Arkansas marched into Lubbock and dominated Texas Tech on their home field. There’s really no other way to put it. In what was a huge statement win for the Hogs, Arkansas ran all over the Red Raiders.

Here’s a quick breakdown of just how dominate the Razorbacks were in pounding the rock.

  • 438 total rushing yards
  • 68 rushing attempts (and just 61 passing yards)
  • Seven rushing TDs
  • 6.4 yards per carry
  • 26 rushing first downs
  • Jonathan Williams: 22 carries, 146 rushing yards and four touchdowns
  • Alex Collins: 27 carries, 211 rushing yards and two touchdowns
  • Arkansas’ final 29 plays were all runs

Takeaway: These numbers are incredible. It basically shows us that Arkansas lined up, practically told Texas Tech what they were going to do on the play and the Red Raiders couldn’t stop it.

In all seriousness, Arkansas’ running game is one of the best in the nation. It’s their second game in a row of 400-plus rushing yards and their duo of Jonathan Williams and Alex Collins is arguably tops in the SEC. They get extra yardage after contact as good as anybody in college football. As Bret Bielema said after the game, this was not only a statement victory, but a “transformation” of this Arkansas program. This performance by the Razorbacks is exactly the kind of football Bielema and his staff want to see out of their players.

They dominate the line of scrimmage behind a big and physical offensive line and with the rushing attack of Collins, Williams and also Korliss Marshall, Arkansas’ offense can play with anyone in the conference right now. If the defense can improve quickly, a bowl game will certainly be attainable in just Bielema’s second year in Fayetteville.