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2007 Arkansas Razorbacks football team

 

2007 Arkansas Razorbacks football team

2007 Arkansas Razorbacks football
Conference Southeastern Conference Western Division
2007 record 8–5 (4–4 SEC)
Head coach Houston Nutt (regular season)
Reggie Herring (bowl game)
Offensive coordinator David Lee
Defensive coordinator Reggie Herring (regular season)
Louis Campbell (bowl game)
Home stadium Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium
(Capacity: 72,000)

War Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 53,727)
2007 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#12 Tennessee xy   6 2         10 4  
#2 Georgia x%   6 2         11 2  
#13 Florida   5 3         9 4  
South Carolina   3 5         6 6  
Kentucky   3 5         8 5  
Vanderbilt   2 6         5 7  
Western Division
#1 LSU x$#   6 2         12 2  
#15 Auburn   5 3         9 4  
Arkansas   4 4         8 5  
Mississippi State   4 4         8 5  
Alabama   4 4         7 6  
Ole Miss   0 8         3 9  
Championship: LSU 21, Tennessee 14
  • # – BCS National Champion
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • Alabama had 5 victories vacated by the NCAA in 2010. As such, the official record for Alabama is 2–6 (1-4).
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2007 Arkansas Razorbacks football team represented the University of Arkansas in the 2007–2008 football season. The Razorbacks played six home games at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Arkansas and two home games at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Contents

  • Pre-season 1
    • Ranking 1.1
    • Pre-season coaching changes 1.2
    • Pre-season award watches 1.3
    • Pre-season All-SEC Team 1.4
      • First Team 1.4.1
  • Season 2
    • Schedule 2.1
    • Post-season coaching changes 2.2
    • Awards 2.3
    • All-SEC Team 2.4
      • First Team 2.4.1
      • Second Team 2.4.2
      • Freshman Team 2.4.3
    • Cotton Bowl Classic 2.5
  • Game notes 3
    • Troy 3.1
    • Alabama 3.2
    • Kentucky 3.3
    • North Texas 3.4
    • Chattanooga 3.5
    • Auburn 3.6
    • Ole Miss 3.7
    • Florida International 3.8
    • South Carolina 3.9
    • Tennessee 3.10
    • Mississippi State 3.11
    • LSU 3.12
    • Missouri (Cotton Bowl Classic) 3.13
  • Personnel 4
    • Roster 4.1
    • Coaching staff 4.2
  • References 5

Pre-season

Ranking

The 2007 Arkansas Razorbacks football team was selected in the top 25 in several pre-season polls.

Pre-season coaching changes

  • Due to plans for David Lee to be hired as its Co-offensive coordinator, Gus Malzahn departed to Tulsa. Malzahn's departure led to Lee being named the sole offensive coordinator.[1][2][3][4]
  • Louis Campbell was previously the secondary coach, but was moved off the field after being named Assistant Athletic Director for Administrative Services.[5]
  • Alex Wood was previously the quarterbacks coach but was moved to wide receivers coach.[5]
  • Chris Vaughn was named the safeties coach and will continue his role as the Director of On-Campus Recruiting.[5]
  • Due to Danny Nutt's resignation as the running backs coach because of a recurrence of bleeding from his brain stem, the University of Arkansas has hired Tim Horton as its running backs coach.[6][7]

Pre-season award watches

Pre-season All-SEC Team

First Team

  • C Jonathan Luigs[15]
  • RB Darren McFadden[15]
  • RB/RS Felix Jones[15]
  • WR Marcus Monk[15]

Season

Schedule

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1, 2007 6:00 pm Troy* #20 Donald W. Reynolds Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR W 46–26   73,926
September 15, 2007 5:45 pm at Alabama #16 Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL ESPN L 38-41   92,138
September 22, 2007 5:00 pm #23 Kentucky Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR ESPN2 L 29-42   74,015
September 29, 2007 6:00 pm North Texas* Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR W 66–7   66,343
October 6, 2007 6:00 pm Chattanooga* War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR W 34–15   54,836
October 13, 2007 6:45 pm #25 Auburn Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR ESPN L 7-9   72,463
October 20, 2007 1:00 pm at Ole Miss Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS W 44–8   52,671
October 27, 2007 1:00 pm Florida International*dagger Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR W 58–10   60,750
November 3, 2007 7:00 pm #25 South Carolina Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR ESPN2 W 48–36   70,742
November 10, 2007 11:30 am at #24 Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN LFS L 13–34   104,459
November 17, 2007 1:00 pm Mississippi State War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR W 45–31   55,185
November 23, 2007 1:30 pm at #1 LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Battle for the Boot) CBS W 50–48 3OT  92,606
January 1, 2008 10:30 am vs. #7 Missouri* #24 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) FOX L 7-38   73,114
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Post-season coaching changes

  • Head coach Houston Nutt resigned from his position on November 26, 2007. With Nutt's resignation, the Razorback's defensive coordinator Reggie Herring was named the interim head coach for the Razorback's bowl game.[16]
  • Due to Reggie Herring becoming the interim head coach, Louis Campbell coordinated the defense and Pierre Brown coached the linebackers in the Razorback's bowl game.[17]
  • On December 11, 2007, former Louisville Cardinals and Atlanta Falcons coach Bobby Petrino was introduced as the new coach.[18] However, Bobby Petrino handled recruiting for the Razorbacks for the 2008 season and did not coach the bowl game.
  • Chris Vaughn resigned from his position to head to Ole Miss. Because of this, Louis Campbell also coached the safeties in the Razorback's bowl game.

Awards

  • Jr. C Jonathan Luigs
  • Jr. RB Darren McFadden
    • Doak Walker Award Winner[20]
    • Walter Camp Award Winner[21]
    • Heisman Memorial Trophy Award Runner-Up[22]
    • Maxwell Award Finalist[23]
  • Jr. RB Felix Jones
    • Doak Walker Award Semifinalist[24]
  • Sr. FB Farod Jackson

All-SEC Team

First Team

  • C Jonathan Luigs[26]
  • OL Robert Felton[26]
  • RB Darren McFadden[26]
  • RS Felix Jones[26]

Second Team

  • OL Nate Garner[26]
  • OL Mitch Petrus[26]
  • DB Michael Grant[26]
  • RB Felix Jones[26]

Freshman Team

  • TE D.J. Williams[27]
  • DL Damario Ambrose[27]
  • LB Freddy Burton[27]
  • PK Alex Tejada[27]

Cotton Bowl Classic

On December 2, 2007, the Arkansas Razorbacks accepted the invitation to play in the Cotton Bowl Classic against the Missouri Tigers.[28] Arkansas lost to Missouri, 38–7, and the their all-time record in the Cotton Bowl Classic fell to 3–7–1.

Game notes

Troy

Last meeting: November 2, 2002, W 23–0
1 2 3 4 Total
Trojans 0 17 3 6 26
#20 Razorbacks 6 17 14 9 46

Alabama

Last Meeting: September 23, 2006, W 24–23 (2OT)
1 2 3 4 Total
#16 Razorbacks 0 10 7 21 38
Crimson Tide 21 0 10 10 41

Alabama built an early 21-point lead but had to mount a come-from-behind drive in the final two minutes of the game in order to capture a 41–38 victory.[29]

Kentucky

Last Meeting: November 1, 2003, W 71–63 (7 OT)
1 2 3 4 Total
#23 Wildcats 7 7 7 21 42
Razorbacks 10 10 0 9 29

North Texas

Last Meeting: September 20, 2003, W 31–7
1 2 3 4 Total
Mean Green 0 7 0 0 7
Razorbacks 24 21 7 14 66

Chattanooga

Last Meeting: First Meeting
1 2 3 4 Total
Mocs 2 7 6 0 15
Razorbacks 14 3 7 10 34

Auburn

Last Meeting: October 7, 2006, W 27–10
1 2 3 4 Total
#25 Tigers 3 0 0 6 9
Razorbacks 0 0 0 7 7

Ole Miss

Last Meeting: October 21, 2006, W 38–3
1 2 3 4 Total
Razorbacks 14 7 7 16 44
Rebels 0 0 0 8 8

Florida International

Last Meeting: First Meeting
1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Panthers 0 10 0 0 10
Razorbacks 10 21 10 17 58

South Carolina

Last Meeting: November 4, 2006, W 26–20
1 2 3 4 Total
#25 Gamecocks 3 7 17 9 36
Razorbacks 21 7 14 6 48
The Arkansas backs warming up before their contest with South Carolina.

Tennessee

Last Meeting: November 11, 2006, W 31–14
1 2 3 4 Total
Razorbacks 3 0 3 7 13
#24 Volunteers 10 10 7 7 34

Mississippi State

Last Meeting: November 18, 2006, W 28–14
1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 7 0 10 14 31
Razorbacks 0 24 7 14 45

LSU

Last Meeting: November 24, 2006, L 26–31
1 2 3 4 OT 2OT 3OT Total
Razorbacks 0 7 14 7 7 7 8 50
#1 Tigers 6 0 15 7 7 7 6 48

Missouri (Cotton Bowl Classic)

Last Meeting: December 31, 2003, W 27–14
1 2 3 4 Total
#24 Razorbacks 0 0 7 0 7
#7 Tigers 7 7 14 10 38

Personnel

Roster

Coaching staff

References


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return p-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -- Module:Hatnote -- -- -- -- This module produces hatnote links and links to related articles. It -- -- implements the and meta-templates and includes -- -- helper functions for other Lua hatnote modules. --


local libraryUtil = require('libraryUtil') local checkType = libraryUtil.checkType local mArguments -- lazily initialise Module:Arguments local yesno -- lazily initialise Module:Yesno

local p = {}


-- Helper functions


local function getArgs(frame) -- Fetches the arguments from the parent frame. Whitespace is trimmed and -- blanks are removed. mArguments = require('Module:Arguments') return mArguments.getArgs(frame, {parentOnly = true}) end

local function removeInitialColon(s) -- Removes the initial colon from a string, if present. return s:match('^:?(.*)') end

function p.findNamespaceId(link, removeColon) -- Finds the namespace id (namespace number) of a link or a pagename. This -- function will not work if the link is enclosed in double brackets. Colons -- are trimmed from the start of the link by default. To skip colon -- trimming, set the removeColon parameter to true. checkType('findNamespaceId', 1, link, 'string') checkType('findNamespaceId', 2, removeColon, 'boolean', true) if removeColon ~= false then link = removeInitialColon(link) end local namespace = link:match('^(.-):') if namespace then local nsTable = mw.site.namespaces[namespace] if nsTable then return nsTable.id end end return 0 end

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-- Format link -- -- Makes a wikilink from the given link and display values. Links are escaped -- with colons if necessary, and links to sections are detected and displayed -- with " § " as a separator rather than the standard MediaWiki "#". Used in -- the template.


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