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Hayden shines in debut as Arkansas downs Florida A&M 49-7

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Chase Hayden admitted he was nervous when he took the field for the first time.

The freshman could be forgiven for any butterflies, considering the last time he saw action was as a high school standout in Memphis.

Hayden looked like anything but an 18-year-old freshman in his collegiate debut on Thursday night, rushing for 120 yards and a touchdown to lead Arkansas (1-0) to a season-opening 49-7 win over Florida A&M. He finished with 14 carries, becoming the first Arkansas player to top 100 yards rushing in his debut since Alex Collins did so to open the 2013 season.

''It was a great feeling,'' Hayden said. ''... I surprised myself a little bit; I didn't know what to expect and came into the game nervous.''

About the only mistake Hayden made in the game was when he scored on a 5-yard touchdown in the third quarter. Rather than running through the end zone as Razorbacks coach Bret Bielema prefers, Hayden stretched out with the ball in an attempt to reach the goal line.

After a brief review, the officials confirmed their call of a touchdown - keeping Hayden's breakout debut intact and him in the good graces of his head coach.

''You could see right away he was going to have an impact,'' Bielema said. ''... As you can see, he can make a lot of things happen in a short amount of space.''

Florida A&M (1-1) quarterback Vince Jeffries connected with Brandon Norwood for a 7-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, the Rattlers' lone score against an Arkansas defense eager to shine in its debut after an offseason switch to a 3-4 defensive look.

Henre' Tolliver notched the Razorbacks first defensive score of the season, returning a fumble recovery 18 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter.

Austin Allen finished 14-of-19 passing for 135 yards with a touchdown for Arkansas. Devwah Whaley added 60 yards rushing on 12 carries for the Razorbacks, and South Carolina transfer David Williams rushed for two touchdowns.

THE TAKEAWAY

FLORIDA A&M: Rattlers quarterback Ryan Stanley didn't play because of a sore ankle, a week after accounting for 238 yards in a season-opening win over Texas Southern. Stanley likely could have played, but coach Alex Wood decided to rest the sophomore in the Football Championship Subdivision school's matchup against a Southeastern Conference opponent.

ARKANSAS: The three-headed combination of Hayden, Whaley and Williams somewhat eased any concerns the Razorbacks might have had about their rushing attack after former running back Rawleigh Williams' career came to an end following a second neck injury in the spring. Arkansas finished with 236 yards rushing on 45 carries overall, an average of 4.5 yards per rush.

''I think the combination of (Hayden), Devwah and David, we really have three unique players at that position that kind of present a preparation nightmare for our opponents,'' Bielema said.

WHITE OUT

Florida A&M was penalized at the beginning of each quarter on Thursday night, thanks to the team's white-on-white uniforms that made the numbers unreadable for many in War Memorial Stadium. The Rattlers lost a timeout with each penalty, forfeiting four of their six for the game because of the uniform snafu.

''I guess you can't see them electronically,'' Wood said.

UP NEXT

FLORIDA A&M: The Rattlers are off next week before wrapping up their nonconference season when they travel to Tampa to face Tennessee State on Sept. 16.

ARKANSAS: After defeating TCU 41-38 in double overtime a year ago in Texas, the Horned Frogs make the return trip to Fayetteville next Saturday.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:20
9-C.Hedlund extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
49
Touchdown 2:27
15-C.Kelley complete to 85-C.O'Grady. 85-C.O'Grady runs 7 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
75
yds
5:14
pos
7
48
Point After TD 8:23
19-K.Clark extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
42
Touchdown 8:29
1-V.Jefferies complete to 7-B.Norwood. 7-B.Norwood runs 7 yards for a touchdown.
15
plays
76
yds
6:16
pos
6
42
Point After TD 14:57
9-C.Hedlund extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
42
Touchdown 15:00
33-D.Williams runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
11
plays
29
yds
5:47
pos
0
41
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 8:46
9-C.Hedlund extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
35
Touchdown 8:46
2-C.Hayden runs 5 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
-2
yds
03:02
pos
0
34
Point After TD 13:57
9-C.Hedlund extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
28
Touchdown 14:08
1-V.Jefferies complete to 16-H.Supre. 16-H.Supre to FAMU 18 FUMBLES (6-G.Richardson). 5-H.Toliver runs 18 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
85
yds
0:00
pos
0
27
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:21
9-C.Hedlund extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
21
Touchdown 1:21
33-D.Williams runs 4 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
5
yds
04:32
pos
0
20
Point After TD 7:54
9-C.Hedlund extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
14
Touchdown 7:59
8-A.Allen complete to 13-D.Stewart. 13-D.Stewart runs 16 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
48
yds
1:18
pos
0
13
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:15
9-C.Hedlund extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 1:15
21-D.Whaley runs 5 yards for a touchdown.
13
plays
13
yds
05:58
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 0 25
Rushing 0 16
Passing 0 8
Penalty 0 1
3rd Down Conv 0-0 7-10
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-0
Total Net Yards 0 407
Total Plays 0 67
Avg Gain 0.0 6.1
Net Yards Rushing 0 236
Rush Attempts 0 45
Avg Rush Yards 0.0 5.2
Net Yards Passing 0 171
Comp. - Att. 0-0 16-22
Yards Per Pass 0.0 7.8
Sacked - Yards Lost 0-0 2-8
Penalties - Yards 0-0 4-60
Touchdowns 0 7
Rushing TDs 0 4
Passing TDs 0 2
Other 0 1
Turnovers 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 1
Punts - Avg 0-0.0 2-38.0
Return Yards 0 37
Punts - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 0-0 2-37
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking 0/0 7/7
Extra Points 0/0 7/7
Field Goals 0/0 0/0
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Florida A&M 1-1 00077
Arkansas 1-0 714141449
0 PASS YDS 171
0 RUSH YDS 236
0 TOTAL YDS 407
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
V. Jeffries 1 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
51.9% 95 1 0 93.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
51.9% 95 1 0 93.6
V. Jeffries 14/27 95 1 0
T. Tolbert 17 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
T. Tolbert 0/2 0 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
R. Henrilus 28 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 30 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
11 30 0
R. Henrilus 11 30 0 9
A. Rey 3 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 12 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 12 0
A. Rey 4 12 0 4
T. Spells 20 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 11 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 11 0
T. Spells 4 11 0 6
D. Bowers 25 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
D. Bowers 1 3 0 3
K. Smith 19 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
K. Smith 1 2 0 2
V. Jeffries 1 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 -4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
9 -4 0
V. Jeffries 9 -4 0 10
R. Stanley 14 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 -6 0
R. Stanley 1 -6 0 -6
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
B. Norwood 7 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 54 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 54 1
B. Norwood 6 54 1 23
K. Smith 19 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 20 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 20 0
K. Smith 3 20 0 10
C. Murphy 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 10 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 10 0
C. Murphy 2 10 0 6
D. Noird 85 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 5 0
D. Noird 1 5 0 5
H. Supre 16 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 3 0
H. Supre 1 3 0 3
C. Hunter 84 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 3 0
C. Hunter 1 3 0 3
M. Williams 80 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
M. Williams 0 0 0 0
E. Jones 21 DB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
E. Jones 0 0 0 0
K. Troutman 21 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
K. Troutman 0 0 0 0
T. Spells 20 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
T. Spells 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
D. Richardson 98 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
D. Richardson 1-0 1.0 0
J. Dornevil 13 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
J. Dornevil 0-1 0.5 0
T. Jefferson 1 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
T. Jefferson 0-0 0.0 1
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
O. McKinley 10 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 13.0 17 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 13.0 17 0
O. McKinley 3 13.0 17 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Allen 8 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
73.7% 135 1 1 140.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
73.7% 135 1 1 140.2
A. Allen 14/19 135 1 1
C. Kelley 15 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.7% 44 1 0 299.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.7% 44 1 0 299.9
C. Kelley 2/3 44 1 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
C. Hayden 2 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
14 120 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
14 120 1
C. Hayden 14 120 1 17
D. Whaley 21 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 60 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
12 60 1
D. Whaley 12 60 1 16
D. Williams 33 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 23 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 23 2
D. Williams 7 23 2 12
T. Hammonds 6 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 22 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 22 0
T. Hammonds 3 22 0 12
J. Nance 7 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 12 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 12 0
J. Nance 1 12 0 12
J. Jones 10 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 9 0
J. Jones 1 9 0 9
D. Stewart 13 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
D. Stewart 1 1 0 1
A. Allen 8 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 -1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 -1 0
A. Allen 3 -1 0 7
C. Kelley 15 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -8 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 -8 0
C. Kelley 1 -8 0 -8
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Williams 33 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 48 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 48 0
D. Williams 2 48 0 37
J. Barnes 81 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 30 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 30 0
J. Barnes 2 30 0 26
J. Nance 7 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 25 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 25 0
J. Nance 3 25 0 12
D. Stewart 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 22 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 22 1
D. Stewart 2 22 1 16
C. O'Grady 85 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 17 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 17 1
C. O'Grady 2 17 1 10
A. Cantrell 44 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 16 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 16 0
A. Cantrell 2 16 0 11
J. Jones 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 8 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 8 0
J. Jones 1 8 0 8
L. Pettway 16 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 7 0
L. Pettway 1 7 0 7
J. Cornelius 1 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 6 0
J. Cornelius 1 6 0 6
B. Martin 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
B. Martin 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
R. Ramsey 10 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
R. Ramsey 1-0 1.0 0
D. Eugene 35 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
D. Eugene 1-0 1.0 0
J. Hall 95 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
J. Hall 1-0 1.0 0
G. Richardson 6 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
G. Richardson 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Hedlund 9 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 7/7
SEASON FG XP
0/0 7/7
C. Hedlund 0/0 0 7/7 7
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Johnson 18 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 38.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
2 38.0 1
B. Johnson 2 38.0 1 42
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Stewart 13 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 16.0 16 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 16.0 16 0
D. Stewart 1 16.0 16 0
D. Warren 9 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 21.0 21 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 21.0 21 0
D. Warren 1 21.0 21 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:29 FAMU 26 1:45 3 0 Punt
8:29 FAMU 29 1:09 4 5 Punt
1:15 FAMU 10 1:11 5 14 End of quarter
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:51 FAMU 1 2:49 5 15 Punt
7:54 FAMU 25 1:52 4 -1 Punt
1:21 FAMU 25 0:33 3 8 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 FAMU 25 0:52 3 -7 TD
13:51 FAMU 15 1:53 3 -2 Punt
8:46 FAMU 25 3:46 14 46
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:50 FAMU 24 6:27 16 13 TD
2:20 FAMU 35 0:45 4 -7 Punt
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:54 ARK 20 2:17 4 20 Punt
10:34 ARK 28 1:58 6 1 INT
7:13 ARK 36 5:58 13 13 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:15 ARK 50 1:16 3 7 Punt
9:53 FAMU 48 1:59 6 48 TD
5:53 ARK 37 4:32 10 63 TD
0:42 ARK 32 0:00 1 -4 End of quarter
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:57 FAMU 7 0:00 2 -15
11:48 ARK 44 3:02 8 -2 TD
4:54 ARK 29 4:51 9 70 End of quarter
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:16 ARK 25 5:56 12 75 TD
1:21 ARK 13 0:41 2 -2 End of game