Hogs Scrimmage for 82 Plays

Arkansas went through 82 plays, mostly situational, in the first scrimmage of spring drills. It was the sixth of 15 practices.

Arkansas went through an 82-play scrimmage Saturday at Razorback Stadium.

The scrimmage was exclusively situational, featuring a large amount of third down work. There were no live punts or kickoffs.

Head coach Bret Bielema announced afterward that next week's Saturday scrimmage would be open to the public. There have been no open public practices yet this spring. The spring concludes with an April 25 Red-White game.

Running back Alex Collins stood out among the Razorbacks' starting offense, rushing 10 times for 69 yards, including an 11-yard touchdown run. Collins had four runs of at least 10 yards, one in which he broke several tackles for a 12-yard gain.



Brandon Allen completed 10 of 17 passes for 84 yards working with the first-team offense against the first-team defense. Allen threw two touchdowns to Drew Morgan during red zone work.

Morgan led the first-team offense with three receptions for 49 yards. One of his touchdown receptions included a leaping catch in traffic for 22 yards.

Working with the reserve offense against the reserve defense, Austin Allen completed 9 of 11 passes for 160 yards and two touchdowns. His top target was Eric Hawkins, who had three receptions for 103 yards. Hawkins' biggest play was a 67-yard touchdown in which he caught the pass just past the line of scrimmage and outran the second-team secondary.

Arkansas' defense didn't force any turnovers, but did have six called sacks against the quarterbacks, who wore green no-contact jerseys. Defensive ends Deatrich Wise and Jamichael Winston, and linebacker Brooks Ellis had sacks for the first-team defense.

Cornerback Henre' Toliver had a pass break-up early in the scrimmage. Linebacker Randy Ramsey and safety Santos Ramirez both had big hits on tackles.

Adam McFain appears to be the leading candidate at place kicker after making a pair of field goals from 32 and 26 yards. Lane Saling made a 31-yard field goal and Cole Hedlund was successful on an extra-point attempt.

Receiver Keon Hatcher didn't practice after suffering a knee bruise in Thursday's practice. Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said Hatcher might miss a couple of more weeks, but said there is no structural damage to his knee.

Running back Jonathan Williams was held out of the scrimmage, but isn't injured.

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