ALEX COLLINS: The freshman running back continues to impress, running for more than 100 yards in each of his first three college games. Collins is the first running back in the Southeastern Conference to do that and the first to do it in the NCAA since Oklahoma’s Adrian Peterson. For the game, he had 115 yards on 25 carries. Collins entered the game leading the SEC in rushing with 151.5 yards per game. A week earlier, his 172 yards against Samford ranked first in the nation among freshman running backs.
JONATHAN WILLIAMS: The starting tailback for Arkansas rushed for over 100 yards for the third straight week. Williams carried the ball 16 times for 116 yards, including a 45-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. He went into Saturday’s game tied for 12th in the country in rushing yards per game with 138.5. His highest rushing total for the season was in the opener against Louisiana-Lafayette when he had 151 yards, including a 75-yard TD run.
By the numbers:
15 — Losses in a row for Southern Mississippi, the longest losing streak in the Football Bowl Subdivision.
FAYETTEVILLE — The production has been impressive after two games, but don’t count Arkansas running back Jonathan Williams among those surprised.
It doesn’t matter that he and freshman Alex Collins have teamed to accomplish something never done before at Arkansas. The running backs have gone over the 100-yard rushing mark in each of their first two games.
GIMME FIVE — KEYS TO TODAY’S GAME
1. Handle The Tempo