(D-Mac had stiffer competition in Pop Warner ball)
North Texas Lean Green Considering Dropping Football
North Texas blew into town and as expected were blown out by the mighty, powerful Razorbacks on Saturday night and are now considering cancelling football for the rest of the season. I didn't watch the game and I didn't listen to the game, but the statistics tell the story:
713 total yards
McFadden 138 yds. and 2 TDs
Jones 132 yrs. and 2 TDs (note: Jones got his 132 yds. on only 7 carries - he would have run for 400 yds. if he had gotten about 22 carries instead)
Brandon Barnett 105 yds. and 1 TD
Hillis 66 yds. rushing
Casey Dick 12-21 210 yds. and 3 TDs
The most disappointed Razorback Saturday night wasn't even in the stadium - he was in Atlantic City. Middleweight champion Jermaine Taylor was knocked out in the 7th round of his title defense against Kelly Pavlik.
(Taylor was the hardest hit Razorback on Saturday night. "I knocked the Pig Sooie out of that boy," said Pavlik after the fight)
Post Game Comments:
North Texas head coach Todd Dodge:
"Arkansas is the best team I've ever seen," said Dodge, "There's no doubt in my mind that Jones and McFadden are the best two backs in the nation and that Arkansas should and can still win the SEC. As for us, I'm really going to have our coaching staff out scouting the various flag football leagues in our area for some players that can maybe come in and help us out midseason."
(Future North Texas stars?)
Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt:
"North Texas was God-awful. I mean they were horrible. Coach Dodge and his boys need to think about practicing occasionally. I haven't seen a worse team all year, except maybe Alabama. In a year like they are currently having, they need to just be called the North Texas Green. Forget the "Mean" part, because there isn't anything mean about those boys. Bless their hearts, but that's just one of the worst football teams I've ever seen. We could have scored 150 points if we had wanted to."
Banner Note: The banner that was supposed to be flying above Razorback stadium before the game ended up ripped in half and never flew. Divine intervention? This blog has no idea how it happened, but there were some pissed off anti-Houston fans Saturday and today.
Up next for the Backs is Tennessee-Chattanoogie in Little Rock this Saturday. And, if you're like me, you just can't wait to learn more about the Noogies from Tennessee.