The scariest moment of the Liberty Bowl was when junior wide receiver was carted off the field in the second quarter after suffering what was feared to be a dangerous neck injury. Fortunately, Bret Bielema reported after the game that Reed seemed to be fine after apparently just being knocked out. He was back at the stadium by the end of the game to celebrate the victory with his teammates and was out on the town after the game. Thankfully, it doesn't appear he'll need surgery or will miss any time this spring.
The Liberty Bowl was the sendoff for a lot of Razorbacks who have gone through all kinds of adversity. In his time at Fayetteville, Jonathan Williams has played under multiple head coaches and offensive coordinators and a foot injury cut short his dream of teaming up with Alex Collins one last time this season. Despite all that Williams has been nothing but a bright spot for the Hogs and he got rewarded for it in the Liberty Bowl. As the Hogs lined up in the victory formation, Williams got on the field for the only time this season. After everything Williams has done in an Arkansas uniform, this was a great way to see him end his Razorback career.
The regular season seemed like a down year for the SEC, no teams besides Alabama really looked elite and most teams left 2015 wondering what could have been. Bowl season changed all of that. The SEC tallied a record eight wins with a chance for another. The SEC West went 6-1 with all of those wins coming by over 20 points. After the Liberty Bowl win, Brandon Allen and Bret Bielema talked about the strength of the SEC. Arkansas fans could be heard chanting the now famous "S-E-C" chant, and it sounds like Allen and Bielema sounded off on their own version of it.
Bowl games can have a huge impact on recruiting and this year was no different. Here is a list of tweets from some current Razorback commits, who are excited about the future. After the commitment of Devwah Whaley, the 2016 class is shaping up nicely. Whaley was the sixth 4-star listed by 247Sports to commit to the Hogs.The addition of him to a class with players like McTelvin Agim and T.J. Hammonds should give the Hogs even more momentum into the next season.
Now that football season is really over there is no excuse for ignoring the basketball squad. Arkansas' SEC opener happened during the same time as the Liberty Bowl and Texas A&M handled the Hogs with ease. The next game doesn't get much easier. It is back in Bud Walton, but Vanderbilt is one of the more talented teams in the league this year. You can preview the game here. To be successful the Razorbacks will need to do what has given them success all season, which is limit the turnovers and shoot the three ball well.