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Jones, McFadden rush Arkansas past South Carolina

Nov 4, 2007 - 3:13 AM FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas (Ticker) -- Darren McFadden supplied the power while Felix Jones provided the fireworks.

McFadden and Jones headlined a running game which finished with 541 yards as Arkansas held on for a 48-36 Southeastern Conference victory over 23rd-ranked South Carolina on Saturday.

McFadden rushed for 323 yards and a touchdown on 35 carries and threw for a score. Jones added 174 yards on 12 carries and three touchdowns for the Razorbacks (6-3, 2-3 SEC West), who have won five of their last six games.

The 323 yards marked a career-high and a school record for McFadden, who became the second runner in SEC history to rush for over 1,000 yards in each of his first three seasons after Georgia's Herschel Walker.

McFadden and Jones both went over the 1,000-yard mark on Saturday, marking the first time in SEC history that a pair of teammates accomplished the feat in back-to-back seasons.

The Gamecocks (6-4, 3-4 SEC East) entered the contest with the top-ranked passing defense in the SEC, allowing just 153.7 yards per game in the air.

Arkansas coach Houston Nutt chose instead to attack South Carolina on the ground, running the ball on seven of the first nine plays of the game before quarterback Casey Dick capped the 10-play opening drive with a four-yard strike to Marcus Monk to open a 7-0 lead.

The Razorbacks' career leader in touchdown receptions, Monk has missed most of the season with knee injuries and caught just two passes against the Gamecocks.

Jones had no problem picking up the slack for the passing game in the first half, showing off his speed while breaking away for touchdown runs of 40 and 71 yards to give Arkansas a 21-3 lead at the end of the first quarter.

After South Carolina cut it to 21-10 on quarterback Blake Mitchell's one-yard rushing touchdown, Dick connected on a 35-yard pass to Lucas Miller to send the Razorbacks into the half with a 28-10 lead.

The Gamecocks scored the first 10 points after the break on Ryan Succop's 30-yard field goal and a 21-yard pass from Mitchell to Jared Cook, cutting it to 28-20.

But McFadden responded less than four minutes later with a 23-yard pass to Robert Johnson for a touchdown.

Mitchell tossed for another touchdown, and Jones added a seven-yard scoring run later in the third.

South Carolina pulled within 42-36 on Cory Boyd's one-yard rush, but McFadden responded on the very next play from scrimmage with an 80-yard touchdown run to seal the win.








  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SOUTH CAROLINA (23) 3 7 17 9 36
    ARKANSAS 21 7 14 6 48 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: ARKANSAS - TD, MARCUS MONK 4 YD PASS FROM
    CASEY DICK (ALEX TEJADA KICK),
    3:16. ARKANSAS 7-0
    SOUTH CAROLINA - FG, RYAN SUCCOP 37 YD, 8:39.
    ARKANSAS 7-3
    ARKANSAS - TD, FELIX JONES 40 YD RUN (ALEX


    Nov 3 10:44 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD ARKANSAS
    DARREN MCFADDEN 80 YD RUN
    (TWO-POINT PASS CONVERSION FAILED)
    SOUTH CAROLINA (23) 36
    ARKANSAS 48 8:04 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    South Carolina(23) vs. ArkansasNov 3 10:24 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD SOUTH CAROLINA
    CORY BOYD 1 YD RUN
    (RYAN SUCCOP KICK)
    SOUTH CAROLINA (23) 36
    ARKANSAS 42 8:15 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    South Carolina(23) vs. ArkansasNov 3 10:18 PM
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    South Carolina(23) vs. ArkansasNov 3 10:18 PM


  • NCAAF
    SAFETY SOUTH CAROLINA
    BALL THROUGH END ZONE
    SOUTH CAROLINA (23) 29
    ARKANSAS 42 13:27 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    South Carolina(23) vs. ArkansasNov 3 10:12 PM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SOUTH CAROLINA (23) 3 7 17 27
    ARKANSAS 21 7 14 42 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: ARKANSAS - TD, MARCUS MONK 4 YD PASS FROM
    CASEY DICK (ALEX TEJADA KICK),
    3:16. ARKANSAS 7-0
    SOUTH CAROLINA - FG, RYAN SUCCOP 37 YD, 8:39.
    ARKANSAS 7-3
    ARKANSAS - TD, FELIX JONES 4

    Nov 3 9:58 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD ARKANSAS
    FELIX JONES 7 YD RUN
    (ALEX TEJADA KICK)
    SOUTH CAROLINA (23) 27
    ARKANSAS 42 2:47 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    South Carolina(23) vs. ArkansasNov 3 9:51 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD SOUTH CAROLINA
    DION LECORN 22 YD PASS FROM BLAKE MITCHELL
    (RYAN SUCCOP KICK)
    SOUTH CAROLINA (23) 27
    ARKANSAS 35 4:29 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    South Carolina(23) vs. ArkansasNov 3 9:44 PM
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  • NCAAF HALFTIME
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SOUTH CAROLINA (23) 3 7 10
    ARKANSAS 21 7 28 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: ARKANSAS - TD, MARCUS MONK 4 YD PASS FROM
    CASEY DICK (ALEX TEJADA KICK),
    3:16. ARKANSAS 7-0
    SOUTH CAROLINA - FG, RYAN SUCCOP 37 YD, 8:39.
    ARKANSAS 7-3
    ARKANSAS - TD, FELIX JONES 40 YD RUN

    Nov 3 9:40 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD ARKANSAS
    ROBERT JOHNSON 23 YD PASS FROM DARREN MCFADDEN
    (ALEX TEJADA KICK)
    SOUTH CAROLINA (23) 20
    ARKANSAS 35 5:13 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    South Carolina(23) vs. ArkansasNov 3 9:38 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD SOUTH CAROLINA
    JARED COOK 21 YD PASS FROM BLAKE MITCHELL
    (RYAN SUCCOP KICK)
    SOUTH CAROLINA (23) 20
    ARKANSAS 28 9:07 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    South Carolina(23) vs. ArkansasNov 3 9:27 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD ARKANSAS
    LUCAS MILLER 65 YD PASS FROM CASEY DICK
    (ALEX TEJADA KICK)
    SOUTH CAROLINA (23) 10
    ARKANSAS 28 6:52 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    South Carolina(23) vs. ArkansasNov 3 9:21 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG SOUTH CAROLINA
    RYAN SUCCOP 30 YD
    SOUTH CAROLINA (23) 13
    ARKANSAS 28 11:11 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    South Carolina(23) vs. ArkansasNov 3 9:18 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD SOUTH CAROLINA
    BLAKE MITCHELL 1 YD RUN
    (RYAN SUCCOP KICK)
    SOUTH CAROLINA (23) 10
    ARKANSAS 21 8:04 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    South Carolina(23) vs. ArkansasNov 3 9:15 PM
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    South Carolina(23) vs. ArkansasNov 3 9:03 PM


  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    SOUTH CAROLINA (23) 3 3
    ARKANSAS 21 21 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: ARKANSAS - TD, MARCUS MONK 4 YD PASS FROM
    CASEY DICK (ALEX TEJADA KICK),
    3:16. ARKANSAS 7-0
    SOUTH CAROLINA - FG, RYAN SUCCOP 37 YD, 8:39.
    ARKANSAS 7-3
    ARKANSAS - TD, FELIX JONES 4

    Nov 3 8:58 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD ARKANSAS
    FELIX JONES 72 YD RUN
    (ALEX TEJADA KICK)
    SOUTH CAROLINA (23) 3
    ARKANSAS 21 2:52 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    South Carolina(23) vs. ArkansasNov 3 8:53 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD ARKANSAS
    FELIX JONES 40 YD RUN
    (ALEX TEJADA KICK)
    SOUTH CAROLINA (23) 3
    ARKANSAS 14 4:42 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    South Carolina(23) vs. ArkansasNov 3 8:42 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG SOUTH CAROLINA
    RYAN SUCCOP 37 YD
    SOUTH CAROLINA (23) 3
    ARKANSAS 7 6:21 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    South Carolina(23) vs. ArkansasNov 3 8:36 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD ARKANSAS
    MARCUS MONK 4 YD PASS FROM CASEY DICK
    (ALEX TEJADA KICK)
    SOUTH CAROLINA (23) 0
    ARKANSAS 7 11:44 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    South Carolina(23) vs. ArkansasNov 3 8:15 PM
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    South Carolina(23) vs. ArkansasNov 3 9:31 AM
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    South Carolina(23) vs. ArkansasSep 10 4:09 PM