1991 Arkansas Razorbacks football team

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1991 Arkansas Razorbacks football
Independence Bowl, L 15–24 vs. Georgia
Conference Southwest Conference
1991 record 6–6 (5–3 SWC)
Head coach Jack Crowe (2nd season)
Defensive coordinator Joe Kines[1] (1st season)
Home stadium Razorback Stadium
(Capacity: 52,680)

War Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 53,727)
Seasons
← 1990
1992 →
1991 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 12 Texas A&M $ 8 0 0     10 2 0
Baylor 5 3 0     8 4 0
Texas Tech 5 3 0     6 5 0
Arkansas 5 3 0     6 6 0
TCU 4 4 0     7 4 0
Texas 4 4 0     5 6 0
Houston 3 5 0     4 7 0
Rice 2 6 0     4 7 0
SMU 0 8 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1991 Arkansas Razorbacks football team represented the University of Arkansas during the 1991 NCAA Division I-A football season. Jack Crowe's team improved from a 3–8 record in 1990 to become bowl eligible again in 1991. Punter Pete Raether finished third in the nation in punting average, with 43.6 yards per boot. On the other side of the ball, punt returner Michael James averaged 14.3 yards per return, seventh in the nation.

This season would end Arkansas' tenure in the Southwest conference. The SWC had every team except Arkansas, Rice, and Baylor hit with sanctions or recruiting scandals in the 1980s (including SMU's "Death penalty" in 1987). The conference would finally be dissolved in 1996. The Razorbacks would next call the SEC their next home. South Carolina also joined the SEC this year.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 11:30 AM No. 3 Miami (FL)* War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR ABC L 3–31   46,308
September 7 7:00 PM SMU War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR W 17–6   49,216
September 21 5:00 PM SW Louisiana* Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR W 9–7   41,740
September 28 6:00 PM at Ole Miss* No. 21 Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS (Rivalry) L 17–24   56,500
October 5 7:00 PM at TCU Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX W 22–21   36,146
October 12 2:00 PM Houston Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR W 29–17   45,860
October 19 12:00 PM Texas No. 25 War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR Raycom W 14–13   55,618
November 2 2:30 PM No. 21 Baylor No. 24 Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR ABC L 5–9   43,820
November 9 12:00 PM at Texas Tech Jones StadiumLubbock, TX Raycom L 21–38   31,895
November 16 6:30 PM at No. 13 Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX (Rivalry) ESPN L 3–13   62,487
November 23 1:00 PM Rice War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR W 20–0   40,436
December 29 1:30 PM vs. No. 24 Georgia* Independence StadiumShreveport, LA (Independence Bowl) ABC L 15–24   46,932
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joe Kines." The Kines File. Rolltide.com Retrieved on January 11, 2008.