The Arkansas Razorback were out-manned on Saturday. Yeah, there was a talent disparity. The size discrepancy was very apparent. The Georgia Bulldogs did what ever they wanted to do “between the hedges” on and it was never pretty.
The Hogs had risen to glorious darlings around the nation as they soared to an eighth place ranking in the AP Poll. They were no match for Georgia today as the Bulldogs roared to a 37-0 victory against Arkansas.
Special teams gaffes and penalties during third down situations defensively deflated any kind of momentum Arkansas was able to find throughout the contest. Despite the absence of starting quarterback JT Daniels, the Dawgs offense flowed with ease. Stetson Bennett started the game as the signal caller was 7-for-12 and 72 yards passing.
The Georgia running game came out and busted Arkansas in the mouth repeatedly to a tune of 273 yards on 56 carries.
The Bulldog defense has plenty of bite in them as Arkansas finished the game with 162 total offensive yards which is well under their average on the season. The Hogs eighth ranked rushing offense was slowed way down to only 75 yards. Coming into the game the Razorbacks averaged over 250 yards through the first four games.
Georgia recorded their second straight shutout to begin SEC play. Going into the game against Arkansas the Bulldogs were giving up 5.3 points per game. After today’s win that number is now 4.7, phewy!
Physicality was the name of the game today and it was summed up well by Sam Pittman during the postgame.
“I don’t want to simplify this but they just whipped us physically,” Pittman said. “We couldn’t block them and we couldn’t get off blocks for much of the day.”
The Hogs hurt themselves today with 13 penalties for 100 yards. That includes two false start penalties before they even ran their first play of the game. The Razorback offense was so pedestrian that they only take 48 plays on the day on ten possessions.
Arkansas returns to the gridiron next Saturday with a road game against Ole Miss. The Razorbacks won last seasons matchup in Fayetteville forcing six Matt Corral interceptions. The matchup will be at 11 AM on ESPN or 2:30 PM on CBS depending on which teams win or lose Saturday afternoon.