Texas Longhorns (1-0) vs. Arkansas Razorbacks (1-0)
September 11, 2021 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Arkansas Razorbacks +6.5 / Texas Longhorns -6.5; Over/Under: 57
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The Arkansas Razorbacks meet the Texas Longhorns Saturday in week 2 college football action at Razorback Stadium. The Texas Longhorns look for another win after beating Louisiana in their opener. The Arkansas Razorbacks look for a win after beating Rice in their first game.
The Texas Longhorns look for back-to-back 2-0 starts with a victory here. Hudson Card is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 224 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Jordan Whittington and Bijan Robinson have combined for 186 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Xavier Worthy has one reception. The Texas Longhorns ground game is averaging 170 yards per contest, and Robinson leads the way with 103 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Texas is allowing 18 points and 358 yards per game. DeMarvion Overshown leads the Texas Longhorns with 13 tackles, Ray Thornton has one sack and Moro Ojomo has one pass deflection.
The Arkansas Razorbacks look for their first 2-0 start since the 2016 CFB season. KJ Jefferson is completing 57.1 percent of his passes for 128 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Treylon Burks and Tyson Morris have combined for 84 receiving yards and one touchdown while Ketron Jackson Jr. has one reception. The Arkansas Razorbacks ground game is averaging 245 yards per contest, and Trelon Smith leads the way with 102 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Arkansas is allowing 17 points and 308 yards per game. Bumper Pool leads the Arkansas Razorbacks with 14 tackles, Isaiah Nichols has one sack and Jalen Catalon has two interceptions.
The Longhorns are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games. The Razorbacks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The over is 5-0 in Longhorns last 5 road games. The under is 6-1 in Razorbacks last 7 home games.
The Texas Longhorns are the better team on paper, but they’re also a program that’s had issues with consistency and will throw in a stinker every now and then. The Arkansas Razorbacks are a physical group that may play ugly at times, but they grind games out and compete. Also, Arkansas has covered six of its last eight games when an underdog of five or more points. Arkansas will be up for this game and has the ground attack to take this into the fourth quarter with a chance to pull off the upset.