The Razorbacks could do no wrong Saturday, rolling Nicholls State in a game that could be used as evidence as to why FBS teams shouldn't be allowed to schedule FCS schools. But nonetheless, it was very nice to get back in the win column. So what did we learn, if anything, from playing the Colonels? For me, it was that Jared Cornelius is a super talented kid that will give opponents fits this year and in the future. I loved watching him take the shovel pass from Brandon Allen to the house, tip-toeing in his Jordans down the sideline. Here's what AL.com learned about the Hogs Saturday.
So after Arkansas' gutsy, grind it out win Saturday, where does that put them in relation to the other SEC schools? Hey, a win is a win, so that automatically puts the Hogs ahead of Vandy. Also, it took only two plays vs NSU to amass more points than Vanderbilt has scored in two games this season. That's, uh... not good. Anyway, SB Nation's SEC blog has a power ranking if you're into that kind of thing after two weeks, and an SEC week 2 recap.
Now, the Hogs' attention turns to Texas Tech, and renewing an old SWC rivalry (but is it really a rivalry if Arkansas has won 28 of 35 all-time meetings?). The Hogs have opened as a 2.5 point underdog in Lubbock, and I'm not sure what to make of it considering Tech hasn't looked spectacular yet through two weeks against inferior opponents. The Red Raiders will also be rocking these throwbacks for the game. So there's that.
If anything, Saturday's win gave Arkansas a confidence boost. It's like the popular kid in high school picking on the smelly nerd. It gave Arkansas that kind of a confidence boost. But I think the players understand they must move on from this thrashing, and prepare mentally for Texas Tech. A little confidence boost never hurts, though.
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Mark May! Lou Holtz! yougottaputemintheheisman "@gsbordelon: BA’s QBR is 551 right now. That’s pretty good."
— Ryan Higgins (@rhiggins479) September 6, 2014