Devwah Whaley’s Arkansas defense teammates set the tone early and never let up inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, holding the 10th-ranked Florida Gators to 241 yards and no offensive touchdowns.
The offense was strong too, putting up 466 yards, as the Razorbacks won their sixth game of the year, 31-10, its’ third over a top-15 opponent.
The win is Arkansas’ second ever over Florida and its fifth over a ranked team in its last eight opportunities. The victory moves Arkansas to 6-3 on the year, 2-3 in the SEC, making them bowl eligible for the third straight season.
Sophomore safety Santos Ramirez had the early highlight as he picked off Florida quarterback Luke Del Rio on the Gators’ first play from scrimmage and took it 24 yards for the game’s first score. From there the defense was in the backfield often and never let the Gators get any momentum.
On the ground, Rawleigh Williams III and Whaley provided a strong 1-2 punch in the backfield, combining for 214 yards and two touchdowns. Williams led all players with 148 yards on 26 carries, his fifth 100-yard game this season, which currently ties him for second in the SEC.
Whaley finished the game with 14 carries for 69 yards, he also had two catches out of the back field for 69 yards.