Arkansas coach Bret Bielema praises former Texas A&M QB Kenny Hill
After barely escaping Saturday’s game against Louisiana Tech with a 21-20 victory, the fight for win number two is about to get much more difficult for the Arkansas Razorbacks.
This week, the Hogs will travel to Fort Worth to take on TCU, the team ranked No. 13 in the preseason AP Poll.
Starring at quarterback for the Horned Frogs is former Texas A&M QB Kenny Hill, who is in his first year as TCU’s starter.
Hill defeated Arkansas 35-28 in 2014 as the Aggies’ quarterback, amassing 386 passing yards and four touchdowns.
Despite Hill’s 2014 dominance, Arkansas coach Bret Bielema anticipates an even tougher matchup this time around:
“He’s a much more improved player than the last time we saw him,” Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said. “I think he feels comfortable.”
Hill threw for 439 yards and two touchdowns (and added three rushing touchdowns) in TCU’s season-opening win against South Dakota State.
Bielema took notice of the strong performance:
“His decision-making was very good,” the Arkansas coach told reporters in Fayetteville. “He throws the ball with a lot more accuracy and has more velocity on it, and I think as the game wore on, he settled into the plan they were giving him a lot better. He looked to have the answers just by his athleticism and his ability to throw the football.”
Arkansas and TCU will square off at 6:00 p.m. Central time on Saturday. The game can be seen on either ESPN or ESPN2.