The "Alabama dynasty" isn't over. Tennessee claims yet another offseason SEC title after not finding a way to make Bret Bielema pay for the fake field goal late Saturday, and Florida may actually be a really good football team. So basically everything we thought we knew coming into the season is ...? We still don't know. That's the theme of the SEC landscape at the moment. Auburn is bad, Alabama is still pretty good, Texas A&M could challenge the Tide, Georgia's flaws were exposed Saturday – as were Ole Miss's. Arkansas grabbed its first SEC road win under Bielema, so things are finally looking up for Razorback fans ... for now.
The Razorbacks' offense has gotten back to what it does best the last two weeks, resulting in a narrow loss to one of the nation's hottest teams and an SEC road win. Funny how that works, isn't it? Alex Collins and Rawleigh Williams III got it going Saturday night, each rushing for 100+ yards. And believe it or not, it was Collins' first 100-yard rushing game in SEC play against a team not named Texas A&M. The ground game, large in part to improved offensive line play and blocking, has been very effective lately.
Just when you thought Alabama was dead after a home loss to Machine Gun Chad Kelly, here they come in zombie form, back into the College Football Playoff hunt. Arkansas will travel to Tuscaloosa for Homecoming and as a 16-point underdog.
Overall, it was a good weekend for Arkansas fans – big road win, snap the losing streak ... and Texas lost 50-7, prompting the Texas Rangers Twitter account to throw some mad shade at Charlie Strong.
Bowl projections are out this week AND ARKANSAS IS LISTED. Man, a week ago today sports talk radio was all about not making a bowl game and sitting Brandon Allen – which will still probably be a talking point this week – but now a bowl game is a realistic possibility is the Hogs continue to play well.
Tweet of the Week
That Houston Nutt pregame speech on Bo really worked this week, to be honest.— Ryan Higgins (@rhiggins479) October 4, 2015