The Razorbacks, as you might have noticed, are playing really well as of late. People tend to pay attention when you win a bunch of overtime games, convert spectacularly crazy plays, and knock off ranked teams in their own house. Over at the SB Nation mothership, they wrote a nice article saying NEVER PLAY ARKANSAS IN NOVEMBER. They even coined #NovemBERT, which is something we should all use.
LSU hosted a lot of recruits in Baton Rouge last week, all of whom were treated an awesome Arkansas performance. A couple of prospects Arkansas has targeted but are considered Tiger leans certainly took note of what happened Saturday night. Cornerback Kristian Fulton, an elite cornerback prospect from Metairie, Louisiana and teammate of Hog commit Briston Guidry, is hearing quite a bit from his Arkansas connections over the past few days and says Arkansas will be one of his top schools.
What's it like to be on the other side of Saturday's main event? AndTheValleyShook has a lot of good pieces. Here's a couple of my favorites from their "Behind the Box Score" subtitled "Anatomy of a Murder"
"Arkansas had three different players with more rushing yards than LSU's entire offensive output in the running game. It's bad news when one guy outrushes your entire team, but it's an utter catastrophe when three guys manage to do it."
"Only five LSU defenders had more tackles than Guice, who is a running back."
Is the Alabama Hangover a legitimate thing? LSU coaches and players swear that wasn't an issue. SB Nation's advanced stats gurus did a quick study on how this year's Alabama opponents have fared the following weeks, and it's suggests the Bama Effect may be for real. Regardless, that doesn't excuse how thoroughly Arkansas destroyed LSU last week. Besides, I remember plenty of people asking if Arkansas would be able to rebound following an emotional game in Oxford the week before that stretched into overtime. Further, LSU still had plenty to play for, including a chance at going to Atlanta if Alabama stumbles, or at least a New Year's Six bowl. Now both of those are long shots. So let's give Arkansas the credit they deserve.
Oh, and the local newspaper in Baton Rouge is saying Les Miles is coaching for his job over the next couple of weeks.
Tweet of the Week:
Tretola said an LSU player approached him in pregame & said, "You can't be on our logo." Tretola replied, "Well, you're not gonna move me."— Danny West (@DannyWest1) November 18, 2015