FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas 73-7 win against Nicholls State was one of the most dominant performances in school history.

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas 73-7 win against Nicholls State was one of the most dominant performances in school history.


The effort also helped the Razorbacks grab two Southeastern Conference records.


Arkansas left Razorback Stadium with SEC single-game bests in average yards per play (12.7) and average yards per rushing attempt (12.4). The Razorbacks gained 684 yards, including 495 on the ground in the win.


The SEC’s yards per play record had been held by Alabama, which averaged 11.9 in a win against Virginia Tech in 1973. Arkansas also set the school record of 10.76 yards a play, which was set in a 1947 win against Northwestern State.


The Razorbacks topped the SEC’s yards per rushing attempt mark set by Auburn, which averaged 11.88 in a win against Western Carolina last season. The Razorbacks’ 12.4 yards per carry also set the school record, which was set in a win against Pittsburg State in 1936 (11 yards per carry).


The Razorbacks set SEC records thanks to a variety of big plays. It included a 90-yard touchdown run by Jonathan Williams, an 82-yard touchdown run by receiver Keon Hatcher and the junior’s 50-yard touchdown catch. Arkansas had five, one-play scoring drives on their way to the school’s modern era scoring mark.


"That was unique in a lot of ways to score as early and as often as we did," Arkansas offensive coordinator Jim Chaney said Sunday night. "No, I can’t say that happens very often in a man’s career. If it’s happened in mine it was a long time ago. Probably so far along I can’t remember it. it was pretty unique (Saturday)."


The SEC records weren’t the only memorable moments from the night.


Below are a few other significant stats from the easy win:


• Arkansas’ 73-point performance was tied for third-highest total in school history. The top two scoring efforts? The 1911 team recorded a 100-0 win against Missouri Normal. The 1916 team had an 82-0 win against Oklahoma School of Mines.


• The 66-point win was fifth-largest in school history. The 1911, 1916 teams are first and second. There also were 73-0 wins in 1908 and 1928.


• The Razorbacks’ 684 yards was the third-highest total in program history. Arkansas piled up 859 yards in a win against Pittsburg State in 1936 and 713 yards in a win against North Texas in 2007.


• Arkansas scored 10 touchdowns, which is tied for the second-highest, single-game total in school history. It equaled the 10 touchdowns scored against Northwestern State in 1947. The school record – according to the media guide – is 12 touchdowns against Oklahoma School of Mines in 1916. But, curiously, there’s no mention of the 100-0 win in 1911. No record of how many touchdowns were scored in that one.


• Arkansas’ 495 rushing yards rank eighth on the school’s single-game list. It was the program’s highest rushing total since 2007, when Darren McFadden and Felix Jones helped the Hogs run wild (541 rushing yards) in a win against South Carolina.


• Brandon Allen became one of nine quarterbacks in school history to throw four or more touchdowns in a game. He joins Ryan Mallett, Tyler Wilson, Casey Dick, Matt Jones, Robby Hampton, Brad Taylor, Joe Ferguson and Ronny South. Mallett and Wilson hold the school record with five touchdown passes in a game.


• Jonathan Williams’ 90-yard touchdown run is tied for the third-longest in school history with Billy Moore, who had a 90-yarder against Tulsa in 1962. Broderick Green has the longest run (99 yards against Eastern Michigan in 2009). Joe Adams’ 92-yarder against Auburn in 2011 is the second-longest in school history.


• Keon Hatcher’s 82-yard touchdown run is tied for the 10th-longest in school history. Henry Moore also had an 82-yard touchdown run against Texas in 1954. So Saturday’s game also became the first time the Razorbacks have had two players record touchdown runs of 80 yards or more in the same game.