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Throwback Thursday: Hogs and Rams Clash

Throwback to the last matchup with Colorado State.

Quinn Grovey

Today is our newest edition of Throwback Thursdays, which gives you the chance to look back at some memorable moments in Razorback football history.

September 29, 1990

Before Arkansas takes the field Saturday night in Fort Collins, the last time it played the Rams was during Jack Crowe’s first season as the head coach in Fayetteville after taking over for Ken Hatfield.

The Razorbacks were 1-1 heading into the contest at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. They had defeated Tulsa in the season opener in Fayetteville but had dropped the previous week’s game to Ole Miss at War Memorial.

Senior quarterback Quinn Grovey was 11 for 17 for 167 yards and a touchdown and he also ran for a score. His 27-yard pass to Tracy Caldwell midway through the third quarter got rid of a 17-17 tie and gave Arkansas a lead it wouldn’t relinquish, eventually winning 31-20 before a crowd of 50,480.

Colorado State coach Earle Bruce was dismayed after the game about the officiating, thinking that the crew was unable to be neutral enough and that it wiped out a touchdown the Rams should’ve been awarded.

If that name sounds familiar to you, it’s because his wide receivers coach that season was a guy by the name of Urban Meyer.

That game moved the Razorbacks to 2-1, but they wouldn’t win another game until December 1, the last week of the regular season, when they beat a hapless SMU squad that was still reeling from the death penalty. The win gave them a 3-8 finish.

Editor’s note: Credit goes to fellow beat reporter Andrew Hutchinson of HawgBeat.com, who gave us some information to work with on this meeting and the others with the Rams.