Arkansas vs. Kansas State: Liberty Bowl Recap, Score, Key Stats

    Arkansas vs. Kansas State Liberty Bowl recap, score and key stats for the Razorbacks and Wildcats.

    January 2, 2016


    Arkansas vs. Kansas State AutoZone Liberty Bowl recap, score and what’s next for the Hogs and Wildcats.


    AutoZone Liberty Bowl Recap

    Score: Arkansas 45, Kansas State 23

    Prediction: Arkansas 45, Kansas State 24, Line: Arkansas -12, o/u: 56.5

    And You Care Because … It took three quarters, but Arkansas eventually pulled away in the fourth with Alex Collins running for a 14-yard touchdown and Kody Walker adding a ten-yard scoring dash. Collins also scored on touchdown runs from 22 and 13 yards away, but Kansas State hung around on three Matthew McCrane field goals and highlighted by a 48-yard Winston Dimel touchdown catch – his second score of the day – to pull within four in the third. Arkansas had an answer with a nine play, 82-yard drive finishing with a six-yard Jeremy Sprinkle catch.

    What Else?

    – Arkansas RB Alex Collins ran 23 times for 185 yards and three touchdowns

    – Arkansas QB Brandon Allen completed 20-of-26 passes for 315 yards and a score with a pick.

    – Kansas State QB Kody Cook completes 12-of-24 passes for 163 yards and a touchdown, and ran 12 times for 19 yards.

    – Total Yards: Arkansas 569 – Kansas State 242

    – Time of Possession: Arkansas 37:30 – Kansas State 22:30

    – First Downs: Arkansas 30, Kansas State 13

    Game Rating: B-. Kansas State didn’t play well, but it stayed alive. The problem was the offense settled for field goals instead of getting touchdowns, but even though it struggled, it was still a decent game – better than the final score. Arkansas was just terrific when it had to be offensively.

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