Quarterly Report

What follows is an in-depth look at 11th-ranked Arkansas's 31-14 defeat of Tennessee Saturday night in Fayetteville. Each quarter is broken down into a recap, a key play, a key player and a key statistic.

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After a three-and-out on its first possession, Arkansas drove 53 yards in eight plays to take a 7-0 lead, Casey Dick hitting Marcus Monk with a 10-yard touchdown pass with 6:15 left in the period. Tennessee drove to a third-and-two at the Arkansas 40-yard line but Jonathan Crompton was sacked for a five-yard loss by Jamal Anderson, snuffing the threat.
KEY PLAY

On third-and-goal at the Vol 10-yard line, Dick hit the 6-foot-6 Monk on a perfectly thrown fade route in the back-left corner of the end zone. Monk barely got a foot down before stepping out of bounds.

KEY PLAYER

Jamal Anderson. He single-handedly disrupted UT's passing game, recording two sacks and a hurry in the quarter.

KEY STAT

Tennessee was 0 for 4 on third-down conversions and gained just 38 net yards (36 rushing, 2 passing)



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UT 0 Quarter 1 00:00 7 ARK
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McFadden, taking the direct snap in shotgun formation, raced 17 yards to complete a six-play, 72-yard touchdown drive that boosted the lead to 14-0. Tennessee answered with a seven-play, 80-yard TD drive. Crompton hit Robert Meachem with a 27-yard pass for the score. Arkansas scored on its next two drives, however, to go up 28-7. The first drive covered 82 yards in seven plays and ended with a 12-yard TD pass from McFadden to Monk. The second was a five-play, 69-yard drive capped by a five-yard direct-snap keeper by McFadden.
KEY PLAY

With the Hogs already leading 21-7, McFadden rambled 37 yards on the second play of Arkansas's final drive of the half, then scored himself three plays later to give the hosts a 28-7 halftime lead.

KEY PLAYER

McFadden. He rushed four times for 33 yards on the Razorbacks' first TD drive of the quarter, two times for 19 yards on the second and three times for 48 on the third one. He also threw a 12-yard TD pass.

KEY STAT

Arkansas had 265 yards at the half, putting the Razorbacks on pace to gain 530 yards in the game.



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UT 7 Quarter 2 00:00 28 ARK
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Arkansas was on the verge of adding to its lead, driving to a first-and-goal at the Vol 6-yard line. McFadden was stripped by Marvin Mitchell, however, and UT recovered at the 2-yard line to end the threat. Tennessee had just two possessions all quarter and accomplished very little.
KEY PLAY

McFadden's fumble. Without it, Tennessee probably would've trailed 35-7 at the end of three quarters.

KEY PLAYER

Marvin Mitchell. The Vol linebacker recorded a minus-yardage stop on McFadden in addition to his fumble-causing hit near the goal line.

KEY STAT

Tennessee ran 11 plays for 33 yards all quarter (13 rushing, 20 passing).



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UT 7 Quarter 3 00:00 28 ARK
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A poor throw by Crompton was intercepted by Kevin Woods and returned 23 yards to the Vol 16-yard line. The Vol defense stiffened and forced a 29-yard Jeremy Davis field goal that widened the gap to 31-7. Tennessee tacked on a touchdown against Arkansas reserves with a seven-play, 92-yard drive in the final minutes. Crompton hit Bret Smith on a 39-yard pass play for the TD.
KEY PLAY

The TD pass to Smith. It at least reduced the final margin to a halfway respectable 31-14.

KEY PLAYER

Smith. After catching the ball at the Razorback 20-yard line, the native of Warren, Ark., broke three tackles to reach the end zone.

KEY STAT

Arkansas finished with 259 rushing yards, 21 more than its SEC-leading average.



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UT 14 Quarter 4 00:00 31 ARK
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Game #: 1126
Site: Fayetteville
Date: Nov. 11
Conference: SECW
Coach Match-up:
For the Vols - Fulmer and for the Razorbacks - Nutt


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