Arkansas looking for answers to red zone woes

By Kurt Voigt

Associated Press

Published: Friday, Oct. 5 2012 2:20 a.m. MDT

Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson prepares to pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against the Texas A&M Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, in College Station, Texas.

Pat Sullivan, Associated Press

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Paul Petrino couldn't have been happier with Arkansas' offensive output against Texas A&M last week, at least on the surface.

The offensive coordinator watched as the Razorbacks gained 515 yards on 98 plays, putting together five drives of more than 50 yards — all coming against an Aggies' defense that entered the game allowing an average of 279.7 yards per game.

So, what was Petrino's problem with all that offense?

It came in a 58-10 loss, one in which Arkansas' season-long struggles at finishing drives was again on display. The Razorbacks (1-4, 0-2 Southeastern Conference) scored on just one of their five trips inside Texas A&M's 20, a first-half field goal, causing the former offensive powerhouse to fall to 109th nationally in red zone offense heading into this week's game at Auburn (1-3, 0-2).

AP Sports Writer John Zenor in Auburn, Ala., contributed to this report.

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