Momentum comes to a halt for the Arkansas Razorbacks

by cotte on October 26, 2009

The Arkansas Razorbacks were riding high on a close game against the Florida Gators and convincing wins over Auburn and Texas A&M. That all came crashing down on Saturday in Oxford when the Arkansas Razorbacks fell 30-17 to Houston Nutt and his Ole Miss Rebels.

With all the hype surrounding the matchup between Bobby Petrino and Houston Nutt Ryan Mallett and Jevan Snead one Razorback and one Rebel the day ended up being all about Dexter McCluster and Houston Nutt’s play calling. The stretch, the draw and the short pass destroyed the Arkansas defense all day long. Which begs the question many Hog fans were asking post-game did Willy Robinson watch ANY tape on Ole Miss before kickoff on Saturday? It is obvious that Nutt’s playbook is not the most complicated piece of offensive literature in college football; yet the Rebels earned first down after first down with 553 yards on Saturday which, by the way, was more than the Rebels have put on a team since 2004.

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