Scores

Final

E Michigan 27

(0-8, 0-4 MAC)

Arkansas 63

(4-4, 1-4 SEC)

Coverage: ESPNU

7:00 PM ET, October 31, 2009

Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville, AR

1 2 3 4 T
EMU 0 0 20 727
ARK 21 21 21 063

Top Performers

Passing: R. Mallett (ARK) - 248 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: B. Green (ARK) - 9 CAR, 134 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Adams (ARK) - 3 REC, 109 YDS, 2 TD

Mallett throws three TDs to drive Arkansas' rout of Eastern Michigan

Associated Press

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Ryan Mallett went 14 of 16 for 249 yards and three touchdowns, and Broderick Green added a 99-yard touchdown run to lead Arkansas to a 63-27 rout of Eastern Michigan on Saturday night.

The Razorbacks scored 50 points for the first time under coach Bobby Petrino, who took over before last season.

Arkansas (4-4) led 42-0 at halftime and held the Eagles (0-8) without a first down until their second possession of the third quarter.

The easy victory was exactly what the Razorbacks needed after two straight losses. Since Arkansas' open date came after its first game, the Hogs are in the middle of a stretch of 11 games in 11 weeks. Their starters had plenty of time to rest against Eastern Michigan.

Backup quarterback Tyler Wilson played in the second quarter and again toward the end of the game. Michael Smith, Arkansas' top running back, sat out while still recovering from a hamstring injury.

Green rushed for 134 yards, most of them on his long touchdown in the second quarter. On first down from the Arkansas 1, Green found a hole and out ran the defense to the left sideline. He appeared to run out of steam a bit at the Eastern Michigan 40, but a couple defenders came up empty trying to tackle him.

Green's touchdown made it 35-0.

Eastern Michigan entered the weekend ranked No. 1 in the nation against the pass and dead last against the run. That didn't seem to faze Mallett, who completed all 10 of his passes in the first half and threw for a pair of second-quarter touchdowns to Joe Adams. Adams, back after missing three games because of a mild stroke, caught three passes for 109 yards.

Knile Davis opened the scoring with a 36-yard touchdown run, and Green made it 14-0 later in the first quarter with a 3-yard run. Freddy Burton returned an interception 50 yards for another touchdown.

Arkansas outgained Eastern Michigan 390-39 in the first half, and the Homecoming crowd thinned out a bit before the third quarter. Those that remained saw Seth Armbrust block a punt, pick up the loose ball and score a touchdown for a 49-0 lead.

From there, it was a sloppy finish for the Razorbacks. Kyle McMahon threw three touchdown passes for the Eagles, who finally began moving the ball long after the outcome was decided.

Arkansas was coming off losses to Florida and Mississippi. This was the first of four straight home games for the Razorbacks.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
EMU
ARK
1st Downs1223
Total Yards348589
Passing259297
Rushing89292
Penalties7-427-45
3rd Down Conversions1-114-9
4th Down Conversions0-21-2
Turnovers13
Possession32:1727:43

Passing Leaders

Eastern MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McMahon10/1923112.231
ArkansasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Mallett14/1624815.530

Rushing Leaders

Eastern MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Priest21663.1111
White22010.0015
ArkansasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Green913414.9299
Davis7598.4236

Receiving Leaders

Eastern MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Thomas17777.0177
Bonner26633.0134
ArkansasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Adams310936.3278
Hamilton47318.3055

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTEREMUARK
TD10:42Knile Davis 36 Yd Run (Alex Tejada Kick) 07
TD06:42Broderick Green 3 Yd Run (Alex Tejada Kick) 014
TD04:02Freddy Burton 50 Yd Interception Return (Alex Tejada Kick) 021
SECOND QUARTEREMUARK
TD12:21Joe Adams 10 Yd Pass From Ryan Mallett (Alex Tejada Kick) 028
TD04:10Broderick Green 99 Yd Run (Alex Tejada Kick) 035
TD01:38Joe Adams 78 Yd Pass From Ryan Mallett (Alex Tejada Kick) 042
THIRD QUARTEREMUARK
TD12:38Seth Armbrust 1 Yd Return Of Blocked Punt (Alex Tejada Kick) 049
TD09:30Ben Thayer 8 Yd Pass From Kyle McMahon (Pat Failed) 649
TD05:58Kinsman Thomas 77 Yd Pass From Kyle McMahon (Joe Carithers Kick) 1349
TD04:30Knile Davis 4 Yd Run (Alex Tejada Kick) 1356
TD02:50John Bonner 32 Yd Pass From Kyle McMahon (Joe Carithers Kick) 2056
TD00:18Lucas Miller 16 Yd Pass From Ryan Mallett (Alex Tejada Kick) 2063
FOURTH QUARTEREMUARK
TD02:14Dwayne Priest 10 Yd Run (Joe Carithers Kick) 2763