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Hamilton's record performance doesn't help Hogs

From the University of Arkansas athletic department

FAYETTEVILLE, AR – Arkansas senior wide receiver Cobi Hamilton broke SEC and school records for single-game receiving yards, but it couldn't keep the Razorbacks from falling to Rutgers 35-26 on Saturday night.

Hamilton finished the night with 303 yards and three touchdowns, which tied the Razorbacks single-game record.

The Texarkana, TX, native also set a career high in receptions (10).

Leading by just two, Rutgers (4-0) answered a Razorbacks (1-3) score in just two plays when Gary Nova hit Mark Harrison on a 60-yard touchdown pass with less than a minute to play.

Senior quarterback Tyler Wilson went 20-for-40 with 419 yards and three touchdowns. He became the sixth Razorback in school history to reach 5,000 career passing yards (5,191).

On the first drive of the game, Wilson launched a 54-yard pass to Hamilton that set up a 37-yard field goal by kicker Zach Hocker, 3-0 Arkansas.

Wilson again connected with Hamilton on a 57-yard pass to put the Razorbacks up 10-0 to close the first quarter.

Rutgers shortened the Razorback lead in the second quarter with a 10-yard touchdown pass from Nova to Jawan Jamison. With 1:30 left in the first half, Rutgers took the lead on a 19-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Coleman.

Rutgers put together a 10 play, 75-yard drive to open the second half and went ahead 21-10 on a 38-yard touchdown pass to Coleman.

Arkansas answered with  a 27-yard field goal by Hocker to cut the lead to 21-13.

Rutgers drove 75 yards down the field and scored on a 2-yard touchdown pass to put the Scarlet Knights up 28-13 over the Razorbacks.

The Razorbacks marched 74 yards down the field in five plays in the fourth quarter, and Wilson hit Hamilton for a 10-yard touchdown to pull within 28-20.

Wilson launched a ball to Hamilton again on an 80-yard pass play that resulted in a touchdown to bring the Razorbacks within two of the Scarlet Knights, 28-26.

Senior running back Dennis Johnson broke the SEC career kickoff returns record. He returned three Saturday to give him 113, breaking the previous record of 112 held by Brandon James from Florida (2006-09).

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