Arkansas Razorbacks Pass First Game Test

Posted by Roger Gowens on September-6-2009 Add Comments

Against a football FCS division team picked to finish seventh in a nine team Missouri Valley Conference, the Arkansas Razorbacks were something like 37-point favorites to win their opening game against Missouri State.

The Hogs covered that spread, not that I care about betting lines, winning 48-10 with a school record 447 yards passing, half a season's worth under most of the Hogs' former head coaches.

Missouri State was so determined to stop the running game, the Bears curiously crowded the line of scrimmage, as if almost daring the Hogs to throw.

And throw the Hogs did with Michigan transfer Ryan Mallett hitting 17-of-22 passes for 309 yards and a touchdown.

Backup QB Tyler Wilson was also effective completi...

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