LITTLE ROCK — Missouri quarterback Drew Lock throwing against Arkansas’ pass defense offers an unusual twist on the something’s gotta give angle.
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LITTLE ROCK — In the SEC, Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott is the indisputable No. 1 quarterback.
LITTLE ROCK — Implausible. Unthinkable. Inconceivable. Unimaginable.
LITTLE ROCK — Dissecting Arkansas 53, Ole Miss 52, start with Brandon Allen’s save, Hunter Henry’s wherewithal, and a fortuitous bounce. Next, include a helping hand from Ole Miss. Then, mix in Bret Bielema’s gutsy decision to forego a second overtime and win or lose on one play that was as unlikely as the final outcome.
LITTLE ROCK — Unbeknownst to candy-seeking superheroes and pint-sized Halloween rookies, Arkansas athletics director Jeff Long did them a favor when he hired Tennessee-Martin for an Oct. 31 game in Fayetteville.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas vs. Tennessee-Martin on Saturday offers the opportunity for a couple of creative over-under propositions that won’t be found in Las Vegas.
LITTLE ROCK — Lost in Auburn’s 75 offensive plays against Kentucky is a Sean White decision that is more of a reminder than anything else.
LITTLE ROCK — Originally scheduled on Arkansas’ open date, the garage sale has been postponed a couple of weeks.
LITTLE ROCK — The talent gap between Alabama’s defense and Arkansas’ offense is intact, a circumstance underscored by the fact that Alabama made all sorts of mistakes Saturday night and still won comfortably.
LITTLE ROCK — Still paying homage to homefield advantage? Be my guest.
LITTLE ROCK — Three weeks into the season, there is room galore on the Arkansas bandwagon.
LITTLE ROCK — For the great football minds of our time, a question:
LITTLE ROCK — More about anticipation than revelation, the first Saturday of college football provided one irrefutable truth — Texas A&M quarterback Kyler Murray is a fast freshman with a high excitement quotient.
LITTLE ROCK — Barely 20 minutes into the game, perfect role playing by Arkansas and UTEP cleared the conscience of those who chose to stay home and check out three SEC West teams rather than drive to Fayetteville.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas has what thoroughbred handicappers call a huge class advantage over its opponent in Saturday’s season opener:
LITTLE ROCK — “Weird and unpredictable,” one of the best reporters I’ve ever been around told CNN.
LITTLE ROCK — Working out before 8 a.m. Monday, a regular at the neighborhood gym planned to complete his routine, clean up, and then hightail it downtown to grab a parking spot before the flood of people for Bret Bielema’s appearance at the Little Rock Touchdown Club.
LITTLE ROCK — Somewhere on the back nine of a charity tournament, the well-struck tee shot took a horrific bounce and wound up behind some trees.
LITTLE ROCK — A fan of SEC football with an unlimited budget and a hankering to see the best each week would be well served to set up headquarters near the Alabama-Georgia line.
LITTLE ROCK — Teased early in the week, the time is right to identify the nine Razorbacks who will be inducted into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame at a Little Rock Touchdown Club meeting this fall.
LITTLE ROCK — Interpreting a sports book shun of Kentucky and Vanderbilt, Alabama has the most difficult cross-division schedule in the SEC’s Western Division, Arkansas is No. 2, and LSU is No. 3.
LITTLE ROCK — On one side of the field, the three wide receivers might run some sort of route combination with a built-in screen pass while the receiver on the opposite side can make for the sideline or embark on a skinny post route.
LITTLE ROCK — Just in case, make sure to get No. 87’s autograph at Arkansas’ Fan Day a week from Sunday.
LITTLE ROCK — Spotted in January, a way-too-early Top 25 began with TCU. Another one in May was risk-free, endorsing Ohio State. Both were dismissed out of hand. Available online and in various publications, other predictions were given a cursory glance at best.
HOT SPRINGS — Just in time to promote Oaklawn Park’s generous upgrade to purses for the races leading up to the Arkansas Derby, Triple Crown winner American Pharoah returns to racing this weekend.
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