The Razorbacks football team rode a wave of big plays and a strong rushing game in a blowout of Georgia Southern inside Razorback Stadium, 45-10.
Third-year quarterback KJ Jefferson threw for 366 yards and three touchdowns, and Treylon Burks got his first touchdown of the season with a 91-yard touchdown pass before giving the game to the reserves at the start of the fourth quarter.
The scoring started quickly, with Jefferson hitting Tyson Morris on a 47-yard pass to set up a 13-yard touchdown run by junior Trelon Smith.
The offense followed that up with a 15-play, 94-yard drive that ended with Dominique Johnson plowing into the end zone from 11 yards away.
The defense showed up and showed out as well. Through their first three games this season, the Razorback defense has not allowed a point in the first quarter.
Their sole slip-up was a missed assignment in the second quarter that allowed Georgia Southern quarterback Justin Tomlin to run 76 yards virtually untouched into the endzone.
After that blunder, the defense allowed a drive by the Eagles that ended with a field goal right before the half, which gave the Hogs a24-10 lead going into the locker room.
Coming out of the break, Jefferson left little doubt of his throwing ability, dropping a dime to Warren Thompson, the Florida State transfer. That was his first touchdown on the season.
Among the scoring frenzy was a powerful run by Treylon Burks, his first of the year. A simple screen pass with a couple defenders, Burks caught the ball, broke a tackle, and was off to the races.
The second half also saw a lot of playing time for the backups, namely freshman phenom Malik Hornsby.
In the limited time Hornsby was on the field he didn’t throw a pass but did find the endzone with his legs on a six-yard scamper, his first of his career.
A big part of the game this week was Dominique Johnson. Even with only five carries, he rushed for 72 yards and tacked on a score. His blocking in the backfield has given Jefferson extra time to find receivers deep.
For the Razorbacks, they will head down to Dallas for the biggest game of the season thus far against Texas A&M. Texas A&M is coming off of a 34-0 win over New Mexico, breaking in a new quarterback in Zach Calzada.
That game is set to kick off at 2:30 p.m. and will air on CBS.
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