FAYETTEVILLE These weren’t excuses, just reality, what Arkansas what was up against these last two games lopsided losses at home to Alabama and last Saturday at Texas.
“The first thing we need to understand,” Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino said Monday, “is the last two football teams we played are very good football teams.”
Just look at the polls. After rolling Arkansas, 49-14 two Saturdays ago in the SEC opener in Fayetteville, Alabama’s Crimson Tide rolled Georgia, 41-30 in Athens, Ga.
“You see what Alabama did at Georgia the other night,” Petrino said, “up 31-0.”
Georgia was ranked No. 1 in the preseason polls. Another preseason heavyweight, Clemson opened No. 9 and got rolled out of the Top 10 by the Tide.
Now the Tide ranks No. 2 in the country behind Oklahoma. [read more]