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Razorbacks Secure Win No. 3 Courtesy of Tennessee

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Donovan Lee, Assistant Sports Editor

After their Halloween heroics fall short to the Aggies of Texas A&M, the Arkansas Razorbacks (3-3) look to rebound with a win by way of the Tennessee Volunteers (2-4). The Vols traveled to Fayetteville for a battle on The Hill as both teams looked to break even for their records’ sakes.

 

Tennessee scored the sole points of the first quarter off a field goal by kicker Brent Cimaglia from 50 yards out. To the dismay of the Hogs, they never got going in the first thirty minutes of play, punting on three of four of their first-half possessions and the other resulting in a missed field goal attempt. The Volunteers expanded upon their lead in the second quarter with an additional 10 points with no response from the Hogs. The game went into halftime with a demanding Tennessee lead over the Razorbacks, 10-0.

 

A halftime pep talk and water break sparked a fire under the Razorbacks. A third-quarter effort, spurred on by senior quarterback Feleipe Franks (18-24, 215 yds, 3 TD), gave signs of hope to the Hogs as they would go on a 24-0 run to put them on the board and propel them into a lead that would become insurmountable for the Knoxville combatants as they lose 24-13. Arkansas was able to seal their third victory of the season in a matter of fifteen minutes of play. 

 

Razorback receiver Treylon Burks finished the game with five receptions for 95 yards, one of those receptions resulting in six points. Trelon Smith led the ground game for the Hogs with 72 yards off of nine carries, followed by Rakeem Boyd’s 65 yards in 19 touches.

 

The Hogs will travel to “The Swamp” to face off against the SEC West’s division-leading Florida Gators. The No. 6-ranked Gators are coming off of their biggest game of the season after defeating divisional rival Georgia in what may be considered their side of the conference’s deciding game as to who will represent the West in the SEC championship. The game will be played and televised on Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. on ESPN.