Sunday, November 04, 2007

323 yards

Arkansas (6-3, 2-3 SEC) ran all over USC (6-4, 3-4 SEC) and beat them by the score of 48-36.

Arkansas made Carolina look silly with 541 rushing yards and 650 total yards, the most allowed by USC in both categories in the school’s 114 seasons. McFadden’s 323 yards on 35 carries were the most ever by an opposing back against the Gamecocks, surpassing Kentucky tailback Moe Williams’ 299-yard effort in 1995. McFadden ran for an 80-yard touchdown and also passed for a score. McFadden, who was the Heisman runner-up last season, broke the SEC single-game mark held by Vanderbilt’s Frank Mordica, who had 321 yards against Air Force in 1978.

Two quotes from The State Article from our Def Coach:

“Basically, they just whipped us,” Nix said.
“It’s embarrassing. It’s sad that somebody can run the ball the way they did,” Nix said. “I hope both of those guys come out in the draft early.”

Geez.....Going into the game USC knew they had to stop McFadden and the run....well I guess that memo was not given to the team b/c Arkansas ran the ball with ease. So say hello 3 game losing streak and goodbye Top 25.

1 comment:

Flounder said...

McFadden originally was credited with 323 yards, which would have broken Vanderbilt’s Frank Mordica’s 29-year-old SEC record. But a video review revealed that McFadden had been shortchanged 1 yard on one of his carries and mistakenly credited with a 3-yard rush by Felix Jones.