Rapid Reaction: Arkansas races past No. 15 Texas in upset win
The Arkansas Razorbacks left no doubt that they are a team to be reckoned with Saturday. The Hogs raced out to an early lead and never relinquished it defeating No. 15 Texas by a score of 40-21.
The Razorback defense was stifling all night and shut out the visiting Longhorns through the first half. They headed into the locker room with a 16-0 advantage and allowed just 242 yards for the game.
Arkansas quarterback KJ Jefferson once again showed he is a danger on the ground as well as through the air. He made several plays with his feet to keep Razorback drives alive and ran 10 times for 73 yards. Jefferson was 14-of-19 passing for 138 yards and an interception.
Arkansas’ first touchdown came on the ground, a 5-yard run from Dominique Johnson in the second quarter, for a 10-0 lead. They finished the day with more than 300 yards rushing and all of their scores came on the ground, from four different players.
Texas didn’t score its first touchdown of the game until early in the third quarter. Running back Bijan Robinson finally found paydirt on a 1-yard score to bring the Longhorns within 16-7.
Freshman kicker Cam Little played quite a role in this contest for Arkansas, nailing a total of four field goals.
The victory marks the first win for Arkansas against a top-15 opponent since 2016. The Razorbacks improve to 2-0 and definitely gained some national respect with this victory over a Texas team that is a former Southwest Conference rival — and future SEC foe.
Arkansas is back home next week and will take on Georgia Southern.