Arkansas, Tennessee desperate to salvage seasons

The collapse was capped by Jones’s refusal to use a timeout when his team was clearly disorganized in the last 10 seconds of regulation. What’s relevant to us is 3rd down conversion.


A&M’s offensive line is more concerning. “Back-to-back 200-yard rushing games is really helping us out”. That’s not really the case. The score of the game was a close football game. That’s how we were able to hang in there.

When Texas A&M and Arkansas meet in Dallas Saturday night, the Southwest Showdown will feature two teams headed in very different directions. That day is coming. The Gators came into that game ranked second in the league in rush defense and Tennessee put up approximately 100 more yards on the ground than Florida’s first three opponents combined.

And it wasn’t just because of 1998, though that certainly solidified it. I remember Peyton Manning converting 3rd down after 3rd down, and watching helplessly as the Vols staved off Arkansas’ upset bid in Little Rock in 1997. And have helped the student athlete. “He’s a big-play guy”. In 2014, it was on the first play of extra time.

Allen, who completed 20 of 25 passes for 225 yards, a touchdown and an interception, went even further, saying the loss was on him. Kyle Phillips, another freshman, is in the rotation at defensive end. “If I was a receiver, I would be too, because they’re competitors and they want the ball”. Von Pearson was one of the top junior-college receivers in his class. Yet the Vols don’t have a single wideout with more than nine catches or 98 yards receiving.

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It “took a lot out of our football team”, A&M coach Kevin Sumlin said this week. I’ve got to get it done. Whatever doesn’t get us will make us stronger.

Georgia, the 2015 NCEA national runner-up and defending Southeastern Conference Champion, is led by a Texas A&M former student and former rider, Laura Brainard.

A&M’s linebackers have gone through an array of suspensions and injuries. However, the first program I grew to have a hatred for because of personal game experiences was Tennessee. The Aggies, with a get-out-of-jail-free card in their hands, played liberated ball.

The Volunteers prefer to run whereas Texas A&M’s most unsafe trait is passing. It hurts, but we are lucky, the coaches and players.

“I’m proud of the team. We need to take advantage of the opportunity against Tennessee”. I don’t see that.

More than a few onlookers will agree with Allen’s self-assessment. He’s been calm, the look in his eyes has been good. In its last two games, Arkansas has run the ball 85 times with 46 passes. He’s come a long ways.

“Chavis on De’Vante Harris: “…[Harris] is a good player and he’s playing with a lot of confidence. It’s good to have a guy out there you don’t have to worry about. If you think Jones is a talker, wait until you hear Bielema. Assured that Cole Hedlund or Adam McFain would make a field goal or two, the confidence level would be higher. It’s mainly eliminating negative plays.


“We can’t win football games doing that”, Bielema said. “We know our fanbase is going to be there to support us through thick and thin”.

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