For Arkansas, it wasn’t even close Saturday at Razorback Stadium.
With No. 11 Florida in town, rankings and numbers didn’t matter. It was all Arkansas, all the time, in the contest that has, frankly, shocked much of the college football nation today.
The Razorbacks struck first with 12:20 to go in the first half, when Santos Ramirez returned an interception 24 yards for the Hogs’ first touchdown. After Adam McFain’s extra point made it 7-0, the Hogs didn’t look back.
They scored another touchdown on Rawleigh Williams’ 6-yard run at 5:56 mark in the first quarter, pushing ahead to an unexpected 14-0 lead.
Florida struck back late in the first quarter when Duke Dawson ran a 37-yard interception return into the end zone to put the first Gator points of the day onto the board.
There was no scoring in the second period until Greenwood’s Drew Morgan caught a 7-yard pass from quarterback Austin Allen to push Arkansas ahead, 21-7, with 16 seconds left.
Florida, known far and wide for the ability to make halftime adjustments, didn’t this time.
Arkansas pushed ahead once again before they were able to score.
With 9:14 left in the third quarter, McFain kicked a field goal for a 24-7 lead.
Eddie Pineiro kicked a 49-yard field goal that gave Florida three more points in the third … and it ended up being their last points.
Arkansas’ play of the game put the win away. Rawleigh Williams III ran 41 yards for his second touchdown for the final margin.