|11-12-2006, 01:22 PM||#1|
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"When they talk about the one-loss teams, we don't get mentioned too much," McFadden said. "I just feel like we proved ourselves."
McFadden, the dynamic sophomore, is being touted by Razorbacks fans as a Heisman Trophy candidate. He played tailback, quarterback and even a little wide receiver against Tennessee, and the Volunteers were never able to stop him.
The Razorbacks have used their star at quarterback lately -- out of the shotgun, he either hands off, keeps the ball himself or even passes. He ran for a 17-yard touchdown out of that formation early in the second quarter, then threw to Monk for a 12-yard score to make it 21-7.
It was the second touchdown pass of the season for McFadden in two attempts. He played some quarterback in high school.
"He's such a threat, and he's so quick," coach Houston Nutt said.
"It's hard to simulate the speed of Number Five," Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer said, referring to McFadden's jersey number. "He is the best back we have seen this year."
McFadden set a school record by surpassing 180 yards rushing for fifth time in his career.