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Arkansas wide receiver Jordan Jones announces intent to transfer

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As a new era begins at Arkansas, the Razorbacks will see some roster turnover as most programs do during coaching changes. Today, one Arkansas player has decided to begin evaluating his options for his immediate future. Wide receiver Jordan Jones announced, via Twitter, that he will be leaving the program in search fo a new place to call home.

“After much prayer, evaluation of my personal goals and consulting with my family, I have decided to transfer from the University of Arkansas,” Jones said in a statement release don his Twitter account on Wednesday. “I will always love Razorback Nation but I also have to do what’s best for myself as I seek to pursue what God has in store.”

Jones did not play for Arkansas this season due to recovering from offseason ankle injury. In 2018, Jones appeared in all 12 games and caught 17 passes for 191 yards and one touchdown. As a freshman in 2017, the Arkansas native appeared in 12 games and caught 21 passes for 401 yards and three touchdowns.

Asked about Jones’ decision to transfer, new Arkansas head coach Sam Pittman denied the opportunity to go too in depth about his conversation with Jones. Pittman did say he only wanted to have players who do want to be at Arkansas.

Jones will have two seasons of eligibility beginning in 2020. He will have to sit out the 2020 season, however, if he lands at another FBS program. That would  give Jones one year remaining to play football, in 2021.

Arkansas blows 21-7 lead as Drew Lock leads Mizzou’s rally for halftime lead

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It was a tale of two quarters between Missouri and Arkansas, with Arkansas rushing out of the gates for a 21-7 lead only to see Missouri battle back to take a 31-28 lead into halftime. Missouri kicker Tucker McCann kicked a 37-yard field goal in the final minute of the half to give Missouri the lead.

Arkansas cashed in on an interception by Missouri quarterback Drew Lock on the game’s opening possession by traveling 70 yards on five plays to take a 7-0 lead with a Devwah Whaley goal line run. Mizzou’s Ish Witter capped a 92-yard drive later in the first quarter to tie the game at 7-7, but the Razorbacks stormed right back with a quick four-play, 75-yard touchdown drive highlighted by Austin Allen‘s 57-yard pass to Jordan Jones for the score. Moments later, a good punt return by Henre’ Toliver gave the Razorbacks the ball at the Missouri 29-yard line and two plays later David Williams ran in from 16 yards out for a score to push the lead to 21-7.

Lock led a second-quarter charge for the Tigers with three touchdown passes, including one from 55 yards and another from 56 yards as the big plays doomed Arkansas.