Arkansas opens its 2016 season on Sept. 3 against Louisiana Tech, but when the Bulldogs come to town, they might be without one key player.
Projected starting quarterback Ryan Higgins was arrested early Friday morning in Ruston, La., and was charged with a DWI and speeding, according to a report in The News Star.
Louisiana Tech coach Skip Holtz released a statement to the newspaper, saying “We are aware of the situation involving Ryan Higgins. We won’t make any decisions or any further comments until we have had an opportunity to gather all of the information and talk to all of the parties involved.”
Higgins was set to replace last year’s starter, Jeff Driskel. Higgins completed 27 of 34 pass attempts for 469 yards and five touchdowns in Louisiana Tech’s spring game.
The Bulldogs begins fall practices Monday. Louisiana Tech must not only replace Driskel, but also leading rusher Kenneth Dixon. The two were both 2016 NFL Draft picks.