Arkansas pulls away to beat Louisiana-Monroe 31-7

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Ryan Mallett completed nine of 11

passes in the third quarter, leading to a touchdown and a field

goal, and No. 14 Arkansas put away Louisiana Monroe 31-7 on

Saturday after a sluggish first half.

Arkansas struggled to move the ball and led only 7-0 at the

break, drawing some boos from many of their fans at their home away

from Fayetteville. Razorbacks fans filled the building even though

it was officially a ULM home game.

The Razorbacks defense smothered Louisiana Monroe quarterback

Kolton Browning, holding him to 2 of 9 passing and the team to 73

yards rushing through the third quarter.

In the third quarter, Arkansas forced ULM to punt from its end

zone and took over the ball on the 33. Mallett pushed his way in

for from the 1 for a 14-0 lead and the first of four second-half

Razorback scores.