Arkansas 31, Samford 21

Freshman tailback Alex Collins rushes for 172 yards and sophomore Jonathan Williams adds 126 yards as Arkansas overcomes turnovers and penalties to rally past Samford 31-21 Saturday night before 47,358 fans at Little Rock's War Memorial Stadium.

Freshman tailback Alex Collins and sophomore 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 55-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.

Brandon Allen fires a touchdown pass.

Chris Smith closes in for a tackle.

Javontee Herndon makes a one-hand catch.

Photos by Jason Ivester, Hawgs Illustrated

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