The Sugar Bowl has seen some of college football's most talented and productive players.
The following Heisman winners have participated in the historic Sugar Bowl over the years: Tim Tebow (Florida, 2010), Chris Weinke (Florida State, 2000), Danny Wuerffel (Florida, 1995 and 1997) and Bo Jackson (Auburn, 1984).
On January 4, 2011, the 11-1 Ohio State Buckeyes will be taking on the 10-2 Arkansas Razorbacks with the Sugar Bowl trophy on the line.
The following slides are what you need to know about the 2011 Sugar Bowl.
* Stats compiled from ESPN.
The Sugar Bowl ranks as one of the most successful amateur athletic achievements in the history of American sports.
Date and Time
January 4, 2011 at 8:30 p.m. EST
Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, La.
January 1, 1935
* Information gathered from allstatesugarbowl.org
Arkansas' Record Against Ranked Teams
Ranked Teams Faced
Loss vs. No. 1 Alabama 24-20
Loss @ No. 7 Auburn 65-43
Win @ No. 19 South Carolina 41-20
Win @ No. 21 Mississippi State 38-31 2OT
Win vs. No. 5 LSU 31-23
Ohio State's Record Against Ranked Teams
Ranked Teams Faced
Win vs. No. 12 Miami (FL) 36-24
Loss @ No. 18 Wisconsin 31-18
Win @ No. 20 Iowa 20-17
No. 7 Knile Davis, Arkansas Razorbacks
Rushing: 178 attempts for 1,183 yards and 13 TDs
Receiving: 16 receptions for 128 yards and one TD
No. 29 Broderick Green, Arkansas Razorbacks
Rushing: 104 attempts for 365 yards and three TDs
Receiving: Six receptions for 42 yards
No. 1 Dan Herron, Ohio State Buckeyes
Rushing: 192 attempts for 1,068 yards and 15 TDs
Receiving: 18 receptions for 180 yards
No. 3 Brandon Saine, Ohio State Buckeyes
Rushing: 66 attempts for 312 yards and two TDs
Receiving: 22 receptions for 195 yards and five TDs
Ohio State gets the edge with the 14th overall ranked rushing offense in the nation, averaging a total of 219.7 YPG.
No. 2 Terrelle Pryor, Ohio State Buckeyes
Passing: 196-of-298, 2,551 yards, 25 TDs, 11 INTs, 65.8 CMP% and a 157.98 QB Rating
Rushing: 120 attempts for 639 yards and four TDs
The 6'6'' junior from Jeannette, Pennsylvania has had a tremendous season leading his team to an impressive 11-1 record. He proved to be a versatile weapon this season, not only showcasing an outstanding arm but also running with effectiveness.
No. 15 Ryan Mallett, Arkansas Razorbacks
Passing: 242-of-364, 3,592 yards, 30 TDs, 11 INTs, 66.5 CMP% and a 170.53 QB Rating
Ryan Mallett had a terrific junior season, recording the third highest QB rating in the nation. The last three games Mallett has recorded a total of 11 touchdowns and three interceptions.
No. 12 Dane Sanzenbacher, Ohio State Buckeyes
52 receptions for 889 yards and 10 TDs; four rushing attempts for 14 yards
No. 8 DeVier Posey, Ohio State Buckeyes
50 receptions for 778 yards and six TDs
No. 4 Jarius Wright, Arkansas Razorbacks
38 receptions for 718 yards and four TDs; one rushing attempt for nine yards
No. 3 Joe Adams, Arkansas Razorbacks
41 receptions for 693 yards and five TDs; six rushing attempts for 32 yards
Look out for No. 12, Dane Sanzenbacher, who is 15th in all of Division I college football in receiving touchdowns.
Ohio State Kicker Devin Barclay
19-of-22 FGM-FGA (86.4 PCT); 58-of-58 XPM-XPA; 115 Total Points
Arkansas Kicker Zach Hocker
13-of-16 FGM-FGA (81.3 PCT); 55-of-55 XPM-XPA; 94 Total Points
When a football game is on the line in the final seconds, it is heartbreaking when the team you're rooting for loses the contest because of a missed field goal or extra point.
With two accurate kickers, a crucial field goal could be the deciding factor.
Ohio State Head Coach Jim Tressel
Overall Head Coaching Record: 240-79-2
10 Seasons with the Buckeyes: 105-22
Bowl Record: 5-4
Highest AP Ranking While Head Coach: First (in 2002)
Arkansas Head Coach Bobby Petrino
Overall Head Coaching Record: 64-23
Three Seasons with the Razorbacks: 23-14
Bowl Record: 3-2
Highest AP Ranking While Head Coach: Fifth (in 2006)
Ohio State Buckeyes
2010 Record: 11-1 (7-1 in Big Ten)
Key Wins: 36-24 vs. No. 12 Miami Hurricanes, 20-17 @ No. 20 Iowa
Ohio State only lost one game this entire season, and it was to the No. 18 Wisconsin Badgers, shattering the Buckeyes' dreams of a national championship. Since then, they've defeated their opponents by an average margin of 29.5 PPG.
The Buckeyes are third overall in the entire nation in points against, only giving up an average of 13.3 PPG.
2010 Record: 10-2 (6-2 in SEC)
Key Wins: 41-20 @ No. 19 South Carolina, 38-31 2OT @ No. 21 Mississippi State, 31-23 vs. No. 5 LSU
Arkansas' only two losses this season were to the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide (24-20) and the No. 7 Auburn Tigers (65-43).
Led by a very talented quarterback, Ryan Mallett, the Arkansas Razorbacks are ranked third overall in passing offense throughout the nation, putting up an average of 338.4 yards per game.