FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — – KJ Jefferson threw for a career-high 366 yards and tied a profession excessive with three touchdowns to guide No. 20 Arkansas to a 45-10 win over Georgia Southern on Saturday.
Arkansas all however clinched the win on a 91-yard go from Jefferson to preseason All-SEC huge receiver Treylon Burks with 11:18 left within the third quarter. It was Jefferson’s closing landing go of the sport and gave Arkansas a 38-10 lead.
The Razorbacks (3-0) led 14-0 after landing runs from Trelon Smith on the primary drive and Dominique Johnson on the second. Jefferson capped a seven-play, 99-yard scoring drive halfway by means of the second quarter with a 14-yard landing go to Tyson Morris.
Georgia Southern’s landing got here on a 76-yard run by quarterback Justin Tomlin after Morris scored. The Eagles (1-2) had simply 39 yards on their first 5 drives earlier than Tomlin escaped the Arkansas go rush and Razorbacks defenders did not see him.
Jefferson threw his second landing go on Arkansas’ first drive of the second half, a 60-yard toss to Warren Thompson, giving Arkansas a 31-10 lead.
Jefferson was changed by redshirt freshman Malik Hornsby, who ran for a 6-yard landing for Arkansas’ closing rating.
Tomlin was 11-of-23 passing for 65 yards.
Arkansas: The Razorbacks did what they wanted to do to remain unbeaten going into SEC play, the place they are going to be examined to see how they stack up with the highest groups.
Georgia Southern: Its lone win this season got here in opposition to FCS opponent Gardner-Webb. The Eagles have scored a mixed 16 factors in opposition to Arkansas and Week 2 opponent Florida Atlantic.
Arkansas travels to Arlington, Texas, for its yearly sport in opposition to Texas A&M. The Aggies have gained 9 straight within the sequence.
Georgia Southern hosts Louisiana in each groups’ Solar Belt opener.
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