HOW TO WATCH
Game: Arkansas vs. Texas
Odds: Texas (-6)
Time: 6 p.m. CT, Saturday Sept. 11
Stream: ESPN App
Radio: Razorback Sports Network/Learfield IMG
•Arkansas will be without fourth year linebacker Bumper Pool due to a targeting penalty during the fourth quarter of last weeks victory over Rice. Arkansas will only have two of their starters available for the first half so a fresh Pool will be ready to lay the wood and fly sideline to sideline at his Will position.
•Texas quarterback, Hudson Clark will make his road debut as the starting quarterback for the Longhorns. Razorback Stadium gets loud when it’s sold out so it will be something to keep an eye on if he will be able to combat the cadence or let it get in his head.
•Arkansas will be without starting defensive end, Dorian Gerald who suffered a season ending lower leg injury during practice this week. Zach Williams is his backup and he has really transformed his body since he played as freshman in 2019.
•John Ridgeway returns to the starting lineup for the Razorbacks this Saturday after he went through an appendectomy around two weeks ago. The 6’6 325 pound graduate transfer makes his debut for the Hogs and is expected to be an instant impact player at defensive tackle/nose guard.
•Bijan Robinson is the workhorse back for the Longhorns. He rushed for 103 yards and a touchdown last week versus Louisiana. The Hogs will need to step up their run defense like they did last week and force Card to beat them through the air.
•How will Texas’ defense be defending the pass? Obviously, the Longhorns gave up 285 yards passing this week but they know they need to keep Jefferson from running the ball and force him to throw. Jefferson had some success in the passing game last season against Missouri and that is what many folks are hoping to see from him this weekend. If Arkansas plans to win this game they need to do it with an effective pass game.