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Arkansas tabs Tyler Wilson as starter

Updated: August 25, 2011, 9:06 PM ET
Associated Press

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino said Tyler Wilson will start at quarterback in the Razorbacks' opener against Missouri State.

The junior takes over the position following Ryan Mallett's departure to the NFL's New England Patriots. Wilson was thought to be the starter entering fall practice, but Petrino insisted that he earn the position while competing against sophomore Brandon Mitchell.

Wilson takes over a Razorbacks' team that finished 10-3 last season, ...

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