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Sunday, August 27, 2017 27 NWA Democrat-Gazette College Football Preview "Now that's what I call an ass chewing!" and "No suspension, the discipline will be handled internally," and "Has Arkansas beaten me?" and "Trust the process and the process will give you positive self gratification, a-ight?" Austin Allen passes for 315 yards, and Jared Cornelius has six catches for 109 yards and a touchdown to highlight the Hogs' offense. OCT. 21 AUBURN 27 , ARKANSAS 24 FAYETTEVILLE — Jordan Jones scores on an 80-yard end around on the first offensive snap of the game, but it is not enough for the No. 24 Razorbacks against No. 12 Auburn. Auburn Coach Gus Malzahn appears to per- form a couple of over-exaggerated "booms!" on the visitor's sideline as he wins his second game at Reynolds Razorback Stadium in three chances. OCT. 28 ARKANSAS 33, OLE MISS 31 OXFORD, Miss. — Arkansas linebacker Hayden Henry scoops up an Ole Miss fumble late in the game, draws the Rebels offense over to the Rebels' sideline during the return, then lofts a long lateral to Grant Morgan, who runs around end to the Ole Miss 11 in the final minute. Two snaps later, Austin Allen rifles a 9-yard scoring pass into T.J. Hammonds for the win- ning touchdown. Arkansas rolls up 235 rushing yards, led by 95 from David Williams and 88 from Devwah Whaley. Members of the Arkansas golf teams, dressed in band uniforms, rush onto the field at halftime and recreate the original "Henry Heave," with Mason Overstreet playing the coveted role of Alex Collins to complete the miraculous fourth- and-25 conversion in overtime that helped the Hogs topple Ole Miss 53-52 here in 2015. NOV. 4 ARKANSAS 45, COASTAL CAROLINA 17 FAYETTEVILLE — Austin Allen throws for 315 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Ra- zorbacks in their non-conference finale. Arkansas sets a national record with three touchdowns scored by different players named Jackson, on Kendrick Jackson's 1-yard run, Koilan Jackson's 21-yard catch and Colton Jackson's fumble recovery in the end zone. Austin Cantrell and Jonathan Nance also catch scoring passes from Austin Allen. Koilan Jackson catches touchdown passes, and Hayden Johnson plows in for a 2-yard touchdown run. NOV. 11 NO. 9 LSU 17, ARKANSAS 14 BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU Coach Ed Org- eron declares it "no-talk week" and shuts down all media interviews prior to the game. Jared Cornelius scores on an end around, and Louisiana natives Henre' Toliver, De'Jon Harris and Briston Guidry combined for an interception and two sacks. NOV. 18 ARKANSAS 54, MISSISSIPPI STATE 46 FAYETTEVILLE — Santos Ramirez drags down Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitz- gerald at the 1-yard line on the final play of regulation as Arkansas holds off the Bulldogs. The SEC West rivals combine for 100 or more points for the third consecutive year. Fitzgerald, who pitches to Aeris Williams around right end on the final play from the Arkansas 20, peels around left end, catches the pass from Williams and appears headed for the end zone before Ramirez makes the touchdown-saving tackle. Austin Allen passes for 315 yards and three touchdowns — to Jordan Jones, Brandon Martin and Jonathan Nance — while Devwah Whaley and Chase Hayden rush for 100 yards each. NOV. 24 ARKANSAS 31, MISSOURI 24 FAYETTEVILLE — Ryan Pulley picks off a tipped pass and returns it 85 yards for a touchdown with 25 seconds left to cap a thrill- ing fourth quarter and help Arkansas improve to 2-2 in the Battle Line rivalry. The Tigers have possession at the Arkansas 25 with the clock winding down in a tie game, but Drew Lock's third-down pass, hurried by Armon Watts, glances off Damarea Crockett's shoulder pads and into Pulley's arms. Missouri linebacker Eric Beisel, who calls the Razorbacks "little piglets" and bets his beard on a victory earlier in the week, stops a fourth-and-1 dive play at the Tigers' 33 with two minutes remaining, but he is stiff-armed by Pulley as he yells "Valhalla, I give you my ginger beard!" as he falls to the turf on the game-winning return. ARKANSAS 34, TEXAS TECH 31 HOUSTON — La'Michael Pettway catches a tipped reverse pass from T.J. Hammonds on the final play of the game as the Razorbacks cap a nine-win season with their second Tex- as Bowl victory in four years. Hammonds, lined up in the slot, takes a pitch from Devwah Whaley to present the Red Raiders some misdirection, but a couple of defenders confront Hammonds, who scram- bles in the backfield and launches a throw for the end zone as the horn sounds. Dou- ble-teamed Cheyenne O'Grady tips the ball behind him, and Pettway corrals the ball at the back line and gets one foot down before falling out of bounds. "In the world of college football, that play was live and off the charts!" Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema says. "It was borderline psychotic! I'm going to go hop on Kliff Kingsbury, I mean talk to Kliff Kingsbury and bury the hatchet." The Razorbacks finish No. 21 in the final AP poll, ranking No. 29 in total offense and No. 49 in total defense. v Continued from preceding page

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