No. 10 Arkansas vs. Missouri State
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Despite trying for most of the game, the Razorbacks picked up a win over Bobby Petrino and Missouri State.
Here’s a recap of the scores, big plays, turnovers and more:
7:59 – After a three-and-out on the first drive, Razorback quarterback KJ Jefferson wastes no time stirring things up with a 26-yard completion to wide receiver Matt Landers.
7:17 – A play later, Jefferson fumbles on an 8-yard run. The Bears have the ball again.
2:47 – Missouri State is first on the board with a 1-yard rushing score from Jacardia Wright. The PAT is good, and the Bears lead 7-0.
0:55 – Razorback wide receiver Ketron Jackson Jr. nearly stretches the ball across the goal line after carrying an arcing pass from Jefferson. He’ll get credit for a 64-yard reception, putting the Hogs at 1.
0:40 – The next play does not result in an Arkansas touchdown, but an Arkansas turnover. Running back Rocket Sanders fumbles before breaking the plane, and the Bears recover in the end zone for a touchback.
15:00 – The Bears convert on third down with a 45-yard completion to wide receiver Naveon Mitchell. Missouri State Ball at Arkansas 30.
13:29 – The Arkansas defense picks up three straight saves to force a 28-yard field goal attempt. Jose Pizano’s kick is good and the margin is 10 points.
12:08 –Missouri State takes over after a Razorback three-and-out and immediately picks up 20 yards on the end of tight end Lance Mason. First down at Arkansas 25.
10:36 –Missouri State quarterback Jason Shelley slips a tackle and scores from 24 yards out. The extra point is good and the Bears lead by 17.
8:25 – The Hogs need just over two minutes to reduce the deficit to 10 points. Rocket Sanders scores from 3 yards out and Cam Little connects on the PAT.
4:47 –Arkansas picks up where it left off with a 30-yard completion from Jefferson to wide receiver Jadon Haselwood, who goes out of bounds just short of midfield.
2:27 – Fourth and 9 at Missouri State 39, the Hogs opt for an inside transfer. They are stopped well short of the line to win, prompting boos from the Razorback faithful.
1:04 – Following a Missouri State three-and-out, Arkansas cut the Bears’ lead to three points with two long receptions. Landers has the first, a 47-yard gain, and Haselwood scores from 38 yards.
12:44 – Jefferson’s pass bounces off the hands of tight end Trey Knox and into the arms of Missouri State defenseman Tahj Chambers. It’s the Razorbacks’ third turnover of the game, and it puts the Bears at Arkansas 49.
5:36 – A 14-play, 84-yard drive ends in the red zone, but Cam Little ties the scoring with a 27-yard field goal.
3:28 –Missouri State wide receiver Ty Scott finds himself all alone at fourth-and-first for a 47-yard touchdown. The Bears lead once again.
12:04 –Pizano’s 31-yard field goal attempt is good and Missouri State leads again by two scores.
11:38 – Jefferson shovels the ball to Rocket Sanders, who takes it 73 yards from home. Again, we have a one score match.
9:16 – Razorback punt returner Bryce Stephens brings the Bears punt 82 yards into the end zone for a touchdown. The PAT is good and the Hogs lead 31-27.
9:16 –Missouri State’s next drive begins with a 38-yard completion to Kevon Latulas. Bears first down at Arkansas 37.
3:55 – KJ Jefferson completed a 21-yard pass to Trey Knox on 3rd-and-12.
2h30 – Rocket Sanders sprints 43 yards down the field to put the Hogs on the goal line.
1:39 – KJ Jefferson goes 1 yard into the end zone to put the Hogs up 38-27.
FINAL: Arkansas 38, State of Missouri 27
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