NCAA Game Summary - Florida International at Arkansas|
(Saturday, October 27th)
Final Score: Arkansas 58, Florida International 10
Fayetteville, AR (Sports Network) - Darren McFadden recorded his first game
with four rushing touchdowns as the Arkansas Razorbacks easily dismissed the
Golden Panthers of Florida International, 58-10, in non-conference play at
McFadden finished the day with just 61 yards on 19 carries for the Razorbacks
(5-3) as the team raced up and down the field for 249 yards and six touchdowns
on 42 rushing attempts. Nathan Emert converted 13-of-25 for 154 yards and a
score as well.
"I'm very proud of our effort today," noted Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt
after the contest. "I thought we played with a lot of intensity and focus for
the entire game."
The Golden Panthers (0-8), owners of the nation's longest losing streak at 20
games, were led by Wayne Younger who converted 9-of-26 passing for 93 yards and
a score. But, in addition to being sacked two times, he had almost as many
passes to the home team (five) as he did to his own teammates. Younger also ran
for a game-high 124 yards on 14 attempts.
Arkansas ripped off 24 unanswered points to open the contest, beginning with a
32-yard field goal by Alex Tejada.
McFadden then rattled off touchdown runs of three, one and two yards with still
half of the second quarter left to play.
"It felt good to get back into the end zone today after not scoring for a
couple of weeks," McFadden commented. "It's hard sometimes to get up for games
when you step outside SEC play so we knew we had to stay focused..."
FIU actually scored 10 of the next 17 points of the contest, thanks to a 33-
yard TD pass from Younger to Greg Ellingson and a 35-yard field goal by Chris
But in between it was Emert who hooked up with Marcus Monk on a 13-yard TD pass
to make the score 31-10 at the break.
Tejada added field goals of 42 and 20 yards in the third and fourth quarters,
respectively, while Felix Jones contributed with a 16-yard touchdown run,
McFadden a two-yard effort and Michael Smith a stunning 81-yard TD scamper with
under a minute to play in regulation.
The Golden Panthers, who have not won a game since defeating Middle Tennessee
in a 35-31 decision back on December 3, 2005, gained just 281 yards of total
offense on the day.
10/27 19:42:38 ET