by Chris Bahn on Tuesday, Sep. 13, 2011 9:00 am
Freshman Marquel Wade ran a kickoff return 85 yards for a touchdown as Arkansas defeated New Mexico 52-3. (Photo by Mark Wagner)
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Marquel Wade’s 85-yard kick return became the third special teams touchdown for Arkansas this season. And the Razorbacks have only played two games.
Wade and Joe Adams, who had two punt returns for scores in the opener, have already given the Razorbacks their highest total of punt/kickoff return touchdowns since 1992.
Arkansas currently ranks 12th nationally in punt returns and No. 3 in kick returns. For more of where the Razorbacks rank nationally and among SEC teams, see the chart below.
By the way, Arkansas’ spot in both the USA Today and Associated Press Top 25 polls is unchanged this week. The Razorbacks are No. 13 in the coaches’ poll and No. 14 in the media poll.
Speaking of rankings…
Each week the NCAA and SEC release a comprehensive statistical look at college football teams. It's fascinating stuff, but most of you don't have time to go looking for it. We'll bring it to you here in the blog each week this season.
Below are Arkansas’ rankings through games played Sept. 10.