FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino will lead 17 seniors onto the field at Razorback Stadium for the final time Saturday night.
Many of those seniors made up Petrino's first recruiting class, a group that laid the foundation for last year's Sugar Bowl trip and one that endured difficult times during Petrino's first season.
Arkansas was 5-7 that first season in 2008, but it improved to eight wins the following year before reaching the school's first BCS bowl game last season.
The No. 8 Razorbacks (8-1, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) have won five straight this season and have hopes of a return BCS trip. In order to keep those hopes alive, they'll likely need to win in convincing fashion this week over a Tennessee (4-5, 0-5) team that's winless in the SEC.
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