FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Ryan Mallett didn't look like a Heisman Trophy contender on the road in the Southeastern Conference last season.
The Arkansas quarterback will get his first chance to impress Heisman voters on a national stage when the No. 12 Razorbacks travel to Georgia on Saturday. The game is the SEC opener for Arkansas (2-0), while the Bulldogs (1-1) are coming off a conference loss to South Carolina.
Through the first two games, Mallett has completed 73.1% of his passes and thrown for six touchdowns and 701 yards, including a 400-yard performance against Louisiana-Monroe last week.
The former Michigan transfer threw for 3,624 yards and 30 touchdowns in his first season under Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino a year ago. But all four SEC games on the road ended in losses.
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