Where do we even start? Arkansas entered into this game as 6.5 point underdogs to Texas but it was a whole different ball game from the get-go.
Only 6% of analysts called the @RazorbackFB victory— Tallysight (@tallysight) September 12, 2021
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Hardly any analysts on Tallysight picked the Hogs to upset the Longhorns.
A football game is nearly always won along the line of scrimmage and Arkansas did just that. They played bully ball. They played keep away. The Razorbacks were flat out the more physical team tonight and it wasn’t even close. Arkansas rushed for 333 yards and not a single player rushed for more than 75 yards.
“We did everything we’re suppose to do,” Sam Pittman said.
Defensively, the Hog have shown a defense from yesteryear. Players flying to the ball, being in the right spots and forcing turnovers. The defensive line did a remarkable job creating holes in their three man front to allow their linebackers to roam the field, rush the quarterback and keep the Texas running game in check.
The Longhorns rushed for 138 yards on 41 carries. All the while being held to only 3.8 yards per carry. Which most of that was in the fourth quarter and Arkansas playing a lax defensive set.
KJ Jefferson doesn’t have to be super special but play within this offensive system and he is the perfect quest back for it. The passing numbers may not be eye popping but sometimes all you need is to manage a game and nail big plays when they needed to. Jefferson passed for 138 yards and rushed for 73 yards.
Dominique Johnson scored a touchdown in the second quarter from five yards out and Trelon Smith sailed over the line of scrimmage to score. The dynamic freshmen Rocket Sanders and AJ Green scored from 26 and 30 yards respectively to punish the Longhorn defense pounding the rock.
The Razorbacks have a weapon at kicker in Cam Little. He was perfect on the night going 4-for-4 on field goals. Little scored from 24 yards twice, 44 and 22 yards, too.
That may very well be the case come Monday when the rankings come out. Will a monumental and dominant victory over a top 15 team at home be enough for voters to rank them? We shall see. It would be the first time since 2016 that Arkansas would be ranked.
Absolutely epic. pic.twitter.com/Hnsw1QR4UL— Arkansas Razorback Football (@RazorbackFB) September 12, 2021
Hog fans, you have every right to be proud of this team. You deserve every right to rush the field! Less than two seasons ago the Razorbacks were being embarrassed by the likes of North Texas, Colorado State, San Jose State and Western Kentucky. Now, they’ve won their second game against a ranked team in two seasons under Sam Pittman. This football program is on the way up and everyone in this state deserves to have pride in this team!
Arkansas returns to the gridiron next Saturday as they host Georgia Southern inside Razorback Stadium at 3 PM. The game will be broadcast on the SEC Network.