Arkansas defense shuts down No. 9 Florida in upset victory

Another SEC national title hopeful saw its chances get severely damaged Saturday.

Arkansas knocked off No. 9 Florida 31-10 to deal the Gators their second loss off the season.

Rawleigh Williams III ran for 148 yards and two touchdowns and Austin Allen threw for 243 yards to lead the Razorbacks offense. The defense did its part, too, allowing just 241 yards and keeping the Florida offense out of the end zone. The lone touchdown by the Gators came on a Duke Dawson interception return.

Previously Saturday, No. 7 Texas A&M fell at Mississippi State 35-28, leaving unbeaten Alabama as the only conference team with less than two losses on the season.

Florida remains in control of its fate in the SEC East. But now they'll likely have to run the table and win at Florida State in its regular-season finale to have any hope of making the College Football Playoff with a victory in the SEC championship game.

That seems unlikely with the state of its offense.

The rushing attack managed just 12 yards on 14 carries. With no ground attack to support him, quarterback Luke Del Rio struggled to move the Gators through the air. He finished 19-of-37 for 229 yards. Much of the yardage came in the fourth quarter with Arkansas comfortably ahead.


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