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A Quarter Century of Hogs in the SEC: No reason to Crowe

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Defenders for The Citadel swarm Arkansas running back E.D. Jackson during the NCAA Division I-AA Bulldogs’ 10-3 victory over the Razorbacks at Fayetteville in 1992. It was a grisly loss for the Razorbacks in their first game as a member of the SEC and it resulted in coach Jack Crowe’s firing the next day.

The day before the Arkansas Razorbacks played their first football game as members of the SEC, Coach Jack Crowe called quarterback Barry Lunney Jr. into his office.

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Arkansas coach Jack Crowe said he met with athletic director Frank Broyles the morning after the loss. “I said, ‘I’m going to... + Enlarge

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Arkansas quarterback Jason Allen is dragged down during the Razorbacks’ loss to The Citadel at Fayetteville in 1992. The next... + Enlarge

Sept. 5, 1992

Razorback Stadium

Fayetteville

The Citadel;0 0 0 10 — 10

Arkansas;0 0 0 3 — 3

FOURTH QUARTER

ARK—FG Wright 25, 14:08

CIT—Boehmer 34 fumble return (Trinh kick), 9:47

CIT—FG Trinh 25, 3:28

Attendance—35,868

;CIT;ARK

First downs;15;18

Rushes-yards;55-218;38-177

Passing;58;110

Comp-Att-Int;5-7-0;11-23-1

Return yards;95;45

Fumbles-lost;4-2;3-1

Penalties-yards;2-11;1-4

Possession time;33:13;26:47

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—The Citadel, Douglas 26-82, Sands 11-51, Sims 4-35, Mitchem 5-17, Little 3-14, Jervey 3-11, Rivers 3-8. Arkansas, Jackson 29-167, Calvin 2-15, Dickerson 1-3, Jeffery 1-1, Allen 5-(minus 9).

PASSING—The Citadel, Douglas 5-7-0 58. Arkansas, Allen 11-23-1 110.

RECEIVING—The Citadel, Fagan 2-36, Caldwell 2-17, Sims 1-5. Arkansas, Jeffery 6-47, Jackson 2-25, Botkin 2-12, Cotton 1-26.

WHY THIS GAME MATTERS: Jack Crowe was fired as the Arkansas coach and defensive coordinator Joe Kines became interim head coach the day after The Citadel beat the Razorbacks in their first game as an SEC member.

The Citadel 10, Arkansas 3

Sept. 5, 1992

Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville

Attendance 35,868

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