Arkansas, Tennessee seek to bounce back from recent losses

After last week, I do expect them to run the ball more and stick with it if they consistently get a good push off the line. The team’s lone win came in Week 1 against Texas-El Paso. It took care of business 55-10 against Western Carolina, but allowed 28 last week to Florida.


The synchronicity between the two schools are eerie.

Jones accepted responsibility for another fourth-quarter collapse, but he never delved into regret or apologies for specific decisions.

Kines said winning at Tennessee is among the most memorable games he was a part of in 43 years in the coaching business. Both were trendy picks for 10-win seasons. 115th in the nation in pass efficiency defense, Arkansas is going to have problems if the Vols finally start utilizing all their receiving weapons.

“You’ve seen his play elevate in tough times”, offensive coordinator Jake Spavital said. However, they each have the capacity to go on to a solid season. They aren’t getting to quarterbacks, and quarterbacks are making them pay.

For the Razorbacks a win is nearly necessary to keep bowl hopes alive. Last year, Tennessee led by two scores, only to improbably lose by a point late in regulation. Mississippi State will run a lot of play action to open up the power running game. However, if your team is controlling the time of possession, your running backs are gaining massive yardage, one throw a game is not the difference between 1-3 and 4-0.

It appeared Arkansas would win 23-20 in two overtimes when Jeb Huckeba got his hand on a 31-yard field-goal attempt by Tennessee’s Philip Newman, but the wobbly ball barely went over the crossbar for a 23-23 tie. Arkansas shriveled. Football involves only 12 games a year, eight in the SEC. The Razorbacks’ opposition, not including Tennessee-Martin, has five losses total. Each of those last three games, however, have been losses. Bielema knows that’s irrelevant if the losses continue. It’s hard to cap this game considering both teams have zero killer instinct, but I like the home team and Tennesseee just under a touchdown. Tennessee’s rushing offense is third.

For the second straight week, Arkansas’ next opponent is playing the 2:30 game on CBS.

Stoener, a senior, rallied the Razorbacks to a 28-24 victory, throwing a touchdown pass to Anthony Lucas with 3:44 left. Tennessee is 13th in defending it.

Arkansas also has the edge in the passing game when analyzing just in-conference ranks. And last year’s defense didn’t exactly hold up well against the better offenses of the SEC. Oklahoma had a big fourth quarter in the air as did Florida. And, of course, Tennessee is in the same boat.

Those are the traditional start time and the network for Saturday Night Live, which featured a troop of performers known as the Not-Read-For-Prime-Time Players when classic sketch comedy debuted in October of 1975. “And we’re working on anything we can do to close out games”. But still, his charm and steady progress with a program facing far worse circumstances prior to his arrival kept him in the good graces of the Tennessee fan base. And not only in regards to the struggles in the final 15 minutes of games.

Arkansas had no reason to believe anything out of the ordinary would happen when it traveled to Knoxville in 1992.

Clint Stoerner’s infamous fumble in 1998 was in Knoxville.

In overtime, the story was all too reminiscent of 2014.

I’ve said this before, the new rules have really helped college football.


“After the Toledo game we definitely put more of an emphasis on being more physical and coming off the ball”, Smothers said.

Butch Jones