FAYETTEVILLE – Fifteen games is the entire length of Henre’ Toliver’s Arkansas football career. His defensive back coached even sometimes needs reminding of that.
FAYETTEVILLE – Sam Pittman is trying, same as the rest of the Arkansas staff, to figure out what exactly is going on with the team’s offense running the football.
FAYETTEVILLE – Bret Bielema faced question after question Monday. The third-year Arkansas coach took them on the figurative chin. He owned the second-guessing while staying resolute.
FAYETTEVILLE – Arkansas coach Bret Bielema announced Monday wide receiver Keon Hatcher would miss a significant portion of the remaining Razorbacks schedule.
FAYETTEVILLE – Everyone who spoke for the Razorbacks after Arkansas lost to Toledo in Little Rock on Saturday, 16-12, was similar. They were terse and to the point.
Arkansas QB Brandon Allen - The senior quarterback was forced to make plays for the Razorbacks’ offense with the running game giving very little. The 412 yards passing is a new career-high, but he was unable to reach the end zone in the game. With Alex Collins and the running backs averaging just 3.3 yards per rush, much more pressure was placed on Allen to make things happen. His 32 completions in the game is tied for the most in program history, and his 53 attempts is second most in program history.
LITTLE ROCK - Is the first two games of the year too small of a sample to say the Arkansas offense is what it is?
LITTLE ROCK – Long have the groans to remove games from War Memorial Stadium been bandied. Outside Northwest Arkansas the pleas have largely fallen on deaf ears.
LITTLE ROCK – For the second consecutive game Arkansas played a first half without a wide receiver because of suspension.
FAYETTEVILLE – The incremental steps the Arkansas football schedule takes over the team’s first six games are supposed to help. The slate peaks in mid October with a visit to Alabama. A bye week follows.
FAYETTEVILLE – Henre’ Toliver and Jeremiah Ledbetter were the two best defensive players on the field Saturday when Arkansas beat UTEP, 48-13. The coaches named them Most Valuable Players for that game.
FAYETTEVILLE – Each Friday before the Arkansas football game we will take a look at the Razorbacks’ opposition through another set of eyes.
LITTLE ROCK — For the great football minds of our time, a question:
FAYETTEVILLE – Josh Liddell needs your help. The Arkansas safety needs some extra tickets for the Razorbacks game at War Memorial Stadium this Saturday.
FAYETTEVILLE – Thirty-four runs and 20 passes was the final tally from the Arkansas season opener against Texas-El Paso on Saturday. Just short of a 2-to-1 ratio, it does not appear at first blush to be much of a balance.
LITTLE ROCK — More about anticipation than revelation, the first Saturday of college football provided one irrefutable truth — Texas A&M quarterback Kyler Murray is a fast freshman with a high excitement quotient.
FAYETTEVILLE – Quotes, numbers and big-time company. Here is a look back at the Arkansas Razorbacks season-opening 48-13 win against UTEP on Saturday.
LITTLE ROCK — Barely 20 minutes into the game, perfect role playing by Arkansas and UTEP cleared the conscience of those who chose to stay home and check out three SEC West teams rather than drive to Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE - Even without a healthy Jonathan Williams Arkansas’s offense was supposed to be a run-oriented bunch.
FAYETTEVILLE – Arkansas wide receiver Jojo Robinson saw his suspension for the Razorbacks’ season opener increase.