LITTLE ROCK, Ark.(AP) -- Ryan Mallett completed 28 of 43 passes for 400 yards and two touchdowns as No. 14 Arkansas came on strong in the second half and beat Louisiana Monroe 31-7 on Saturday night.
Arkansas struggled to move the ball and led only 7-0 at the break, drawing some boos from many of their fans at their home away from Fayetteville. Razorbacks fans filled the building even though it was officially a ULM home game.
Coach Bobby Petrino used the running of Broderick Green and Dennis Johnson to complement Mallett's passing. Once the junior quarterback got on track, completing nine of 11 passes in the third quarter, there was little that Louisiana Monroe could do to bottle up the Razorbacks.
Arkansas opened the scoring on its second possession of the first quarter when on third-and-8 from the 19, Mallett hit Greg Childs crossing from the right in the middle of the end zone.
The Razorbacks got inside the 20 three more times on the night and scored on each of them.
Mallett pushed his way into the endzone to make it 14-0 in the third quarter.
The Razorbacks' next drive began at the Louisiana Monroe 49 after Rudell Crim intercepted Kolton Browning's pass. That set up a 26-yard field goal by Zach Hocker to make it 17-0.
Browning completed only four passes for 13 yards through the end of the third and finished 7 of 17 for 74 yards with the one interception. Mallett also threw an interception when he was hit while throwing.
The Razorbacks get their first real test next week at No. 22 Georgia, a 17-6 loser at No. 24 South Carolina on Saturday.