Wow. Wow. Wow.
What a near comeback. What a nice performance by Nathan Dick. And what a day for Lucas Miller. Still, when all was said and done, Arkansas was left with yet another heartbreaking loss, as the defense was shredded by MSU's awful offense.
And let the record show that the Razorbacks' dream of appearing in a crappy bowl officially died at 4:48 CST on Saturday, Nov. 22. No trip to Shreveport for the Poulan Weedeater Bowl (I know, I know - it's not called that anymore.) No journey down Highway 78 for the Pizza Bowl in Birmingham.
I'll give you a few moments to compose yourself.
After the brutal start to this season, it would have been nice to see the team get a bowl berth (and nice for next season to get the extra practice time). Look at it this way, though: At least there's no chance of the Hogs dampening your holiday fun with yet another lame bowl loss.
I'll confess to being ready for this season to end, which is convenient since, in fact, it will do just that next Friday. I retain every bit of my enthusiasm for the hiring of Petrino and am full of hope for the future. And I will tune in next Friday afternoon for what has become one of the most enjoyable parts of the Thanksgiving weekend and root the guys on as enthusiastically as ever.
But, I've just about had my fill of disheartening losses for the year. Good thing there's the possibility of only one more.