Arkansas led the Rattlers 21-0 at the half and 42-0 before allowing A&M to hit the board midway through the fourth quarter.
Jordan Jones, a Razorbacks redshirt freshman wide receiver, also made his first start.
"Kicking game, we may either just go for it all the time, or I'll put in a guy - again, what you see in practice is what you believe is going to happen", said Bielema. Kickoff is 2:30 P.M. central time on ESPNU.
The game took on a whole different dynamic however as the touchdown in the first would be the only points scored by Arkansas.
Coach Gary Patterson's now 2-0 Horned Frogs thumped Arkansas 28-7 in a Big 12 vs. Hicks, who is expected to play against Arkansas, was TCU's leading rusher last season with 1,042 yards and also had a team-high 47 receptions out of the backfield.More news: Crane Collapses As Hurricane Irma Hits Downtown Miami
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Arkansas has lost three of its last four games to fall to 26-27 under fifth-season year coach Bret Bielema. Their team is very similar to the one we just played, and get a lot better at the details, especially in the critical moments.
While TCU brings in a risky passing attack with Hill at quarterback and a stable of talented receivers - 14 TCU players caught passes in the victory over Jackson State - Bielema's blueprint at Arkansas, and before that at Wisconsin, has been to control the ball with a powerful running game anchored by a big offensive line. Arkansas (1-0) earned a 49-7 win over Florida A&M last Thursday night in Little Rock while TCU (1-0) recorded a 63-0 win over Jackson State on the opening weekend in Fort Worth.
Kenny Hill was everywhere for TCU a year ago against Arkansas, accounting for almost 500 total yards of offense in a crushing double-overtime loss to Arkansas.
The Razorbacks, an SEC team at home as an underdog, is in an interesting situation here. TCU quarterback Kenny Hill will probably look to throw on Curl early and often. I think the biggest thing is we've got to be the most-improved football team in the country from this next week until we play A&M. The Arkansas coach said the video from TCU's opener showed Hill's improvement from a year ago.
In his second career start, Allen, 17 of 29 passing for 233 yards and three touchdowns without an interception, ran a 5-yard double-overtime touchdown to top TCU, 41-38. Arkansas piled up 236 yards on the ground in the contest and will be looking to keep the ball on the ground. TCU gave up an interception and a fumble, part of the reason the game stayed a one-score battle into the fourth quarter. "We'll really take self-inventory".