Ranking the 5 best Arkansas football games played in LR since 2000

Arkansas football at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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Matt Jones is one of the greatest Arkansas football players of all time. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /

No 2. Miracle on Markham II (Arkansas football vs LSU, 2008)

What has since become known as the Miracle on Markham II, the Razorbacks clawed their way back from down 16 to secure one of the most exciting wins in Arkansas football history.

With just seconds remaining and facing a fourth and one, the Razorbacks had the ball at the LSU 24-yard line. With the Tigers expected a sneak or some sort of run to secure a first down, Hogs quarterback Casey Dick lined up in a three-receiver set, hurriedly snapped the ball and sent wide receiver London Crawford to the end zone.

Dick launched the ball and hit Crawford perfectly in stride for a touchdown to tie the game 30 to 30. The successful PAT gave Arkansas a 31-30 lead and the victory over their SEC rivals.

No. 1 Miracle on Markham (Arkansas football vs LSU, 2002)

The greatest Razorback game played in Little Rock since 2000 is without a doubt, the game we call the Miracle on Markham.

LSU, led by Head Coach Nick Saban, was no match for late game heroics by Arkansas legend Matt Jones.

Trailing by six with 34 seconds remaining, Jones led a two-play 80 yard drive to pull off the upset. A 50 yard pass by Jones to wide receiver Richard Smith, followed by a 30 yard pass to DeCori Birmingham in the back of the end zone allowed Arkansas to tie the game with nine seconds left.

A successful PAT game the Razorbacks a 31-30 victory over a Top 25 team in one of the most exciting finishes in the history of this football program.

Little Rock and War Memorial Stadium erupted with excitement like never before. It is not just one of the best Hog games of this century, it’s one of the best in team history.

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