ARLINGTON, Texas — In this, the SEC's best offense, Arkansas center Travis Swanson describes bliss.
He can tell about snapping the football and the battle that ensues between himself and a defensive lineman.
He can tell about the flick he sees out of the corner of his eye when quarterback Tyler Wilson launches the ball through the air.
And he can tell you about what happens next.
"There's that moment where you see the ball, you're staying on the block and then... boom," Swanson said. "The next thing you hear is the band playing because we just scored."
And when Arkansas scores, as it does often, it's usually never because of one player, something Kansas State will have to be accountable for when it takes on the Razorbacks on Friday in the Cotton Bowl.
"They have a legitimate, pro-style offense with a lot of weapons," K-State safety Tysyn Hartman said. "It's explosive and fast and they'll score just like that."
Wilson threw for 3,422 yards and 22 touchdowns this season in becoming the first All-SEC quarterback in Arkansas history. The Razorbacks rank first in the SEC in total offense (445.8 yards) and passing offense (307.8 yards) and second in scoring (37.4 points.
"Tyler is the one that calls the plays, the one that touches the ball on every play, so he's the leader," Arkansas running back Dennis Johnson said. "And the reason he's been able to lead so well this season is because he's always accountable. He never makes excuses when he makes a mistake, and he owns it right away. That's a leader."
Johnson, a second-team All-SEC selection with 1,351 all-purpose yards and six touchdowns, is one of many weapons at Wilson's disposal when Arkansas has the ball.
Wide receivers Jarius Wright (1,029 receiving yards, 11 touchdowns) and Joe Adams (1,027 all-purpose yards, seven touchdowns) are both All-SEC picks. Tight end Chris Gragg has 492 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
Swanson and guard Alvin Bailey, a second-team All-SEC selection, are sophomores who have started all 25 games of their careers.
"Kansas State has a good base defense, but they've given up some big plays as well," Wilson said. "We take a lot of pride in every possession... timing is key with a pro-style offense like the one we run."
What's even more impressive about Arkansas' offense is that all of what the Razorbacks have accomplished has been without junior running back Knile Davis, who led the SEC with 1,322 rushing yards in 2010 but suffered a season-ending ankle injury in the preseason.
"I think one of the things that I am so proud of our football team for is overcoming that injury," Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino said. "We started out in two-a-days and Knile goes down and gets hurt. Our players did a nice job of developing leadership and covering for him, in getting more playmakers so we could make up for the loss of his production."