Texas Times The Longhorns kicked off the 2014 season against one of their bitter rivals when Arkansas came to town. Just as you would expect in a rivalry game, it was a knockdown, dragout defensive battle until the end when Texas was finally able to prevail. The Longhorns escaped with a 24-16 win behind their defense and the arm of Johnny Sanders, who was 12-19 for 280 yards with 3 TD's and 1 INT. The defense was led by Orlando Mitchell with 12 tackles, 1 for loss, as well as safety Tim Moyer with 10 tackles (3 for loss), and 3 sacks. Also getting sacks were DT Darrius Foster and DT Trevor Burnette. Troy Smith pitched in on defense as well, grabbing 2 INT's and 2 pass deflections. The offense was carried by the arm of Johnny Sanders, with little help from the running game. Lionel McDowell had 42 yards on 8 carries before he got injured in the first half, but stud recruit Keith Roberson found it to be tough sledding in his college debut only getting 36 yards on 15 carries, however he was a contributor in the passing game with 3 catches for 71 yards and a TD. Leon Crosby hauled in 3 catches for 80 yards and 1 TD. Next up, the unranked Longhorns host the #16 Sun Devils of Arizona State.