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Arkansas Razorbacks head coach Sam Pittman credited his coaching staff -- among others things -- for his team's 40-21 win over the University of Texas Longhorns on Saturday at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in front of a sellout crowd.

"I feel really blessed because we have such a good staff," he said.

Arkansas brought in Coach Cody Kennedy in June to coach the offensive line, something Pittman said paid dividends on Saturday.

"It isn't it something?" he said. "Coach Kennedy comes in June. We rushed for 330 yards and averaged seven-plus yards per carry. He's got some really hard-working kids. They took a lot of heat in the past. The way they played against a good Texas squad, it was outstanding. Beaux Limmer is a part of that too. But we had the five starters back. I don't think they gave up a sack tonight either. They came to play, and I'm really proud tonight."

Behind good blocking comes good running.

Running back Trelon Smith scored his second touchdown of the year and has scored a touchdown in five of his last six games, dating back to last year. Running back A.J. Green recorded his first career touchdown in the fourth quarter. Arkansas rushed for 300 yards in a game for the first time since 2018 against Ole Miss. The Razorbacks had three players rush for over 65 yards. Trelon Smith rushed for 75 yards, K.J. Jefferson rushed for 73 and Green rushed for 67. It is only the fifth time since 2001 and first time since 2007 for three three players to rush for over 65 yards in the same game.The last time was Darren McFadden (206), Peyton Hillis (89) and Felix Jones (85) -- familiar names to any Arkansas faithful.

Solid O-line play let Jefferson do good work through the air and on the ground from his spot at quarterback. Jefferson completed 73.7 percent of his passes (14-of-19).

Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian said he wasn't sure if it was anything the Razorbacks did in particular that baffled his team. It was poor execution on the Longhorns side of the ball.

"I think the story of the game was we couldn't get anything going offensively," he said. "I thought for the most part, especially in the first half, our defense was giving us a chance. They were getting stops in the red zone with short fields. I thought we got a little momentum going there in the third quarter. And then, the two drives right there in the third quarter I think sealed the game with the turnover on downs and the fumble. So, we've got to get back to the drawing board. I don't know how much of it was what [Arkansas] did as opposed to what we didn't do.

"They're a good football team. I think Sam [Pittman] has done a nice job with their team, but I think the majority of what happened was we didn't play great. We didn't execute in the pass game. We had some mishaps that we didn't have last week. Things happened in this game that we didn't have to deal with last week. There's always a concern when you go on the road in a hostile environment at night of keeping your temperament of your team right so you can go out and perform and execute. Clearly, that didn't happen tonight."

NOTES: Arkansas outgained Texas in total yards 228-78 in the first half and held Texas 0-for-6 on third downs...the Longhorns were held scoreless for the first half for the first time since Oct. 1, 2015 against Iowa State...in the second quarter, linebacker Jake Yurachek recorded the Hogs' first blocked punt since Jeremy Sprinkle's blocked punt on Oct. 10, 2015 against Alabama...this is the second game in a row Arkansas held its opponent to just four third down conversions. Rice was 4-of-15 and Texas was 4-of-13...Saturday's win was the Razorbacks first home non-conference game win over a ranked opponent since they beat then-No. 18 Tulsa 30-23 in 2008.