FAYETTEVILLE While Arkansas had to stage fourth-quarter rallies to overcome Western Illinois and Louisiana-Monroe, Texas beat Florida Atlantic and Texas-El Paso by a combined 94-23.
So it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise the No. 8 Longhorns have opened as a 23-point favorite over the Razorbacks for Saturday’s game at Austin, Texas.
But the Longhorns vow they’re not overconfident.
Arkansas is still Arkansas to me, Texas senior defensive end Brian Orakpo said. Anybody coming into our environment to play Texas is going to play hard and play with a lot of enthusiasm. Orakpo said it doesn’t matter to the Longhorns how Arkansas had to win its first two games, that he knows the Razorbacks will have a different attitude for Saturday’s matchup. [read more]