Ailing Jones, Hillis Both Start

On Arkansas' opening play, questions were quickly answered about the availability quarterback Matt Jones and running back Peyton Hillis as both started the Hogs' 20-14 loss against Georgia.

Jones missed practice time early in the week after suffering a groin injury in last week's 38-20 loss at Auburn and spent most of Saturday's game, when he wasn't playing, either on a stationary bike or getting stretched by trainers.

"We've got a lot of people hurt," Jones said. "I think that if we can get everybody healthy during the off week (before playing at South Carolina on Nov. 6), then we'll be all right."

Hillis, who broke three transverse processes (bones attached to the vertebrae) three weeks ago, was used sparingly. He did catch a 10-yard pass on third down to keep a second-quarter drive alive.

Another key cog on offense, receiver Steven Harris, came in on the game's second play after missing every practice last week with a knee injury. He caught one pass for 31 yards.

"I wasn't 100 percent, but I felt like I could contribute in trying to help this team win," Harris said.

Left tackle Tony Ugoh (kidney stones) dressed, but did not play. He was replaced by Robert Felton, who held his own against the rush of two-time all-American defensive end David Pollack.

"It was an unfortunate thing that happened to Tony, but I just had to step up and do what I could do," Felton said. "I thought I did a pretty good job, but there are a lot of things I can do better that we'll work on during this coming off week."

Cornerback Michael Coe (thigh) and tailback Dedrick Poole (hamstring) did not dress.

Three more Razorbacks suffered injuries during the game. They were free safety Vickiel Vaughn (elbow), linebacker Sam Olajubutu (knee) and tight end Jared Hicks (shoulder).

Broyles Remains Hospitalized

Arkansas athletic director Frank Broyles remained hospitalized Saturday due to an irregular heartbeat, but is reportedly resting comfortably.

Broyles checked into Washington Regional Medical Center on Tuesday because of the complication, known as arrhythmia, and is expected to be released in the next few days. Doctors continue to monitor Broyles, who has been hospitalized three times in the past 13 months because of an irregular heartbeat.

Broyles has been on medication to help regulate his heartbeat the past 10 years. The recent complication is likely linked to the amount of stress Broyles has been under the past month while his wife, Barbara Broyles, fought through the final stages of Alzheimer's disease before she passed away on Oct. 13.

A moment of silence was observed for Barbara Broyles before Saturday's game.



Making Plays

Vaughn lost his starting job last week against Auburn after failing to make enough plays through the first five games.

Once he came in against Auburn, Vaughn had nine tackles, including seven solo stops, a recovered fumble and an interception.

The junior picked up right where he left off on Saturday against Georgia, causing a fumble on the game's first play that was recovered by cornerback Darius Vinnett.

"I was just glad to be back out there helping my team," Vaughn said. "We've been struggling in the first half and I knew that one of us had to get us started off on the right foot. That's part of the defense, we've got to go out there and make something happen."

Vaughn finished with nine tackles, including eight solo stops.



Grant Still Green

With Coe out, Georgia native and Arkansas true freshman Michael Grant made his first career start.

Grant, who originally signed with Georgia before ending up at Arkansas, was burned on the game's opening snap by Bulldogs receiver Fred Gibson, who fumbled at the end of the play.

Then in the second quarter, Gibson burned Grant again for a 79-yard pass play. It was Gibson's longest career reception and Arkansas' Chris Houston promptly replaced Grant on the next play.



55 & Alive

On consecutive second quarter plays, an Arkansas player wearing No. 55 scored points.

After No. 55 Chris Balsiero's kicked an extra point, Hogs defensive end Marcus Harrison, who also dons No. 55, scooped up a fumble on the Bulldogs' ensuing play and raced 19 yards for a touchdown.



More On Harrison

Harrison and Georgia tailback Danny Ware hugged after Saturday's game. They both attended Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va., last fall and are starting as true freshmen in the SEC.

"(Ware) was just happy that we were both starting," Harrison said. "It seems like everybody that came out of Hargrave is starting or at least, making a difference for their team.

"He told me that he was proud of me and I told him that I was proud of him."

Harrison wrapped up five tackles, including one for a loss, while Ware rushed for 39 yards on 15 carries.



Lick Of The Game

Arkansas gunner John Johnson made the most of a 43-yard punt by Jeremy Davis when he upended Georgia returner Thomas Flowers at the Bulldogs' 22.

"I just saw him catch the ball and I ran through him like our coaches teach us," Johnson said. "Everything I had, I threw it into him."



Getting Defensive

Arkansas' defense allowed 300-plus yards in the first half for the third consecutive game. Georgia piled up 308 by intermission, including 217 passing yards.

The Bulldogs finished with 513 yards, including 382 through the air.

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