FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas knocked off No. 5 Texas in Austin on Saturday, 38-28. The win improved Arkansas to 2-0 and moved the Razorbacks into the top 20 national rankings, No. 14 in the Associated Press poll and No. 18 in the ESPN/USA Today coaches’ poll. Following is a partial transcript of head coach Houston Nutt’s Sunday press conference:
“It’s always good to win, but it’s especially good to play against Texas. I can’t say enough about the great effort and great plan by our coaches, and the effort of everybody on the sideline. There were three huge plays with our special teams that I think made an unbelievable difference. One was after they picked up Matt’s fumble and that was the first time I saw life on the Texas sideline. The whole sideline was moving their helmets up and down and they were really into it, and Cedric Washington took it back and changed the end of the field. That was the biggest (special teams) play. The second-biggest was Batman (Ahmad Carroll) knocking back Jacob Skinner’s punt and keeping them on the four-yard line. The third was the punt, getting the punt off with a nine- or 10-man rush. That was phenomenal. I’m proud of Brett Goode, I’m proud of Jacob Skinner, I’m proud of our coverage teams and our defense.