The Texas Tech Red Raiders showed no mercy in their 69-20 win over UTEP on Saturday.
“Coach (Darrin Chiaverini) challenged those guys and that unit that we were going to kick to him”, Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury said. While we are still a few weeks away from being able to separate the contenders from the pretenders, this is a very important time of year for NFL Draft prospects. “That’s the first thing you have to do”, Texas coach Charlie Strong said. The blocking (performed by the biggest O-line you’ll ever see) was shaky.
“He’s on the same page with his head coach”. While Arkansas won by 35, Texas Tech had to win by 49, just to give themselves some good feelings going into Fayetteville.
The running game might be the key factor in beating Texas Tech. “Kliff I’ve seen you putting in a lot of extra hours this week, are you putting together some new plays to really put us over the top this season?” Despite Brandon Allen throwing for 412 yards the Hogs didn’t have a passing touchdown and ran for only 103 yards on the ground.
Following another shocking loss at War Memorial Stadium last week, this one to Toledo, the once-promising Razorbacks (1-1) return home to Fayetteville to host Texas Tech on Saturday night. He was named Big 12 Player of the Week after the Sam Houston State game, during which he threw for 425 yards and four touchdowns. The Red Raiders are living life with a smile on their faces, coming in at 2-0 and averaging 64 points per game.
Scouting Louisiana Tech: The Bulldogs’ offense is triggered by quarterback Jeff Driskel, who transferred from Florida where he was 16-6 as a starter. Arkansas outrushed TTU by over 300 yards last season.
The Big 12 earned a big victory last week when Baker Mayfield led his Sooners to a comeback victory on the road at Tennessee.
RUSHING WOES: A year after averaging 5.1 yards per carry, Arkansas has gained only 4.4 yards per rush through two games. He led a kiddie corps of receivers on two scoring drives, finishing both with zone-read keepers for 1- and 5-yard touchdowns. “They’ve got a good running back who is productive”.
Regardless, I think he’s too caught up in other stuff to really coach a team.
Hays tried an assortment of line combinations in the fourth quarter when the game was out of hand. Fans were excited, players were excited, all Arky people were excited, and then it all went to Hell last week.
Donny Anderson, Gabe Rivera and E.J. Holub, three of the four members of Texas Tech’s Ring of Honor, were honored with an on-field recognition in the first half and received a thunderous ovation from the crowd of 54,090. Quarterback Sam B. Richardson had a career-high 351 yards passing against Toledo in last year’s victory in Ames. They force 3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.5 penalties per game that total 63.5 yards as a unit. Can Arkansas get back to being what Arkansas is supposed to be under Bret Bielema?