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Wilson shines during Arkansas spring game

By Kurt Voigt

Associated Press

Published: Saturday, April 21 2012 3:20 p.m. MDT

Arkansas red team receiver Cobi Hamilton (11) tries to break the tackle of white team safety Alan Turner, left, after making a catch during the first quarter of a spring NCAA college football game in Fayetteville, Ark., Saturday, April 21, 2012.

April L. Brown, Associated Press

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas ended a chaotic spring caused by the firing of coach Bobby Petrino with a scrimmage that showed the Razorbacks still have reasons to be hopeful for a good season.

Tyler Wilson was 31-of-41 passing for 467 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Red team to a 65-0 win over the White in the spring game.

Petrino was fired April 10 following the revelation that he hired his mistress to a position in the football program and had paid her $20,000. Arkansas did its best to put Petrino behind it Saturday, taking the field in front of an announced crowd of 45,250 — besting last season's previous best of 42,000.

Wilson threw for 404 yards in the first half. He connected on two touchdown passes to Chris Gragg.

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