Though fans showed up to watch the likes of Alex Collins, Jonathan Williams and Korliss Marshall carry the football, it was a run by Canaan Sandy that had fans on their feet.
Fans may recognize that name as he was inducted into ESPN’s fan Hall of Fame in December for his love of the Razorbacks.
Sandy suffers from Down Syndrome but scampered 50 yards for the score and was joined in the end zone by the entire Razorbacks roster.
“He’s been at a bunch of Razorback events with me,” Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said. “He’s on a world tour I think. Every time I turn around, he’s there. He’s just got one of those contagious personalities.”
Sandy was one of three fans selected into the ESPN fan Hall of Fame but the Arkansas quarterback said it was a special moment for everyone involved.
“That was awesome,” junior Brandon Allen said. That was fun for us. I know it was a lot of fun for him as fan of the year. Just what he’s dealing with and what he’s got going on, I thought it was a very special moment for him.”