(6-5, 1-4 away)

(14) Arkansas 58

(8-2, 4-1 home)

Coverage: ESPNU

7:00 PM ET, November 13, 2010

Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville, AR

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UTEP 14 0 0 721
#14ARK 21 14 14 958

Top Performers

Passing: R. Mallett (ARK) - 215 YDS, 5 TD

Rushing: K. Davis (ARK) - 11 CAR, 182 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: K. Adams (UTEP) - 5 REC, 148 YDS, 1 TD

Ryan Mallett throws school-record 5 TDs in Arkansas laugher

Associated Press

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Ryan Mallett threw for a school-record five touchdown passes and even ran for one on Saturday. It looks better when he throws.

The Arkansas quarterback led a 58-21 win over Texas-El Paso, earning the Razorbacks (No. 15 BCS, No. 14 AP) their fourth straight victory. Mallett also ran for 18 of Arkansas' season-best 326 yards on the ground, including a 14-yard touchdown scramble in the first quarter that saw the 6-foot-6 quarterback leap less-than-gracefully into the end zone.

"I was going to dive in [the end zone] and the guy moved," Mallet said, smiling. "I had to kind of stop midair."

The junior tied the single-game touchdown mark for the fourth time in his less than two seasons as the Arkansas quarterback after transferring from Michigan. In what could be his final home game at Razorback Stadium, if he leaves for the NFL after this season, Mallett also tied the school mark for total touchdowns in a game with six. Madre Hill set the mark in 1995 against South Carolina.

"I don't know," Mallett said when asked whether he'll turn pro next year. "I haven't made up my mind. It will be a big decision."

Mallett finished 19 of 26 passing for 215 yards and has now set or tied 35 school or stadium records at Arkansas.

"He was really good out there," Arkansas offensive coordinator Garrick McGee said. "He's practiced well the last couple of weeks, and he was under control tonight."

Knile Davis spearheaded the Razorbacks' rushing attack with 182 yards on just 11 carries, including a 70-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Davis now has 550 yards and nine rushing touchdowns in his last four games. The Razorbacks (8-2, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) finished with a season-high 577 total yards.

"Knile did a nice job hitting his paths hard and making the first guy miss," Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino said. "He had a lot of yards after contact. He's improved a lot this year.

"Now you think that every time he touches it, he can go all the way."

The Miners (6-5, 3-4 Conference USA) took a 14-7 lead in the first quarter after Marlon McClure's 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. The Razorbacks then took control, scoring 45 unanswered points to take a 52-14 lead.

Davis started the onslaught with his long touchdown run. The sophomore faked a reverse to receiver Cobi Hamilton before keeping the ball and darting around the right side of the Arkansas offensive line.

Mallett followed with five straight touchdown throws for the Razorbacks, two to tight end D.J. Williams. The quarterback now has 24 touchdown passes this season and 54 in his Arkansas career, moving him ahead of Matt Jones and into second place in Arkansas history. Clint Stoerner holds the school record with 57 career touchdown passes.

Mallett tied Jones on his second touchdown pass of the game to Williams in the third quarter, and he moved ahead of him and tied Hill's mark with his 5-yard touchdown pass to Chris Gragg in the third quarter that put the Razorbacks up 49-14.

Leilyon Myers put UTEP ahead 7-0 in the first quarter, breaking through the middle of the Arkansas defense for a 51-yard touchdown run. The Miners gained 355 yards in the loss but were plagued by three turnovers.

Kris Adams finished with five catches for 148 yards and a touchdown for the Miners. He has now caught a pass in 35 consecutive games.

"We had a tough time stopping them," UTEP coach Mike Price said. "I love Mallett. I think he's a great player. I think he's one of the top quarterbacks in the country."


Team Stat Comparison

1st Downs1631
Total Yards355577
3rd Down Conversions4-118-10
4th Down Conversions0-00-0

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Receiving Leaders


Scoring Summary

TD12:09Leilyon Myers 51 Yd Run (Dakota Warren Kick) 70
TD09:54Ryan Mallett 14 Yd Run (Zach Hocker Kick) 77
TD09:33Marlon McClure 100 Yd Kickoff Return (Dakota Warren Kick) 147
TD09:14Knile Davis 70 Yd Run (Zach Hocker Kick) 1414
TD02:37Cobi Hamilton 11 Yd Pass From Ryan Mallett (Zach Hocker Kick) 1421
TD12:09D.J. Williams 32 Yd Pass From Ryan Mallett (Zach Hocker Kick) 1428
TD05:15Jarius Wright 15 Yd Pass From Ryan Mallett (Zach Hocker Kick) 1435
TD10:19D.J. Williams 6 Yd Pass From Ryan Mallett (Zach Hocker Kick) 1442
TD03:19Chris Gragg 5 Yd Pass From Ryan Mallett (Zach Hocker Kick) 1449
FG10:46Zach Hocker 37 Yd 1452
TD09:44Kris Adams 60 Yd Pass From James Thomas II (Dakota Warren Kick) 2152
TD01:41Broderick Green 1 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 2158