Arkansas finding run game to match passing attack

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas appears to have finally found its offensive groove.

The No. 6 Razorbacks have outscored South Carolina and Tennessee by a combined 93-35 the last two weeks, running the ball the same number of times as they threw it (65).

That balance was hard to come by early in the season for Arkansas as it struggled behind a new-look offensive line and without last seasons’ top rusher, running back Knile Davis. Still, the Razorbacks (9-1, 5-1 Southeastern Conference) averaged 36.9 points per game through their first eight games.

Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino hopes to continue the recent offensive success when the Razorbacks host Mississippi State (5-5, 1-5) in Little Rock’s War Memorial Stadium on Saturday.