Arkansas-Missouri State Photo Gallery
Sophomore Dennis Johnson got the 2009 season off to an electrifying start with a 91-yard kickoff return for a touchdown on the game's first play.
Johnson's return obviously got the Arkansas sideline fired up.
Redshirt sophomore quarterback Ryan Mallett, a transfer from Michigan, completed his first nine passes in his first Razorback game while going 17-of-22 passing for 309 yards.
Arkansas linebacker Wendel Davis, who led the team with seven tackles, celebrates his interception with teammates Matt Harris and Tramain Thomas - who also had a pick - in tow.
Joe Adams dismisses Missouri State linebacker Antoine Wilkinson after taking a pass from Mallett and turning it into a 40-yard scoring play.
Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino gets his point across as QB coach Garrick McGee reacts.
Cobi Hamilton caught 4 passes for 56 yards and 1 touchdown in his college debut.
Second-team quarterback Tyler Wilson was 13-of-19 for 138 yards and two touchdowns.
Sophomore wideout Greg Childs had 4 catches for 50 yards.
Arkansas defensive end Jake Bequette pressures Missouri State quarterback Cody Kirby, a former Rogers standout who was 12-of-20 passing for 107 yards with a pair of picks while enduring three sacks.
This time Kirby is greeted Malcolm Sheppard, who had a sack and two stops for lost yardage among his four tackles.
LaVunce Askew, who had a sack, three tackles and a quarterback hurry, closes in on Kirby.
Senior tailback Michael Smith had just four carries on the night, but racked up 43 yards and a 15-yard TD dash while doing so.
Smith, seen here eluding Derek Miller (10), also caught 2 passes for 19 yards.
Broderick Green, who had 10 carries for 31 yards and his first Razorback touchdown, fights for yaradge.
True freshman tailback Knile Davis has just one carry on the night, but made the most of it by flattening a Missouri State defender while picking up 15 yards.
One of the negatives of Saturday's game was the collarbone injury suffered by senior wide receiver London Crawford, who had 2 catches for 44 yards before having to leave the game.
The self-titled Red Swarm defense lived up to its name on this play on a night when the Bears managed just 205 yards total offense.
Defensive end Tenarius Wright had four tackles, including this one for lost yardage as he loses his helmet and freshman Terrell Williams (25) arrives to help.
Tramain Thomas (5) and Rudell Crim (4) combine to blow up Missouri State tailback Miguel Warren.
Holder Austin Tucker and kicker Alex Tejada (sporting a new number 2) leave the field after one of his two field goals.
Tejada did not have a great night kicking off, sending two out of bounds and having to make the tackle on this one.
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