FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas coach Bret Bielema was surprised when cornerback Tevin Mitchel approached him with a request a few weeks ago.
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1. Earn the Work: Arkansas ran the ball 40 times in the second half at Texas Tech. None of the carries went to Korliss Marshall , who was limited to 13 yards on five attempts in the win.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas’ ground game was dominant at Texas Tech, rolling to 438 rushing yards in the 49-28 win.
1. Road Warriors: Arkansas isn’t playing a power conference opponent this week. But coach Bret Bielema and the Razorbacks know they’ll face a big challenge in Northern Illinois.
Grading the Five Keys
LUBBOCK, Texas — Arkansas’ game plan against Texas Tech was no secret.
LUBBOCK, Texas – Maligned, vilified, smeared. Verbs of Arkansas’ defense past didn’t seem appropriate Saturday in West Texas. Against otherwise apparently long odds, it was the Razorbacks’ defense that sparked Arkansas to its first significant non-conference win in 11 years.
LUBBOCK, Texas — Arkansas running back Jonathan Williams was looking forward to playing in his home state for the second time in his collegiate career.
BROOKS ELLIS – The sophomore linebacker created Arkansas’ first touchdown when he forced a Texas Tech fumble on the Red Raiders third drive of the game. The Razorbacks tied the game at 7-7 two plays later. He also broke up four passes, two of which were nearly interceptions, and finished second on the team with eight tackles.
Key numbers from Arkansas’ 49-28 win at Texas Tech