5th QB the charm? Arkansas takes first lead in 6 games on TD pass
Jack Lindsey is the fifth different starting quarterback for Arkansas this season, and after a bit of a rough start, he gave the Razorbacks something they hadn’t seen in a while — a lead.
Trey Knox caught a 19-yard pass from Lindsey with 6:49 left in the first quarter as Arkansas went up 7-0 against Missouri. It wasn’t just offense, the Razorbacks’ defense held Missouri on downs on its first drive of the game, which was seven plays for only 25 yards.
Amazingly, that was Lindsey’s first completion of the day as he started the game 1-for-6.
It’s been a long time coming for Lindsey, a former walk-on. He redshirted in 2016, and then didn’t play any in 2017. Last year, he played in 10 games for the Razorbacks as a sophomore. He totaled 46 snaps on special teams, primarily serving as the team’s field goal/extra point holder. In high school, he played at Springdale High School in Fayetteville.
The decision to start Lindsey came after K.J. Jefferson suffered a hard hit that resulted in a concussion last week at LSU. Nick Starkel was also in concussion protocol this week. Lindsey was the third QB who played against LSU last week.
Lindsey was 3-for-4 passing for 51 yards and a TD against LSU.
The Tigers responded with their own touchdown early in the second quarter on a 14-play drive.
What a beaut, Trey!
— Arkansas Razorback Football (@RazorbackFB) November 29, 2019