FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas running back Alex Collins eyed the end zone in the fourth quarter Saturday, racing to the goal line in hopes of ending South Carolina’s dominant run of 45 unanswered points.
The freshman nearly got there, too, but was hit by a South Carolina defender as he tried to put the finishing touches on a 30-yard run. The ball slipped out of Collins’ hands and hit the pylon at the goal line. The play was ruled — and confirmed by replay — a fumble and touchback.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas jumped out to an early 7-0 lead against No. 14 South Carolina with a touchdown on the opening drive of the game.
Then it was the Gamecocks turn. And again. And again.