• Ryan Day

PRIDE RESTORED



Pride restored. That was the theme of Head Hog Sam Pittman's postgame speech in the locker room after Arkansas won 40-21 over Texas in convincing fashion.


Gone was the shaky start of the season opener—this was a Hogs team that never trailed and looked in control of the game from the opening kickoff. And the tape is filled with SportsCenter-worthy highlights for the Hogs.


Here's this morning's six-pack from a night we'll never forget...


1️⃣ Super Smith: Has anyone ever seen Trelon Smith and Superman in the same room? Didn't think so. This was one of the Hogs' four rushing touchdowns (and 333 yards on the ground) from the night. Toughness and grit are back in Fayetteville.


2️⃣ Pinball Wizards: It only showed up as a 4-yard punt return in the books, but it was one of the wackiest (and most special) plays of the night. Texas fumbles the punt, Jake Yurachek hustles to block it, and defensive lineman Mataio Soli shows off some quick thinking and hot hands to get the ball in the red zone for the offense.


3️⃣ Cattle Rustlers: When Texas found themselves down in the third quarter, they thought they had the upper hand on a fourth down attempt. Hayden Henry didn't get the memo and made one of his 15 tackles on the night.


4️⃣ One 4 The Kicker: Cam Little may be a freshman, but he sure doesn't kick like it... going 4-for-4 on field goals (with a long of 44 yards!) and 4-for-4 on extra points with a long of 44 yards. His 16 points kept Texas at a distance all night.


5️⃣ Having A Blast: The first touchdown for Rocket Sanders, a 26-yard scamper that included two broken tackles, was the play that broke the Longhorns' back—and uncorked the emotion at Razorback Stadium.


6️⃣ The 12th Man: Last (but certainly not least) is every single one of y'all who packed the Hog Walk, showed off your impressive stripes, and celebrated a moment for the ages. Go Hogs, y'all.


Arkansas returns to practice today in the lead up to their Week 3 matchup against Georgia Southern on SEC Network.

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