Arkansas' Cobbs out against Ole Miss

Updated: October 26, 2003, 12:43 AM ET

OXFORD, Miss. -- Arkansas running back Cedric Cobbs did not play Saturday night against Mississippi because of a hamstring injury.

He was dearly missed. The Razorbacks ran for only 82 yards in their 19-7 loss to the Rebels.

Cobbs, the Southeastern Conference's leading rusher, did not make the trip with the team. He was averaging 121 yards per game.

De'Arrius Howard, the Razorbacks' No. 2 tailback, did not play because of an ankle injury but was in uniform.

Third-teamer Kyle Dickerson started at tailback for No. 21 Arkansas, the top rushing team in the SEC entering the game.

Dickerson, a 5-foot-9 sophomore, came into the game with just two carries for 5 yards. He ran just once for a 2-yard loss.

DeCori Birmingham, a receiver moved back to running back this week, led the Razorbacks with 38 yards on 12 carries.

Brandon Holmes, a former running back who had been playing linebacker, ran six times for 26 yards before injuring his knee in the second quarter. He missed the rest of the game.

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