South Carolina's defense comes up big vs. Arkansas

South Carolina's defense comes up big vs. Arkansas

South Carolina's defense comes up big vs. Arkansas

The Arkansas Razorbacks' second-half woes continued in a 48-22 loss at South Carolina Saturday.

It's the third-straight win over the Razorbacks, and they have outscored them 138-47 over those three games. Muschamp wasn't trying to be cute when he "told Bret at the end, you can't win with those turnovers and. with scores off that".

Austin Allen and Cole Kelley were hurried seven times and sacked twice.

Before that drive, played mostly against SC reserves, Arkansas had only 161 yards in total offense.

South Carolina's defense took advantage of Arkansas' offensive mistakes, scoring three defensive touchdowns in just the second half. Arkansas is now 0-3 against Power Five teams. The Hogs' rushing attack was non-existent, as well, as they averaged just 3.1 yards-per-carry on the day.

It was the tight end's longest career catch and makes him just the third tight end in school history to catch for at least 1,000 career yards.

Arkansas plays at No. 1 Alabama Saturday night. It was short-lived, though.

On Arkansas' next drive, after SC safety Steven Montac had a fumble return for an apparent score called back, Gamecocks linebacker T.J. Brunson grabbed another fumble and returned it 73 yards for a touchdown to make it 34-10. A sack of Allen by Dante Sawyer on the Razorbacks' next drive jarred the ball loose, and linebacker T.J. Brunson raced 73 yards with the recovery to make it 34-10 SC.

After that, the defense would smother the Razorbacks.

Moore notched the team's first, a 34-yard interception return for a touchdown to make it a 17-point game.

"That was my first touchdown ever".

"I feel like that's what Coach B brought me here for", said Williams, "to make plays, and the more opportunities I get, the more I can make plays".

SC (4-2, 2-2 SEC) put up its highest point total in more than three years in upsetting Arkansas at home - relying on a ball-hawking defense that actually found its way into the end zone more often than the Razorbacks' error-prone offense.

"You can't go in at halftime and get nonchalant and expect to come out here and play an SEC opponent and think you're going to run them into the dirt".

Player of the game: Skai Moore had an interception for a touchdown to break the game wide open. He finishes his junior campaign with two receptions for 11 yards.

Moment that mattered: After a defensive touchdown was overturned, Arkansas got the ball back.

T.J. Brunson added another defensive score four minutes of game time later. Kickoff is scheduled for noon on either ESPN or ESPN 2.

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