Capital One Bowl Report Card

Quarterbacks -- C- Much of the talk heading into the bowl game focused on Arkansas' decision to go with both sophomore Casey Dick and freshman Mitch Mustain.

But neither of them did much to help the offense. Dick took the first snap, and he finished the day 9-of-21 for 98 yards and an interception. Mustain didn't do much better, going 5-for-10 for 41 yards and a pick. Notice that neither of them threw a touchdown. Running Backs -- B+ Arkansas' running game continued to gain yards even though star tailback Darren McFadden was bothered by a sprained right shoulder. Sophomore Felix Jones carried the load, rushing for a career-high 150 yards and two touchdowns. The Razorbacks finished with 232 yards rushing. But McFadden struggled for the most part, gaining 45 of his 89 yards on his first carry. Wide Receivers -- C Arkansas' quarterbacks weren't accurate, but there were several dropped passes by the wide receivers that could have helped out things. Leading receiver Marcus Monk, batting a stomach virus, had only one catch for 13 yards. But Robert Johnson and Cedric Washington gave the team other options, combining for seven catches and 92 yards. Offensive Line -- B- Considering the number of injuries the offensive line had to deal with, it's hard to fault the unit too much. Offensive tackle Tony Ugoh suffered a pinched nerve in the first half, and offensive guards Stephen Parker and Robert Felton went down with sprained knees. Still, Arkansas managed to gain 232 yards rushing. The front line gave up only one sack, as well. Defensive Line -- A Without a doubt, the defensive line was the bright spot for Arkansas on Monday. Defensive end Jamaal Anderson recorded three sacks, defensive tackle Keith Jackson Jr. had an interception and the defensive line as a whole held Wisconsin running back P.J. Hill to just 36 yards rushing. Badgers quarterback John Stocco faced constant pressure from Anderson, Jackson and defensive end Antwain Robinson. Linebackers -- C This unit was banged up even before the game, and senior Sam Olajubutu had a quiet performance with only three tackles in his final collegiate game. Middle linebacker Weston Dacus had four tackles, including one for a loss, but the linebackers didn't stand out for the most part. Secondary -- D Sure, cornerback Chris Houston had an interception, but he also gave up a 22-yard touchdown pass and was flagged for a personal foul. Strong safety Randy Kelly was beat for a touchdown, and the secondary helped Wisconsin by committing too many penalties. In addition, Stocco passed for 125 yards in the first quarter. Special Teams -- D For the fourth straight game, the Razorbacks had to deal with costly mistakes on special teams. Kicker Jeremy Davis missed a 30-yard field goal that proved costly, and the unit had another punt blocked. The only things keeping Arkansas' special teams from getting a failing grade was Darius Vinnett's block on a punt and several well-placed punts by Jacob Skinner. Coaching -- C- Sure, some frustrated fans will question this grade, but Arkansas defensive coordinator Reggie Herring did a masterful job limiting Wisconsin's offense as much as possible. The Badgers were held to minus-five yards rushing. But the offensive play-calling was suspect at times, and the decision to throw the ball to fullback Mitch Petrus on fourth-and-1 was a bad idea. Also, why was Jeremy Davis still the team's kicker?

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