ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Ryan Mallett shook off a slow start and threw four touchdown passes to lead Arkansas to a 47-19 victory over Texas A&M on Saturday night in the revival of their Southwest Conference rivalry.
Mallett misfired on his first three passes, was sacked twice and hadn't gotten a first down when the Razorbacks were trailing 10-0. Then the big sophomore hit Joe Adams for a 67-yard gain to start the next series, and Arkansas (2-2) was on its way to scoring 30 points by halftime. The Aggies (3-1) were never able to get back into it, and the Razorbacks never let up.
This was the first of at least a 10-year series between the former Southwest Conference foes, with the games played at Cowboys Stadium in hopes of cashing in on recruiting and alumni riches in the Dallas area. The game drew 71,872 fans, but it didn't hold their attention for very long.