Keep the history alive!
It was Nutt's second season, and with players like Cedric Cobbs, Clint Stoerner, Anthony Lucas, along with a full cast of other wild Hogs, the outcome would always be unpredictable. On paper, the stats completely favored Tennessee, but then again that's why you play the game on the field and not with a pad of paper.
The first quarter began with the Hogs getting the ball on the 20. Three and out would see the Volunteers start out on their 35 and on the second play from scrimmage David Barrett would pick off a Tennessee pass and run it back for the initial score. After the Tony Dodson PAT the scoreboard showed Arkansas 7, Tennessee 0.
The kickoff would set up the Volunteers at the Arkansas 26, where they would move the ball in 12 plays and set up a 43 yard field goal by Alex Walls with 7:17 left in the first quarter. The score would remain at 7-3 for the remainder of the quarter.
At the beginning of the second quarter, Tennessee would notch their gun by scoring their first touchdown of the contest by a 1 yard run from Jamal Lewis making the score Arkansas 7, Tennessee 10. Following the kickoff Stoerner would lead the Hogs on a 72 yard, 7 play drive that would be capped off by a 6 yard touchdown pass to Joe Dean Davenport, out of Rogers, once again giving the Hogs the lead at 14-10.
Tennessee would get the next kickoff and start at the 20. Their playbook had a 7 play drive of its own where they would not be outdone by going 80 yards to take the lead back on a 19 yard run by quarterback Tee Martin. Going into halftime the #3 Volunteers would head to the lockeroom with a 17 to 14 lead.
"With this win, the goalposts came down and Dickson Street got a brand new decoration."
After the kickoff with things not looking too good, The Hogs would start from their own 28. Five plays later would find the Razorbacks scoring a touchdown from a 53 yard pass to Boo Williams from Stoerner. We were now only down 24-21. Things were beginning to get exciting with 6:02 left in the quarter. The third quarter would come to an end with a fumble by Tennessee and a punt by the Hogs.
The final quarter began with Tennessee in possession followed by a punt. Punts would be exchanged until 7:08 left in the game. At this point Stoerner would take command of the outcome. The Hogs would NEVER YIELD. It would be an 80 yard, 8 play drive culminating at 3:44 in a 23 yard pass on second and eight to Anthony Lucas down the left and crossing in the endzone for six. After the PAT, Arkansas once again pulls ahead 28 to 24.