Two flings, one prayer answered

Posted: November 22, 2012 at 12:06 a.m.

Matt Jones throws a 31-yard touchdown pass to Decori Birmingham with 9 seconds remaining in Arkansas' 21-20 win over LSU in 2002.

It has been 10 years since one of the most memorable games in the history of Arkansas football, when a pair of Matt Jones heaves sent the Hogs to Atlanta.

The 'Miracle on Markham', 10 years later

Paul Eells call of the "Miracle on Markham", 10 years later. Quarterback Matt Jones found wide receiver DeCori Birmingham in the back corner of the end zone for a 31-yard touchdown with nine seconds left in the game, and placekicker David Carlton booted home a 35-yard extra point (an excess celebration penalty moved the kick back 15 yards) to give Arkansas a 21-20 victory over LSU in War Memorial Stadium on Nov. 29, 2002. The win gave the Razorbacks the SEC West Division title and sent them to the SEC Championship game in Atlanta. (By David Harten)
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Decori Birmingham caught a 31-yard touchdown pass from Matt Jones with 9 seconds remaining in Arkansas' 21-20 win over LSU in... (By: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette File Photo by Jason Anthes)

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