ARLINGTON, Texas -- Arkansas took advantage of its effective air attack to beat Texas AM 24-17 on Saturday at Cowboys Stadium. In the victory, the Razorbacks (4-1) quarterback Ryan Mallett threw for 311 yards, completing 27-of-38 attempts, with three touchdowns and one interception. Arkansas also ran for 130 yards on 36 carries.
Arkansas built a 14-point lead in the second quarter before the Aggies (3-2) tightened things up late.
Jeff Fuller led Texas AM in the loss, as he caught eight passes for 157 yards with one touchdown.
Scoring plays for the Razorbacks included a nine-yard touchdown pass from Mallett to Joe Adams, a 71-yard touchdown pass from Mallett to Cobi Hamilton, a six-yard touchdown pass from Mallett to Ben Cleveland and a 39-yard field goal by Zach Hocker.
Scoring plays for the Aggies included a one-yard Christine Michael run, a 31-yard touchdown pass from Jerrod Johnson to Fuller and a 38-yard field goal by Randy Bullock.
Terrence Frederick had one interception and one fumble recovery for Texas AM, while Tramain Thomas had one interception and one fumble recovery for the Razorbacks.
Johnson went 15-of-41 for 218 yards and threw one touchdown for the Aggies. He also ran for 38 yards. Johnson threw one interception.
Arkansas next plays on Saturday, Oct. 16 against Auburn.
Fourth Quarter: Arkansas 24, Texas A 17
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The quarter was an ugly affair as the two teams combined for one turnover, seven penalties and zero points. After the stalemate, Texas AM couldn't close the gap and lost to Arkansas 24-17.
Top performances came from Ronnie Wingo, who caught two passes for 33 yards for the Razorbacks in the fourth, and Jeff Fuller who caught two passes for 31 yards for the Aggies.
The Aggies' defense shut down Arkansas' running game, allowing only 17 yards rushing on nine attempts.
Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett threw for 311 yards in the game.
Fuller had 157 yards receiving in the game for Texas AM.
Third Quarter: Arkansas 24, Texas A&M 17
ARLINGTON, Texas -- D.J. Williams caught an 11-yard pass for Arkansas in the third, and the Razorbacks now lead 24-17 over Texas AM going into the fourth.
Jeff Fuller caught two passes for 70 yards for the Aggies.
The Aggies had a good passing defense, as they only allowed 28 yards passing.
Texas AM's drive was highlighted by a 69-yard pass on third-and-11 from Jerrod Johnson to Fuller from the nine-yard line. Texas AM later scored when Randy Bullock kicked a 38-yard field goal.
The Razorbacks scored after a fumble return by cornerback Rudell Crim set Arkansas up in good field position at the Aggies' 30-yard line. It then drove eight yards on four plays and scored when Zach Hocker kicked a 39-yard field goal.
Fuller has 126 yards receiving in the game for the Aggies.
Texas AM will start the fourth quarter with the ball on its five-yard line.
Second Quarter: Arkansas 21, Texas A&M 14
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Arkansas passed effectively in the second, and the Razorbacks go into the half with a 21-14 lead. The Razorbacks threw for 97 yards, completing 10-of-14 attempts, with one touchdown and no interceptions.
Ryan Mallett threw for 97 yards with one touchdown for Arkansas, and Jeff Fuller caught two passes for 43 yards with one touchdown for Texas AM.
The Razorbacks put together an effective last-minute drive at the end of the first half. The Razorbacks drove 57 yards on five plays, taking 1:03 off the clock, before scoring with 53 seconds remaining on a six-yard touchdown pass from Mallett to Ben Cleveland.
The Aggies scrounged up some points at the end of the first half. Texas AM drove 64 yards on four plays, taking 45 seconds off the clock, before scoring with eight seconds remaining on a 31-yard touchdown pass from Jerrod Johnson to Fuller.
First Quarter: Arkansas 14, Texas A&M 7
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Arkansas leads 14-7 over Texas A going into the second, because of the Razorbacks' effective offensive attack, which put up 132 yards passing and 93 yards rushing.
Cobi Hamilton caught two passes for 80 yards with one touchdown for Arkansas, and Christine Michael ran for 31 yards with one touchdown for the Aggies.
Arkansas had a good passing defense, as it only allowed 27 yards passing.
Ryan Mallett led the Razorbacks on an eight-play, 80-yard drive. Mallett went 4-for-4 for 39 yards on the drive. Arkansas scored when Mallett threw a nine-yard touchdown pass to Joe Adams on third-and-7.
Texas A scored after a 34-yard interception return by defensive back Terrence Frederick set Texas A up in good field position at Arkansas' two-yard line. It then drove two yards on four plays and scored when Michael crossed the goal line on a one-yard run on fourth-and-goal.
The Razorbacks will start the second quarter with the ball on the Aggies' 36-yard line.
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