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Whaley praises sacked Arkansas coach Bielema

Devwah Whaley, the University of Arkansas running back, kept his scoring streak going in his team's 48-45 home defat to Missouri in the Battle Line Rivalry presented by Shelter Insurance at Razorback Stadium on Friday.

Tucker McCann's 19-yard late field goal with five seconds left in the fourth quarter sealed the visiting side's victory in a game that featured multiple lead changes and was broadcast on national television.

Bermudian Whaley rushed for 28-yards into the inzone — his longest rush of the game — to cap off a nine-play drive and put the Razorbacks back in front late in the third quarter.

The sophomore had a total of 55 yards in 11 carries and has now scored a touchdown in six consecutive games. Arkansas slipped to 4-8 overall for the season after their third straight defeat.

After the contest Bret Bielema was sacked as Arkansas' head coach. Whaley, who celebrated his 20th birthday this month, was among those paying tribute to Bielema, who served as the Razorbacks head coach just shy of five years.

“It was a blessing having @BretBielema as my Head Coach,” Whaley tweeted. “He genuinely cares for his players and everybody in the programme, he was a great leader. Thank you Coach B for the opportunities you gave me for being successful on and off the field.”

Bielema compiled a 29-34 record during his stint at Arkansas, leading them to three straight bowl appearances.

In 2014, Arkansas became the first unranked team in college football to post back-to-back shutouts over ranked opponents after blanking No 20 LSU and No 8 Ole Miss.

Arkansas running back Devwah Whaley runs past the Missouri defense to score a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 in Fayetteville, Ark. Missouri won 48-45. p(AP Photo/Michael Woods)

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Published November 28, 2017 at 8:00 am (Updated November 27, 2017 at 8:27 pm)

Whaley praises sacked Arkansas coach Bielema

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