It wasn’t pretty at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Bret Bielema’s No. 17 Arkansas Razorbacks were simply outclassed by the No. 21 Auburn Tigers, 56-3, en route to surrendering the most rushing yards in school history and eighth most ever in the SEC.
Safe to say, as an anticipated matchup that didn’t go as expected, the Internet — especially Twitter — had plenty to say. Some of it had to do with the Razorbacks’ underwhelming effort.
— scott (@RazorJamon) October 23, 2016
Arkansas completely and totally unprepared to play. Does Bielema understand this is the SEC? Because I'm not sure he understands that.
— TJ Carpenter (@TJCarpenterWHB) October 23, 2016
— Justin McNelley (@Justin_WSFA) October 23, 2016
Other snide tweets were more focused, like on a defense that surrendered 56 points and 632 yards, including 543 on the ground.
There it is. Officially the most rushing yards allowed in Arkansas school history
— Jason Kersey (@jasonkersey) October 23, 2016
— Razorback Nation (@RazNation) October 23, 2016
There were plenty of pundits and experts whose Arkansas picks looked especially foolish this week.
And since we're talking about corrections, I think I picked Arkansas to beat Auburn. I'm an idiot.
— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) October 23, 2016
Thank you. I’m on fire this week. I picked Arkansas over Auburn, too, which is going swimmingly. https://t.co/BhoHHnORNp
— Sam Khan Jr. (@skhanjr) October 22, 2016
As a blowout of this magnitude usually does, it also inspired some particularly extreme measures being suggested.
Arkansas should discontinue their football program
— NICKLUCAS (@nicklucas2122) October 23, 2016
Arkansas is one td away from being sent to the PAC 12 with that Tupac hologram D
— Foolish Meatball (@fatboiTB) October 23, 2016
Arkansas, fire your entire coaching staff
— CoachDub (@russ12781) October 23, 2016
If we beat Arkansas by more than Alabama did does that mean that we should be ranked ahead of Bama? I say #Yes
— Alex Barnes (@barnzey13) October 23, 2016
But there will always be some who keep the faith.
— Mica Wilhite (@OhSammie) October 23, 2016