Arkansas 34, Louisiana 14

Arkansas rolled to a 20-7 halftime lead to outplay Louisiana in Bret Bielema's first game as head coach for the Razorbacks and end up finishing off the Ragin' Cajuns 34-14 before 69,801 fans in Fayetteville.

Brandon Allen was 15-of-22 passing for 230 yards and three touchdowns as Arkansas opened the Bret Bielema era with a 34-14 win over Louisiana-Lafayette.

Allen, taking over as the starting quarterback for the Razorbacks, threw a pair of touchdown passes to Javontee Herndon and helped improve Bielema to 8-0 in his career in season openers.

Sophomore Jonathan Williams rushed for 151 yards and freshman Alex Collins added 131 of his own for Arkansas (1-0), which outgained the Ragin' Cajuns (0-1) 522-274 in total yardage.

Williams did so on 18 carries while Collins had 21.

Terrance Broadway was 15-of-28 passing for 171 yards and a touchdown for Louisiana-Lafayette, which fell to 0-37 against Southeastern Conference opponents.

Keon Hatcher rolls with a first-half catch.

Freshman Alex Collins found room outside early and ended the day with 131 yards on 21 carries.

Javontee Herndon heads to the end zone to start a touchdown play.

Photos by Jason Ivester, Hawgs Illustrated

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