Coming into the season, defensive end Trey Flowers received a large chunk of the recognition for one of the most underrated position groups in the SEC: Arkansas’ defensive line.

However, it’s been the sophomore defensive tackle Taiwan Johnson that’s making the most noise in 2014. The Manvel, Texas native had a huge game in Arkansas’ home-opener against Nicholls State, posting three tackles for loss including 2.5 sacks. He leads the SEC with 3.5 sacks on the season and is second in the conference with four tackles for loss.

Head coach Bret Bielema praised the play of his young defensive lineman after their big win against Nicholls State.

“Taiwan Johnson plays extremely hard,” Bielema said. “The thing I didn’t realize is how strong he is. He may not be numbers strong as far as benching, but when he’s got his hands out, he’s a very physical player…He plays with a very high motor, has a great work ethic and i’m excited to see him play.”

Johnson and the rest of the Arkansas defensive line will look to create some havoc against Texas Tech and quarterback Davis Webb in order to disrupt their Air Raid offense.

Arkansas and Texas Tech kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas.