Dawgs drop 2nd straight
By Christine Durniat, Campus Life Editor
On Saturday, September 18, the Arkansas Razorbacks rolled into Athens to take on the Bulldogs of the University of Georgia in a week 3 SEC match-up.
The Razorbacks, led by head Coach Bobby Petrino, would win this contest by a score of 34-27.
Arkansas went into the game ranked 12th and Georgia with no rank after a week two loss at the hands of Southeastern Conference foe South Carolina in week 2.
It was an evenly matched game, but it was the end that made it truly spectacular.
It almost seemed like Arkansas had the game at the end of the third quarter with 24-10. But the Hogs just were in fighting form to have their first on the road win with head lead by quarterback Ryan Mallett.
With less than eight minutes on the clock, Georgia’s red-shirt freshman quarter back Aaron Murray slid in a ten yard touchdown pass to sophomore tight end Tavarres King to bring the score to 24-17.
Georgia kept trudging even when fans had already filed out of Sanford Stadium earlier in the game’s first half.
The Dawgs were able to tie the game up at 24-24 on a three yard rushing touchdown by sophomore tailback Washaun Ealey. At this point, the fans at home and those who had chosen to stay at Sanford Stadium were on the edges of their seats as Georgia was looking at a potential overtime contest.
Arkansas took control of the game with 47 seconds left and Arkansas junior quarterback Ryan Mallett took three plays to begin the first game winning drive of his career.
With 15 seconds left on the clock, Arkansas junior wide receiver Greg Childs scored the game-winning touchdown on a 40 yard pass from quarterback Ryan Mallett.
After the go-ahead drive by Arkansas, UGA tried a Hail Mary pass with five seconds left on the clock, but it would bring no positive result.
This game was Georgia’s second consecutive loss to an SEC team this season. The Dawgs will face in-conference rivals Tennessee, Florida and Auburn in the coming weeks.