1989 Arkansas Razorbacks football team

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1989 Arkansas Razorbacks football
Southwest Conference champion
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 13
AP No. 13
1989 record 10–2 (7–1 SWC)
Head coach Ken Hatfield (6th year)
Offensive coordinator Jack Crowe (1st year)
Offensive scheme Option
Defensive coordinator Bob Trott (1st year)
Home stadium Razorback Stadium
War Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1988
1990 →
1989 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#13 Arkansas $ 7 1 0     10 2 0
#14 Houston 6 2 0     9 2 0
#20 Texas A&M 6 2 0     8 4 0
Texas Tech 5 3 0     9 3 0
Baylor 4 4 0     5 6 0
Texas 4 4 0     5 6 0
TCU 2 6 0     4 7 0
Rice 2 6 0     2 8 1
SMU 0 8 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1989 Arkansas Razorbacks football team represented the University of Arkansas during the 1989 NCAA Division I-A football season. In Ken Hatfield's final year at UA, the Razorbacks went 10–2, and won their second straight SWC championship. However, Arkansas lost their fourth-straight bowl game and second consecutive Cotton Bowl Classic.

Offensive tackle Jim Mabry was a consensus All-American for the Hogs.

Freshman kicker Todd Wright hit on 20 of 23 field goals on the year, including a 51-yard field goal against UTEP. His average of 1.82 per game tied future NFL kicker Chris Gardocki from Clemson, among others.

As a team, the Razorbacks were the seventh-best rushing offense in college football, with an average of 314.2 yards per game on the ground.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 16, 1989 Tulsa* No. 9 Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR W 26–17   51,518
September 23, 1989 at Ole Miss* No. 8 Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS (Rivalry) W 24–17   53,000
September 30, 1989 UTEP* No. 8 War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR W 39–7   48,240
October 7, 1989 at TCU No. 7 Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX W 41–19   25,734
October 14, 1989 at Texas Tech No. 7 Jones StadiumLubbock, TX W 45–13   47,520
October 21, 1989 Texas No. 7 Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR L 20–24   53,316
October 28, 1989 No. 12 Houston No. 18 War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR W 45–39   55,112
November 4, 1989 at Rice No. 11 Rice StadiumHouston, TX W 38–17   11,800
November 11, 1989 Baylor No. 10 Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR W 19–10   51,352
November 24, 1989 at No. 14 Texas A&M No. 9 Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX (Rivalry) W 23–22   57,875
December 2, 1989 SMU No. 9 War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR W 38–24   47,112
January 1, 1990 vs. No. 8 Tennessee* No. 10 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) L 27–31   74,358
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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