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For the first time in the Steve Sarkisian era, Texas has some adversity in front of them. On the road against Arkansas, the SEC school is pitching a shutout against their old Southwest Conference rival, 16-0.
The Longhorns’ offensive line has been a real issue early on. Neither Hudson Card nor Bijan Robinson has been able to get anything going. Arkansas’ defensive line has been getting pressure consistently. Even when only sending three guys.
Jordan Whittington has a couple of key drops as well. One was in the endzone which would have put Texas on the scoreboard. The other would have been a big play down the field just before halftime, giving the offense the momentum it is craving.
Arkansas quarterback K.J. Jefferson has done an excellent job within the offense as well. Analyst Greg McElroy even compared him to former Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton during the broadcast. Texas’ defense has not been the issue to this point but needs to make a few key stops to make a comeback.
Hudson Card: 4 of 8, 39 passing yards
Bijan Robinson: 10 carries for 38 rushing yards
Xavier Worthy: One reception, 25 receiving yards
K.J. Jefferson: 12 of 15, 37 passing yards. Seven carries for 59 rushing yards
Texas has a long way to go if they want to complete a second half comeback against Arkansas. You can catch the rest of the game on ESPN.