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story.lead_photo.caption Arkansas receiver Jonathan Nance, right, gets past TCU defender Nick Orr to score a touchdown in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Fayetteville, Ark., Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

Darius Anderson ran for a career-high 106 yards and a touchdown and No. 23 TCU's defense dominated once again in a 28-7 victory over Arkansas on Saturday.

Anderson had 15 carries to help the Horned Frogs (2-0) win in Fayetteville for the first time since 1984 when both schools were in the Southwest Conference. The sophomore's previous rushing best was 103 yards in a victory over Texas last season.

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Kenny Hill was 21-of-31 passing for 166 yards for TCU, and the Horned Frogs held the Razorbacks (1-1) to 267 yards of total offense — a week after allowing only 65 yards in a 63-0 victory over Jackson State.

Arkansas' Austin Allen was 9 of 23 for 138 yards, a year after accounting for four touchdowns in the Razorbacks' double-overtime win at TCU.

Gallery: Arkansas-TCU

Arkansas has lost three of its last four games to fall to 26-27 under fifth-season year coach Bret Bielema.


TCU: The Horned Frogs had lost 31 of their last 34 games to Arkansas dating to 1959, and they felt as if they let a win slip away in Fort Worth last season. Hill accounted for nearly 500 yards of total offense in that game, but he was content to let TCU's remarkable defense control the game for much of Saturday.

ARKANSAS: The list of concerns is substantial for the Razorbacks, from their struggles in the passing game to special teams. Allen was out of sync for much of Saturday and threw for a career low in yards as a starter, completing only 4 of 13 passes for 31 yards in the second half. Also, junior Cole Hedlund missed field goals of 23 and 20 yards and is 14 of 24 for his career.


TCU: The Horned Frogs finish up their nonconference schedule by hosting SMU next week.

ARKANSAS: The Razorbacks have their lone off week of the season next week before returning against Texas A&M in AT&T Stadium on Sept. 23.

— The Associated Press


Arkansas’ kicker missed two short field goals, and the Hog offense struggled much of the game Saturday in a 28-7 loss to TCU in Fayetteville.

Quarterback Austin Allen hit receiver Jonathan Nance for a 49-yard touchdown in the first quarter, but Cole Hedlund missed field goals from 20 and 23 yards and the team went three-and-out on five of its first seven drives.

Santos Ramirez had an interception for the Hogs in the first quarter and the Razorbacks recovered a fumble as TCU ran a first-and-goal play at the Arkansas 3-yard-line. But the Hogs were unable to score points off either turnover.

TCU scored touchdowns on a 1-yard run by Sewo Olonilua in the first quarter, a 4-yard run by Kyle Hicks in the second quarter and back-to-back runs in the fourth quarter by Darius Anderson and Olonilua.

The two fourth-quarter scores came just 14 seconds apart. TCU got the ball back after Razorback Deon Stewart fumbled while returning a kickoff.

Read Sunday’s Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

— Arkansas Online

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  • obbie
    September 9, 2017 at 5:55 p.m.

    The Hogs didn't show up today...

  • JakeTidmore
    September 9, 2017 at 6 p.m.

    The missed field goal sound said it all: DOINK!!!

  • dunk7474
    September 9, 2017 at 6 p.m.

    This will be a very long season. Nothing looked good.

  • tenpoint
    September 9, 2017 at 6:16 p.m.

    the COACHES and PLAYERS are an embarassmenttothe STATE of ARKANSAS

  • BrightBulb
    September 9, 2017 at 6:18 p.m.

    Time to fire the entire coaching staff. If Long won't then fire him. This was a classic example of pathetic play calling. Non tackling. Non blocking. Nothing improved since last embarrassment at Belk Bowl.

  • wildblueyonder
    September 9, 2017 at 6:18 p.m.

    They'll be lucky to win 4 games, same song second verse. They need a coach who recruits more than tight ends. TCU might be middle SEC competition so the Hogs outlook is bleak at best.

  • Packman
    September 9, 2017 at 7:24 p.m.

    At what point does Bielema get fired? Fans were embarrassed by the last two games last year and again today. Bielema has been here long enough to have enough talent on campus to beat tcu. Petrino recruits talent to Louisville and it cannot be any harder to recruit to Fayetteville than Louisville. Petrino simply cannot recruit sec talent. It's time to look for someone who can.

  • GCW
    September 9, 2017 at 7:34 p.m.

    What happened to that big push that only NWA fans can provide?

    It's not about Ws. It's the program they're cheering for and the millions to build more skyboxes. Just turn the music up louder between plays so fans won't each other complaining.

  • HM2
    September 9, 2017 at 7:42 p.m.

    We need a new Athletic Director.

  • MuleriderRob
    September 9, 2017 at 7:45 p.m.

    Out Coached, out played, and over paid. We have a 5 million dollar coach and a one dollar team.