DALLAS - In a game that was supposed to be a shootout, Missouri held Arkansas scoreless in the first half.
The Tigers lead the Razorbacks 14-0. The Razorbacks had chances to score, but Alex Tejada missed two field goals, from 36 and 37 yards.
To catch Missouri, the Razorbacks have to be less predictable on first down. They are rushing on almost every first down. Darren McFadden has been contained so far. He has 13 carries for 56 yards. Felix Jones has run seven times for 36 yards. Arkansas needs to try more play-action passes and screens to throw off Missouri's defense.
For Missouri, it needs to continue to run - believe it or not. Tailback Tony Temple, not quarterback Chase Daniel, was the star of the first half. Temple rushed for 159 yards and two touchdown on 13 carries. Daniel was only 8-of-13 for 78 yards.
The Tigers' special teams will to improve, however. Punter Adam Crossett had a measly 29-yard punt in the second quarter, and Arkansas has sprung several long kickoff returns.