Arkansas Barely Keeps WIU Astray

by 7 on August 30, 2008

FAYETTEVILLE Casey Dick scored on a 4-yard run with 1:49 remaining, and Arkansas avoided disaster in Bobby Petrino’s first game as coach, rallying to beat Western Illinois 28-24 Saturday night.

The Razorbacks trailed 24-14 in the fourth quarter, but Dick found Greg Childs over the middle for a 26-yard touchdown, then led an 83-yard drive for the winning score. Arkansas faced fourth-and-10 at the Western Illinois 33, but rather than attempt a field goal with strong-legged Alex Tejada, Petrino decided to go for it.

Dick completed a pass to Carlton Salters, who just barely picked up the first down. The Razorbacks moved all the way to the 4, where Dick took a shotgun snap and ran left into the end zone.

Matt Barr threw incomplete on fourth down to end the Leathernecks’ final drive. [read more]

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