We represented but had a few calls go against us buy a rodeo ref! I can't get fined for criticizing him! #WoooPig pic.twitter.com/RcSlcBGWDd— Bret Bielema (@BretBielema) December 27, 2014
My wife @jenbielema ready for the rodeo! Waiting to get going in first event.... #WoooPig pic.twitter.com/J6fPhlzLnD— Bret Bielema (@BretBielema) December 26, 2014
Ok, I'm trying to piece this event together. Texas won the event as far as I can tell by a score of 3-2. However, the Arkansas contingent in attendance is claiming shenanigans. This might not seem relevant, but according to the Texas Bowl website, the winner of the Rodeo Bowl is 7-1 in the actual Texas Bowl, so clearly the winner of the Rodeo Bowl is of vital importance.
Mass cheating in the Rodeo Bowl. They kept redoing events until Texas won. Nothing's changed in 22 years.#WPS— Mike Irwin (@MikeIrwinRazN) December 27, 2014
C'mon @TexasBowl, we won this one twice. pic.twitter.com/63bt4fRGmE— Arkansas Razorbacks (@ArkRazorbacks) December 27, 2014
@TexasBowl allegedly— Mark (@MarkTaurisani) December 27, 2014
The event kicked off with a touchdown dance competition among the two team's offensive linemen, which Arkansas easily won, apparently.
The Razorbacks followed that up with a victory in the calf penning competition
Arkansas wins second round! #calfpenning #rodeobowl— AdvoCare Texas Bowl (@TexasBowl) December 26, 2014
Texas won the mascot roping contest, although I'm sure Arkansas fans everywhere are relieved to see Brandon Allen complete this toss
BA!! #RodeoBowl https://t.co/5rN8l5vtCh— Arkansas Razorbacks (@ArkRazorbacks) December 26, 2014
The Longhorns tied it with a win in calf chalk branding, but this video of the Razorbacks tackling and branding the calf is pretty sweet! Tackle made by TE Jack Kraus. Good form!
After that it starts to get a little hazy. Arkansas did something in 20.4 seconds but Texas still went up 3-2 in the calf ribbon pull.
Then the Hogs seemed to win the stick horse race, I guess to tie the event at 3-3.
Hogs win the stick horse race!!! One more for #RodeoBowl Champs! #WPS https://t.co/4p0FtDxKd9— Razorback Football (@RazorbackFB) December 26, 2014
And then all I can see is that Texas won the whole thing. I'm not sure how. As mentioned, the Arkansas people are saying the Hogs have gotten screwed, which just makes me more nervous for Monday. Hope the Razorbacks are up by enough that the officials can't screw anything up.
Sebastian Tretola, a real cowboy! #KARK #KNWA #advocarev100texasbowl pic.twitter.com/ij8RTcIU5i— Razorback Nation (@RazNation) December 26, 2014
The Hogs took on Texas tonight in the Rodeo Bowl! Highlights from the competition on Nightside. #BeatTexas pic.twitter.com/RpaEEfAnVX— KATV News (@KATVNews) December 27, 2014
When in Texas...@TexasBowl #WPS #RBU controversial finish, but a great time! pic.twitter.com/1eELKPkuhA
— Joel Thomas (@CoachJoelT) December 27, 2014
Texas and Arkansas roasting some marshmallows and eating some BBQ after the #rodeobowl pic.twitter.com/KjCdCCQkrP— AdvoCare Texas Bowl (@TexasBowl) December 27, 2014
A controversial ending but this is @AlexVoelzke's kind of bowl event #WPS pic.twitter.com/CxMjFdNvZx— Razorback Football (@RazorbackFB) December 27, 2014