The Arkansas Razorbacks were dominant all game against Nicholls State, blowing out the Colonels 73-7. The victory by the Hogs snapped Arkansas’ 10-game losing streak.

Here’s five takeaways from the Hogs’ big win, their first since Sept. 14, 2013.

Big plays, big plays and more big plays – Arkansas seemed to have big play after big play against Nicholls State. Brandon Allen completed only four passes all game and all four completions went for touchdowns. The Hogs had three scores of 50 yards or more and five scoring drives were only one play. The biggest plays came on a 90-yard touchdown run from running back Jonathan Williams and an 80-yard reverse by wide out Keon Hatcher, which was also the first play from scrimmage for the Hogs.

Jared Cornelius will be a playmaker – Cornelius came into the season with the potential to become one of the offense’s biggest playmakers. He’s athletic and one of the quickest players on the team. He flashed his big-play ability today with two receptions for 51 yards and one touchdown. They looked his way often, especially in the second half. Despite being a true freshman, Cornelius should be one of the guys Brandon Allen looks to later in the season when they need a big play. His 38-yard touchdown reception from Allen was a glimpse of things to come for the wideout.

Arkansas can beat bad teams like they’re supposed to – This might sound like a dumb takeaway, but I think a performance like tonight from the Hogs is indicative of the progress they’ve made since last season. In 2013, Arkansas only beat Samford by 10 points, UL Lafayette by 20 and only put up 24 points on what would be a 1-11 Southern Miss team. The Razorbacks took care of business against an overwhelmed Nicholls State team and were dominant from the get-go.

Temper your enthusiasm, Arkansas fans – The Hogs did look very good today – a school record for points in the modern era with 73 points, a disruptive pass rush from the defensive line and a ton of big plays. However, it was clear from the start that Nicholls State was all kinds of bad. They didn’t really deserve to be on the same field as the Hogs. So while Arkansas looked strong, don’t forget who it was against. It will be much more impressive if Arkansas can play well against a quality opponent like Texas Tech for a full 60 minutes.

Get out of Alex Collins and Jonathan Williams’ way – With Korliss Marshall inactive for the game, Alex Collins and Jonathan Williams received the bulk of the carries. The two tailbacks turned in a huge game, combining for 17 carries, 274 yards and four touchdowns. Nicholls State didn’t do much to stop them, but regardless it was fun for Arkansas fans to see their workhorse running all over the field. They’ll be the focal point for Arkansas moving forward.