Good morning, Razorbacks fans. Heck, who are we kidding? It’s a great morning!
Arkansas didn’t need last-minute heroics, miracle plays or overtime to defeat an SEC West foe in last night’s 31-14 win over No. 9 LSU. Tiger Stadium looked nearly empty as the Razorbacks raised the Golden Boot trophy.
The win made the Hogs bowl eligible and also put them in second place in the division. If Arkansas wins out, if Alabama loses at Auburn and if Ole Miss beats Mississippi State, the Razorbacks could find themselves in Atlanta playing for the SEC championship.
Here are three things to know:
- Arkansas looked like a complete team in the 31-14 win over LSU, and coach Bret Bielema said to expect a street fight when playing the Razorbacks. Where was this fight against Toledo? Or Texas Tech?
- Razorbacks players were obviously excited to win the Battle of the Golden Boot. They began the celebration before the clock expired. See here how they partied on the field at Tiger Stadium.
- Here are some great photos from the win over LSU for those of you who want to relive last night’s upset. If you want to call it an upset.
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- If you’re old-fashioned and like games on the radio, listen to Chuck Barrett, the voice of the Razorbacks, on some of the best radio calls of the night from the LSU win.
- Arkansas basketball coach Mike Anderson continues his strong 2016 recruiting class by signing the nation’s No. 1 junior college player in 6-5 guard Jaylen Barford has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Razorbacks. Barford will transfer from Motlow State Community College for the 2016-17 season.
- This column by Nate Allen in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, published on Saturday before the LSU game, suggested this year’s Arkansas offense mirrors those of former coach Bobby Petrino’s days. It even says there’s no “D” in Petrino. Then the Hogs held LSU to 14 points.
The best stories around the SEC
- Missouri coach Gary Pinkel’s week couldn’t have been more emotional. After the protests at his university, and then announcing his resignation on Friday afternoon, his players circled him and jumped and chanted during his televised postgame interview.
- LSU’s Tiger Stadium is considered by most people one of the most intimidating venues to play, especially on a Saturday night. But what about when the stadium doesn’t look as full to start the game, and fans leave early when the team’s losing? Well, this LSU tight end took his rant to Twitter.
- Arkansas plays Mississippi State this Saturday and, like LSU, the next opponent is coming off a loss to Alabama. The Crimson Tide sacked MSU quarterback Dak Prescott nine times. This Alabama defender, caught off guard, used a four-letter profanity when he learned how many sacks his team had. Arkansas will need this kind of pressure on Prescott, just not public profanity.