LITTLE ROCK — Those who are writing the Big Ten out of the College Football Playoff, use a pencil.
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Arkansas isn’t playing a power conference opponent this week. But coach Bret Bielema and the Razorbacks know they’ll face a big challenge in Northern Illinois.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas’ ground game was dominant at Texas Tech, rolling to 439 rushing yards in the 49-28 win.
LUBBOCK, Texas — Maligned, vilified, smeared. Verbs of Arkansas’ defense past didn’t seem appropriate Saturday in west Texas. Against otherwise apparently long odds, it was the Razorbacks’ defense that sparked Arkansas to its first significant non-conference win in 11 years.
LUBBOCK, Texas — Arkansas’ game plan against Texas Tech was no secret.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Miami freshman quarterback Brad Kaaya threw for four touchdowns, and Arkansas State failed again to come up with a signature nonconference victory Saturday as the Hurricanes of the Atlantic Coast Conference took a 41-20 win before 41,519 at Sun Life Stadium.
FAYETTEVILLE — Cornerback Carroll Washington and the rest of Arkansas’ defensive backs were disappointed with their opening-day impression.
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Arkansas defensive coordinator Robb Smith said cornerback Tevin Mitchel and defensive end Deatrich Wise should be available to play Saturday.
FAYETTEVILLE — Taiwan Johnson is an undersized nose guard.