KJ Jefferson threw for a career-high 366 yards and tied a profession excessive with three touchdowns to info No. 20 Arkansas to a 45-10 win over Georgia Southern on Saturday.

Arkansas all nonetheless clinched the win on a 91-yard switch from Jefferson to preseason All-SEC huge receiver Treylon Burks with 11:18 left all through the third quarter. It was Jefferson’s closing landing switch of the sport and gave Arkansas a 38-10 lead.

The Razorbacks (3-0) led 14-0 after landing runs from Trelon Smith on the primary drive and Dominique Johnson on the second. Jefferson capped a seven-play, 99-yard scoring drive halfway by way of the second quarter with a 14-yard landing switch to Tyson Morris.

Georgia Southern’s landing purchased proper right here on a 76-yard run by quarterback Justin Tomlin after Morris scored. The Eagles (1-2) had merely 39 yards on their first 5 drives earlier than Tomlin escaped the Arkansas switch rush and Razorbacks defenders didn’t see him.

Jefferson threw his second landing switch on Arkansas’ first drive of the second half, a 60-yard toss to Warren (*20*), giving Arkansas a 31-10 lead.

Jefferson was modified by redshirt freshman Malik Hornsby, who ran for a 6-yard landing for Arkansas’ closing rating.

Tomlin was 11-of-23 passing for 65 yards.

THE TAKEAWAY

Arkansas: The Razorbacks did what they wished to do to remain unbeaten going into SEC play, the place they will be examined to see how they stack up with the very best groups.

Georgia Southern: Its lone win this season purchased proper right here in route of FCS opponent Gardner-Webb. The Eagles have scored a mixed 16 components in route of Arkansas and Week 2 opponent Florida Atlantic.

UP NEXT

Arkansas travels to Arlington, Texas, for its yearly recreation in route of Texas A&M. The Aggies have acquired 9 straight all through the sequence.

Georgia Southern hosts (*20*) in each groups’ Sun Belt opener.