2011 Arkansas Razorbacks football team

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2011 Arkansas Razorbacks football
Arkansas-Razorback-Logo-2001.png
Cotton Bowl Classic Champions
Conference Southeastern Conference Western Division
Ranking
Coaches #5
AP #5
2011 record 11-2 (6-2 SEC)
Head coach Bobby Petrino (4th year)
Offensive coordinator Garrick McGee
Offensive scheme Power Spread
Defensive coordinator Willy Robinson
Base defense 4–2-5
Home stadium Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium
(Capacity: 72,000)

War Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 53,955)
Seasons
« 2010 2012 »
2011 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#19 Georgia x   7 1         10 4  
#9 South Carolina   6 2         11 2  
Florida   3 5         7 6  
Vanderbilt   2 6         6 7  
Kentucky   2 6         5 7  
Tennessee   1 7         5 7  
Western Division
#2 LSU x   8 0         13 1  
#1 Alabama #   7 1         12 1  
#5 Arkansas   6 2         11 2  
Auburn   4 4         8 5  
Mississippi State   2 6         7 6  
Ole Miss   0 8         2 10  
Championship: LSU 42, Georgia 10
# – BCS National Champion
† – BCS representative as conference champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011 Arkansas Razorbacks football team represents the University of Arkansas in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Razorbacks will be led by fourth year head coach Bobby Petrino and will play five home games at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium and two at War Memorial Stadium. They are a member of the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference. They finished the season with 11–2 overall record, 6–2 in SEC West Division play, finishing in 3rd place with losses to LSU and Alabama. They were invited to the 2012 Cotton Bowl Classic and defeated Kansas State 29-16. The win capped off only the third 11-win season in Arkansas' 119-year football history. They also finished fifth in the final AP Poll--their highest national ranking since finishing third in 1977.

Schedule[edit]

[1]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 6:00 PM Missouri State* #15 Donald W. Reynolds Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR PPV W 51–7   70,607
September 10 6:00 PM New Mexico* #14 War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR ESPNU W 52–3   52,606
September 17 6:30 PM Troy* #14 Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR CSS W 38–28   69,861
September 24 2:30 PM at #3 Alabama #14 Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL CBS L 14–38   101,821
October 1 11:00 AM vs. #14 Texas A&M* #18 Cowboys StadiumArlington, TX (Southwest Classic) ESPN W 42–38   69,838
October 8 6:00 PM #15 Auburn #10 Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR ESPN W 38–14   74,191
October 22 11:21 AM at Ole Miss #10 Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS (Rivalry) SECN W 29–24   57,951
October 29 11:21 AM at Vanderbilt #8 Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN SECN W 31–28   33,247
November 5 6:15 PM #10 South Carolinadagger #8 Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR ESPN W 44–28   73,804
November 12 5:00 PM Tennessee #8 Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR ESPN2 W 49–7   72,103
November 19 2:30 PM Mississippi State #6 War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR CBS W 44–17   55,761
November 25 1:30 PM at #1 LSU #3 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Battle for the Golden Boot) CBS L 17–41   93,108
January 6 7:00 PM vs. #11 Kansas State* #7 Cowboys Stadium • Arlington, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) FOX W 29–16   80,956
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

2011 Arkansas Razorbacks coaching staff

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator – Garrick McGee
  • Quarterbacks – Garrick Mcgee
  • Running Backs – Tim Horton
  • Tight Ends – Richard Owens
  • Wide Receivers – Kris Cinkovich
  • Offensive Line – Chris Klenakis
  • Graduate Assistant – Richard Owens

Defensive Coaches

  • Defensive Coordinator – Willy Robinson
  • Linebackers – Reggie Johnson
  • Defensive Tackles – Bobby Allen
  • Defensive Ends – Steve Caldwell
  • Secondary – Willy Robinson
  • Graduate Assistant – Brandon Sharp
 

Special Teams

  • Special Teams Coordinator/Outside Linebackers – John L. Smith

Administrative Staff

  • Athletic Director (AD) – Jeff Long
  • Director of High School Relations – Kevin Peoples
  • Director of On-Campus Recruiting/Eligibility Coordinator – Dann Kabala
  • Director of Football Operations – Mark Robinson
  • Strength and Conditioning – Jason Veltkamp
  • Recruiting Coordinator – Tim Horton

Roster[edit]

2011 Arkansas Razorbacks roster
2012 Roster from the University of Arkansas Razorbacks Athletics

Quarterbacks

  • 8 Tyler WilsonRedshirt Junior
  • 9 Jacoby Walker – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 13 Brandon AllenFreshman
  • 16 Brian Buehner – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 17 Brandon Mitchell – Junior
  • -- Davis McElroy – Sophomore

Tailbacks

  • 27 Chris Milam – Sophomore
  • 20 Ronnie Wingo, Jr. – Junior
  • 30 Ronald Watkins – Redshirt Junior
  • 33 Dennis Johnson – Junior
  • 40 Kody Walker – Sophomore
  • -- Dylan Cruz – Sophomore

Fullbacks

  • 21 Brad Shearin – Sophomore
  • 35 Morgan Linton – Redshirt Freshman
  • 36 Kiero Small – Senior
  • 37 Brandon Pyle – Sophomore
  • -- Allen Whitlow – Sophomore

Wide Receivers

  • 1 Marquel Wade – Freshman
  • 2 Julian Horton – Sophomore
  • 3 Joe AdamsSenior
  • 4 Jarius WrightSenior
  • 10 Jarvis Hunter – Sophomore
  • 11 Trevor Williams – Junior
  • 15 Keante Minor – Freshman
  • 19 Javontee Herndon – Sophomore
  • 23 De'Anthony Curtis – Senior
  • 81 Kane Whitehurst – Freshman
  • 83 Maudrecus Humphrey – Sophomore
  • 84 Price Holmes – Junior
  • 85 Greg ChildsSenior
  • 89 Brandon Wolford – Sophomore
  • -- Sean Burnette – Freshman
  • -- Alex Cacciarelli – Redshirt Freshman
  • -- Alex Pastor – Sophomore
  • -- Matthew Showalter – Freshman
 

Tight Ends

  • 6 Colton Miles-Nash Junior
  • 80 Chris GraggJunior
  • 82 Brad Taylor – Junior
  • 87 Austin Tate – Sophomore
  • 88 Garrett Uekman – Redshirt Freshman (deceased)
  • 89 Andrew Peterson – Freshman
  • -- Alex Voelzke – Freshman
  • -- Austin Weese – Freshman

Offensive Line

  • 59 Marcus Danenhauer – Redshirt Freshman
  • 66 Adam Deacon – Freshman
  • 70 Chris Stringer – Sophomore
  • 71 Jason Peacock – Junior
  • 75 Luke Charpentier – Redshirt Freshman
  • 76 Tyler Deacon – Redshirt Junior

Offensive Tackles

  • 65 Mitch Smothers – Freshman
  • 68 Austin Beck – Freshman
  • 69 David Hurd – Sophomore
  • 74 Brey Cook – Freshman
  • 79 Grant Freeman – Redshirt Senior

Offensive Guards

  • 56 Blake Gunderson – Junior
  • 67 Alvin BaileyRedshirt Sophomore
  • 72 Grant Cook – Redshirt Senior

Centers

Defensive Ends

  • 83 Darrick Sullivan – Freshman
  • 43 Tenarius Wright – Redshirt Junior
  • 50 Grady Ollison – Freshman
  • 86 Trey FlowersSophomore
  • 91 Jake Bequette – Redshirt Senior
  • 94 Will Coleman – Sophomore
  • 95 Horace Arkadie – Freshman
  • -- Ben Poeschel – Freshman
 

Defensive Tackles

  • 51 Alfred Davis – Redshirt Junior
  • 54 Byran Jones – Sophomore
  • 57 Jared Green – Senior
  • 61 Zach Stadther – Senior
  • 63 Devin Bowers – Freshman
  • 92 DeQuinta Jones – Junior
  • 93 DeMarcus Hodge – Freshman
  • 96 Jeremiah Jackson – Freshman
  • 98 Robert Thomas – Sophomore
  • 99 Lavunce Askew – Senior

Linebackers

  • 10 Braylon Mitchell – Redshirt Freshman
  • 25 Terrell Williams – Junior
  • 31 Jerico Nelson – Sophomore
  • 32 Bret Harris – Redshirt Senior
  • 34 Jerry FranklinRedshirt Junior
  • 35 Ross Rasner – Junior
  • 39 Jarrett Lake – Sophomore
  • 44 Robert Atiga – Sophomore
  • 45 Alonzo Highsmith – Junior
  • 46 Tyler Gilbert – Freshman
  • 47 Matt Marshall – Redshirt Junior
  • 48 Austin Jones – Sophomore
  • 52 Mitchell Loewen – Senior
  • 55 Brock Haman – Freshman
  • 97 Darrell Kelly-Thomas – Freshman
  • -- Joe Bequette – Freshman

Cornerbacks

  • 6 Isaac Madison – Senior
  • 8 Tevin Mitchel – Freshman
  • 21 Darius Winston – Junior
  • 22 Kelvin Fisher Jr. – Freshman
  • 28 Greg Gatson – Senior
  • 38 Jerry Mitchell – Sophomore
  • -- Dakota Baggett – Freshman
  • -- Kaelon Kellybrew – Senior

Safeties

  • 36 Tramain Thomas – Senior
  • 19 Elton Ford – Senior
  • 13 Seth Armbrust – Senior
  • 14 Eric Bennett – Sophomore
  • 16 Ryan Farr – Junior
  • 22 Darrell Smith – Sophomore
  • 24 Daunte Carr – Redshirt Freshman
  • 26 Rohan Gaines – Freshman
  • 20 Alan Turner – Redshirt Freshman
  • 30 Houston Pruitt – Sophomore
  • 31 Jerico Nelson – Senior
  • 49 Brett Weir – Freshman
 

Punters/Kickers

  • 14 Dylan Breeding – Junior
  • 18 Zach Hocker – Sophomore
  • 43 John Henson – Redshirt Freshman
  • 47 Cameron Bryan – Redshirt Junior
  • -- Crawford Sullins – Freshman
  • -- Forbes Harris – Redshirt Freshman

Long Snappers

  • 53 Allan D'Appollonio – Freshman
  • 62 Nick Brewer – Redshirt Junior
  • -- Drew Gorton – Freshman

Terms:

  • Freshman – A player in his first year.
  • Sophomore – A player in his second year.
  • Junior – A player in his third year.
  • Senior – A player in his fourth year.
  • Redshirt Redshirt – A player who sat out a
    previous season.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP 15 14 14 14 18 10 10 10 8 8 8 6 3 6 7 5 
Coaches' 14 13 13 12 18 12 11 10 8 8 8 6 3 10 7 5 
Harris Not released 11 10 9 8 8 6 3 9 7 Not released 
BCS Not released 9 10 7 8 6 3 8 6 Not released


Game notes[edit]

Missouri State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Missouri State 0 0 7 0 7
Arkansas 20 10 14 7 51

[2]


New Mexico[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
New Mexico 3 0 0 0 3
Arkansas 14 17 7 14 52

[3]


Troy[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Troy 0 7 14 7 28
Arkansas 14 10 7 7 38

[4]


Alabama[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Arkansas 7 0 7 0 14
Alabama 7 10 21 0 38


Texas A&M[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Texas A&M 14 21 0 3 38
Arkansas 7 10 10 15 42

[5]

On September 25, 2013 (six days prior to the game) Texas A&M announced that it would once again become conference mates with Arkansas, by joining the Southeastern Conference as a full member beginning in 2012.

Near the end of the game, Arkansas fans acknowledged A&M's announcement by appearing on the Cowboys Stadium jumbotron with a large sign saying "Welcome to the SEC".



Auburn[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Auburn 14 0 0 0 14
Arkansas 7 14 7 10 38

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Ole Miss[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Arkansas 0 7 19 3 29
Ole Miss 3 14 0 7 24

[7]


Vanderbilt[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Arkansas 7 7 6 11 31
Vanderbilt 7 14 7 0 28

[8]


South Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
South Carolina 7 7 7 7 28
Arkansas 10 14 6 14 44

[9]


Tennessee[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tennessee 0 7 0 0 7
Arkansas 14 7 14 14 49


Mississippi State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Mississippi State 3 7 0 7 17
Arkansas 14 10 10 10 44

A day after the game, tight end Garrett Uekman was found dead in his dorm room of heart problems.

LSU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Arkansas 0 14 3 0 17
LSU 0 21 3 17 41


Kansas State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Kansas State 0 9 7 0 16
Arkansas 3 16 7 3 29

Arkansas and Kansas State met for the first time in postseason and for the fifth time overall. The Razorbacks netted their first Cotton Bowl Classic win since 2000.

References[edit]