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Lightning delays game at Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Lightning delayed Arkansas' game against Mississippi for a second time during the second half on Saturday.

The Razorbacks (No. 23 BCS, No. 21 AP) were leading 31-24 when officials interrupted the game with 9:04 remaining in the fourth quarter. It was the second lightning delay in the contest, lasting 31 minutes, and it came after a 58-minute delay midway through the third quarter.

Heavy showers accompanied the first delay, while only light rain fell after the second.

Arkansas led 24-10 entering the first delay, but Ole Miss twice pulled within a touchdown behind a pair of scoring passes from Jeremiah Masoli to Markeith Summers.

The Razorbacks took a 21-3 lead in the second quarter after Joe Adams returned a punt 97 yards for a touchdown. The return set a school record, breaking the previous mark of 95 yards set by Ken Hatfield against Tulsa in 1965.