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Hogs’ late run pushes past Colorado State for 55-34 win Saturday

Arkansas added two late scores on a defensive scoop-and-score and a touchdown reception and breakaway by C.J. O’Grady to turn a 34-34 tie in the fourth quarter into a 55-34 win.

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Arkansas added two late scores on a defensive scoop-and-score and a touchdown reception and breakaway by C.J. O’Grady to turn a 34-34 tie in the fourth quarter into a 55-34 win Saturday afternoon.

4Q-8:52: Devwah Whaley scores on a 5-yard run after Arkansas gets a missed 50-yard field goal attempt by Colorado State to cap a nine-play, 68-yard drive that took 2:43. Hogs 41, Colorado State 34

3Q-2:26: Myles Mason gambles — and loses — on a third-and-long pass from Pat O’Brien to Dante Wright that ends up being a 75-yard scoring strike and the game is tied at 34-34. Hogs 34, Colorado State 34.

3Q-5:45: Colorado State answers Hogs’ score with a methodical 72-yard, 15-play drive that ate up 7:22 of the quarter, helped by a third-down penalty early against Joe Foucha. Camper kicks a 21-yard field goal. Hogs 34, Colorado State 27

3Q-13:07: Hogs take second-half kickoff and go 75 yards in eight plays with Nick Starkel finding Treylon Burks twice for big plays. Rakeem Boyd ran for the final 4 yards to cap a drive only lasting 1:53. Hogs 34, Colorado State 24

2Q-:04: Arkansas misfires on an offensive possession with Nick Starkel over-throwing a wide open Treylon Burks going down the left sideline, then come back and drive 52 yards in 20 plays and get a 46-yard field goal to make it a one-score game at halftime. Hogs 27, Colorado State 24

2Q-7:31: Colorado State recovers a Rakeem Boyd-Nick Starkel fumble and go 40 yards in five plays, helped along with a pass interference penalty and cut the Hogs’ lead to 27-21. Hogs 27, Colorado State 21

2Q-11:41: Hogs get a drive going after Montaric Brown recovers a fumble, but a couple of misfires on passes into the end zone result in Connor Limpert coming on for a 22-yard field goal with 11:41 left in the second quarter. Hogs 27, Colorado State 14

The first quarter comes to an end … finally … with Arkansas leading Colorado State, 24-14, scoring more points than they have an in any game this year … the first period.

Razorbacks have 249 yards of offense in the first quarter, including 137 on the ground and starting quarterback Nick Starkel is 7-of-12 for 112 yards and two touchdowns. Rakeem Boyd has 81 yards rushing, Devwah Whaley has run for 60.

1Q-1:02: Arkansas’ offense gets bogged down after a no-call on a pass to De’Vion Warren in the Endzone, then Myron Cunningham gives up a sack. Connor Limpert knocks a 54-yard field goal through. Hogs 24, Colorado State 14

1Q-3:27: Colorado State isn’t dead yet. The Rams go 75 yards in five plays, ripping off a couple of big runs on the edge of the Hogs’ defense for a 14-yard scoring pass from Collin Hill to Warren Jackson. Hogs 21, Colorado State 14

1Q-5:54: Rakeem Boyd blows through a gaping hole in the middle and out-runs everybody for a 69-yard scoring jaunt, giving Arkansas the most points scored in a game … in the first quarter. Hogs have 216 yards offense, 113 on the ground. Hogs 21, Colorado State 7

1Q-7:54: Nick Starkel hits his second touchdown pass of the day, finding tight end Chase Harrell from 14 yards out to cap an 82-yard drive. Hogs have 157 yards of offense halfway through first period. Hogs 14, Colorado State 7

1Q-13:00: Hogs answer opening score with a 75-yard drive in five plays with Nick Starkel hitting first Treylon Burks for 38 yards, running a couple of times, then letting Trey Knox grab a 24-yard score. Hogs 7, Colorado State 7

1Q-14:42: On the second play of the game after the kickoff, Colorado State’s Marvin Kinsey runs through the middle of the Arkansas line for a 75-yard score and, just like that, the Hogs find themselves down. Colorado State 7, Hogs 0

A year ago, Colorado State started Arkansas’ tumble to what was a disastrous year and now the rematch starts shortly at Razorback Stadium with Nick Starkel starting at quarterback.

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