter was the Razorbacks’ longest scoring drive of the season. The Hogs’ previous long was a six-play 84-yard drive that culminated in a touchdown against Alabama. Arkansas also had a nine-play 84-yard drive for a score at Tennessee.