Scores

Final

FIU 10

(0-8, 0-3 C-USA)

Arkansas 58

(5-3, 1-3 SEC)

2:00 PM ET, October 27, 2007

Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville, AR

1 2 3 4 T
FIU 0 10 0 010
ARK 10 21 10 1758

Top Performers

Passing: N. Emert (ARK) - 154 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: D. McFadden (ARK) - 19 CAR, 61 YDS, 4 TD

Receiving: P. Hillis (ARK) - 6 REC, 77 YDS

Arkansas 58, Fla. International 10

Associated Press

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Darren McFadden scored on four short runs, and Arkansas took advantage of seven turnovers by Florida International in a 58-10 victory Saturday.

The Golden Panthers (0-8) lost their 20th straight game. They turned the ball over three times in the first quarter, each time giving Arkansas (5-3) possession inside the FIU 35-yard line.

McFadden, last year's Heisman Trophy runner-up, rushed for only 61 yards. All of his touchdowns were from 3 yards or closer. Felix Jones ran for 89 yards and a touchdown.

The Razorbacks were playing their third Sun Belt Conference foe of the year. They'll finish the regular season with four straight games against Southeastern Conference opponents, starting next weekend against No. 15 South Carolina.

Arkansas quarterback Casey Dick left in the second quarter with a concussion and sore ribs after being hit in the backfield. Nathan Emert replaced him and threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Monk late in the half.

Monk, the Razorbacks' career leader in touchdown catches, caught his first two passes of the season. He had barely played to this point because of a preseason knee injury. The crowd, which appeared smaller than the announced 60,750, gave Monk a nice ovation after his first catch, a 6-yarder in the first quarter.

Dick was 4-of-6 for 36 yards with an interception, and Emert was 13-of-25 for 154 yards. Fullback Peyton Hillis caught six passes for 77 yards for Arkansas.

The Golden Panthers turned the ball over on their second offensive play. Wayne Younger's pass was caught by Moses Hinton, who fumbled, giving Arkansas the ball at the FIU 20. The Razorbacks settled for a field goal, but McFadden scored from 3 yards out on their next possession to make it 10-0.

Another FIU fumble gave Arkansas the ball at the 11, but Dick was intercepted in the end zone. Younger was then intercepted by Jerell Norton, who returned the ball 23 yards to the 32. McFadden scored on a 1-yard run, outrunning the defense to the left side. His third touchdown, from 2 yards out, was on a similar play but to the right.

Jones scored on a 16-yard run late in the third quarter, and McFadden added a 2-yard scoring run in the fourth. McFadden had never run for more than two touchdowns in a game.

The Razorbacks' Michael Smith broke free for an 81-yard touchdown run in the final minute, and FIU then used its remaining time outs on its final possession. The Golden Panthers didn't score, and when it was over, Arkansas defensive coordinator Reggie Herring appeared to gesture toward the FIU sideline while running off the field.

Younger was 9-of-26 for 93 yards with five interceptions, although he got loose for several impressive scrambles against the Arkansas pass rush. He ran for 110 yards in the first half -- more than McFadden and Jones combined -- and finished with 124.

Younger threw a 33-yard touchdown pass to Greg Ellingson in the second quarter on fourth-and-10.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FIU
ARK
1st Downs1621
Total Yards281439
Passing123190
Rushing158249
Penalties4-343-20
3rd Down Conversions3-1311-17
4th Down Conversions1-30-1
Turnovers72
Possession30:5229:08

Passing Leaders

Florida InternationalC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Younger9/26933.615
ArkansasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Emert13/251546.210

Rushing Leaders

Florida InternationalCARYDSAVGTDLG
Younger141248.9035
Ned10232.307
ArkansasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jones17895.2118
Smith38829.3181

Receiving Leaders

Florida InternationalRECYDSAVGTDLG
Dix24824.0030
Ellingson23919.5133
ArkansasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hillis67712.8025
McFadden3227.3015

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFIUARK
FG12:09Alex Tejada 32 Yd
Drive: 4 plays, 5 yds, 1:55
03
TD07:40Darren Mcfadden 3 Yd Run (Alex Tejada Kick)
Drive: 8 plays, 51 yds, 3:29
010
SECOND QUARTERFIUARK
TD14:39Darren Mcfadden 1 Yd Run (Alex Tejada Kick)
Drive: 8 plays, 32 yds, 2:32
017
TD08:27Darren Mcfadden 2 Yd Run (Alex Tejada Kick)
Drive: 8 plays, 68 yds, 3:09
024
TD05:04Greg Ellingson 33 Yd Pass From Wayne Younger (Chris Abed Kick)
Drive: 9 plays, 83 yds, 3:23
724
TD01:42Marcus Monk 13 Yd Pass From Nathan Emert (Alex Tejada Kick)
Drive: 10 plays, 68 yds, 3:02
731
FG00:00Chris Abed 35 Yd
Drive: 10 plays, 54 yds, 1:42
1031
THIRD QUARTERFIUARK
FG08:54Alex Tejada 42 Yd
Drive: 14 plays, 55 yds, 6:06
1034
TD00:20Felix Jones 16 Yd Run (Alex Tejada Kick)
Drive: 3 plays, 23 yds, 1:10
1041
FOURTH QUARTERFIUARK
TD13:59Darren Mcfadden 2 Yd Run (Alex Tejada Kick)
Drive: 3 plays, 6 yds, :16
1048
FG05:29Alex Tejada 20 Yd
Drive: 5 plays, 26 yds, 1:51
1051
TD00:47Michael Smith 81 Yd Run (Alex Tejada Kick)
Drive: 1 plays, 81 yds, :16
1058