GAMEDAY College Football

Outback Bowl: Arkansas 24, Penn State 10

(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

By MARK DIDTLER
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. - KJ Jefferson picked up 104 of his 110 rushing yards in the second half and threw for 90 more to lead No. 22 Arkansas past Penn State 24-10 in the Outback Bowl.

Raheim Sanders had 79 yards and two touchdowns on 13 rushing attempts and Dominique Johnson added 85 yards on 11 carries as the Razorbacks finished with 361 rushing yards.

Arkansas (9-4), coming off four consecutive seasons of four or fewer wins, got its first nine-win year since going 11-2 in 2011. The Razorbacks also played in their first bowl game since the 2016 Belk Bowl.

Sean Clifford went 14 of 32 or 195 yards for Penn State (7-6). He gained 47 yards on the ground on 11 attempts.

Jefferson ran 20 times while completing 14 of 19 passes. The 6-foot-3, 245-pound sophomore was sacked five times and limited to 6 yards rushing on 11 carries during the first half.

Jefferson and Sanders had TD runs, and Cam Little made a 36-yard field goal in the third quarter to put Arkansas up 24-10.

Arkansas took the opening kickoff in the second half and put together a seven-play, 75-yard drive that concluded with Jefferson's 8-yard TD run.

Jefferson was hurt and left for several plays after a 34-yard dash later in the third period, and was replaced by Malik Hornsby. He had a 32-yard run to set up Sanders' 1-yard score with 2:00 left in the quarter.

Hornsby had 67 yards on four carries.

Penn State led 10-7 at the half thanks to a 43-yard field goal by Jake Pinegar. The Nittany Lions tied it at 7 early in the second quarter when Clifford took advantage of blown coverage and hit a wide open KeAndre Lambert-Smith for a 42-yard touchdown.

Arkansas took a 7-0 lead on the last play of the first quarter when Sanders had a 3-yard TD run. The Razorbacks converted a pair of fourth-down plays during the drive, including Jefferson avoiding a sack and running for 13 yards.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter PSUArk
Ark TD 0:00 Raheim Sanders 3 yard TD run (Cam Little Extra Point) 0 7
Second Quarter PSUArk
PSU TD 10:53 KeAndre Lambert-Smith 42 yard TD pass from Sean Clifford (Jake Pinegar Extra Point) 7 7
PSU FG 5:19 Jake Pinegar 33 yard field goal 10 7
Third Quarter PSUArk
Ark TD 12:42 KJ Jefferson 8 yard TD run (Cam Little Extra Point) 10 14
Ark FG 6:29 Cam Little 36 yard field goal 10 17
Ark TD 2:08 Raheim Sanders 1 yard TD run (Cam Little Extra Point) 10 24
Team Stats
  Penn State Arkansas
First downs 17 26
  Rushing 8 21
  Passing 8 3
  Penalty 1 2
3rd Down Efficiency 6-15, 40% 4-14, 29%
4th down efficiency 1-2, 50% 3-3, 100%
Rushes-Yards 28-125 58-361
Passing Yards 198 90
Return Yards 18 8
Completions-Attempts-Int 15-35-2 14-20-2
Sacks-Yards Lost 2-23 5-24
Punts 5 5
Fumbles Lost 1-0 1-0
Penalties - Yards 3-10 6-40
Penn State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
S. Clifford 14 32 195 1 2
C. Veilleux 1 2 3 0 0
J. Stout 0 1 0 0 0
Arkansas Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
K. Jefferson 14 19 90 0 1
W. Thompson 0 1 0 0 1
Penn State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
S. Clifford 11 47 4.3 0
K. Lee 5 41 8.2 0
N. Cain 5 28 5.6 0
P. Washington 1 6 6.0 0
D. Ford 1 4 4.0 0
C. Veilleux 2 3 1.5 0
Arkansas Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
K. Jefferson 20 110 5.5 1
D. Johnson 11 85 7.7 0
R. Sanders 13 79 6.1 2
M. Hornsby 4 67 16.8 0
A. Green 4 26 6.5 0
T. Smith 2 6 3.0 0
D. Warren 2 -6 -3.0 0
Penn State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
P. Washington 7 98 14.0 0
K. Lambert-Smith 3 74 24.7 1
K. Lee 1 15 15.0 0
N. Cain 2 12 6.0 0
T. Warren 1 0 0.0
0
B. Strange 1 -1 -1.0 0
Arkansas Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Warren 3 33 11.0 0
T. Morris 3 24 8.0 0
W. Thompson 1 12 12.0 0
T. Knox 2 11 5.5 0
B. Kern 1 8 8.0 0
B. Stephens 3 5 1.7 0
D. Johnson 1 -3 -3.0 0
Penn State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
J. Brown 2 0
Arkansas Interceptions
Player Int Yards
G. Brooks Jr. 1 0
J. Foucha 1 0
Penn State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Stout 5 197 39.4
Arkansas Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
R. Bauer 5 217 43.4
Penn State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
P. Washington 2 18 9.0
Arkansas Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
N. Parodi 1 8 8.0
Penn State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Arkansas Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Penn State Missed FG
Player Length
J. Pinegar 50
Arkansas Missed FG
Player Length




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