As painful as it can be for Texas fans, let’s take a final look at Arkansas ’loss before taking Rice in Week 3.
There weren’t many positives to take away from this game, as the Longhorns were absolutely dominated by the Razorbacks in all phases of the game. The final score was 40-21, but it felt much more uneven than that.
It seemed as though Texas did not manage to connect with it, as his team mates had hoped, and the ball went out. From the first two snapshots of the game, it could be said that Arkansas was willing to limit Bijan Robinson’s runner to the ground.
In addition, quarterback Hudson Card, a freshman in the red shirt, had pressure on his face throughout the game due to poor offensive play on the line. Poor can be too nice a word for Texas performance in the trenches.
While it was a hostile environment for his first road trip, Card could also have played better. Some deep missed balls at first could have completely changed the momentum of the game.
However, it was not just a crime. Pete Kwiatkowski’s defensive drive yielded 333 yards to the ground. Kicker Cameron Dicker missed a field goal for the second week in a row and also jumped the ball at a point that he later took advantage of Arkansas. Needless to say, it was a game to forget for Texas.
As for the Pro Football Focus (PFF) with respect to this game, the best player on offense was right-back Derek Kerstetter, while safety BJ Foster had that honor on the defensive side. Take a look at which Longhorns got a good rating and which ones were at the wrong end.