Wilson: "Do I feel that we, at times, gave up out there? Yeah, absolutely"


 

Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson couldn't play Saturday because of the head injury he suffered last week.

But Wilson did make a quick appearance in the interview room after the 52-0 loss.

Wilson didn't take questions, but did have something to say. Below is his statement:

"I’ll start with the football game. Obviously, it wasn't very pretty to watch. It wasn’t pretty for me to sit on the sideline and watch as a player. It sucks I can’t be out there to do anything about it. Do I feel that we, at times, gave up out there? Yeah, absolutely. As a leader, it sucks to see people not do their jobs and things go wrong. There’s been a lot of things gone that way. As a leader, at this point, you’ve got to look forward. And there’s been a lot of people jump off the bandwagon and it’s my responsibility as a leader to keep everybody in this organization, in this team, in that locker room together. And I’m going to make sure of it going forward. We’ve got a big game against Rutgers next week. I’m going to do everything in my power to be a part of it and be the starting quarterback and run out there on the field and get a win. You’ve got to start with one before you can get the rest of them. But I give you my word I’m going to do the best in my ability and the best in my power to make that happen. That’s all I’ve got."

Wilson's status isn't clear for next Saturday's game. The Razorbacks are hopeful he will return, though.

Arkansas has been outscored 79-10 in the six quarters and overtime period since Wilson left the field.

— Robbie Neiswanger • Arkansas News Bureau