Mississippi St 6

(2-9, 1-6 SEC)

Arkansas 52

(8-3, 4-3 SEC)

2:00 PM ET, November 22, 2003

Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville, AR

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FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas (Ticker) -- Cedric Cobbs rushed for 150 yards and two touchdown on 30 carries, leading Arkansas to a 52-6 rout of Mississippi State in a Southeastern Conference contest.

Cobbs, the SEC's leading rusher, increased his season total to 1,010 yards. He scored on a seven-yard run in the second quarter and a six-yard scamper in the third period.

Cobbs, the sixth Arkansas player to run for more than 1,000 yards in a season, passed Fred Talley and moved into fourth place on the Razorbacks' all-time rushing list with 2,708 yards.

Arkansas' defense forced six interceptions, picking off Kent Fant and Kyle York three times apiece. The Razorbacks also recovered two fumbles, converting the eight turnovers into 24 points.

Matt Jones completed 11-of-16 passes for 187 yards and two TDs for the Razorbacks, who took control with 21 points in the final 12 minutes of the second quarter after falling behind, 6-0. Jones also rushed for 73 yards on six attempts.

Arkansas (8-3, 4-3) posted its third straight victory and will try to deny LSU the SEC West Division title when they meet Friday in Baton Rouge.

Mississippi State (2-9, 1-6) was held to just 227 yards. Fant completed 9-of-19 passes for 90 yards and York was 2-of-9 for 17 yards. The Bulldogs got their points on a pair of field goals by Brent Smith.

Mississippi State, which suffered its fifth straight loss, hosts Mississippi on Thanksgiving in coach Jackie Sherrill's final game. Sherrill announced his retirement earlier in the season.