4 things every Arkansas fan needs to know today
It’s been a rough three weeks for Arkansas, and things got a lot harder on the Razorbacks following their 28-21 overtime loss to Texas A&M this past Saturday. They are now in a 1-3 hole, and will look to rebound against Tennessee this week.
Arkansas will have a busy week of preparation before Saturday, but let’s get you caught up to speed with what’s going on with the Razorbacks:
- The road to a bowl game won’t get any easier for Arkansas. It still has four games against ranked opponents on its schedule, three of which come on the road. The Razorbacks have eight games to pick up five wins in order to become bowl eligible. It’s doesn’t look too promising right now, but it’s certainly possible.
- Even though the record may not indicate it, there’s still promise for this football team. The Razorbacks have been decimated by injuries this season, but a few replacements showed up in a big way against the Aggies. True freshman running back Rawleigh Williams scored his first collegiate touchdown and junior wide receiver Drew Morgan had a career day.
- Multiple Arkansas alumni provided their thoughts on Saturday’s loss via Twitter. The common theme was that the Razorbacks let the game slip away.
- The official SEC Country Power Poll was released on Sunday, and the Razorbacks came in at No. 12. It’s the same position they were in last week, and the highest vote Arkansas received was for No. 10 in the conference.
Other Arkansas news from around the Internet:
- The Arkansas News Bureau’s Eric W. Bolin took a look back at the Arkansas-Texas A&M game and highlighted some of the best quotes and stats from Saturday. Coach Bret Bielema was very open with reporters after the game and showed his frustration.
- The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Matt Jones took an in depth look into how badly penalties affected the Razorbacks on Saturday. Arkansas collected 11 penalties for 93 yards on against Texas A&M, two of which came in crucial moments late in the game.
- Arkansas.247sports.com’s Otis Kirk outlined the television schedule for the Razorbacks’ game against Tennessee. Arkansas and the Vols will kickoff at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday and the game will air on ESPN2.
- Former Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett made his second start for the Houston Texans on Sunday, and led his team to a 19-9 win over the Buccaneers, as documented by ESPN. Mallett threw for 228 yards with a touchdown and an interception while completing 61.5 percent of his throws.
Best stories around the SEC
- A hilarious Twitter war broke out between Ole Miss and Florida police departments
- A former Syracuse great gave support to LSU running back Leonard Fournette
- Auburn’s defense took a step forward in its loss to Mississippi State
- South Carolina’s struggles concern one of the team’s top recruits
- An ex-UGA commit says the Bulldogs and one SEC rival are tied as his leaders