The 2020 college football regular season is creeping to an endwith just a few games left on the schedule. Expecting the unexpected is an appropriate motto to pair with the craziness of college football this fall. COVID-19 introduced a spin that the college football faithful has never experienced. Rather than observing conference championship games and award shows, many conferences are scrambling to establish last-minute scheduling for makeup games to finish the season. For the Razorbacks, the virus set the team back a week after it diminished the team’s effort against LSU in Fayetteville before Thanksgiving. The Hogs will travel to Columbia to battle the Missouri Tigers this weekend before hosting the powerhouse Alabama Crimson Tide to conclude the season.
December and January will likely be a rollercoaster for college football fans, as the landscape for bowl games will be drastically different from years past. In August, the NCAA announced that overall records would not factor into a team’s bowl eligibility due to conference only schedules in 2020.
On Monday, Sam Pittman voiced his pleasure with the Hogs season and the possibility of a bowl game:
“I think anytime you win 3 SEC games that equals anywhere from 6-7 (wins) in a regular season, and I think we will make a bowl game,” said Pittman. “We deserve it.”
It seems that the Razorbacks bowl drought may come to an end in 2020. The Hogs will have two more opportunities to prove their worth as a postseason member before the regular season concludes. A bowl birth will build on what has already been a season of improvement for Pittman and company, and I am sure Razorback fans wouldn’t mind another trip to the familiar confines of Houston or Memphis to watch the Hogs battle one last time in 2020.