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story.lead_photo.caption Arkansas running back David Williams (33) carries the ball during a game against Missouri on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, in Fayetteville. - Photo by Thomas Metthe

FAYETTEVILLE -- The Arkansas Razorbacks went with their sixth different starting offensive line combination in Friday's 48-45 loss to Missouri.

Senior Jake Raulerson started at center in place of injured junior Zach Rogers.

Raulerson, a graduate transfer from Texas who joined the Razorbacks last season, became Arkansas' third starting center after Rogers replaced Frank Ragnow, who suffered a season-ending knee injury against Auburn on Oct. 21.

Rogers suffered a leg injury against Mississippi State last week.

Raulerson made seven starts last season, including six at guard and one at center, but Friday was his first game to start in 2017.

Junior left guard Hjalte Froholdt is the only Arkansas lineman to start in the same spot in every game this season, though he went out in the first quarter against Mississippi State and didn't return after he aggravated an ankle injury.

Nine offensive linemen started for the Razorbacks this season: Ragnow, Froholdt, Rogers, Raulerson; juniors Johnny Gibson, Brian Wallace and Paul Ramirez; sophomore Colton Jackson; and freshman Ty Clary.

Clary, who started the first four games, suffered a season-ending leg injury at LSU.

Gibson started every game, including at right tackle, right guard and left tackle.

No 1,000-yard rusher

Bret Bielema's team didn't have a player rush for 1,000 or more yards for the first time in his 12 seasons as a head coach at Wisconsin and Arkansas.

David Williams, a graduate transfer from South Carolina, led the Razorbacks this season with 673 yards on 117 carries.

Bielema's list of players to surpass 1,000 yards in a season include P.J. Hill (2006-2008), John Clay (2009-2010), John White (2009) and Monte Ball (2011-2012) at Wisconsin, and Alex Collins (2013-2015), Jonathan Williams (2014) and Rawleigh Williams (2016) at Arkansas.

Locked in

Missouri junior quarterback Drew Lock set the SEC season record for touchdown passes when he threw five Saturday to give him 43.

Lock broke the mark of 40 touchdown passes by Kentucky's Andre Woodson in 2007 and also broke Missouri's record of 39 by Chase Daniel in 2008.

It was the eighth consecutive game in which Lock has thrown at least three touchdowns, the longest streak by an FBS quarterback this season.

Munson ejected

Arkansas freshman linebacker Derrick Munson was called for targeting on the kickoff that opened the third quarter.

Munson, blocked on the return team, was penalized for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Missouri safety Cam Hilton.

The call was upheld on replay, resulting in Munson's ejection.

Munson is the second Razorback to be ejected for targeting this season along with defensive end McTelvin Agim against Coastal Carolina.

Pregame proposal

Arkansas nose guard Bijhon Jackson, a senior from El Dorado, had a surprise for his girlfriend Brianna Biehl before the game.

After Jackson was introduced and met his family at midfield as part of the senior day ceremonies, he got down on one knee for a marriage proposal. Biehl accepted.

Happy return

Arkansas senior cornerback Henre Toliver had almost twice as many yards on punt returns in the first quarter as he had on the season coming into the game.

Toliver's 33-yard return to the Missouri 29 set up a touchdown that put the Razorbacks head 21-7.

Coming into the game, Toliver had three returns for 18 yards.

Cornelius honored

Arkansas receiver Jared Cornelius is eligible for a medical redshirt after suffering a season-ending Achilles tendon injury in the third game against Texas A&M, but he went through senior day ceremonies.

Vs. Missouri

Missouri improved to 6-3 all-time against Arkansas, including 3-1 in SEC games and 1-1 in Fayetteville.

The teams first met on Nov. 10, 1906, when the Tigers beat the Razorbacks 11-0 in Columbia, Mo.

Flag bearers

Sophomore fullback Hayden Johnson carried the United States flag and redshirt sophomore offensive tackle Colton Jackson carried the Arkansas flag when the Razorbacks ran onto the field.


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