Friday, November 25, 2011
Scoring TDs tough for both clubs
By Chris Low
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Both teams had chances to score touchdowns in the third quarter, but had to settle for field goals.
For Arkansas, it was especially costly after the Hogs came up with an interception and then a 60-yard catch and run by Cobi Hamilton to get them out of the hole.
But on a play Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino would probably like to have back, he put backup quarterback Brandon Mitchell in the game on second down from the LSU 6-yard line, and Mitchell fumbled the snap and was thrown for a loss of 6 yards.
The Hogs kicked the short field goal to pull within 21-17.
The Tigers returned the favor on their next offensive possession. Michael Ford raced 49 yards to the Arkansas 6. Jordan Jefferson had Rueben Randle wide open on third down, but overthrew him in the end zone, resulting in a 21-yard field goal and 24-17 LSU lead.
It looks like the team that can score a touchdown in the red zone in the fourth quarter is going to win this game.