Arkansas needed to find the endzone quickly if they wanted to win their final home game of the 2007 season. After scoring 21 points in the first quarter South Carolina, coached by Steve Spurrier, found a way to stay in the game pulling within eight points in the third quarter.
The Razorback offense was potent and could score at any time. The Hogs averaged 38 points per game which was 13th in the country in 2007.
With use of the “Wild Hog” package the Arkansas offense moved the ball effectively. That included a 14 yard run by Darren McFadden before the very next play.
McFadden was in a singleback set with Casey Dick under center at quarterback. McFadden would fumble the toss only for the football to bounce back into his hands. McFadden would stop and throw a high arcing pass into the hands of Johnson for a touchdown.
In the excitement of the moment Johnson would spike the ball into one of the Razorback signs behind the endzone which resulted in a unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.
The Hogs would outscore score twice more on rushing touchdowns by Felix Jones and Darren McFadden to ultimately win the ball game 48-36.
Stat Sheet Stuffers
Arkansas’ offense totaled 651 yards with 542 of those yards coming on the ground.
Darren McFadden tied the SEC record for yards in a game with 321.
Don’t forget about Felix Jones who also had a terrific performance on the ground. “The Cat” rushed for 166 yards on 13 carries and scored three touchdowns.
Casey Dick didn’t have to do much that night but he was highly efficient going 8/10 passing and two touchdowns.