Saturday, November 12, 2011
Highlight time for Hogs' Adams, Wright
By Chris Low
Arkansas can thank its record-setting receivers, Joe Adams and Jarius Wright, for being ahead 21-7 at the half over Tennessee.
Adams had an unbelievable punt return during which he broke at least six tackles and shook loose for a 60-yard touchdown, his third punt return for a touchdown this season.
Wright's 7-yard touchdown started the scoring for the Hogs, and he also had a circus catch in the second quarter for 40 yards. Dennis Johnson also got into the act with a 71-yard touchdown run as the Hogs sprinted out to a 21-0 lead.
But the Vols hung in there and were able to move the ball in the first half and looked like they were going to pull within a touchdown at the break, but freshman quarterback Justin Worley was intercepted at the 1 by Tramain Thomas.
The Hogs lead 21-7 at the half, but the Vols have dominated the time of possession.
Arkansas is explosive enough on offense and in its return game to strike quickly, but the Hogs could still use a little more consistency on defense.
It also hasn't been quarterback Tyler Wilson's best game in the first half. He's missed some throws that cost the Hogs points, in particular a deep ball that was thrown too long for a wide-open Adams.