Arkansas 56, Troy 20 (Blog)

Ryan Mallett throws for a school-record 405 yards and 5 touchdowns and seven different Razorbacks score as Arkansas gains bowl eligibility by rolling over Troy 56-20 Saturday night before 66,442 fans at Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

Ryan Mallet was 23-of-30 whole throwing for a school-record 405 yards and 5 touchdowns.

Arkansas had 592 yards total offense, 187 yards rushing.

Troy had 353 yards passing, 102 yards rushing for 455 total yards of offense.

Arkansas 56, Troy 20 (6:12 fourth quarter)

Knile Davis scored on a 9-yard run and Alex Tejada adds the PAT to cap the scoring. Arkansas 49, Troy 20 (13:10 fourth quarter)

Ronnie Wingo's 83-yard reception untouched up the right sideline was a thing of beauty. It was set up when Ramon Broadway stripped a Troy receiver at the Arkansas 17.

It was Mallett's fifth touchdown toss of the night, which ties the school record he set earlier this season against Georgia. That should be the clincher barring a complete collapse late.

Arkansas 42, Troy 20 (:33 third quarter)

Jarius Wright has been a big part of Arkansas' offense tonight and he was just rewarded with a 9-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Mallett to extend the Arkansas lead. It was Mallett's fourth scoring toss of the night.

The 6-play, 80-yard drive started with a 46-yard run from Dennis Johnson to the Troy 34.

Arkansas 35, Troy 20 (8:21 third quarter)

Jonathan Chandler's 17-yard double reverse touchdown pass to Andrew Davis has pulled the Trojans back within two scores. The Trojans went seven plays in 79 yards and took just two minutes, five seconds off the clock on the drive.

There have been four touchdown drives of two minutes, 18 seconds or shorter tonight.

Arkansas 35, Troy 13 (10:26 third quarter)

Aided by a couple of questionable replay verdicts, Troy drew first blood in the second half with a 35-yard field goal from Michael Taylor. The Razorbacks responded with a 5-play, 80-yard drive of their own that took just two minutes, 18 seconds off the clock.

The drive ended when Ryan Mallett hit D.J. Williams for a 28-yard touchdown. His 36-yard pass to Jarius Wright two plays earlier had set the Razorbacks up in Troy territory.

Mallett has now passed for 255 yards and three touchdowns tonight. Could we see two No. 15s break some single game records this weekend? Stay tuned.

Arkansas 28, Troy 10 (Halftime)

Michael Taylor's 30-yard field goal with 37 seconds left in the first half pulled the Trojans within 28-10 at halftime.

On the ensuing drive, Ryan Mallett's streak without throwing an interception came to an end at 140 passes. That was the longest streak in the nation after Levi Brown's streak came to an end earlier in the game. How often do you see two NCAA streaks come to an end in the same game?

Speaking of Brown, he threw his third interception of the game - this one by Jerell Norton in the end zone - as the first half expired.

Arkansas 28, Troy 7 (1:56 second quarter)

Ryan Mallett's 13-yard touchdown pass to Greg Childs has extended Arkansas' lead and his 25-yard pass to Joe Adams earlier in the drive gave him the new school record for most passing yards in a single season.

He currently has 2,667 yards this year. He has passed for 190 yards tonight.

The drive was set up by Levi Brown's second interception of the night, this one by Jerry Franklin at midfield. Arkansas needed just four plays and 90 seconds to add on to the lead.

Arkansas 21, Troy 7 (3:42 second quarter)

Arkansas answered Troy's first score in a big and quick way. Ronnie Wingo's 16-yard touchdown reception from Mallett - his second score of the season - capped a 4-play, 58-yard drive that took only two minutes, seven seconds off the clock.

The touchdown was set up by a pair of D.J.s. The first was Dennis Johnson, whose 37-yard kick return not only set up Arkansas with great field position at its own 42, but also eclipsed Felix Jones' record for kick return yards in a career.

D.J. Williams did his part as well. He caught two passes on the drive for 7 and 22 yards, the latter of which gave the Hogs the ball at the 16.

Arkansas 14, Troy 7 (5:49 second quarter)

Troy quarterback Levi Brown bounced back well from his earlier interception, engineering a 10-play, 69-yard drive capped by a 3-yard touchdown pass to Chip Reeves to pull the Trojans within one score. The play came on third and goal.

Troy had scored earlier on the drive on a 26-yard run from Shawn Southward, but it was nullified by a holding call.

Jerell Norton left the game on the last drive favoring either his right arm or right shoulder.

Arkansas 14, Troy 0 (9:38 second quarter)

No score, but there are a couple of records and milestones to report.

First, Ryan Mallett has now thrown 136 passes without an interception. That breaks Clint Stoerner's school record of 134 set in 1998 and is now the longest active streak in the nation following Brown's pick in the first quarter. They were 1-2 in that category entering tonight's game.

He is now 34 yards short of tying Stoerner's single season record for passing yards in a season.

Second, Michael Smith has rushed for 15 yards tonight to give him 2,002 rushing yards for his career.

There is an injury to report on the Arkansas front. Cornerback Andru Stewart left the field holding his wrist and went straight to the Razorback locker rooms following a kickoff earlier in the quarter.

Arkansas 14, Troy 0 (13:55 second quarter)

Arkansas scored the game's second touchdown three plays into the second quarter on a 1-yard touchdown plunge by Broderick Green.

The play was set up with a 25-yard pass from Mallett to Adams to the Troy 3 on a third and 24. Green needed two runs from there to extend the lead.

The Razorbacks have racked up 148 yards of total offense in the first quarter, 101 of which came off the right arm of quarterback Ryan Mallett. The redshirt sophomore enters the second quarter 51 yards shy of Clint Stoerner's record for most yards in a single season. He is also closing in on Stoerner's school mark for most passes without an interception.

Speaking of that record, Troy quarterback Levi Brown's quest for the NCAA's most passes without an interception came to an end when Matt Harris intercepted a pass at the Arkansas 45. That interception set the Hogs up for their second score. Brown had throw 258 passes without a pick prior to the play, just shy of Trent Dilfer's NCAA record of 271.

Arkansas 7, Troy 0 (10:35 first quarter)

Arkansas' quick strike offense was at it on the Razorbacks' first drive, going 80 yards in 10 plays to take a 7-0 lead on a 23-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Mallett to Joe Adams. It's Adams' fourth touchdown scored in three games since returning from a stroke last month.

One record to keep an eye on tonight is Dennis Johnson and the school's all-time kick return mark. He is just three yards shy of Felix Jones' record of 1,749 for a career. He took a touchback on the game's opening kick.


First, the Razorbacks will be without defensive coordinator Willy Robinson tonight. Robinson was taken to Washington Regional Medical Center Friday morning and doctors there are currently treating him for an infection, according to a release from the University of Arkansas. As of late Saturday afternoon Robinson remained hospitalized but is resting comfortably, according to the release.

Who will coach the Razorback defense and in particular the secondary? John L. Smith and Bobby Allen both have previous experience as a defensive coordinator and a pair of graduate assistants were leading pregame drills for the secondary prior to the game.

It is also Senior Night in Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Fourteen Razorback seniors were just honored, including Michael Smith, Malcolm Sheppard, Mitch Petrus, London Crawford and Lucas Miller, among others.

Arkansas is in all red for the third consecutive week. The Razorbacks are 2-0 in their all red uniforms this season and 3-0 under Bobby Petrino. Troy is sporting white tops, white pants and maroon helmets.

Arkansas secures bowl eligibility tonight with a win. Troy enters the game on a seven-game winning streak.

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