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    Arkansas Rallies Past Vanderbilt, 31-28


    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The eighth-ranked Arkansas Razorbacks did it again, falling behind this time by 14 points before finding a way to win.

    Zach Hocker kicked a 42-yard field goal with 6:53 left, and eighth-ranked Arkansas rallied from 14 points down in beating 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.

    Arkansas had two sacks and forced three turnovers, turning those into 10 points. Hocker finished with three field goals, and Wilson threw for 316 yards and a TD. Backup quarterback Brandon Mitchell also ran for a TD.

    Vanderbilt came in leading the SEC and tied for first nationally with 15 interceptions. Cornerback Casey Hayward broke up six passes but dropped one he might have returned for a touchdown in the first half. The Commodores also sacked Wilson three times and hit him enough they had him limping before halftime.

    The Razorbacks had been averaging an SEC-best 462.1 yards total offense. The Commodores held Arkansas to 388 yards while racking up 462 yards offense themselves.

    Jordan Rodgers threw for a touchdown and ran for two others with his big brother, Aaron, watching in the stands taking advantage of the Green Bay Packers' bye week, and the little brother nearly rallied Vandy for its biggest home win in years by driving them from the Commodores 10. Rodgers missed Brandon Barden in the end zone before having to throw the ball away on third down to set up Spear's field goal attempt.

    Bears quarterback Jay Cutler watched his alma mater from the sideline. Stacy also run for a 62-yard TD.

    Wilson threw an 11-yard TD pass to Wright He found Wright for a 30-yard completion on fourth-and-10 with the clock running down, then tossed a perfect pass to Wright in the end zone for an 11-yard TD on the next play to trim Vandy's lead to 21-14 at halftime.

    Vandy led 21-7 after Vandy coach James Franklin went for it on fourth down in his own side of the 50 on each drive. The Commodores converted a fourth-and-inches in an 81-yard drive Rodgers finished off with a 19-yard TD run early in the second quarter. Facing fourth-and-1 at the Vandy 32, Franklin went for a fake punt, and tight end Fitz Lassing took the ball left for a 25-yard run.

    Rodgers ran right on a bootleg for a 3-yard TD with 1:39 left to finish an 88-yard drive for the lead.