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King: A Game For the Ages

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.

King: Traitors in the midst

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.

King: A&M Game Suddenly Became Bigger

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.

King: Arkansas, UTEP Play Roles

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.

King: Bielema Draws, Keeps Big Crowd

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.

King: Reading Between The Odds

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.

Decisions, Decisions For ASU QB

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.

King: Coaches Poll Resonates

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.