(Eds: Stands as 1st Ld-Writethru on state line to update with quotes, detail. With AP Photos.) By KURT VOIGT AP Sports Writer Knile Davis carried Arkansas to its first BCS bowl game last season.
The running back's breakout performance in the second half of the season directly coincided with a six-game winning streak that propelled the Razorbacks into the Sugar Bowl.
No. 8 Arkansas (6-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) has struggled with the running game this season following Davis' season-ending ankle injury in the preseason. However, the Razorbacks are hopeful junior Dennis Johnson's career-best 160 yards rushing in a win over Mississippi last week might provide the springboard for a Davis-like finish to the season.
And in turn help book a return BCS trip.
Arkansas, which visits Vanderbilt (4-3, 1-3) on Saturday, leads the SEC in total offense with 462.1 yards per game. Only 140.3 yards of that comes on the ground, though. That's 10th in the league, and the Razorbacks are still st...