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2005 Arkansas Razorbacks football team

The 2005 Arkansas Razorbacks football team represented the University of Arkansas during the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was Arkansas' second straight losing season under Houston Nutt after six straight bowl appearances.

2005 Arkansas Razorbacks football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
2005 record4–7 (2–6 SEC)
Head coachHouston Nutt (8th season)
Offensive schemePro-style
Defensive coordinatorReggie Herring (1st season)
Base defense4–3
CaptainPierre Brown
Kyle Dickerson
Brandon Kennedy
Kyle Roper
Vickiel Vaughn
Home stadiumDonald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium
(Capacity: 72,000)

War Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 53,727)
Seasons
← 2004
2006 →
2005 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 10 Georgia x$   6 2         10 3  
South Carolina   5 3         7 5  
No. 12 Florida   5 3         9 3  
Vanderbilt   3 5         5 6  
Tennessee   3 5         5 6  
Kentucky   2 6         3 8  
Western Division
No. 5 LSU xy   7 1         11 2  
No. 14 Auburn x   7 1         9 3  
No. 8 Alabama   6 2         10 2  
Arkansas   2 6         4 7  
Mississippi State   1 7         3 8  
Ole Miss   1 7         3 8  
Championship: Georgia 34, LSU 14
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • Alabama had all victories vacated by the NCAA in 2010. As such, the official record for Alabama is 0–2 (0–2).
Rankings from AP Poll

Running back Darren McFadden became the first freshman to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season (1,113) for Arkansas.

Contents

PreseasonEdit

Arkansas was ranked as the 45th best team in the country by NationalChamps.net and projected to finish 6-5.[1]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 36:00 PMMissouri State*W 49–1766,424
September 106:00 PMVanderbilt
  • Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium
  • Fayetteville, AR
L 24–2868,215
September 179:15 PMat No. 1 USC*FSNL 17–7090,411
September 2411:30 AMat No. 20 AlabamaJPSL 13–2481,018
October 86:00 PMLouisiana–Monroe*W 44–1554,209
October 156:00 PMNo. 21 Auburn
  • Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium
  • Fayetteville, AR
L 17–3471,673
October 2211:30 AMat No. 4 GeorgiaJPSL 20–2392,746
November 511:30 AMSouth Carolina 
  • Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium
  • Fayetteville, AR
JPSL 10–1465,837
November 121:00 PMat Ole MissW 28–1753,289
November 191:00 PMMississippi State
  • War Memorial Stadium
  • Little Rock, AR
W 44–1055,712
November 251:30 PMat No. 3 LSUCBSL 17–1992,127
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

[2]

Game summariesEdit

Missouri StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
(FCS) Bears 3 0 14 0 17
Arkansas 14 14 0 21 49

VanderbiltEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Commodores 0 10 3 15 28
Razorbacks 7 3 14 0 24

at No. 1 USCEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Razorbacks 7 3 0 7 17
No. 1 Trojans 28 14 14 14 70

at No. 20 AlabamaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Razorbacks 0 3 0 10 13
No. 20 Crimson Tide 0 7 3 14 24

Louisiana–MonroeEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Indians 2 6 0 7 15
Razorbacks 10 13 21 0 44

No. 21 AuburnEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 21 Tigers 0 6 14 14 34
Razorbacks 3 7 0 7 17

at No. 4 GeorgiaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Razorbacks 0 7 3 10 20
No. 4 Bulldogs 7 10 3 3 23

South CarolinaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Gamecocks 7 0 7 0 14
Razorbacks 0 10 0 0 10

at Ole MissEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Razorbacks 7 0 7 14 28
Rebels 7 7 3 0 17

Mississippi StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 3 7 0 10
Razorbacks 14 27 0 3 44

at No. 3 LSUEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Razorbacks 0 3 8 6 17
No. 3 Tigers 0 12 7 0 19

StaffEdit

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Arkansas 2005 College Football Preview. NationalChamps.net. Retrieved November 4, 2011
  2. ^ 2005 Arkansas football schedule[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ 2011 Arkansas football media guide
  4. ^ 2011 Arkansas football media guide