Arkansas-South Carolina

Arkansas-South Carolina

Quarter Highlights

First Quarter

Arkansas 0

South Carolina 7


Rushing Yards 10 7

Passing Yards 21 86

Total Yards 31 93

Time/Poss. 8:22 6:38

Turnovers 0 0


Illegal Formation: Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson had the Razorbacks off to a great start on the game’s first drive, but a 39-yard pass to Cobi Hamilton was nullified because of an illegal formation penalty. The pass would have put Arkansas at the South Carolina 22, but the Razorbacks were instead forced to punt.

Connor Shaw: Coming off an ankle injury two weeks earlier, the South Carolina quarterback looked sharp on the game’s opening possession. He passed for 78 yards on the drive, capped by a 29-yard touchdown pass to Jerell Adams.

Rush Defense: A week after holding Tulsa to well below its season average on the ground, Arkansas held South Carolina to 7 yards on six carries in the first quarter.

Second Quarter

Arkansas 0 10

South Carolina 7 14


Rushing Yards 19 23

Passing Yards 171 106

Total Yards 190 129

Time/Poss. 8:20 6:40

Turnovers 1 0


Dennis Johnson: Johnson had runs of 5 and 4 yards to put Arkansas at the South Carolina 5 early in the quarter, but his third-down fumble was recovered by the Gamecocks to retain a 7-0 lead.

Keon Hatcher: The freshman receiver hauled in the first pass of his career on a 6-yard touchdown midway through the second quarter to tie the game at 7.

Bruce Ellington: When South Carolina made a decision to go for it on fourth-and-5 late in the first half, Ellington got well behind the Razorbacks’ coverage and scored easily on a 42-yard touchdown to extend the lead to 21-10.

Third Quarter

Arkansas 0 10 3

South Carolina 7 14 17


Rushing Yards 26 51

Passing Yards 37 62

Total Yards 63 113

Time/Poss. 6:29 8:31

Turnovers 1 0


D.J. Swearinger: After a pair of personal foul penalties on the first two plays of the Razorbacks’ first drive of the second half, the South Carolina cornerback intercepted Tyler Wilson and returned it 69 yards for a touchdown. Swearinger was flagged for excessive celebration after reaching the end zone and logged 45 penalty yards during the three-play swing.

Zach Hocker: Down 21 points, Arkansas opted to kick a field goal on fourth down at the South Carolina 3. Hocker’s second kick of the game pulled the Razorbacks to within 31-13.

Mike Davis: The South Carolina running back capped an eight-play, 74-yard drive with a 2-yard touchdown to give the Gamecocks a 38-13 lead late in the quarter.

Fourth Quarter

Arkansas 0 10 3 7 - 20

South Carolina 7 14 17 0 - 38


Rushing Yards 28 23

Passing Yards 48 25

Total Yards 76 48

Time/Poss. 5:04 9:56

Turnovers 1 2


UA Secondary: Arkansas’ defensive backs came away with a pair of interceptions in the final quarter. Tevin Mitchel and Ross Rasner had the two picks for the Razorbacks.

Wilson: Arkansas’ quarterback made his own decision to play the entire game. He passed for 48 yards and a touchdown in the final 15 minutes, and was intercepted once.

Demetrius Wilson: The junior college transfer receiver hauled in his first career touchdown catch with a 9-yard pass from Wilson with 39 seconds remaining.