FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas held its first scrimmage of the 2016 fall camp on Saturday inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
The Razorbacks will host Fan Day at the stadium at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Here’s the rundown of Saturday’s action.
- Offensive starters: Austin Allen (QB), Rawleigh Williams III (RB), Hayden Johnson (FB), Cody Hollister (WR), Drew Morgan (WR), Jared Conelius (Slot), Jeremy Sprinkle (TE), Austin Cantrell (TE), Dan Skipper (LT), Hjalte Froholdt (LG), Frank Ragnow (C), Zach Rogers (RG), Jake Raulerson (RT)
- Defensive starters: Jared Collins (CB), Henre’ Toliver (CB), Santos Ramirez (FS), Josh Liddell (SS), Brooks Ellis (MLB), Dre Greenlaw (OLB), Josh Williams (OLB), Deatrich Wise (DE), Jeremiah Ledbetter (DT), Taiwan Johnson (DT), Karl Roesler (DE)
- Special teams starters: Toby Baker (P), Cole Hedlund (K), Matt Emrcih (LS), Jared Cornelius (PR), Connor Limpert (KO)
- Austin Allen completes two of his three passes on the opening series — for 8 yards to Morgan and 13 yards to Keon Hatcher. His one incompletion was a drop by Dominique Reed. A sack by JaMichael Winston ends the series.
- Rafe Peavey comes in as the backup quarterback. Freshman Cole Kelley is the third quarterback to play followed by Ty Storey.
- Williams started at running back followed by Kody Walker, Damon Mitchell and Devwah Whaley.
- Hatcher with a nice catch for a 19-yard gain. He and Allen hooking up nicely. He’s running free against the secondary.
- Jeremy Sprinkle follows Hatcher’s catch with a 24-yard reception from Allen. The first-year starter is accurate and on target early.
- Dominique Reed redeems himself with an 18-yard reception in traffic.
- The starting defense blows up a screen play to end the series. Allen looks great, completing six of his first seven passes, but the offensive line has struggled some.
- Devwah Whaley, working with the second team, takes a sweep for 21 yards. Nice blocking gave him a big hole and he showed good acceleration getting through it. He’s got great size for a true freshman.
- Cole Kelley connects with Cameron Colbert for a 68-yard touchdown. Busted coverage on the play by the backup defensive backs.
- The starting offensive line is really struggling to create lanes for the running backs. Rawleigh Williams smothered for minimal gains on three straight plays.
- Defensive end Deatrich Wise is dominating. All over the place.
- The starting offensive line finally creates a lane and Kody Walker hits it for a 15-yard gain. It was the right side that opened up the hole, where two of the new starters are in Raulerson and Rogers.
- Dominique Reed had to get his right ankle taped. He has not returned since.
- Freshman running back T.J. Hammonds has not played yet. He was getting looked at before the scrimmage. Appeared to be a leg issue.
- Williams finally gets some running room between the tackles and gains 9 yards. Nice run, breaking a couple tackles.
- Allen connects with Hatcher again, this time for a 14-yard gain. Allen read the zone coverage well and Hatcher found the hole. Allen hasn’t had a bad throw yet.
- Whaley, working with the first team, bounces a run outside and gains 12 yards. He’s been the most impressive of the running back so far.
- Winston gets his second sack of the day, this one against the second team. He was also being held on the play, first penalty of the afternoon.
- Whaley bobbles a handoff exchange, but recovers to go for 13 yards working on the second team. They’re really trying to find out what they’ve got with him and so far he’s taking advantage of the opportunity.
- Kelley hits fellow freshman Tobias Enlow for 25 yards. Kelley has been the second-best quarterback so far today.
- Allen has his first bad pass of the day while under pressure from Wise. Look like Wise may have got a hand on it. He continues to look outstanding.
- Cornerback Henre’ Toliver with a nice deflection in coverage against Sprinkle. The defense has now forced three-straight incompletions.
- Allen gets back on track with a 21-yard connection to Morgan.
- Whaley again busts a big run — this one for 25 yards against the first-team defense. Took the handoff out of shotgun and burst through the hole, breaking several tackles along the way.
- Now working against the second team, Whaley turns a busted play into a 6-yard gain. He was smothered in the backfield for a loss, but eluded the tackle and had a nice gain.
- Now working in the redzone, Allen misfires to Morgan on a third-down play. Morgan was wide open and would have scored. Allen threw it too far out in front of him. He was under pressure.
- Cole Hedlund’s first kick of the day clanks off the right upright and is no good from 35 yards.
- Freshman linebacker De’Jon Harris with a nice play to stuff a Whaley run for no gain. Coaches have been high on Harris so far.
- Tight end Cheyenne O’Grady catches a 10-yard touchdown pass from Ty Storey. He floated the pass over a defender on a rollout. Showed nice touch. O’Grady busted through a tackle at the 2-yard line to score.
- Left tackle Dan Skipper limps off the field with an apparent right leg injury. Looked like he got rolled up a running play. You could hear Skipper scream from the stands. He appears to be trying to walk it off on the sideline. That would be a huge loss if it’s anything significant. Colton Jackson replaces him.
- Skipper is now back in for a fourth-and-1 play on the goal line. Williams gets the carry on the play and punches it in for the score. Tough run as he was met in the hole. Hedlund’s extra point is good.
- The offensive line play, on both the first and second team, has greatly improved as the scrimmage has progressed.
- Second team action … wide receiver Deon Stewart takes an end-around sweep into the end zone for a 4-yard touchdown.
- Now working on kickoff, Connor Limpert comes out as the starting kickoff man. His first kick lands at the 7-yard line. Adam McFain is next and his first kick sails out of bounds, which draws a scolding for an assistant coach. The second attempts are much better as Limpert’s lands 4-yards deep in the end zone and McFain’s 9-yards deep in the end zone. Now both are booming kicks into the end zone. They do have a solid wind at their back.
- They’ve now gone deep into the reserves and Ricky Town finally gets some action at quarterback. He completes his first pass for a 5-yard gain to tight end Jamario Bell.
- Freshman linebacker Dee Walker with the biggest hit of the day on running back Justice Hobbs after he caught a pass in the flat. Hobbs gained about 8 yards before he was leveled by Walker.
- The starters retake the field and Williams runs for 14 yards on the first play and 8 yards o the next play. Nice holes created between the tackles and Williams broke tackles and carried defenders on both runs. Williams does it again, a third straight impressive carry, this one for 8 yards.
- Allen dumps a play-action pass to Sprinkle for a 20-yard gain after the Williams’ runs. Sprinkle ran for about 17 yards on the play.
- Williams picks up 8 yards and a first down to the 11-yard line then comes to the sideline.
- Whaley comes in for Williams and has a very impressive 11-yard touchdown run. Broke tackles and ran through a defender to get into the end zone. That’s been the most impressive play of the day.
- Junior linebacker Khalia Hackett, working with the second team, has had a really nice day. He’s made several plays against the run game.
- Defensive end Randy Ramsey makes his first noticeable play of the day as he gets to Ty Storey for a sack. His quickness and athleticism on display there. He’s been used exclusively with the reserves today as a rush end.
- Ty Storey found tight end Will Gragg with an accurate pass through good coverage and Gragg turns up field for a 31-yard gain. One of the biggest plays of the day. Impressive run from Gragg, who is one of several guys competing for playing time behind Sprinkle.
- Freshman defensive lineman Briston Guidry strips the ball from Storey as he was looking to pass. It’s recovered by the offense, but nice play from the freshman. Guidry also applies pressure and helps combine on a sack on the following play.
- Kelley with a nice pass to D’Vone McClure for an 11-yard gain. McClure is a former pro baseball player trying to make the transition to football. He’s got good size and ran a nice route there.
- The scrimmage concludes as Kelley throws an interception to cornerback Britto Tutt. One of the best defensive plays of the day. Excellent coverage on a deep pass down the sideline.
- Notable stats (only taken when playing against expected contributors):
Austin Allen: 13-18, 148 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT
Ty Storey: 5-5, 62 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT
Cole Kelley: 4-8, 102 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT
Rafe Peavey: 2-2, 20 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT
Rawleigh Williams III: 14-67, TD
Devwah Whaley: 13-95, TD
Duwop Mitchell: 11-26
Kody Walker: 4-28
Justice Hobbs: 2-2
Keon Hatcher: 3-47
Cheyenne O’Grady: 3-42, TD
Will Gragg: 3-41
Cameron Colbert: 2-74, TD
Jeremy Sprinkle: 2-40
Drew Morgan: 2-29
Cody Hollister: 2-8
Dominique Reed: 1-18
Deon Stewart: 1-13
Anthony Antwine: 1-7
Jack Kraus: 1-7
Jared Cornelius: 1-5
Hayden Johnson: 1-4