Saturday, November 5, 2011
Arkansas settling for field goals
By Edward Aschoff
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Arkansas beat all over the end zone door in the third quarter, but just couldn't get in.
After scoring 24 points in the first half, the Razorbacks got just 6 on two field goals in the third quarter, while South Carolina managed a touchdown on a Connor Shaw draw.
It's still a two-score game, with Arkansas leading 30-21, but South Carolina's offense has played better in the third quarter. The Gamecocks were putting together a pretty nice second drive of the half before a Brandon Wilds fumble gave the Razorbacks the ball on South Carolina's side of the field.
South Carolina's running attack has improved as the game as gone on, so if the Gamecocks get on a roll on the ground, they could be sniffing the end zone soon.
What Arkansas has to get cleaned up are all the drops. At last count there have been at least five critical drops by Arkansas players in this game. If not for all the drops, this game might be over in Arkansas' favor.
South Carolina announced that safety DeVonte Holloman is out for the rest of the game after suffering a concussion in the third quarter.