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Breaking down TCU vs. Arkansas

11 September 2017

Rather than ride and die by Hill's arm, the Frogs have stayed committed to the running game, outgaining Arkansas on the ground in the first half 84 to 37.

6 - Number of first downs by the Razorbacks in the first half.

"What you see in practice is what you believe is going to happen", Bielema said of Hedlund winning back his job.

"I have to play better", said Allen.

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Kickoff for the Big 12-SEC contest is set for 2:30 p.m. CT. Morgan, the brother of former Arkansas receiver Drew Morgan, is listed as the Hogs' No. 2 middle linebacker going into the TCU game.

The Razorbacks fell to #23 TCU at Razorback Stadium, 28-7 on Saturday afternoon. Hicks, who is expected to play against Arkansas, was TCU's leading rusher last season with 1,042 yards and also had a team-high 47 receptions out of the backfield. However, some of the same storylines from a year ago reappeared for the Hogs, including senior quarterback Austin Allen taking sacks and the gunslinger throwing unnecessary interceptions.

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema believes TCU is a formidable opponent. "They play in a conference where that's the way people like to play", Patterson said.

Texas Christian quarterback Kenny Hill rolls out to pass in the second quarter against Jackson State at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017. TCU led 14-7 with the ball on Arkansas' 46-yard line with third-down and 12 to go.

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The Razorbacks and the Texas A&M Aggies are the only teams in the SEC West to have not won 10 games in a season since 2013. TCU quarterback Kenny Hill will probably look to throw on Curl early and often.

John Scott, Arkansas' first-year defensive line coach, was in the National Football League on the New York Jets staff last season but implied he may have lost two years' sleep sending a not all that experienced defensive front in Arkansas' new 3-4 defense up against Hill protected by a huge, veteran offensive line starting four seniors at its five positions. "... We've got to be the most-improved team in the country and get a lot better at the details".

In his second career start, Allen, 17 of 29 passing for 233 yards and three touchdowns without an interception, ran a 5-yard double-overtime touchdown to top TCU, 41-38.

Arkansas kept its passing game mostly under wraps against Florida A&M, as Allen completed 14 of 19 attempts for 135 yards and a touchdown. Hill had one interception in 56 pass attempts in the three-point loss.

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"We even talked about the first one if we wanted to back it up, but he felt very confident about the angle and the hit", Bielema said. "I think today we really took the potential part and made it into something we could actually do".

Breaking down TCU vs. Arkansas