More was at stake in 2002, but when it comes to comparing Miracles on Markham, this one on Friday at Little Rock’s War Memorial Stadium outdoes the first in improbability — by a longshot.
When LSU went up 30-14 scoring on its first possession of the second half — making the Tigers six out of seven in scoring drives and missing a field goal on its only failure — the only question was: Would Arkansas keep its losing margin within 16 points? There seemingly was no stopping LSU. Arkansas, behind redshirt freshman Nathan Dick, had started out fast, just like last Saturday at Mississippi State, scoring on its first two possessions, but then could get nothing going while gradually falling further behind. [read more]