Razorbacks Offense Dominates In 42-24 Win Over New Mexico State
FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)– Arkansas returned to Razorback Stadium and non-conference play Saturday to host New Mexico State. The Razorbacks were able to hold-off the pesky Aggies, winning 42-24 to improve 2-2 on the year.
The Hogs were able to claim the victory behind a three touchdown performance from Austin Allen. The Hogs’ signal caller finished 19-of-26 through the air, for 264 yards. Devwah Whaley was the leading rusher amassing 119 yards and one score.
Arkansas’ defense nearly shut down New mexico State’s ground game. The Hogs allowed just 11 yards rushing, but gave up 344 passing yards.
Arkansas’ offense got off to a fast start against the Aggies. In the first quarter Austin Allen connected to Deon Stewart for a 38-yard touchdown pass to get the Hogs on the board. Devwah Whaley trucked in a 3-yard score on the final play of the first quarter to increase the Hogs’ lead. In the second quarter, wide receiver Jonathan Nance continued to emerge as a playmaker for Allen, hauling in a 31-yard touchdown catch to make it 21-0.
The Razorbacks were on track for a shutout, but New Mexico State (2-3) responded towards the end of the second quarter. Aggies’ Tyler Rogers punched in a one-yard touchdown for New Mexico State’s first score of the day. At halftime, the Hogs still held a dominating 28-10 lead against new Mexico State. Austin Allen had one of his best first-half performances of the season, completing 13-of-15 of his passes 203 yards and two touchdowns.
Next the Razorbacks will hit the road again to face South Carolina. Kick-off will be at 3:00 p.m. October 7th.