Samford at Arkansas

Arkansas pulls away from Samford, 31-21

Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Freshmen tailbacks Alex Collins and Jonathan Williams each rushed for more than 100 yards as Arkansas pulled away from Samford, 31-21, Saturday night, bringing the Razorbacks a much-needed victory in Little Rock.

But the win didn't come easy as Samford (1-1) led 21-17 in the third quarter.

Arkansas (2-0) was able to regain the lead on a drive in which Collins had a 21-yard carry. After a defensive stop, Arkansas got some breathing room with a Collins TD that brought the score to 31-21. Collins spurred the drive on with a 45-yard carry.

Fullback Kiero Small had a key fourth-down carry for a first down to the Samford 20 with 2:01 to enable Arkansas to run out the clock.

Arkansas lost both its Little Rock games on the final plays last season.

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Scoring Summary
ARKMitchell Loewen 24 yd pass from Brandon Allen (Zach Hocker kick)
ARKJavontee Herndon 7 yd pass from Brandon Allen (Zach Hocker kick)
SAMFKelsey Pope 2 yd run (Warren Handrahan kick)
ARKZach Hocker 53 yd FG
SAMFZeke Walters 2 yd pass from Andy Summerlin (Warren Handrahan kick)
SAMFFabian Truss 16 yd run (Warren Handrahan kick)
ARKJonathan Williams 1 yd run (Zach Hocker kick)
ARKAlex Collins 2 yd run (Zach Hocker kick)
Team Stats
First Downs1322
Third Down Efficiency3-116-12
Fourth Down Efficiency0-01-1
Plays-Net Yards53-23170-458
Passing Yds117125
Kick Return Yds3150
Punt Return Yds1620
Time of Poss.24:1335:47
Individual Stats
SAMF: Fabian Truss 16-103, D'Morrise Bledsoe 3-11, Stanley Robinson 2-8, Kelsey Pope 1-2, Andy Summerlin 3--10
ARK: Alex Collins 24-172, Jonathan Williams 17-126, Kiero Small 5-25, Brandon Allen 4-7, Nate Holmes 1-5, Team 2--2
SAMF: Andy Summerlin 19-28-117-0
ARK: Brandon Allen 9-17-125-0
SAMF: Fabian Truss 4-7, Kelsey Pope 3-29, Tony Philpot 2-21, Zeke Walters 2-20, Kelvin Clay 2-9, Emmanuel Obajimi 2-7, Karel Hamilton 1-11, D'Morrise Bledsoe 1-8, Stanley Robinson 1-7, Andy Summerlin 1--2
ARK: Javontee Herndon 5-70, Julian Horton 2-18, Mitchell Loewen 1-24, Hunter Henry 1-13

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