Boxscore
Arkansas 49, Jacksonville State 24
Saturday, September 1, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium
Attendance - 71062

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Jacksonville State 7 14 3 0 24
Arkansas 7 28 14 0 49

Recap


Arkansas 49, Jacksonville State 24Heisman Trophy hopeful Tyler Wilson threw three touchdown passes and Knile Davis scored in his first game since 2010 as the No. 10 Razorbacks overcame a slow start before stopping pesky FCS member Jacksonville State in John L. Smith's first game as head coach.

Davis, who missed last season with a broken ankle, scored on a 5-run to cap Arkansas' string of 28 unanswered points en route to a 35-21 lead at intermission. The Razorbacks rolled up 348 yards in the first half.

Wilson was 15-of-18 for 246 yards in the first half, including two touchdown passes to Chris Gragg. The senior tight end had six catches for 103 yards in the first half before ending up with eight for 127. Wilson finished 19-of-27 for 369 yards, an Arkansas record for yardage in a season opener.

The Gamecocks, under former Arkansas coach Jack Crowe, took a 14-7 lead on Alan Bonner's 4-yard run early in the second quarter before the Razorbacks took over. Crowe was 9-15 as coach at Arkansas before resigning after the first game in 1992.

Bonner caught eight passes for 107 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown with 8 seconds left in the first half.

Jacksonville State quarterback Marques Ivory finished 14-of-28 for 160 yards and two touchdowns.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Razorbacks have won 12 straight at home. Arkansas plays Louisiana-Monroe next week in Little Rock before its showdown with No. 2 Alabama on Sept. 15 in Fayetteville. ... The Gamecocks fell to 4-15 against FBS teams. They also play at Florida on Nov. 17. ... Smith took over for Bobby Petrino, who was fired after a motorcycle accident led to the discovery that he was involved in an inappropriate relationship with a member of the support staff. ... Davis, who rushed for 1,322 yards in 2010 and was an All-SEC first-team selection, had 70 yards on 18 carries Saturday. ... Jacksonville State is the defending Ohio Valley Conference champion.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 7:43
Arkansas   TD  Arkansas 7 - Jacksonville State 0
1st Quarter - 0:40
Jacksonville State   TD  Arkansas 7 - Jacksonville State 7
2nd Quarter - 13:09
Jacksonville State   TD  Arkansas 7 - Jacksonville State 14
2nd Quarter - 11:22
Arkansas   TD  Arkansas 14 - Jacksonville State 14
2nd Quarter - 9:00
Arkansas   TD  Arkansas 21 - Jacksonville State 14
2nd Quarter - 5:12
Arkansas   TD  Arkansas 28 - Jacksonville State 14
2nd Quarter - 2:01
Arkansas   TD  Arkansas 35 - Jacksonville State 14
2nd Quarter - 0:08
Jacksonville State   TD  Arkansas 35 - Jacksonville State 21
3rd Quarter - 9:44
Jacksonville State   FG  Arkansas 35 - Jacksonville State 24
3rd Quarter - 7:45
Arkansas   TD  Arkansas 42 - Jacksonville State 24
3rd Quarter - 3:29
Arkansas   TD  Arkansas 49 - Jacksonville State 24
TEAMS

Team Records

  Jacksonville State Arkansas
W/L 0 - 1 - 0 1 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Jacksonville State Arkansas
Score 24 49
First Downs 20 25
3rd Down Efficiency 8-for-19
42%
5-for-9
56%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-2
0%
0-for-2
0%
Total Yards 322 564
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 44-95 35-164
Average/Rush 2.2 4.7
Passing
Comp-Att 18-37 23-34
Passing Yards 227 400
Average/Pass Play 5.7 11.4
Penalties-Yards 7-61 6-38
Fumbles-Lost 3-1 4-3
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 34:19 25:41

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. Ivory 14/28 160 2 0
C. Blanchard 4/9 67 0 0
Arkansas (1 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Wilson 19/27 367 3 0
B. Allen 4/7 33 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Pope 14 65 4.6 0
D. James 9 44 4.9 0
A. Bonner 2 13 6.5 1
W. Ealey 4 9 2.2 0
M. Ivory 6 -13 -2.2 0
C. Blanchard 9 -23 -2.6 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
K. Davis 18 70 3.9 1
D. Johnson 5 38 7.6 1
B. Allen 2 30 15.0 0
R. Wingo 5 26 5.2 1
K. Walker 1 1 1.0 1
J. Williams 1 1 1.0 0
T. Wilson 3 -2 -0.7 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Bonner 8 107 13.4 1
T. Brown 2 42 21.0 0
K. Cooper 4 35 8.8 0
G. Chambers 2 25 12.5 0
T. Pope 1 19 19.0 1
D. James 1 -1 -1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
B. Mitchell 4 122 30.5 0
C. Gragg 7 110 15.7 2
J. Herndon 4 96 24.0 1
R. Wingo 2 24 12.0 0
K. Davis 1 19 19.0 0
C. Hamilton 2 13 6.5 0
M. McKay 1 8 8.0 0
A. Tate 1 5 5.0 0
M. Linton 1 3 3.0 0
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