1989 Arkansas Razorbacks football team

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1989 Arkansas Razorbacks football
Southwest Conference Champions
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches #13
AP #13
1989 record 10–2 (7–1 SWC)
Head coach Ken Hatfield
Offensive coordinator Jack Crowe
Offensive scheme Option
Defensive coordinator Bob Trott
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 repesented 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, however lost their fourth-straight bowl game and second consecutive Cotton Bowl Classic. Jack Crowe would be promoted from offensive coordinator, and only remain two years. He was fired after a loss to FCS The Citadel.[1]

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* #9 Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR W 26–17   51,518
September 23, 1989 at Mississippi* #8 Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS (Rivalry) W 24–17   53,000
September 30, 1989 UTEP* #8 War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR W 39–7   48,240
October 7, 1989 at TCU #7 Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX W 41–19   25,734
October 14, 1989 at Texas Tech #7 Jones StadiumLubbock, TX W 45–13   47,520
October 21, 1989 Texas #7 Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR L 20–24   53,316
October 28, 1989 #12 Houston #18 War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR W 45–39   55,112
November 4, 1989 at Rice #11 Rice StadiumHouston, TX W 38–17   11,800
November 11, 1989 Baylor #10 Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR W 19–10   51,352
November 24, 1989 at #14 Texas A&M #9 Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX (Rivalry) W 23–22   57,875
December 2, 1989 SMU #9 War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR W 38–24   47,112
January 1, 1990 vs. #8 Tennessee* #10 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) L 27–31   74,358
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jack Crowe." Coaches Profile. Jacksonville State Athletics. Retrieved on January 11, 2008.