Passing game highlights Saturday workout

After working primarily on its run game during its first scrimmage of the spring, Arkansas focused heavily on the pass game Saturday at Razorback Stadium.

After working primarily on its run game during its first scrimmage of the spring, Arkansas focused heavily on the pass game Saturday at Razorback Stadium. 

Austin Allen completed 14 of 17 passes for 203 yards and threw three touchdowns during red zone work to highlight the scrimmage. Allen practiced exclusively with the first-team offense. 

During his final possession of the scrimmage, Allen led a 76-yard touchdown drive that was capped by Kody Walker's 1-yard touchdown run. Walker finished with 79 yards on 14 carries to lead all rushers.

Allen had passes of 31 and 25 yards during the drive to Jeremy Sprinkle and Keon Hatcher, respectively. At one point, Dominique Reed dropped a pass from Allen that would have gone for a large gain. Reed did have two touchdown catches, including one on a fade pass from Ty Storey.

Storey later led a 63-yard touchdown drive with the first-team offense. Storey capped the drive with a 16-yard touchdown pass to Dominique Reed and also had a 17-yard pass to Sprinkle. Walker added a 22-yard run during the possession. 

Storey completed 6 of 10 passes during the scrimmage for 95 yards working with the first- and second-team offenses.

Both first-team scores came against the first-team defense. 

Working exclusively with the second-team offense, Rafe Peavey completed 6 of 12 passes for 130 yards and threw a touchdown during red zone work. Against the second-team defense, Peavey led the reserves on a 65-yard touchdown drive late in the scrimmage. 

The drive included a 37-yard pass to Deon Stewart and a 17-yard pass to Will Gragg. Denzel Evans scored on a 9-yard run.

Peavey was intercepted early in the scrimmage by linebacker Dwayne Eugene.

Ricky Town was in the scrimmage for one series and completed his only pass 18 yards to C.J. O'Grady. Town fumbled two snaps. Quarterback-center exchange was an issue Saturday with six fumbled snaps combined between the four quarterbacks. 

Defensively, the Razorbacks struggled to stop either the first-team or back-up offense consistently, but there were some highlights, including seven sacks. JaMichael Winston had two sacks, while one was recorded for Bijhon Jackson, McTelvin Agim, Kevin Richardson, Brooks Ellis and Deatrich Wise.

Derrick Graham, Deandre Coley and Santos Ramirez had fumble recoveries on fumbled snaps. Coley also had a good pass break-up early in the scrimmage, but overran O'Grady on a 52-yard pass late in the scrimmage.

Cole Hedlund made his only field goal attempt from 30 yards. Adam McFain made field goal attempts from 30 and 26 yards, but missed an extra-point attempt.

The scrimmage was halted at one point when the defensive lineman Agim and offensive lineman Hjalte Froholdt were involved in an altercation. After Froholdt was pulled away by teammates, Agim appeared to punch another offensive player, who could not be identified from the stands.

Notable Offensive Stats

Passing

Austin Allen: 14-17, 203 yards, 3 TDs

Rafe Peavey: 6-12, 130 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT

Ty Storey: 6-10, 95 yards, 1 TD

Rushing

Kody Walker 14-79 yards, 1 TD

Damon Mitchell 13-44 yards

Denzel Evans 10-29 yards, 1 TD

Juan Day 4-8 yards

Receiving

Cody Hollister 5 rec., 93 yards, 1 TD

Will Gragg 4 rec., 44 yards, 1 TD

Jeremy Sprinkle 3 rec., 57 yards

Keon Hatcher 3 rec., 53 yards, 1 TD

Dominique Reed 3 rec., 34 yards, 2 TDs

C.J. O'Grady 3 rec., 83 yards

Deon Stewart 2 rec., 50 yards

Jared Cornelius 2 rec., 26 yards

Austin Cantrell 1 rec., 6 yards


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