Bret Bielema has two backs with serious horsepower at his disposal at Arkansas, and a punishing rushing attack became the theme for the Razorbacks in 2014 as the Hogs rode to bowl eligibility on the legs of junior tailback Jonathan Williams and sophomore battery mate Alex Collins.

Williams and Collins led Arkansas to 232.9 rushing yards per game, good for fourth in the SEC.

Who had the better 2014 campaign?

The two had nearly identical seasons; Williams rushed for 1,085 yards and 11 TD on 188 carries, while Collins amassed 1,024 yards and 12 touchdowns on 187 carries.

That’s as close to splitting time as you can come.

Offensive coordinator Jim Chaney did a fantastic job utilizing both Williams and Collins’ strengths this season, and putting the two skilled backs in situations to win.

The two — along with Korliss Marshall — rushed for over 2,000 yards last season. Marshall, whose 2014 campaign has been strained and is said to be exploring transfer options faded from the rotation early this season.

That left Williams and Collins as options 1 and 1A for head coach Bret Bielema. However, their success last season gave Bielema and Chaney a clear identity entering 2014.

The tailback duo, in concert with a strong front seven on defense, shouldered Arkansas’ success in 2014, getting the Razorbacks to 6-6, all the while drawing comparisons to another two-headed monster in the backfield for Arkansas in the mid-2000s.

That’s right. Even as Collins glided past the 1,000-yard plateau as a true freshman last season and Williams complimented with 900-plus yards of his own, the duo was already being compared to former Razorbacks — and future NFL running backs — Darren McFadden and Felix Jones.

One season later, and the two are better. Both Williams and Collins surpassed 1,000 yards this season while splitting the carries nearly down the middle. What Collins provides in shiftiness, Williams provides in power, and the two exerted their will this season.

The duo performs at such a high level, in part, because 0f their competitive nature and acceptance of expectations.

“We just kind of push each other, because we’re not satisfied just for being great,” Collins told Fox News in an August interview. “We want to be the best; that’s what we strive for.”

The two acknowledge the comparisons to arguably the greatest backfield in Arkansas history, though Williams prefers to let the play of he and Collins do the talking.

“They’re a unique group, and we’re trying to set our own trends, trying to have our own name,” Williams said. “But it’s definitely an honor being compared to them.”