Top 5 Finishes in Razorback Football History [VIDEO]
Ok, we've looked at the negative and listed some of the worst calls the Razorbacks have experienced, now let's look at some of the most dramatic finishes!
1979 – Arkansas vs Texas
#10 Arkansas and #2 Texas went to battle in War Memorial Stadium and it came down to the wire. With Arkansas leading 17-14, Texas attempted a 48 yard field goal with seconds left which came up short and preserved the Arkansas victory. It was the Hogs first win over Texas since 1971.
2002 – Arkansas vs LSU. Decori Birmingham’s big catch!
Beaten soundly for most of the game, the Razorbacks rallied to knock off LSU 21-20 at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock and earn a spot in the SEC Championship game. With seconds remaining on the clock, Matt Jones threw up a prayer to Decori Birmingham in the back corner of the endzone. Touchdown Arkansas! Unbelievable!!
My brothers and I were at this game. What a night! We'll never forget this one!
1999 – Arkansas vs Tennessee
Arkansas and Tennessee went down to the final moments before T-Martin's pass into the endzone was batted down by James Barret. As Stoerner took a knee to run the final seconds off the clock the crowd sang and then rushed the field after the final gun sounded.
2001 – Arkansas @ Ole Miss. 7th Heaven.
The first ever 7 overtime game in NCAA history saw Matt Jones and Cedric Cobbs lead the Hogs over Eli Manning and the Ole Miss Rebels 57-56. The game ended when Jermaine Petty tackled Dough Zeigler two yards short of the end zone on a two-point conversion. Petty was so excited he ran the entire length of the field in celebration.
I'm glad this game happened when I was in my 20's. I'd probably have a heart attack now.
2007 – Arkansas @ LSU.
LSU tied the game with less than a minute left in the game to send it into overtime. Three extra overtime periods later, the Hogs pick off a two point conversion pass in the endzone to win 50-48! After the game, Darren McFadden reminded Les Miles that the name of the state is Arkansas… not Ar-Kansas.