Ole Miss vs. Arkansas Postgame Notes

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Oct. 22, 2011

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OLE MISS NOTES

SERIES INFORMATION
•This game marked the 58th meeting all-time between Ole Miss and Arkansas dating back to 1908. Ole Miss records show the Rebels trailing the series 26-31-1, while Arkansas' records indicate a 32-25-1 advantage for the Razorbacks. Arkansas claims a forfeit victory in a 1914 game that Ole Miss won 13-7. The two teams met almost yearly from 1937-1969 before the series took a hiatus until 1981. The two schools have played yearly since then, and Ole Miss is 11-19-1 against Arkansas since the series resumed. Arkansas holds a 12-8 edge since it joined the SEC in 1992.

CAPTAINS
(All Seniors): Derrick Herman (WR), Damien Jackson (DB), Kentrell Lockett (DL) and Bradley Sowell (OL)

GENERAL NOTES
•Today’s attendance was 57,951.

OFFENSIVE NOTES
• Junior quarterback Randall Mackey passed for a career-best 219 yards and two touchdowns on 18-of-30 passing. He also rushed for 30 yards and his first career touchdown. The three total TDs marked a career best.
• Freshman Nickolas Brassell caught a career-high eight passes for 70 yards and rushed a for a career-best 17 yards on five attempts. Defensively, Brassell posted one solo tackle and one pass breakup.
• Freshman Donte Moncrief hauled in a career-best five catches for 73 yards and two touchdowns. Moncrief leads the team with four TD catches and has four of Ole Miss’ six receiving touchdowns on the season.
• Ole Miss totaled a season-high 24 first downs and 219 yards passing.
• The Rebels’ 16-play touchdown drive in the fourth quarter was Ole Miss’ longest scoring drive this season in terms of plays. The previous long was a 15-play touchdown drive versus Fresno State.

DEFENSIVE NOTES
• Senior Damien Jackson totaled a season-high 11 tackles (seven solo). It was the most stops for Jackson since a career-high 13 tackles versus BYU.
• Senior Justin Smith posted four tackles, tied a career best with 1.0 TFL and also forced a fumble.
• Freshman C.J. Johnson recorded his first career quarterback sack.

SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
• Junior Bryson Rose connected on a career-long 43-yard field goal attempt in the first quarter and has now made 14 consecutive field goal attempts dating back to last season. Rose was also 3-for-3 on PATs and scored six points.
• Junior Tyler Campbell punted six times for a 37.7-yard average, but downed three punts inside the 20-yard line. Campbell entered the game tied for third in the nation with 15 punts downed inside the 20-yard line.

ARKANSAS NOTES

Team Notes
With the win, Arkansas improves to 6-1 on the season. The 6-1 start is the best for the Razorbacks under head coach Bobby Petrino and the first 6-1 start for the Razorbacks since 2006. The only other times UA started 6-1 or better since joining the SEC was 1998 and 2006.

Arkansas’ first touchdown drive took 1 minute, 31 seconds, the 13th touchdown drive of less than two minutes this season. UA has 75 touchdown drives of less than two minutes under head coach Bobby Petrino.

Arkansas was 4-for-6 in the Critical Zone (inside the 20-yard line). Zach Hocker made a 33-yard field goal in the second quarter, Tyler Wilson scored on two 1-yard rushes in the third and Hocker made a 23-yard field goal in the fourth quarter. This season, UA is 29-for-32 (.906) in the Critical Zone this season with 21 touchdowns.

The Arkansas defense held Ole Miss to 4-of-13 (.308) on third-down conversions. For the season, the Razorbacks have held the opposition to 36-of-102 (.353) on third-down conversions.

Individual Notes
Joe Adams moved into a tie for third on Arkansas’ all-time career 100-yard receiving games chart with his 124-yard performance. Adams is tied with teammate Jarius Wright in third place.

Joe Adams moved into fourth on Arkansas’ all-time career receptions chart. With four catches, Adams now has 141 receptions in his career.

Joe Adams moved into fourth on Arkansas’ all-time career receiving yards chart. With 124 yards, Adams now has 2,166 receiving yards in his career.

Dennis Johnson recorded the third 100-yard rushing game of his career with a single-game career-high 160 yards. It was Johnson’s first 100-yard rushing game since he rushed for 107 yards at Florida on Oct. 19, 2009.

Tramain Thomas led Arkansas with 11 tackles, including seven solo stops and 0.5 a tackle for loss. Thomas also had two pass breakups in the victory.

Eric Bennett recorded his second interception of the season, picking off a pass late in the fourth quarter. Bennett also added five tackles.

Jerry Franklin had seven tackles in the win, giving him 339 for his career, which ranks eighth in school history. Franklin also had two tackles for loss in the game.

Jerico Nelson made nine tackles for the UA defense and had 2.5 tackles for loss. The 2.5 tackles for loss is the second-highest single-game total for Nelson in his career.

Game Notes
Today’s captains for Arkansas were Jarius Wright, Knile Davis, Tyler Wilson, Jerico Nelson, Jerry Franklin and Jake Bequette.

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