Boxscore
Arkansas 38, Mississippi State 31
Saturday, November 20, 2010 7:00 PM
Location - Davis Wade Stadium
Attendance - 56406

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 OT T
Arkansas 14 3 7 7 7 38
Mississippi State 7 14 0 10 0 31

Recap

Ryan Mallett threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Knile Davis in the second overtime and the Arkansas defense made a pair of big stops in the extra periods as the No. 13 Razorbacks held off No. 21 Mississippi State, 38-31, in double overtime on Saturday night in Starkville, Miss.

In a game that had several twists and turns in the final two minutes of regulation and in the overtimes, Arkansas (9-2, 5-2 SEC) kept its hopes alive for a BCS bowl berth by winning its fifth straight game and setting up a big showdown in Little Rock next weekend against No. 5 LSU.

Davis, who rushed for a career-best 191 yards on 31 carries with a pair of touchdowns, fumbled with less than two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter as the Razorbacks were trying to run out the clock. The turnover at the Mississippi State 48-yard line gave the Bulldogs life. Tehey capitalized by driving down to the Arkansas 8-yard line before Derek DePasquale kicked a 25-yard field goal as time expired to tie the game at 31-31 and force overtime.

In the first overtime, Mississippi State (7-4, 3-4 SEC) looked like it was going to take the lead when Vick Ballard, who rushed for a career-high 156 yards and three touchdowns, broke off a 13-yard run and as he lunged for the goal line. But he was hit by Arkansas’ Jerico Nelson at the 2, forcing Ballard to fumble the ball over the goal line and out of bounds for a touchback.  Arkansas could not take advantage as Zach Hocker missed a potential game-winning field goal from 38 yards to force the second overtime.
 
After Mallett threw his third touchdown of the game, the Arkansas defense held again, sacking Mississippi State quarterback Chris Relf on fourth down at the 17 to end the game. Mallett notched his eighth 300-yard passing game of the season, throwing for 306 yards.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 9:23
Mississippi State   TD  Mississippi State 7 - Arkansas 0
1st Quarter - 8:41
Arkansas   TD  Mississippi State 7 - Arkansas 7
1st Quarter - 1:07
Arkansas   TD  Mississippi State 7 - Arkansas 14
2nd Quarter - 9:52
Mississippi State   TD  Mississippi State 14 - Arkansas 14
2nd Quarter - 2:29
Mississippi State   TD  Mississippi State 21 - Arkansas 14
2nd Quarter - 0:50
Arkansas   FG  Mississippi State 21 - Arkansas 17
3rd Quarter - 2:03
Arkansas   TD  Mississippi State 21 - Arkansas 24
4th Quarter - 10:06
Arkansas   TD  Mississippi State 21 - Arkansas 31
4th Quarter - 4:24
Mississippi State   TD  Mississippi State 28 - Arkansas 31
4th Quarter - 0:00
Mississippi State   FG  Mississippi State 31 - Arkansas 31
OT - 0:00
Arkansas   TD  Mississippi State 31 - Arkansas 38
TEAMS

Team Records

  Arkansas Mississippi State
W/L 9 - 2 - 0 7 - 4 - 0
Conference 5 - 2 - 0 3 - 4 - 0

Team Stats

  Arkansas Mississippi State
Score 38 31
First Downs 21 32
3rd Down Efficiency 4-for-11
36%
9-for-20
45%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
4-for-5
80%
Total Yards 488 486
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 35-183 70-262
Average/Rush 5.2 3.7
Passing
Comp-Att 17-26 20-30
Passing Yards 305 224
Average/Pass Play 10.9 6.4
Penalties-Yards 8-49 3-29
Fumbles-Lost 2-2 3-3
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 22:36 37:24

PLAYER STATS

Arkansas (9 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
R. Mallett 17/26 305 3 1
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Relf 20/30 224 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
K. Davis 30 187 6.2 2
J. Adams 1 4 4.0 0
B. Green 2 3 1.5 0
R. Mallett 2 -11 -5.5 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
V. Ballard 33 150 4.5 3
C. Relf 31 103 3.3 1
L. Perkins 2 7 3.5 0
C. Bumphis 1 6 6.0 0
H. Hutchins 1 3 3.0 0
R. Elliott 1 0 0.0 0
B. Heavens 1 -7 -7.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Wright 2 105 52.5 1
D. Williams 4 70 17.5 1
C. Hamilton 3 54 18.0 0
J. Adams 4 45 11.2 0
K. Davis 2 12 6.0 1
V. Stumon 1 12 12.0 0
B. Cleveland 1 7 7.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
C. Smith 5 78 15.6 0
C. Bumphis 5 45 9.0 0
B. Henderson 1 29 29.0 0
A. Clark 3 29 9.7 0
V. Ballard 1 13 13.0 0
R. Elliott 2 11 5.5 0
M. Carr 1 9 9.0 0
L. Perkins 1 6 6.0 0
P. Hanrahan 1 4 4.0 0
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