7 highlights from craziest SEC game of the year
Arkansas derailed No. 18 Ole Miss’ chances of winning the SEC West in arguably the game of the year in the SEC with an incredible 53-52 overtime victory.
The game had tons of offense, not much defense and all sorts of “did that just happen?” moments. Here’s a look at the craziest things that happened when the Razorbacks somehow defeated the Rebels in a wild one.
1. Arkansas converts a 4th-and-25 in overtime
This is a play that Razorbacks fans will be reminiscing about for years to come.
College football NEVER disappoints. How did Arkansas pull off this 1st Down? https://t.co/VNr9K99O7r
— SEConCBS (@SEConCBS) November 8, 2015
2. Ole Miss blocks a field goal at the buzzer
Arkansas nearly won in regulation, but defensive back Tony Bridges (not the other No. 1 on the roster, Laquon Treadwell) blocked a 47-yard field goal attempt. More on this play in a minute.
3. Arkansas goes for two, take one
Razorbacks coach Bret Bielema decided he was going for the win after converting the miracle first down and Drew Morgan caught Brandon Allen’s sixth touchdown pass of the game. The Rebels thought they won the game by stopping the Razorbacks, but a face mask penalty would give Arkansas another chance.
4. Arkansas goes for two, take two
Given a second chance, Allen gets into the end zone to secure the victory. He nearly fumbled, and was shaken up but was OK to do a postgame television interview. It was an incredible performance by Allen.
The final play!! pic.twitter.com/ilApe0PCBy
— Razorback Football (@RazorbackFB) November 8, 2015
5. Hugh Freeze goes for it on fourth down
Seconds before Ole Miss blocked a field goal to send this game to overtime, Rebels coach Hugh Freeze decided to go for it with 16 seconds left on fourth down near midfield. It was a peculiar decision, and it looked worse when Allen connected on a pass with two seconds left to set up a potential game-winning field goal (that wasn’t).
6. Arkansas wide receiver leaps over a defender for a touchdown
Before this game got really crazy, it was a run-of-the-mill offensive shootout. Well, not really. Morgan scored early in the fourth quarter to put Arkansas ahead 38-31 with this crazy leap and score.
— SEConCBS (@SEConCBS) November 7, 2015
7. Ole Miss wide receiver slips tackle, jukes two players before a touchdown
The Rebels had four leads in this game. The first game when Damore’ea Stringfellow collected a short pass, shrugged off a tackle and juked past two guys for a touchdown to make it 24-17.
Quon. The Sequel. Coming 2016 https://t.co/r0A9v3Ciju
— OMRebelNation.com (@OMRebelNation) November 7, 2015