Razorbacks Score 73 Points, End 10-Game Skid

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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.


  • Cary Mathews

    You know, that first down challenge at 63-0 was the most classless thing I have ever seen. I mean, contesting a first-down call when you are that far ahead, really?

    • joe

      Because it wasn’t a first down. You could tell very easily that the guy came up short. The coach needs to set an example for his players by being at least as competitive as he wants the players to be. What kind of message would it send to the players if the coach had said “yeah, we’ll take a bad call because it’s okay–we’re winning anyway?” Come on, use your brain before you make comments like this.

  • joe

    What I’d like to know is why Brandon Allen only threw the ball 5 times? It is quite disconcerting that we had four quarters in which to practice all aspects of our game, at game speed, and Brandon only got to make 5 passing attempts. Sure our running game is fantastic, and we proved we can easily blast it down the throat of a high-school caliber team. But when we face the big boys we are going to need a balanced approach, and more practice is needed. All I can think is that the coaches were trying to let the running backs pad their stats as a perk, or to aid in the future recruiting of more backs? It really didn’t make much sense. Especially considering that in last week’s loss to Auburn they all but abandoned a very successful first-half running game for a pass attack that clearly needs more work. This is bizarre and erratic coaching. I’m a little worried about it.

  • Justice

    He let everyone on the sidelines play nearly. What else was he supposed to do? I mean the starting qb only threw 5 times, so don’t start crying about sportsmanship. That team agreed to put us on the schedule because they made more in that game then they will their entire conference schedule combined. They knew that and we knew it was a tune up. That’s football and that’s business so wake up, this wasn’t little league people it’s D1 College Football! WPS

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