Arkansas' running game hasn't looked all too stellar the last few weeks. Alabama boasted the top rush defense in the SEC and held Arkansas to under 100 yards for the first time this season. Georgia also held the backs in check for the most part (Jonathan Williams still rushed for 100+ yards for the game). But Alex Collins has been in an other worldly funk recently, and it could be a cause for concern, especially with Korliss Marshall out for poor off the field choices. And if Arkansas hopes to become bowl eligible for the first time since 2011, Collins is going to have to step his game up and help out Williams.
The first top 25 poll for the brand new College Football Playoff is just a week away, you guys. And that only means the pressure is beginning to build for Jeff Long, who has to balance his Saturdays between the Razorbacks and keeping an eye on what's going on around the country. USA Today's George Schroeder followed Long around last Saturday in Little Rock to get a glimpse at what the AD does each weekend. Spoiler: It leads to Long stress-eating.
Well, it's Homecoming week on the Arkansas campus. The Razorbacks will get a much needed breather from SEC play this weekend when it hosts UAB and former Hog receiver Maudrecus Humphrey. The festivities surrounding Homecoming are always fun, but will go far beyond the usual this year. ESPN Fan Hall of Famer and die hard Arkansas fan Canaan Sandy will lead the Homecoming parade this year. Canaan has been named the parade's Grand Marshal, and will lead the parade up Dickson toward the Chi Omega Greek Theater. Should be a fun time.
The tailgating atmosphere at Little Rock football games is what makes playing in War Memorial all the more fun. Cars and trucks parked in the fairway with tents and grills and TVs set up – it's a great game day experience to say the least. But Jeff Long has had enough of the tailgating in Little Rock. As Rock City Times tells us, if Long can't have fun tailgating for games at War Memorial, then neither should you. (Note: Rock City Times is satire, y'all. Not real news.)
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South Arkansans won the redneck lottery today with the Hogs playing in Little Rock and deer season opening...— Ryan Taylor (@rwtaylor12) October 18, 2014