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Allen sets season highs in Arkansas win over New Mexico St.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) Austin Allen has spent much of the season so far trying to regain his form, his coolness and - more than anything - his fun on the football field.

A much-needed win did just that for the relieved Arkansas quarterback along with his teammates on Saturday.

Even Razorbacks coach Bret Bielema took part in the postgame celebration following Arkansas 42-24 win over New Mexico State, taking part in some locker-room shenanigans by doing the Hokey Pokey for his players to watch.

''It was a sight,'' Allen said. ''It's a tradition he's been a part of when it comes to winning, and he wanted to let us try it out. It was funny. He did, he showed us the ropes, and hopefully a lot more wins come so we can keep seeing him do it.''

Every bit of the fun - and relief - was understandable for a Razorbacks (2-2) team that entered the contest having lost four of its last five games, including an overtime defeat to Texas A&M a week ago.

Before they could enjoy their locker-room dance routine, though, the Razorbacks first had to hold off an explosive Aggies (2-3) offense that was led by senior quarterback Tyler Rogers.

Rogers completed 23 of 38 passes for 344 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the loss, with much of his success coming via the help of senior Jaleel Scott - who finished with career highs in catches (9) and receiving yards (174).

Scott also had a 36-yard touchdown catch, but the New Mexico State air attack wasn't enough to make up for a rushing game that managed only 11 yards on 14 attempts.

''We were playing the gaps and playing disciplined and they didn't have a chance to get out and have running success against us,'' Arkansas safety Santos Ramirez said. ''That had a lot to do with this win.''

As good as the aerial attack was for the Aggies, Allen had plenty of success as well - particularly through the first three quarters. The senior completed 18 of his first 22 passes and finished 19-of-26 passing for a season-high 264 yards overall.

Allen also threw three touchdown passes, two to Jonathan Nance, to help Arkansas put an end to a two-game losing streak.

Devwah Whaley led the Arkansas rushing attack with 119 yards on 19 carries. The Razorbacks finished with a season-high 494 yards of total offense, including 230 on the ground.

''I think our guys knew going into that game that we could win,'' Bielema said. ''I think that was the chippieness, the anger, even from a coach. You do all this work, why not win a game. Why not put ourselves in a position to be talked about on a bigger scale?''

THE TAKEAWAY

NEW MEXICO STATE: The Aggies last win over a Power 5 conference opponent was against Minnesota in 2011. While the school didn't earn the victory over the Southeastern Conference Razorbacks on Saturday, New Mexico State's offense did show it has the potential to cause headaches for Sun Belt Conference teams for the rest of the season.

''I think we're an exceptional throwing team, I think offensively we can play with just about anybody,'' New Mexico State coach Doug Martin said. ''But that was a test today. They're really good and they're going to give a lot of people problems.''

ARKANSAS: Allen said two weeks ago that he needed to play more relaxed and ''let it rip'' like he did last year, when he threw for an average of nearly 264 yards per game and 25 touchdowns on the season. The senior recovered from an early interception on Saturday to do just that the rest of the way, leading the Razorback to touchdowns on four of their first five possessions.

UP NEXT

NEW MEXICO STATE: The Aggies return to conference play when they travel to Appalachian State next week.

ARKANSAS: The Razorbacks begin a stretch of four straight SEC games when they travel to South Carolina next week.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 12:47
18-D.Brown extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
24
42
Touchdown 12:47
17-T.Rogers complete to 16-J.Scott. 16-J.Scott runs 36 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
81
yds
02:00
pos
23
42
Point After TD 14:54
19-C.Limpert extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
42
Touchdown 14:54
2-C.Hayden runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
6
plays
22
yds
02:08
pos
17
41
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:30
19-C.Limpert extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
35
Touchdown 2:30
8-A.Allen complete to 7-J.Nance. 7-J.Nance runs 3 yards for a touchdown.
18
plays
63
yds
08:46
pos
17
34
Point After TD 11:21
18-D.Brown extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
28
Touchdown 11:21
17-T.Rogers complete to 2-O.Clark. 2-O.Clark runs 9 yards for a touchdown.
12
plays
95
yds
03:33
pos
16
28
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:04
18-D.Brown 27 yards Field Goal is Good.
6
plays
68
yds
01:25
pos
10
28
Point After TD 1:34
19-C.Limpert extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
28
Touchdown 1:34
2-C.Hayden runs 2 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
66
yds
04:11
pos
7
27
Point After TD 5:51
18-D.Brown extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
21
Touchdown 5:51
17-T.Rogers runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
7
plays
65
yds
02:47
pos
6
21
Point After TD 8:38
19-C.Limpert extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
21
Touchdown 8:38
8-A.Allen complete to 7-J.Nance. 7-J.Nance runs 31 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
81
yds
04:59
pos
0
20
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:00
19-C.Limpert extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
14
Touchdown 0:00
21-D.Whaley runs 3 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
65
yds
03:34
pos
0
13
Point After TD 11:01
19-C.Limpert extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 11:01
8-A.Allen complete to 13-D.Stewart. 13-D.Stewart runs 38 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
80
yds
03:50
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 18 30
Rushing 2 13
Passing 15 13
Penalty 1 4
3rd Down Conv 5-9 9-13
4th Down Conv 0-0 2-3
Total Net Yards 336 494
Total Plays 52 77
Avg Gain 6.5 6.4
Net Yards Rushing 11 230
Rush Attempts 14 51
Avg Rush Yards 0.8 4.5
Net Yards Passing 325 264
Comp. - Att. 23-38 19-26
Yards Per Pass 8.6 10.2
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-19 0-0
Penalties - Yards 6-29 3-35
Touchdowns 3 6
Rushing TDs 1 3
Passing TDs 2 3
Other 0 0
Turnovers 2 1
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 0-0
Int. Thrown 1 1
Punts - Avg 4-40.5 1-29.0
Return Yards 74 70
Punts - Returns 0-0 1-2
Kickoffs - Returns 5-74 4-68
Int. - Returns 1-0 1-0
Kicking 4/4 6/6
Extra Points 3/3 6/6
Field Goals 1/1 0/0
Safeties 0 0
1234T
New Mexico St. 2-3 0107724
Arkansas 2-2 14147742
325 PASS YDS 264
11 RUSH YDS 230
336 TOTAL YDS 494
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Rogers 17 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60.5% 344 2 1 148.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64.6% 1757 14 5 141.2
T. Rogers 23/38 344 2 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
L. Rose III 3 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 25 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
71 397 2
L. Rose III 8 25 0 8
T. Rogers 17 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 -14 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
23 3 3
T. Rogers 6 -14 1 5
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. Scott 16 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
9 174 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
35 543 5
J. Scott 9 174 1 36
O. Clark 2 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 59 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
16 144 2
O. Clark 6 59 1 25
C. Cramer 11 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 35 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
19 176 1
C. Cramer 3 35 0 20
J. Boone 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 34 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 103 0
J. Boone 2 34 0 24
L. Rose III 3 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 22 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
22 172 1
L. Rose III 2 22 0 20
J. Huntley 1 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 20 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 93 1
J. Huntley 1 20 0 20
I. Lottie 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 228 4
I. Lottie 0 0 0 0
G. Hogan 7 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 50 0
G. Hogan 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
S. Lomax 22 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
10-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-0 3 0.0
S. Lomax 10-0 0.0 0
R. LaForce 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-7 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-7 3 0.0
R. LaForce 9-7 0.0 0
D. Herrington 31 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
D. Herrington 8-0 0.0 0
L. Fa'amasino 49 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-4 0 0.0
L. Fa'amasino 7-4 0.0 0
J. Nwangwa 1 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
J. Nwangwa 5-2 0.0 0
J. Wright 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
J. Wright 5-1 0.0 0
J. Hood 20 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
J. Hood 4-1 0.0 0
T. Hanks 2 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 1 0.0
T. Hanks 4-1 0.0 0
D. Owens 4 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 1 0.0
D. Owens 4-0 0.0 1
K. Koffie 5 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
K. Koffie 2-0 0.0 0
J. Fergurson 7 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Fergurson 2-0 0.0 0
A. Perkins 19 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
A. Perkins 2-1 0.0 0
D. Lloyd 94 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
D. Lloyd 1-1 0.0 0
R. Lopez 51 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
R. Lopez 1-0 0.0 0
M. Vigne 99 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Vigne 1-0 0.0 0
S. Bradley 9 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
S. Bradley 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
D. Brown 18 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 3/3
SEASON FG XP
3/3 13/14
D. Brown 1/1 27 3/3 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Huntley 1 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 16.7 21 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 19.3 21 0
J. Huntley 3 16.7 21 0
I. Lottie 10 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 7.0 7 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 7.0 7 0
I. Lottie 1 7.0 7 0
J. Boone 13 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 17.0 17 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 13.7 17 0
J. Boone 1 17.0 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
73.1% 264 3 1 188.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
58.1% 766 7 3 145.6
A. Allen 19/26 264 3 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
D. Whaley 21 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
19 119 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
48 249 2
D. Whaley 19 119 1 33
C. Hayden 2 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 48 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
41 246 4
C. Hayden 12 48 2 9
D. Williams 33 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
15 47 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
43 203 4
D. Williams 15 47 0 12
C. Kelley 15 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 19 0
C. Kelley 2 6 0 6
J. Jones 10 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 64 0
J. Jones 1 5 0 5
T. Hammonds 6 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 34 0
T. Hammonds 1 4 0 4
A. Allen 8 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
19 -5 0
A. Allen 1 1 0 1
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. Jones 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 84 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 91 0
J. Jones 4 84 0 32
D. Stewart 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 71 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 102 2
D. Stewart 4 71 1 38
J. Nance 7 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 58 2
SEASON REC YDS TD
15 258 4
J. Nance 6 58 2 31
C. O'Grady 85 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 38 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 109 1
C. O'Grady 3 38 0 18
H. Johnson 32 FB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 9 0
H. Johnson 1 9 0 9
A. Cantrell 44 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 59 0
A. Cantrell 1 4 0 4
Defense T-A SACK INT
K. Curl 2 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-1 0 0.0
K. Curl 5-0 0.0 0
S. Ramirez 9 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 1 0.0
S. Ramirez 5-0 0.0 0
D. Eugene 35 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 1.0
D. Eugene 3-0 1.0 0
D. Harris 8 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
D. Harris 3-1 0.0 0
G. Morgan 31 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
G. Morgan 3-0 0.0 0
B. Jackson 78 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
B. Jackson 2-0 0.0 0
K. Richardson II 30 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
K. Richardson II 2-0 0.0 1
M. Agim 3 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
M. Agim 2-0 1.0 0
C. Calloway 1 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
C. Calloway 2-0 0.0 0
J. Liddell 28 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
J. Liddell 1-0 0.0 0
B. Tutt 14 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
B. Tutt 1-0 0.0 0
D. Greenlaw 23 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Greenlaw 1-0 0.0 0
T. Smith 52 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
T. Smith 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Limpert 19 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 6/6
SEASON FG XP
0/0 11/11
C. Limpert 0/0 0 6/6 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Johnson 18 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
1 29.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
16 41.2 1
B. Johnson 1 29.0 1 29
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
H. Johnson 32 FB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 11.0 11 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 11.0 11 0
H. Johnson 2 11.0 11 0
D. Warren 9 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 23.0 26 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 23.3 26 0
D. Warren 2 23.0 26 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
H. Toliver 5 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 2.0 2 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 2.0 2 0
H. Toliver 1 2.0 2 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:01 NMEXST 25 1:59 6 20 Punt
6:29 NMEXST 9 2:48 8 11 INT
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:53 NMEXST 15 1:05 3 3 Punt
8:38 NMEXST 35 2:47 7 65 TD
1:29 NMEXST 22 1:25 6 68 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:54 NMEXST 20 3:33 12 80 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:47 NMEXST 19 2:00 6 81 TD
9:27 NMEXST 16 0:40 3 -8 Punt
4:48 NMEXST 23 0:50 3 2 Punt
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:51 ARK 20 3:50 9 80 TD
8:53 ARK 36 2:15 5 -27 INT
3:34 ARK 20 3:34 9 80 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:37 ARK 39 4:59 10 61 TD
5:45 ARK 32 4:11 9 68 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:16 ARK 37 8:46 18 63 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
2:30 NMEXST 22 2:08 6 22 TD
12:40 ARK 37 3:03 6 19 Punt
8:37 NMEXST 41 3:44 6 18 Downs
3:46 ARK 37 3:17 5 52 Game