FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- It was a record setting game for the Arkansas football team on Saturday. The Hogs snapped a school record 10-game losing streak with their largest win and most points ever at Razorback Stadium, beating Nicholls State 73-7.
Arkansas had 684 yards of total offense and scored on its first two plays from scrimmage setting the tone early.
“I’m very excited for the guys to come out and execute today,” coach Bret Bielema said. “Our goal all week was to prepare with the intensity that we needed in all three phases of the game and play that way. I was excited with how our team came out and played on both sides of the ball, and a huge pat on the back for all of our guys for staying involved in the game.”
Keon Hatcher took a reverse 82 yards for a score on the first play from scrimmage for the Razorbacks.
After getting the ball back, Alex Collins went 33 yards on the second play from scrimmage to make it 14-0 five minutes into the game. Collins finished with three touchdowns and 131 yards on 13 carries.
Quarterback Brandon Allen only completed four passes, but all four went for touchdowns. He finished 4-5 with 117 yards.
Arkansas took a 56-0 lead into half time after Jonathan Williams broke the longest play from scrimmage with a 90-yard touchdown run and Alex Collins added another. Williams finished with 143 yards on just 4 carries, averaging 35 yards per touch.
Jared Cornelius, Cody Hollister and Drew Morgan each caught a touchdown pass.
The Hogs had five touchdown drives of one single play.
Arkansas won it's first game since Sept. 14, 2013. The Hogs travel to Texas Tech next Saturday for the first meeting between the schools since 1991 when Arkansas left the Southwest Conference.