Coach Bret Bielema and the Arkansas Razorbacks gave fans virtually nothing to cheer about Saturday afternoon.

The Horned Frogs won the ugly game 28-7, with Arkansas’ offense going nowhere all day. There weren’t a lot of highlights from either team, but TCU made a couple more plays, giving Horned Frogs coach Gary Patterson sweet victory after last season’s bitter defeat.

Austin Allen had a brutal day, going 9-for-23 through the air. It was hard for the senior quarterback to get going throughout the game. The Fayetteville native didn’t have much chemistry with the majority of his inexperienced receivers, leading to an abnormal amount of incompletions.

Outside of the long touchdown reception from Jonathan Nance in the first quarter, the Razorbacks didn’t score. Razorbacks offensive coordinator Dan Enos couldn’t figure out TCU defensive coordinator Chad Glasgow’s defense, leading to a humiliating performance.

Senior David Williams was the best of the Razorbacks’ running backs. He managed 65 yards on 10 carries. including a couple of big runs in the third quarter to help spark the Razorbacks’ offense. It wasn’t enough to inspire the team.

TCU quarterback Kenny Hill was average completing 21 of 31 passes with an interception. He wasn’t the problem for Arkansas. TCU running backs Darius Anderson and Kyle Hicks combined for  150 yards and two touchdowns. Hill added an element on the ground as well, rushing for 35 yards on 11 attempts.

The Arkansas defense was strong at times, forcing two turnovers. Even without veteran cornerback Ryan Pulley, Arkansas’ passing defense wasn’t too battered. It was the ground game the Razorbacks had trouble stopping.

The up-tempo offense from the Horned Frogs was too much in the end. The Razorbacks defense tired in the fourth quarter, leading to TCU running out the clock. The Horned Frogs outgained the Razorbacks 361-267.

Maybe the turning point in the game was Henre’ Toliver’s pass interference on a 3rd and 12 in the fourth quarter when Arkansas was only down 14-7. If not for the penalty, the Horned Frogs would have been forced to punt. TCU would score on the drive, keeping the game out of reach.

The Big 12 team played ‘smashmouth football,’ while the SEC team was pushed around on the line of scrimmage. TCU dominated time of possession 33:52 to 26:08 and first downs 24 to 13.

During the broadcast, Brad Nessler noticed the strange occurrence.

“Usually Arkansas controls the clock, but not today,” he said during the game.

Coach Bielema might need to look at new options at kicker. Cole Hedlund missed two crucial field goals, leading to more doubts about his improvement. The former high school standout continues to hinder the Arkansas football team in key situations.

Blake Johnson helped kept TCU speedster KaVontae Turpin in check for the most part. Johnson finished the game averaging over 42 yards per punt.

The Razorbacks made slightly less mistakes during the game, with only five penalties, compared to TCU’s six.

Arkansas heads into a bye week 1-1 with Texas A&M looming. Razorbacks’ fans know all too well about the failures versus the Aggies in Cowboy Stadium.