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No. 8 Arkansas rallies again, beats Vandy 31-28

By Teresa M. Walker

Associated Press

Published: Saturday, Oct. 29 2011 1:56 p.m. MDT

Vanderbilt quarterback Jordan Rodgers (11) scores a touchdown on a 19-yard run as he is defended by Arkansas safety Tramain Thomas, right, in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, in Nashville, Tenn.

Mark Humphrey, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Zach Hocker kicked a 42-yard field goal with 6:53 left, and eighth-ranked Arkansas rallied yet again to beat Vanderbilt 31-28 Saturday for the Razorbacks' fourth straight win.

This was the third time this season the Razorbacks (7-1, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) trailed by double digits. They didn't trail by 18 as they did against Texas A&M or 17 last week before beating Mississippi. This time, Vanderbilt led by 21-7 with 1:39 left in the first half.

The Commodores (4-4, 1-4) also had the ball at the Arkansas 5 in the fourth quarter leading 28-20 when Zac Stacy fumbled, and Jerry Franklin picked it up and ran it 94 yards for a touchdown. Tyler Wilson found Jarius Wright in the end zone for the tying 2-point conversion with 13:25 left.

Vanderbilt missed a chance to force overtime when Carey Spear's 27-yard field goal went wide right with 8 seconds left.

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