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3-And-Out: Dennis Johnson Bulling His Way To Rushing Yards, Mitchell Still Not Cleared

by Chris Bahn 10/31/2012 7:46 am

Dennis Johnson’s final two runs last week against Ole Miss included him breaking tackles and bulling his way into the end zone for 21 and 20 yards. Those carries are memorable because they were long and because they helped set up a score. But Johnson was picking up yards after contact throughout the day. Of his 161 yards on the ground, more than half were what the staff calls “bull yards.” Johnson’s 83 bull yards are “a lot,” offensive coordinator Paul Petrino said.

Report Card: Ole Miss 30, Arkansas 27

by Chris Bahn 10/28/2012 2:00 pm

WHAT WE LEARNED: So it was Kentucky and Auburn after all. Arkansas had put together a pair of impressive victories and seemed to have the season headed in the right direction against those teams, but it might have been the opponents more than the Razorbacks. Now the team needs three victories in its final four games — including three Top 25 opponents — to salvage bowl eligibility. Seems unlikely.

Bahn: No Redemption For Razorbacks, Just More Frustration In Little Rock Loss

by Chris Bahn 10/28/2012 7:38 am

There was no redemption in the Rock for Arkansas on Saturday. Instead, players got just another dose of disappointment. Rather than avenging an earlier loss at War Memorial Stadium, the Razorbacks were just frustrated by an Ole Miss field goal that sailed through the uprights as time expired in the Rebels' 30-27 victory.

AP: Razorbacks Can't Rally Against Rebels, Fail To Capitalize On Dennis Johnson's Big Day

by The Associated Press 10/27/2012 5:46 pm

Dennis Johnson did his best to will Arkansas' rally on Saturday. Even the running back's career-best 161 yards rushing and late game-tying touchdown weren't enough, however, for the Razorbacks to avoid a 30-27 defeat to Mississippi. The loss put a halt to a two-game winning streak and left Arkansas (3-5, 2-3 Southeastern Conference) once again searching for answers in its first season after former coach Bobby Petrino's firing in April.

2-Minute Drill: Ole Miss 30, Arkansas 27

by Chris Bahn 10/27/2012 5:31 pm

Why Arkansas Lost: Mistakes doomed the Razorbacks, who put up big numbers on offense and made some critical stops on defense, but couldn’t seem to get out of their own way. Arkansas had a punt blocked which led to a touchdown and Tyler Wilson was intercepted twice, one of which led to an Ole Miss score. Arkansas held the Rebels to field goals on three drives, but couldn’t come up with stops when needed. Ole Miss ran its two-minute offense to perfection in the final 2:09, hitting a field goal as time expired to win the game and mark the first time since 1997 the Razorbacks lost two games in War Memorial Stadium.

Report Card: Arkansas 49, Kentucky 7

by Chris Bahn 10/14/2012 5:42 pm

WHAT WE LEARNED: Arkansas seems to have leveled out a bit. Now the Razorbacks are beating inferior teams the way they’re supposed to beat them. Keep watching those holiday season travel prices for Birmingham, Shreveport or Memphis. No guarantees, but Arkansas seems to be making a strong push.

3-And-Out: Terrell Williams Gets Time To Make Impact At Linebacker, Mitchel To Start

by Chris Bahn 10/12/2012 7:18 am

Sophomore Tevin Mitchel is expected to be back at cornerback Saturday against Kentucky. Mitchel, who has missed four games because of a head injury and gall bladder surgery, has practiced all week and been involved in contact. He could get 30-40 snaps and possibly more, Coach John L. Smith said.

Report Card: Arkansas 24, Auburn 7

by Chris Bahn 10/7/2012 4:18 pm

Auburn is bad. So bad. Let’s get that said from the start here and not read too much into this win. But credit Arkansas for taking advantage of a bad opponent and coming away with a win. At least this week the Razorbacks don’t have the tag of worst team in the SEC West. Postseason options remain slim, but it might be worth checking out details for Shreveport or Memphis, you know, just in case.

AP: Johnson Runs For 2 TDs, Razorbacks Snap Skid With Win At Auburn

by John Zenor, The Associated Press 10/6/2012 3:44 pm

Dennis Johnson rushed for two touchdowns and the Arkansas defense had eight sacks to help the Razorbacks snap a four-game skid with a 24-7 victory over Auburn on Saturday. Arkansas (2-4, 1-2 Southeastern Conference) had been blasted by a combined score of 110-10 in its first two league games.

2-Minute Drill: Arkansas 24, Auburn 7

by Chris Bahn 10/6/2012 3:41 pm

All the woes the Razorbacks had in previous games — lack of forcing turnovers, inability to get pressure on opposing quarterbacks, failure to run the football and score in the red zone — were cured against Auburn. Arkansas forced five turnovers, was 3-for-4 inside the 20 on scoring opportunities and had eight sacks. Dennis Johnson provided a spark in the running game with 17 carries for 76 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Arkansas outgained the Tigers 372-321 and the Razorbacks limited their turnovers (two) in a much-needed win.

Live Game Blog: Arkansas vs. Auburn, Oct. 6

by Jim Harris 10/6/2012 10:50 am

A disappointing start to what was supposed to be a good season means the Arkansas Razorbacks will serve as the Saturday brunch entertainment on national television today as the Hogs play at Auburn in an 11:05 a.m. kickoff. Auburn is off to a disappointing start as well, but in no way close to what the Hogs have endured the past four weeks. The Tigers were off last Saturday after giving LSU all it wanted in a 12-10 loss at Jordan-Hare Stadium in a night TV game. Maybe that's the only advantage for the Razorbacks today: They don't have to play a fired up Tigers bunch at night in front of a roaring, partisan 87,000 AU fans. Maybe the Tiger faithful will be arriving late or still groggy when the game kicks off. So, sit back, join in on the blog and let's get the conversation going. We'll be providing some insight and all the particulars to today's game in our usual live game blog format. Join in with your comments in the comment section.

Jim Harris: Petrino's Recruiting Shortcomings Coincide With State Talent Falling Off

by Jim Harris 10/4/2012 8:00 am

While many Arkansas fans would like to believe that Bobby Petrino could wave a wand and coach anyone with two legs to victories galore in the Southeastern Conference, let’s also agree that the talent in Arkansas in 2007-08 was fortuitous for a pass-happy coach. That’s how you go 21-5 over two years while conceding the defensive side.

Live Game Blog: Arkansas vs. Texas A&M, Sept. 29

by Jim Harris 9/29/2012 10:53 am

We're at a wet Kyle Field, drenched from a major rainfall earlier this morning, though as the kickoff approaches for the Arkansas-Texas A&M game, it appears we're getting a little respite from the heavy stuff and only misting. Arkansas has won the past three games with the Aggies after the programs renewed an old Southwest Conference rivalry in 2009 as the Southwest Classic in Jerry Jones' Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. With the former Big 12 Aggies joining the SEC this year, A&M opted to shift the series to home fields for the next two years — they'll be back in Arlington for a long run starting in 2014. They'll probably wish they were under a roof today. More rain is expected throughout the day. We're supposed to have thunderstorms in south-central Texas tonight. we'll be providing some insight and all the particulars to today's game in our usual live game blog format. Join in with your comments in the comment section, or email me at jharris@abpg.com.

3-And-Out: Razorbacks Without Gragg, Bennett; Hoping For Rain Against Aggies?

by Chris Bahn 9/28/2012 7:08 am

Arkansas will face Texas A&M without tight end Chris Gragg and safety Eric Bennett. Gragg is still dealing with a bone bruise from last week’s game against Rutgers. Bennett is out with an undisclosed injury. They’ll be on the sideline with cornerback Tevin Mitchel, who has been out since the Sept. 8 ULM game and, according to coach John L. Smith, is “weeks” away from returning.

Jim Harris: Once Razorbacks' Smith Realizes Where He Is, He Explains Team’s Plight

by Jim Harris 9/24/2012 5:00 pm

As much as John L. Smith went on Monday about how much he liked Arkansas running back Dennis Johnson, in a pre-luncheon press conference and during his address to the Little Rock Touchdown Club, we find ourselves feeling that way about the Razorback head coach these days. It’s easy to like him as a person. Feel free to scratch your head about the way he coaches or what comes out of his mouth.

Live Game Blog: Arkansas vs. Louisiana-Monroe, Sept. 8

by Jim Harris 9/8/2012 5:59 pm

Welcome back to Hog fans and our usual followers for week 2 of the Arkansas Razorbacks' 2012 season, the Louisiana-Monroe game at Little Rock's War Memorial Stadium. Be a part of the blog and feel free to comment in the accompanying comment section, or send me an email at jharris@abpg.com (I periodically will check the mail during the game). Arkansas will be looking to see an improved overall defensive effort from last week's 49-24 win over Football Championship Subdivision program Jacksonville State, while Monroe is opening its season. So, sit back, join in, and if you're watching the game on pay-per-view, let us know how the coverage is. Also, if you're reading this after the game, it's logged in reverse chronological order, so start at the end to follow how the game unfolded as we saw it:

Razorback Report Card: Arkansas 49, Jacksonville State 24

by Jim Harris 9/2/2012 3:54 pm

Arkansas was inconsistent in its season-opening win over a Football Championship Subdivision program at Reynolds Razorback Stadium, and our grades reflect it. Lots of work awaits these Razorbacks before powerful Alabama comes to town Sept. 15.

The Showgram: Are War Memorial Razorback Games In Jeopardy? Knile Davis For Heisman

by 8/30/2012 11:11 am

Welcome to the Showgram. It's the collaborative effort of ArkansasSports360.com editor Chris Bahn and Adam Alter, assistant sports director of KNWA/KARK Razorback Nation. They'll talk Arkansas Razorbacks with some Breaking Bad and 90s rap lyrics mixed in for good measure. Think of it as sports talk radio at your convenience. Sports talk shouldn't be available only when you're parked at your desk or in drive time traffic.

3-And-Out: Highsmith, Tank Wright Together Again; Razorbacks Get Younger On Returns

by Chris Bahn 8/30/2012 7:07 am

In theory, Alonzo Highsmith and Tenarius Wright playing alongside each other at linebacker is a good thing for Arkansas. Highsmith is the team’s top returning tackler and led the team in tackles for loss last season. Wright hasn’t played the position since high school, but has the size and the leadership needed in the middle. Their rapport off the field is solid and could help chemistry on the field. Only trouble is, injuries have kept them from getting on the field together. They’ve been alongside each other for the first time in a long time this week.

Bahn: As Arkansas Enters Game Week, We Look At 5 Questions Facing The Razorbacks

by Chris Bahn 8/27/2012 8:10 am

How will John L. Smith manage his players and staff in his first season as head coach at Arkansas? We look at that as part of 5 Questions Facing The Razorbacks as they enter game week.