In this past week, the Arkansas Razorbacks took on the Tennessee Volunteers in Fayetteville. Here are some of the gridiron standout players for the Razorbacks during that outing.
For the Razorbacks offensive end these guys were locked in:
Feleipe Franks threw 18/24 passes for 215 yards for 3 touchdowns. With his production this season Franks has proven to be a top 5 SEC quarterback with 1,428 total passing yards and 14 touchdowns with only 3 interceptions on the season. Franks was able to pick apart the Vols defense repeatedly. While being unsuccessful through the first half he was able to finally get the ball into the endzone in the second half.
Trelon Smith only having 9 rushing attempts tacked up 72 yards rushing averaging 8 yards per carry with a couple of big runs; 23 yards being the longest of the contest. His touches were slim due to being second fiddle to Rakeem Boyd, but he made the most of every play. Expect Smith to get more touches if his production continues thrive the way it has been.
De’vion Warren had only 1 reception for 8 yards on the game but with the Razorbacks trickery this wide receiver was able to rack up 41 rushing yards on only 2 attempts. His longest run was 22 yards and because of these big plays he was able to add fuel to the Razorbacks offensive fire.
Treylon Burks once again had what is becoming an average game for himself with 95 receiving yards off only 5 receptions for 1 touchdown. Burks was 5 yards short of having his third straight 100 yard receiving game on the season; it would have been his fourth 100 yard receiving game on the season. Burks has been a problem for every defense the Razorbacks have matched up against.
Mike Woods had 3 receptions for 64 yards and 1 touchdown. Woods averaged 21.3 yards per reception and had a 56-yard reception in the third quarter. The Junior wide out has put up good numbers on the season for not being the main option in this Razorback offense.
Finally, Arkansas’s very own Blake Kern. Kern took over for Hudson Henry after an injury and racked up 40 yards and his first career touchdown off only 3 receptions. Blake Kern being an Arkansas Native made the entire State proud, especially his hometown of Lamar. Kern now has 132 yards on the season and is averaging 12 yards per reception.
The Arkansas Razorbacks vs. the Tennessee Volunteers in Fayetteville in what resulted in a tale of two halves. The Razorbacks won 24-13.
Now on to the big time Defensive players because without defense, offense would be meaningless. Defense wins games!
Grant Morgan put on a show with 5 solo tackles and 7 assisted tackles. The dynamic duo of Bumper Pool and Grant Morgan is becoming an issue for every opponent’s offensive scheme every week.
Bumper Pool went for 14 total tackles with 6 of them being solo and 8 assisted. Pool is a tank and he made sure the Vols remembered his name. Pool now has 27 solo tackles on the season.
Jalen Catalon showcased a clinic with 12 total tackles with them being split on solo and assisted. Catalon forced a fumble and in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter he was able to snag an interception; his second on the season.
Finally, we come to Eric Gregory. The Razorback defensive lineman had 2 solo tackles along with 3 assisted. The big man pulled in an interception that helped push the Razorbacks back into first place of the FBS national interception ranking with 12 on the season.
Look to see more production in the future from these guys every game the rest of the season. Celebrate the victory; Arkansas is proud again. Go Hogs!