MVP: KJ Jefferson
Where would the Razorbacks be without Jefferson? If he goes down the remainder of the 2021 season is down the drain. Am
I surprised by his play? Not necessarily since he proved himself in the Missouri game last December. What he has done this season is nothing short of phenomenal though. With 2000 yards and 20 total touchdowns on the year he’s the most important asset to the Razorback offensive unit and this team. As they prepare for the final stretch of the season can he make it a November to remember for Arkansas? They need him to be in order to do so.
Surprise: Dominique Johnson
Sam Pittman said that he’s turned into the number two option if not the number one player at running back. Coming out of high school as a three star running back he was sort of an afterthought especially when he was moved to tight end two weeks before the season began.
He has been more of a Broderick Green type of back but very effective. Johnson is averaging eight yards on 42 touches. He’s also scored four touchdowns rushing. Many thought AJ Green would be producing like this….surprise.
Outstanding Offensive Player: Treylon Burks
There hasn’t been a better receiver in college football than Burks. No he doesn’t have the most yards or touchdowns on the season but he’s been dominant when his number is called. The next four games very well could be his final set of games in the cardinal and white.
Outstanding Defensive Player: Grant Morgan
He is the epitome of a Razorback. He plays every down like it could be his last. Morgan essentially exceeded Arkansas’ staff and fans expectations since he began his career with the Hogs. He is another player that will be playing his final stretch of games in a Razorback uniform. The senior linebacker is in his last hoorah and you can absolutely be assured that Morgan will do what he can to lead the Hogs to a 4-0 record and finish on a high note.
Best Moment: Hogs over Horns
Why would there be anything else worth noting? Arkansas didn’t only beat Texas but dominated them to the tune of a 40-21 victory. The Razorbacks rushed for 333 yards and four touchdowns physically overwhelming the Longhorns. The icing on the cake was rushing the field for the first time since 2014 after defeating LSU. This victory will be remembered for a very long time!
Offensive Highlight: Rocket Sanders TD vs UT
This run continues to be more impressive every time I watch it. Sanders displayed all heart on this run….the heart of the Razorback. Which even that is something that has been lost for several years before Pittman re-established it last season.
Defensive Highlight: Busta Brown INT vs TAMU
The Razorbacks needed a big defensive stop to stay undefeated during the young season. Early in the fourth quarter, Montarric Brown made a diving interception off a tipped pass to save the day versus the Aggies.