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Hot Read: Hogs Compile Huge Numbers in Wild One

By BJ Bennett
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Arkansas outruns Mississippi State 58-42 in a contest with nearly 1,200 total yards.

1. Arkansas was an offensive machine Saturday night in Starkville, compiling 661 total yards, with over 300 yards both running and passing, in a 58-42 win over Mississippi State. The Razorbacks averaged a staggering 8.7 yards per rush and an impressive 11.7 yards per throw, going 6-of-10 on third downs and 2-of-2 on fourth downs. The last time Arkansas scored more points in an FBS game was against Eastern Michigan back in 2009. With the win, the Razorbacks snapped a four-game losing streak in the series. 

2. Running back Rawleigh Williams III was the star of the show. He rushed for 205 yards and four touchdowns on just 16 carries, adding a one-yard scoring pass on a trick play. All four of Williams' rushing touchdowns came in the first half, setting the tone for his dynamic performance early on.

3. It was another productive performance for quarterback Austin Allen, who threw for 303 yards and two touchdowns on a very efficient 18-of-25 passing. He spread the wealth to eight different receivers. Keon Hatcher caught both scores.

4. Though Arkansas struggled defensively, it was a clean performance for the team overall. The Razorbacks did not have a single turnover and were whistled for just one penalty.

5. Quarterback Nick Fitzgerald continues to put up huge numbers, at a historic pace, for the Bulldogs. He threw for 328 yards, rushed for 131 more and scored six total touchdowns in a losing effort.

BJ Bennett - B.J. Bennett is SouthernPigskin.com's founder and publisher. He is the co-host of "Three & Out" with Kevin Thomas and Ben Troupe on the "Southern Pigskin Radio Network". Email: bj@espncoastal.com / Twitter: @BJBennettSports