LITTLE ROCK — The last iota of angst wiped away late in the third quarter, on-field happenings between Missouri and Arkansas took a back seat to the bowl guessing game.
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LITTLE ROCK — Missouri quarterback Drew Lock throwing against Arkansas’ pass defense offers an unusual twist on the something’s gotta give angle.
LITTLE ROCK — In the SEC, Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott is the indisputable No. 1 quarterback.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ four-game winning streak began the week before the Auburn game with an open date on the back side of the Alabama contest.
LITTLE ROCK — If Oklahoma State and Oklahoma win Saturday, we may get a chance to see how strength of schedule and the mantle of conference champion stack up against an independent that is a household name.
LITTLE ROCK — Implausible. Unthinkable. Inconceivable. Unimaginable.
LITTLE ROCK — Derrick Henry displacing Leonard Fournette as the Heisman Trophy favorite is a knee-jerk reaction to what happened last Saturday night in Tuscaloosa.
LITTLE ROCK — Torn between Razorbacks past, present and future, a compromise is in order.
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.
LITTLE ROCK — Five weeks from the big reveal, Clemson is the team with the easiest route to the College Football Playoff and the Big Ten is the conference best situated to get a team in the Final Four.
LITTLE ROCK — Fair or not, my perception of Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly is molded by a reckless on-field decision in Tuscaloosa and a comment from his attorney following a fracas in a bar in Buffalo, New York.
LITTLE ROCK — Unbeknownst to candy-seeking superheroes and pint-sized Halloween rookies, Arkansas athletics director Jeff Long did them a favor when he hired Tennessee-Martin for an Oct. 31 game in Fayetteville.
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.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas vs. Tennessee-Martin on Saturday offers the opportunity for a couple of creative over-under propositions that won’t be found in Las Vegas.
LITTLE ROCK — From start to finish, the easy-to-embrace conventional wisdom about Arkansas’ offense was way off base.
LITTLE ROCK — Lost in Auburn’s 75 offensive plays against Kentucky is a Sean White decision that is more of a reminder than anything else.
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.”
LITTLE ROCK — Originally scheduled on Arkansas’ open date, the garage sale has been postponed a couple of weeks.
LITTLE ROCK — Published in June, the take on Arkansas’ 2015 season included: “I could go either way on each and every SEC contest.”
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.
LITTLE ROCK — Among a litany of complaints about strategy, discipline, lack of quality wins, etc., fans of the orange and white can add some updated numbers:
LITTLE ROCK — Still paying homage to homefield advantage? Be my guest.
LITTLE ROCK — Duplicating the diversity and balance the Arkansas offense exhibited against Texas A&M would give the Razorbacks an opportunity to record a breakthrough road victory in Knoxville on Saturday.
LITTLE ROCK — One-third of the way through the season, three SEC teams are in the running for an unwanted award.
LITTLE ROCK — Texas A&M 28, Arkansas 21 is going to hurt far more than the loss to Toledo or Texas Tech.
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