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
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
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.