Welcome to Donald W Reynolds Razorback Stadium here in Fayetteville, AR. Weather is great for football- a nice 72 degree weather with a slight breeze out of the north.
South Carolina’s first drive is currently stopped at the 8 yard line. An almost 71 yard touchdown run was stopped short by Arkansas’ D. South Carolina calls back-to-back timeouts- still on the 8 yard line.
South Carolina gets 1 first down on the 4 yard line. On third down South Carolina doesn’t snap the ball in time and South Carolina is forced to kick a field goal on 4th down. Kick good- South Carolina 3- Arkansas 0
South Carolina kicks the ball out of bounds- Arkansas takes over at the AR 40.
Broderick Green catches the ball for a 39 yd reception. AR on S Carolina’s 18 yd line. Next play- Joe Adams carries it 18 yards into the end zone. Kick good. Arkansas 7 South Carolina 3.
2nd Down and 10 for South Carolina- AR defense looks tired. The 1:24 touchdown run didn’t give the D much of a rest. South Carolina forced to punt. AR offense takes over on the 7 yard line.
DJ Williams catches for a AR first down- 5 yard reception- ball on the 13 yd line. Next play- Mallett sacked for a loss of 10 yds. 2nd and 20 on the 8 yard line. Brings 1st quarter to a close.
End of 1st quarter- Arkansas 7 South Carolina 3
Arkansas attempts a fake punt and failed- South Carolina takes over on downs inside the AR 25.
South Carolina makes it into the end zone for a 1 yd touchdown run. Made AR pay for the failed fake punt. South Carolina 10 Arkansas 7.
First play after kickoff- Michael Smith carries the ball 7 yds. AR 2nd and 3 on AR 43.
Mallett carries 2 yds. AR 4th and 3. AR punting away. Fair catch at 10 yard line. 43 yard punt.
Maddox from South Carolina breaks through the AR defense for a first down. Defense is holding their own but do look tired.
South Carolina is easily breaking through the Arkansas d-line. They look tired.
Mallett passes to DJ Williams for a 69 yd pass play. 1st and goal on 7 yd line. 6 seconds left in the half.
Mallett overthrows on first attempt. Tejada attempts first goal on 2nd down. FG good.
Halftime- tied at 10-10. Knew this game would be close but didn’t think it would be this close. Going into the locker room tied makes for an exciting second half.
Welcome back- South Carolina gets the ball back after the half.
South Carolina breaks through the defense and scores on an 80 yd touchdown- the play took 13 secs. South Carolina 16 Arkansas 10.
London Crawford catches a 18 yd reception for a first down and the crowd goes wild. Next play- Broderick Green pushes [and I do mean push] through the South Carolina defense for a 7 yard gain.
2nd and goal-AR on the 9 yard line Michael Smith runs the ball down to the 1 yard line. 3rd and goal AR comes up just inches short. 4th and goal Arkansas scores. Fireworks go off and everyone around me jumps. Tejada kicks PAT- good. Arkansas 17 South Carolina 16. Scoring drive was 11 plays for 73 yards. Scoring drive time was 5:04.
The best part of the scoring drive [besides the touchdown of couse] was Arkansas was 3 for 3 on 3rd down conversions. The Petrinos will be happy.
The official attendance for today is 68,865.
On third and six Mallett throws to Greg Childs wide open. Brought down inside the 30 yard line after blowing off a few defenders.
Touchdown Arkansas- Mallett hands the ball off to Broderick Green for a jumping drive into the end zone. Arkansas 24 South Carolina 16.
South Carolina muffs the snap and the ball rolls into the end zone for a safety. Arkansas 26 South Carolina 16.
End of the 3rd quarter. Arkansas 26 South Carolina 16.
Mallett sacked for a 9 yd loss. 3rd and 10. Arkansas forced to punt on 4th and 10.
Arkansas sacked Garcia for a loss. 2rd and 25 on S Carolina 20.
FINAL: Arkansas 33 South Carolina 16.
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Petrino on Mallett:
Mallet did well. Very patient. thought it was his best game.
We shut down the run in the second half. Started getting to the qb.
On Special Team:
The only mistake in special teams was me calling a fake punt.
On a must win game:
We want to get into games that are a must win and win them. We needed the pressure. And I think we passed the test.
FAYETTEVILLE – Needing only one win to advance to the NCAA Super Regionals, the Razorback baseball team lost a tough game to Washington State Sunday night, 10-7, at Baum Stadium. The Cougars, who played earlier in the day and defeated Kansas State to earn the right to play the Hogs, took advantage of some costly errors by Arkansas and got some timely hitting from their lineup to force the deciding game set for Monday at 7 p.m.
The Razorbacks were trailing by as many as six runs at one point in the game, but clawed their way back with five unanswered runs over innings six through eight to pull within one before Washington State scored three runs of their own in the final two frames.
The Cougars grabbed the early lead in the first inning after a grounder by Cody Bartlett was fielded by the Arkansas starter, Mike Bolsinger, who attempted to get the force at second, but sailed the ball into centerfield allowing the runner to advance to third. The run scored on a sacrifice fly by Matt Fanelli in the next at-bat.
Down 2-0 in the third inning, Arkansas finally got on the board by way of a Bo Bigham single up the middle off WSU starter James Wise, allowing Matt Vinson to score. Bigham finished the night 3-for-5 with 2 RBI.
With nothing doing in the fourth, Washington State turned up the heat in the fifth inning, tagging Bolsinger for five runs to extend their lead to 7-1. After giving up a pair of hits to score the first two runs of the inning, WSU got two bunt singles before a bases-clearing double by Shea Vucinich. He would be the last batter Bolsinger would face in the game, going only four innings with four strikeouts and six earned runs.
In the bottom half of the inning, the Hogs finally started chipping away at the large lead with a 2 RBI double by Monk Kreder, making the score 7-3 after five. Arkansas then got solo home runs by James McCann and Colin Kuhn in the sixth to pull within two. The fifth unanswered run came from another solo shot from the Razorbacks. This time from Kreder.
Down just one run would be as close as Arkansas would get in the ball game as the Cougars were able to post three more runs in the eighth inning after a couple of defensive errors by third baseman Andy Wilkins and shortstop Tim Carver. The Hogs would get one more run in the bottom of the eighth, but it would not be enough to let the team advance to Supers.
With both teams now one game away from advancing in the NCAA Tournament, Monday’s game between these same two teams will definitely be one to watch . Arkansas is the 15th-ranked team in the nation, while Washington State is ranked 23rd. Both teams are also the top two seeds of the Fayetteville Regional. The winner of this final game will face Arizona State next weekend. Arizona State was the winner of the Tempe Regional.
Stay tuned to uatvonline.net for coverage of tomorrow’s game as well as @UATVsports on twitter for updates during the game.
The U of A Law School is moving up in US news and world report’s list of the country’s best law schools.
The Duncan Avenue Apartments and the adjacent Duncan Avenue Community Center were a featured case study in a new book designed to help homeowners, developers and property owners understand the myriad green building rating systems used today.
The Razorbacks closed up spring practice this weekend with the red white game. The event also helped local non-profits.
In Northwest Arkansas
A divided federal appeals court in San Francisco says Walmart Stores Inc. will face a class-action lawsuit that claims the world’s largest private employer discriminates against women workers.
City officials recently talked about imposing furlough days on city workers in order to reduce Fayetteville’s budget shortfall.
Despite Walmart’s recent success getting an alcohol permit last year, local e-z marts are not having the same luck. The state alcoholic beverage control board denied the request from the EZ Mart on Robinson Avenue in Springdale this week.
Around the World
Ronnie Lee Gardner has chosen death by firing squad.
A suicide bomber with suspected Al Qaeda ties attacked the British ambassador’s convoy in Yemen earlier today.
American missionary Laura Silsby will appear before a court in Haiti on charges of arranging irregular travel.
The Diamond Hogs returned to Fayetteville with their tails between their legs after losing the first SEC series since dropping two of three games in baton rouge last month.
The Cavaliers, Magic, Hawks, and Heat are all in cruise control through the first round of the playoffs.
The NFL draft was good for football players from the south eastern conference and some athletes from other Arkansas schools.
Allthis and more on UATV News at 9 p.m. Watch online or on channel 14.
The Razorbacks, who are in their third season under head coach Robert Pulliza, rank behind defending conference champion, LSU, and Auburn in the standings, while Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Alabam round out the division.
Over in the Eastern Division, Tennessee was predicted as the winner, while Florida was picked second followed by Kentucky, Georgia and South Carolina.
This year’s Hogs return nine letterwinners from a year ago, including junior Kelli Stipanovich, sophomore Amanda Anderson, and sophomore Jasmine Norton, a preseason All-SEC selection this year.
This first poll shows quite a big jump for the team from year ago. Last year, the Razorbacks were picked to finish 10th in the league, but outperformed expectations to a 6th place finish.
The Razorbacks first match is scheduled for August 27th against UMKC as part of day one action of the Arkansas Invitational tournament. The first serve is scheduled to go up promptly at 7 p.m. at Barnhill Arena.
AT&T has parked a temporary cell tower across from the stadium and right beside the Alumni House. For all AT&T users, getting your cell phone to have a reliable signal during a Razorback home game was almost as difficult as catching a pass from Mallett against a SEC defense.
We are in the process of getting an official word from AT&T Arkansas spokesperson, Natasha Collins. And when we do, you can look for it here first.
This addition is an important one. How else can we Tweet and text our thoughts on an amazing Joe Adams catch or Michael Smith run if we cannot even get a cell signal? With a stadium branded left and right with the famous globe logo of AT&T, it’s important that their signal is at the highest quality.
UPDATE: We got in touch with the AT&T spokesperson for the state of Arkansas. Natasha Collins said, “AT&T is accustomed to planning for the increased network traffic that occurs at large-scale events – like Razorback games – and typically will bring in temporary cell towers.” It looks like the Razorbacks aren’t the only people who know this is a big SEC clash against South Carolina.
Here is Collins’ message in full:
AT&T is constantly expanding and enhancing its network to deliver the best possible mobile experience for our customers, which is why we are adding an additional temporary cell tower outside of the stadium. As with most sporting events, there is an increase in wireless traffic during Razorback games. AT&T is accustomed to planning for the increased network traffic that occurs at large-scale events – like Razorback games – and typically will bring in temporary cell towers.