GNUpdate (Sports News)—Will Rogers tossed three score passes as No. 23 Mississippi State flooded to its third consecutive success and second back to back in the Southeastern Gathering, penetrating the Arkansas 40-17 on Saturday at Starkville, Miss.
Falling off last Saturday’s 42-24 whipping of Texas A&M that vaulted them into the Main 25, the Bulldogs (5-1, 2-1) sprung to a 21-0 first-half lead and were never undermined while ruling Arkansas (3-3, 1-3).
Rogers finished 31-of-48 passes for 395 yards. His three passing scores to Jaden Walley, Austin Williams and Caleb Dodging supported his all out to 22 on the season.
Dillon Johnson scrambled for a profession high 100 yards on 17 conveys with two TDs. Jo’quavious Imprints got a vocation best 11 gatherings for 80 yards and ran in a score.
With top quarterback KJ Jefferson (head injury) inaccessible, the Razorbacks began Cade Fortin yet before long went to Malik Hornsby.
Hornsby carried life to the offense, going 8 of 17 for 234 passing yards with a TD and two interferences, while hurrying multiple times for a game-high 114 yards.
Arkansas’ Raheim Sanders had 20 conveys for 86 yards with a TD, while Bryce Stephens had two gatherings and a score.
Arkansas lost its third consecutive SEC game and was outgained 568-483 in all out yardage.
The Bulldogs looked like a group on the ascent, taking the initial drive 65 yards before Johnson bulled in from 1 yard out. On their next series, Mississippi State’s Walley gotten a 5-yard TD that went through the hands of Arkansas cautious back Malik Chavis.
Mississippi State extended its dash of continuous TDs during red-zone visits to 13 on Williams’ plunging get right over the objective line for a three-TD lead.
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Later in the quarter, Arkansas’ Cam Little had a 51-yard field objective. Hornsby’s 68-yard pass to Jadon Haselwood (three gets, 113 yards) set up Sanders’ short hurried to make it 21-10 not long before halftime.
Rogers’ 33-yard throw to Dodging brought about the collector’s seventh TD and pushed the lead to 27-10 under four minutes into the final part.
Hornsby replied by finding Stephens on a 54-yard profound ball for a score late in the third, yet Arkansas fixed the triumph when Johnson thundered in from 30 yards in the second from last quarter and Checks scored in close in the final quarter for the last edge.