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Alex Collins enjoying early success at Arkansas


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas running back Alex Collins has proved to be more than worth the wait.

The freshman, who had to wait an extra day to sign his national letter of intent in February after his mother wouldn't sign, leads the Southeastern Conference in rushing with an average of 151.5 yards through two weeks.

Collins' 172-yard effort in a win over Samford last week marked the first time in school history that a freshman has opened his career with back-to-back games of more than 100 yards on the ground.

Collins has had plenty of help in the backfield from sophomore Jonathan Williams, who is third in the SEC with an average of 138.5 yards rushing.

The Razorbacks (2-0) host Southern Mississippi (0-2) on Saturday.

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