It’s an old Southwestern Conference clash recharged as the Texas Longhorns face the Arkansas Razorbacks at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. ET. The game is scheduled to air on ESPN.
Texas opened the era of Steve Sarkisian with a good win over the Louisiana Ragin ’Cajuns 38-18. The Longhorns look like a much more disciplined football team and didn’t make many mistakes in week 1. Hudson Card completed 14 of 21 passes, including some explosive plays with 224 passing yards and two touchdowns, and Bijan Robinson rushed more of 100 yards the land. Texas has had all the talent to be annual candidates for the Big 12, and while the Longhorns are probably not there yet, the fan base can’t be disappointed with the direction of that team after a game.
Arkansas was left with 10 points in the third quarter against the Rice Owls in Week 1 before responding with 31 unanswered points to close out the game for a 38-17 victory. Being so close to a team that isn’t expected to be very competitive at Conference USA is a slight concern, but the opening weekend is always good for crazy results. Arkansas will need a much better start and play more like they did in the second half to compete with Texas in what should be a fascinating showdown to watch both programs. Razorbacks’ bumper Pool was sent off on target and will not be available during the first half of Saturday’s game.
Propagation: Texas -6
Moneyline: Texas -220, Arkansas +180
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