BRANDON ALLEN: The sophomore from Fayetteville may have handed off more than he put it in the air against Louisiana-Lafayette, but there was no question who was in charge of the offense. Allen was 15 of 22 for 203 yards and three touchdowns. One of those was a 49-yarder to Javontee Herndon. It was Allen’s second start at quarterback as a Razorback; his first was an ill-fated start against Alabama last season, a week after Tyler Wilson went down against Louisiana-Monroe.
JONATHAN WILLIAMS: The sophomore from Allen, Texas, lived up to the high praise he got during the preseason from Coach Bret Bielema. Williams, who left the field just before halftime after being shaken up, finished with 151 yards on 18 carries and a touchdown. The TD came on a 75-yard run on first down.
ALEX COLLINS: The five-star freshman from the Miami area became the first freshman since Felix Jones to rush for more than 100 yards in his debut appearance as a Razorback. He finished with 131 yards on 21 carries.
OFFENSIVE LINE: With center Travis Swanson leading the way, the offensive line opened holes for Williams, Collins and Kiero Small Saturday, enabling the Razorbacks to turn in a 292-yard rushing performance against the Ragin’ Cajuns.