Players to Watch Versus Texas State

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — After a 2-0 start, some stars are beginning to emerge on the Razorback’s roster.

Here are the players you need to keep your eyes on during today’s game:

AUSTIN ALLEN‘s four touchdown passes in the second half and overtime are tied for the most in the nation.
• Delivered three touchdown passes at No. 15 TCU in the second half and first OT before running in the game-winning TD.
• Orchestrated a fourth quarter touchdown drive to either tie or take the lead in each of the first two games.

RAWLEIGH WILLIAMS III returned to his home state of Texas and rushed 28 times for 137 yards in a win over No. 15 TCU.
• Suffered a season-ending neck injury as a freshman and is now tied for the national lead with 52 rushes.
• One of four SEC running backs that has rushed for 90+ yards each of the first two weeks.

KODY WALKER earned a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA and SEC prior to the start of last season.
• Had six carries for 24 yards in the season opener, highlighted by a critical 4th and 1 first down run in the fourth quarter.
• Carried the ball 90 times for 394 yards and six touchdowns in 2015, which were each career season highs.

DREW MORGAN leads Arkansas in receptions (11), yards (140) and first downs – figures ranked T-3rd, 7th & T-1st in the SEC.
• Hauled in seven catches for 93 yards and a TD at No. 15 TCU.
• 59 of his 85 career receptions have resulted in a first down, including nine of 11 this season.

KEON HATCHER extended his streak to 21 consecutive games with a reception for a first down, dating back to 2013.
• Just six receptions shy of 100 for his career.
• Posted team bests in receptions (6) and yards (86) in the season opener against Louisiana Tech.

DOMINIQUE REED has a reception in both games along with two rushes for 18 yards at No. 15 TCU.
• Scored a touchdown in six straight games in 2015, including all four SEC road games.
• Ran for 20 or more yards after the catch on four of his six TD receptions.

JARED CORNELIUS hauled in the first TD pass of the season from Austin Allen in the season opener.
• Has scored a TD in five of his last seven games with three coming through the air and two on the ground.
• Only SEC player and one of three players in the country with a 40-yard reception, 40-yard run and 40-yard punt return in 2015.

JEREMY SPRINKLE is the only SEC tight end and one of three nationally with a TD catch in each of the first two weeks.
• Caught the eventual game-winning TD against LA Tech and has six TDs in his last five games, dating back to 2015.
• Led all SEC TEs with six receiving TDs in 2015 (tied for ninth among FBS TEs).

DAN SKIPPER made his 36th straight start on the offensive line at No. 15 TCU.
• Blocked his sixth career kick with under 10 seconds left in the fourth quarter as TCU attempted the game-winning FG.
• Graded out a team-best 90 percent at TCU, helping pave the way for Williams (137 yards) and Allen (233 yards).

FRANK RAGNOW made his second career start at center and 15th straight start on the offensive line at No. 15 TCU.
• Gave Allen a key push at the goal line on his 5-yard game-winning TD run in the second overtime at TCU.
• Started all 13 games at right guard in 2015.

DEATRICH WISE JR. has a sack in each of the last six regular-season contests, totaling 8.5 during that stretch.
• Has 4.5 sacks in Arkansas’ last three road wins vs. ranked opponents.
• Week 1 SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week (Career-high seven tackles and a half-sack vs. LA Tech).

JEREMIAH LEDBETTER recorded at least a half-sack in four of his last six games, including each of the last two.
• Forced a fumble for the first time in his career at No. 15 TCU.
• Leads all SEC defensive linemen in tackles with 13, which ranks third on the team.

TAIWAN JOHNSON has started 28 straight games.
• Had a QB hurry that forced an interception that was returned for a TD at No. 15 TCU.
• Has made at least a half-sack in six career games, including three of his last four.

BROOKS ELLIS gave Arkansas a 13-0 lead at No. 15 TCU in the second quarter when he took his third career INT 47 yards for a TD.
• Led Arkansas with 13 tackles, including eight solo, for his seventh career game with double-digit stops.
• Registered at least one tackle during eight of TCU’s first nine drives and 10 of 15 for the game, including the overtimes.

DRE GREENLAW ranks second on the team in tackles with 15.
• Is 1 of 5 SEC linebackers, along with Brooks Ellis, with an interception on the season.
• Has led the team in tackles in six of 15 games played.

JARED COLLINS has started 25 straight games.
• Has made at least two tackles in 32 of 39 career games played.
• Led team in pass breakups for the second straight season with nine in 2015, which tied for 11th in the SEC.

HENRE’ TOLIVER has started each of the last six contests dating back to last season.
• Fourth on the team in tackles with six at No. 15 TCU.
• Helped the Hogs shut out TCU in the first half with three tackles and a pass breakup.

JOSH LIDDELL has totaled 31 tackles, including 1.0 for loss, and one interception during his last six games.
• Ranked sixth on the team in tackles in 2015 with 52 and tied for the team lead in interceptions with two.
• Has logged at least eight tackles three times during his career.

(Arkansas Razorbacks Sports Information Office contributed to this article)

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