Hogs host Auburn, honor D-mac
FAYETTEVILLE - While honoring their greatest running back of the past, it seems the Arkansas Razorbacks presently run into trouble hosting the Auburn Tigers.
As a 19-point underdog, Coach Chad Morris’ Razorbacks, 2-4, 0-3 in the SEC West, meet Coach Gus Malzahn’s nationally No. 11 Tigers 5-1, 2-1 in the SEC West, in today’s 11 a.m.
SEC Network televised SEC game at Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
Reynolds Razorback Stadium, the University of Arkansas and the National Football Foundation co-honor Darren Mcfadden, the 2005-2007 Razorbacks great with two Doak Walker Awards as college football’s best running back and two Heisman Trophy runner-ups, honored with an on-campus salute for D-mac’s upcoming December induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Unfortunately for Morris, he doesn’t have Mcfadden running for him like former Arkansas Coach Houston Nutt had. And the presently closest Arkansas Mcfadden facsimile, junior running back Rakeem Boyd, has been limited in this week’s practices since injuring a shoulder while rushing 15 times for
134 yards and two touchdowns in last Saturday’s 24-20 SEC loss to the Kentucky Wildcats in Lexington, Kentucky.
Perhaps even bigger trouble the Hogs run into, their defense again must try to run down a running quarterback.
Last week, with injuries sidelining Kentucky’s conventional quarterbacks, the Wildcats’ most talented offensive player, wide receiver Lynn Bowden, moved to the quarterback position he played in high school. High school hardly could have been any easier for Bowden than it was running 24 times