Game Day Blog: Scoop And Score Gives Hogs Breathing Room

FINAL: Arkansas 55, Colorado State 34. You can find a full recap here.

3:31, 4th Quarter – Hayden Henry forced a fumble that Ladarrius Bishop recovered and took 25 yards on the scoop and score, all but securing the win for Arkansas. 522 yards of offense and the Hogs finally have some breathing room. Arkansas 55, Colorado State 34

5:32, 4th Quarter – Cheyenne O’Grady has an #SCTop10 worthy play, powering his way through the Colorado State defense and taking the ball 62 yards for a touchdown. Arkansas adds some cushion to their lead after a massive play from the senior tight end. Arkansas 48, Colorado State 34

8:52, 4th Quarter – Arkansas re-takes the lead after a drive where the freshmen wide receivers were the stars. Trey Knox had an impressive 20-yard catch immediately following by Treylon Burks on a 17-yard catch to the keep the offense driving. Devwah Whaley capped off the drive with a 5-yard rush to the endzone and the Hogs are back on top. Arkansas 41, Colorado State 34

11:35, 4th Quarter – Arkansas catches a break when Colorado State had a chance to take the lead. The Rams attempted a field goal from 50 yards out, but missed. The offense heads back to the field with a shot to lead the game again.

0:40, 3rd Quarter – It looked like Arkansas was going to punt on fourth down, but after a timeout, the Hogs went for it. A false start resulted in the Hogs punting anyways.  A lot of boos from the crowd as the game remains knotted up going into the fourth quarter.

2:26, 3rd Quarter – Arkansas had every opportunity to stop Colorado State, but the defense couldn’t prevent the Rams from scoring. Wright broke through some tackles and avoided every defender coming at him to haul 75 yards and tie up the game. Arkansas 34, Colorado State 34

5:45, 3rd Quarter – Colorado State continues to respond and keep it a one-score game after the Rams nail a 21-yard field goal. The two teams combine for nearly 700 yards of total offense (Arkansas 365, Colorado State 316) just halfway through the third quarter. Arkansas 34, Colorado State 27

11:38, 3rd Quarter – The Arkansas defense picked up a fumble, but Colorado State caught a break in a roughing-the-passer penalty on Joe Foucha that turns the play into a first down for the Rams. Colorado State continues the drive on the 34-yard line.

13:07, 3rd Quarter – The offense opens up the second half on a high note as Starkel pushed the Hogs down the field with ease. Treylon Burks had an impressive 27-yard catch that turned into points when Rakeem Boyd rushed four yards to the endzone to cap off the scoring drive. Arkansas 34, Colorado State 24

At the half
Arkansas 27, Colorado State 24

Arkansas started the game on fire offensively but have cooled off significantly while Colorado State continues to have success running the football.

 

0:04, 2nd Quarter – In a methodical drive right before the half, Colorado State moved to the Arkansas 28 but had to settle for a 45-yard field goal. Arkansas 27, Colorado State 24.

0:40, 2nd Quarter – Colorado State has a chance to take the lead just before the half and they’ve move to the Arkansas 40 with :40 seconds left in the half.

2:41, 2nd Quarter – The Arkansas offense looks like they’ve hit a wall as they have now had three straight drives that went nowhere. CSU gets the ball back at their own 20 after a touchback.

6:11, 2nd Quarter – Arkansas started the game on fire offensively but a fumble and now a three-and-out on the last two possessions have thwarted any momentum and has taken the air out of the stadium. CSU ball at their own 25.

7:40, 2nd Quarter – Facing 3rd and 11, Colorado State picked up 19 yards to move to the Arkansas one and then Hill snuck in from a yard out on the next play. This game is far from over. Hogs 27, Rams 21

9:26, 2nd Quarter – The first non-scoring drive for Arkansas is a costly one as Starkel and Boyd fumbled a handoff. CSU takes over at the Razorbacks 40-yard line trailing by 13.

11:41, 2nd Quarter – Arkansas has yet to have a possession that did not end in points as Connor Limpert’s second field goal of the game splits the uprights. Hogs 27, Rams 14

14:54, 2nd Quarter – Fumbles were an issues in their season opener vs Colorado and the first play of the second quarter costs CSU. Hogs pounce on a loose ball and take over on the Rams 38.

0:00, 1st Quarter – If you like offense then the first quarter was for you. The Hogs and Rams combined for 428 yards with 188 coming on the grounds. Defensive depth is going to be tested in the next three periods.

1:02, 1st Quarter – There’s nothing @5NEWSClara likes more than a kicker and Connor Limpert shows why. The lefty knocks home a 54-yard field goal and had plenty of leg to spare. Arkansas 24, Colorado State 14

3:27, 1st Quarter – Colorado State has churned up 140 yards rushing in the first quarter and now the Rams are back within one score. The drive was capped in the air, though, as Hill hit Jackson on 14-yard slant. Arkansas 21, Colorado State 14

5:00, 1st Quarter – If there is one negative to start the game it’s the Arkansas run defense. Rams already with 121 on the ground and now inside the Hogs’ 35-yard line.

6:00, 1st Quarter – Rakeem Boyd just exploded through the heart of the CSU defense and goes 59 yards, untouched, to the end zone and the Arkansas offense has certainly looked impressive. Arkansas 21, Colorado State 7

6:15, 1st Quarter – After the second play of the game, the Arkansas defense has clamped down. Colorado State goes three-and-out for the second straight possession. Hogs take over on their own 25.

7:54, 1st Quarter – Nick Starkel might have already locked up the QB1 job for the rest of the season (dramatic, I know) as he hits Chase Harrell for his second touchdown pass in as many possessions. Starkel is 6-of-9 passing for 103 yards in seven minutes of action. Hogs 14, Rams 7

9:00, 1st Quarter – Devwah puts Arkansas into the red zone as he reels off 24 yards. No question this is the best the Hogs offense has looked since Chad Morris arrived. Granted, it’s the first quarter.

10:00, 1st Quarter – Starkel looks sharp to start as he connects with Knox on 3rd down and the Hogs are again into CSU territory.

11:28, 1st Quarter – Arkansas defense gets a three-and-out and now the Hogs can look to build off their first drive as they takeover on their own 17.

13:00, 1st Quarter – Arkansas needed a response and that’s exactly what they got. Starkel went up top and Trey Knox skied to get it as they connected on a 24-yard scoring strike. The fireworks are already happening on the field. Arkansas 7, Colorado State 7

14:31, 1st Quarter – Looking to respond, Nick Starkel hit Treylon Burks for a big gainer and the Hogs are in CSU territory.

14:42, 1st Quarter – If you drew up the worst possible starts for Arkansas, the actual start would be one of the options. On the second play of the game, CSU breaks a 75-yard touchdown run right up the middle and went untouched. Brutal start. Rams 7, Hogs 0.

Game three of the college football season has arrived for the Razorbacks and I won’t be shy about saying it is a must win for Arkansas.

A disappointing showing in Oxford has the Hogs’ back against the wall and a fan base that is starting to get restless. Today’s matchup with Colorado State is a whole lot bigger and more important than it was this time last week.

Follow along as @5NEWSBobby has live updates, analysis and tidbits throughout the game.

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