Chad Morris comments on Arkansas' 23-point shutout of Tulsa: 'I'm real proud of all our guys'
Arkansas ended its six-game losing streak in emphatic fashion Saturday, beating Tulsa 23-0 in Fayetteville.
The win came without starting quarterback Ty Storey, who left the previous game against Ole Miss due to an injury and did not return to the game. In his place, true freshman Connor Noland started for Arkansas and completed 10 of 16 passes for 124 yards, one score and one interception. Considering the turnover came on the opening possession of the game for the Razorbacks, it was a nice bounce back from a poor start for the young quarterback.
Here’s what Chad Morris had to say following the win.
“Well, obviously such a great way to get a win today, for all these guys – our players, our coaches, very proud of all of them,” Morris said. “To put a true freshman out here in a much-needed win, just something positive to happen. He did a great job tonight. I’m real proud of all our guys.”
Of course, something the program desperately needs to fix is its fourth-quarter woes. How big was it to see his team finish strong?
“I thought our guys continued to play hard and they have all year long and I’m proud of them for that,” Morris continued. “We just have to learn to finish, we have to learn to finish as a staff, learn to finish as a team and part of that growth process is learning to win. Great way to get a win today.”
Morris also commented on why he sent Nate Dalton to the locker room following the poor decision to get an unsportsmanlike penalty during the second quarter of the game.
“We’re just not going to do that,” he said.
Next weekend, Arkansas hosts Vanderbilt as the Razorbacks are still seeking their first SEC win of the season. Winning this game over Tulsa could provide the momentum needed to do just that at home next Saturday.