In our newest edition of Throwback Thursdays, we look back to the last time Arkansas defeated Alabama in football, all the way back in 2006.
September 23, 2006
Coming into this game, Arkansas was 2-1 after winning its SEC opener the week before at Vanderbilt in heart-stopping fashion, as the Commodores missed a short field goal that would’ve won the game.
Alabama, fresh off a 10-win season the year prior, was 3-0 and had a ton of confidence under Mike Shula.
Special teams became the story of this one, as the Razorbacks’ Jeremy Davis missed an extra point, but it would pale in comparison to the day that Alabama kicker Leigh Tiffin had.
Arkansas trailed 10-3 at halftime, but took a 17-10 lead in the third quarter after a Darren McFadden touchdown run and a fumble picked up and returned to the house by Randy Kelly.
It was 17-17 as the game went to overtime. After Mitch Mustain threw an interception (his third of the day) on Arkansas’ possession, Alabama had a chance to win but Tiffin missed a chip shot field goal. It was his third miss of the day.
After Alabama scored a touchdown in the second overtime, Tiffin inexplicably missed the extra point wide right. That set the stage for Mustain to find high school teammate Ben Cleveland for a touchdown on 3rd-and-7 to tie the game.
Davis made the extra point and was hoisted in the air by Jacob Skinner to set off a wild celebration in Fayetteville. “A nightmarish day” was how Verne Lundquist eloquently described Tiffin’s performance.
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