Hogs host Auburn, honor D-mac

The Saline Courier Weekend - - SPORTS - By Nate Allen

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.

Si­mul­ta­ne­ously at

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

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