Sam Williams and Tavius Robinson pressured Arkansas quarterback KJ Jefferson on a potential game-winning 2-point conversion and No. 17 Mississippi held on for a wild 52-51 victory Saturday against the 13th-ranked Razorbacks after allowing a touchdown in the final play of regulation.
He’s #6 in ESPN’s list of Top 100 2022 recruits in the country. Smith played the last two seasons at Sylvan Hills, leading the Bears to the 5A State Semifinals in 2021. He transferred to NLR this summer.
The former Razorback is one of 38 athletes on the list of nominees for the Amateur Athletic Union James E. Sullivan Award, which was released Monday. The AAU Sullivan Award has been presented annually since 1930 to the most outstanding athlete in the United States.
The Razorbacks open the slate with a home game against Cincinnati. The Hogs will meet the Bearcats on the football field for the first time in history on Sept. 3 to start a three-game home stand to begin the year.
Morgan logged 13 tackles with 2.5 tackles for loss and 0.5 sacks against the Longhorns, and tallied his seventh-career double digit tackle game. The Greenwood, Ark. product posted those numbers playing in 44 snaps and was part of a defense that held UT to just 3.6 yards per carry.
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The Razorbacks trailed at halftime against a Rice team that hasn’t beaten a power-conference opponent since 2013. In the first full-capacity game at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in two seasons, a portion of the home crowd jeered at the break. Arkansas then scored on five of its last six possessions of the game and ended up handling the Owls.
One of the best safeties in all of college football, Catalon was named to the AP’s second-team defense on Monday after logging 99 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, three interceptions, four pass breakups, one fumble recovery and two forced fumbles as a redshirt freshman last year. His 9.9 tackles per game tied for the FBS freshmen lead and was fourth among all SEC defenders.
Arkansas defensive back Montaric Brown, offensive lineman Myron Cunningham, linebacker Grant Morgan, linebacker Bumper Pool, defensive lineman John Ridgeway and running back Trelon Smith each earned spots on the watch list, which was released Thursday morning.
Rising University of Arkansas junior Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira shot 71-70 in stroke play to advance to the Round of 64 match play portion of the 2021 U.S. Amateur, played at historic Oakmont Country Club.
Competing in her third Olympic Games, Sutej qualified for her second final, having finished 11th in 2016. Sutej produced three first-attempt clearances during the qualification round and was one of seven vaulters to reach the determining height of 14-11 (4.55) with no misses.