Devwah Whaley and his No. 20 ranked Arkansas Razorbacks teammates got a complete performance on offense and defense, putting up 559 yards, 353 on the ground, as well as holding Alcorn State to just 10 points to cruise to a 52-10 victory at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.
The win improves Arkansas’ record to 4-1, marking the first 4-1 start for the Razorbacks since 2011. It was also the 150th win all time for the Razorbacks at War Memorial Stadium.
Sophomore Rawleigh Williams III and freshman Whaley each totaled over 100 yards rushing in the game with Whaley leading all players with 135 yards and one touchdown. Williams finished just behind Whaley with 126 yards, his third 100+ yard performance in the last four games.
Quarterback Austin Allen was 13-of-18 through the air for 206 yards and tied a career-high three touchdown passes. Six different receivers caught at least one pass in the game and it was the second game in a row that junior Jared Cornelius hauled in 100 or more yards as he led all receivers with 106 yards on four catches and a career-high two touchdowns.
Freshman Whaley got in on the action early scoring his first career touchdown on a 75-yard dash up the middle to make it 17-0. It was Arkansas’ longest play from scrimmage this season and longest run by a Razorback since Alex Collins broke an 80-yard run against LSU last season.
Whaley was the most efficient back on the field in the game, running only nine times, averaging 15 yards per carry.