Arkansas running back Knile Davis was scheduled to earn his first carries in a live scrimmage during the Razorbacks' mock game on Friday.
So how did it go?
We can't say for sure since the scrimmage was closed to the public and no one was available for comment afterward. But it sounds like Davis is still in one piece this morning.
Davis wrote this on his Twitter account (@BoobieKnile_Era) late last night: "Hahaha still got it...good scrimmage today the team looked great #Blessed & highly favored !!!"
It was followed by a tweet from Arkansas RB coach Tim Horton (@CoachTimHorton): "Good scrimmage tonight! No turnovers, not many penalties and no injuries. This is a fun group to coach! #GoHogs #WPS"
Davis also added another tweet earlier this morning: "First live carry...ready to go!!!" Davis attached a photo — which is here on this page.
It's good news for the Razorbacks, who are preparing for next Saturday's opener against Jacksonville State. Arkansas did not allow Davis to participate in the team's first two preseason scrimmage, keeping a cautious approach with the All-SEC running back after he suffered a fractured ankle in a scrimmage in Aug. 2011.
Coach John L. Smith said Thursday — after announcing Davis was scheduled for carries — he was planning to keep the running back out of contact work until the opener. However, Smith said Davis "vetoed" him. So the Razorbacks allowed Davis to participate in the mock game.
— Robbie Neiswanger • Arkansas News Bureau