Top 10 Plays of the Arkansas Razorback 2015 Football Season

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#5: Alex Collins 80 Yard TD vs LSU


Now we’re heading back to Baton Rouge. We know that the game started with Dominique Reed’s 52 yard catch and run touchdown. Now we’re going to get to see the effect of that impressive TD and the impact that it had on the Hogs’ momentum going into the rest of the game. As we all know, the Hogs stopped LSU in their tracks and pulled out a 31-14 win on the road. This marked the second year in a row that the Razorbacks defeated LSU by 17 points. But easily the most satisfying thing about the Death of Death Valley was when the defeated LSU fans emptied out the stadium, leaving only the die hard Razorback fans there to call the Hogs.

Alex Collins and his 80 yard scramble was the longest of the season for the junior. This one of Alex’s two touchdowns on the night. His totals on the win over LSU were 16 carries for 141 yards, averaging 8.8 yards per carry. Although this was a gigantic work load that Collins put in that night, this was only the 5th most yards he ran for in a single game all year. This doesn’t come as a surprise though, because Alex has really put on a clinic for the Hogs all year.

Alex had a lot of pressure coming into this 2015 football season. His whole career at Arkansas he’s really been more of a backup of sorts, sharing the workload with Jonathan Williams. But after Williams went out with a season ending surgery, Collins was called on to take on the task of leading our rushing force. Collins totaled 1,392 yards in the 2015 regular season, and surpassed many Arkansas greats on the all time rushing list with doing so.

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