Game Day Blog: Another Dismal Season In the Books For Arkansas
1:36, 4th Quarter – Arkansas threw for less than a hundred yards and saw Missouri score more than 20 points for the first time in their last six games. Missouri 24, Arkansas 14
4:30, 4th Quarter – Arkansas had a third down stop and would have gotten the football back but Sosa Agim was called for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that gave Missouri a free first down and essentially puts the game away.
8:47, 4th Quarter – Powell hits former Razorback Jonathan Nance for a touchdown pass as Missouri takes a two score lead after the 10-yard scoring connection. MIZ 24, ARK 14
11:27, 4th Quarter – With a chance to tie the game, Connor Limpert’s 54-yard field goal comes up just short and leaves Missouri with a lead and now with good field position.
1:26, 3rd Quarter – The two teams trade punts so Arkansas is still within striking distance as the third quarter is starting to wind down. Hogs have possession at their own 23.
7:00, 3rd Quarter – Missouri marched 80 yards in less than three minutes to regain the lead, capped by a three yard run from Tyler Badie. MIZ 17, ARK 14
9:54, 3rd Quarter – Arkansas couldn’t take advantage of the good field position as they go three and out. Missouri takes over inside their own 20 but it’s still a one score game.
11:30, 3rd Quarter – Momentum is certainly going the Hogs way as they get another defensive stop then Nathan Parodi returns the punt 30 yards to near midfield. Hogs have a chance to take a two score lead.
13:34, 3rd Quarter – Jack Lindsey picked up 11 yards on the first play of the drive and then hit Gunter on a tight end throwback for a touchdown pass and the Hogs are back in the lead. ARK 14, MIZ 10
14:55, 3rd Quarter – It was a perfect start to the second half as Greg Brooks picked off a Powell pass to set the Hogs up with a short field. Arkansas takes over at the Mizzou 26.
0:00, 2nd Quarter – The passing game has certainly been a struggle for Jack Lindsey and the Arkansas offense but his one completion went for a touchdown. Missouri leads 10-7 at the half and the Tigers will receive the second half kickoff.
1:17, 2nd Quarter – Facing a 4th and 1 at the Missouri 29, the Hogs decided to go for it but Rakeem Boyd was shut down and Arkansas turns it over on downs. Tigers with a chance at points before the half.
5:08, 2nd Quarter – Taylor Powell took over at quarterback and immediately put Missouri on a scoring drive. Powell went 3-5 passing for 33 yards but the Tigers had to settle for a 26-yard field goal. MIZ 10, ARK 7
8:13, 2nd Quarter – Fayetteville native Taylor Powell takes over at quarterback for Missouri as the Tigers starter has been knocked out with a knee injury.
14:56, 2nd Quarter – Missouri answered the Hogs’ scoring drive with one of their own as they marched 75 yards in 14 plays, capped by a five yard touchdown run from Larry Rountree, ARK 7, MIZ 7
0:00, 1st Quarter – Barrett Bannister, a Fayetteville native, is sparking the Missouri offense as he has four catches for 39 yards. Tigers have a first and goal at the Arkansas five as they move to the second quarter.
6:49, 1st Quarter – Jack Lindsey hits Trey Knox for a 19 yards touchdown pass and the Hogs have their first lead since the 1:50 mark of the 3rd quarter against Kentucky, six games ago. ARK 7, MIZ 0
8:37, 1st Quarter – Missouri attempted to go for a 4th and 1 at their own 39 but a solid push from the Hogs front forced a bad snap exchange and Connor Bazelak was dropped for a loss of one. Hogs take over with great field position in a scoreless game.
11:15, 1st Quarter – Arkansas was able to pick up a pair of first downs on the game’s first drive but it stalled just after crossing midfield. Mizzou takes over at their own 13 after a 33 yard punt.
15:00, 1st Quarter – The QB carousel continues to turn for the Hogs as they become the first school in SEC history to use five different starting quarterbacks in a season. They started tracking the stat in 2002.
As if Arkansas needed anything else to go against them this season, the Razorbacks will be short-handed today against Missouri in the Battle Line Rivalry.
The team has not announced who or exactly how many but there are reports of as many as 15 players could be out with the virus.
The university announced a mumps outbreak on campus earlier this week while the athletics department released a statement saying all student-athletes would have access to a mumps booster shot or vaccination.
A total of 13 players have not been spotted during pregame warmups: KJ Jefferson, Kam Curl, Koilan Jackson, Ladarrius Bishop, Hayden Henry, Andrew Parker, Hudson Henry, Karch Gardiner, A’Montae Spivey, Jordan Jones, TQ Jackson, Deon Stewart and Malik Chavis are the players expected to be out for the game. That is is just players who are not suited up and does not mean everyone on that list is out with the mumps.
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