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Allen continues to re-write legacy

LITTLE ROCK — Dissecting Arkansas 53, Ole Miss 52, start with Brandon Allen’s save, Hunter Henry’s wherewithal and a fortuitous bounce. Next, include a helping hand from Ole Miss. Then, mix in Bret Bielema’s gutsy decision to forego a second overtime and win or lose on one play that was as unlikely as the final outcome.

Expect Pharoah to set pace at Breeders’ Cup Classic

LITTLE ROCK — Early this month, trainer Todd Pletcher made a decision that reduced the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic to a two-horse race and increased exponentially the scrutiny of two veteran riders’ ability to mentally clock a horse’s speed to the fifth of a second.

Jury still out on SEC West QBs

LITTLE ROCK — A proclaimed believer in LSU quarterback Brandon Harris, ESPN analyst Joe Galloway gloated about the sophomore’s first-half production vs. Florida and ended his spiel with an emphatic, “He’s for real.”

Alabama too talented to overcome

LITTLE ROCK — The talent gap between Alabama’s defense and Arkansas’ offense is intact, a circumstance underscored by the fact that Alabama made all sorts of mistakes Saturday night and still won comfortably.