Arkansas looked dead to rights early against Ole Miss, as it trailed 31-7 early in the second quarter.
But surprisingly, the Razorbacks remained resilient, clawing their way back into the game. Eventually, they got the ball back with about two minutes left and down by two, which led to a potential game-winning field goal attempt by kicker Connor Limpert.
Fittingly enough, Limpert nailed the 34-yard attempt to send Arkansas (3-5, 1-4 SEC) home a winner after Ole Miss interim head coach Matt Luke tried to ice him three times:
Connor Limpert wins it for Arkansas. pic.twitter.com/fDem0qVc2a
— Trent Shadid (@Shadid13) October 28, 2017
The win is a huge one for Arkansas coach Bret Bielema, who has been squarely on the hot seat in recent weeks. In fact, after how the Razorbacks came out in the first half, many people were calling for Bielema to be fired by halftime.
Kudos to Bielema and his team for sticking with it, though. Perhaps this will set the team up for a second-half stretch run. Arkansas must win three of its last four games to become bowl eligible, with contests against Coastal Carolina, LSU, Mississippi State and Missouri remaining.