Arkansas blew a 17-point lead with less than seven minutes to play in a 69-66 loss to Stanford in the third-place game of the NIT Season Tip-Off.
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FAYETTEVILLLE – The difference in meaning of the game Friday between Arkansas and Missouri is pronounced. Actions and words around both Fayetteville and Columbia showed as much.
Arkansas pulled within a possession of Georgia Tech several times in the second half Thursday, but never managed to overcome the Yellow Jackets in the semifinals of the of the NIT Season Tip-Off, falling, 83-73.
LITTLE ROCK — Missouri quarterback Drew Lock throwing against Arkansas’ pass defense offers an unusual twist on the something’s gotta give angle.
FAYETTEVILLE – Arkansas tight end Hunter Henry was announced as a finalist for the John Mackey Award, given to college football’s best tight end, on Tuesday.
FAYETTEVILLE – Only four teams in all of Football Bowl Subdivision have allowed more yards passing than Arkansas. Giving up 302.8 per game, the Razorbacks are more than 47 yards an outing behind Ole Miss for 13th in the 14-team SEC. Mississippi State threw for 508 on Saturday.
FAYETTEVILLE – Bret Bielema delivered a bit of good news and a bit of bad in the bowels of the Fred W. Smith Football Center on Monday. Considering the public figure was both bits of information would be negatives, the net result was happiness.
FAYETTEVILLE – Bret Bielema is not an angry type of guy. Not publicly, anyway. Smart aleck, perhaps. Class-clown-ish sometimes. Well-liked, mostly. Even with his penchant for saying things to garner attention, both good and ill, Bielema never comes off as hostile.
FAYETTEVILLE – The greatest single-game quarterback performance in Arkansas history was for naught.
LITTLE ROCK — In the SEC, Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott is the indisputable No. 1 quarterback.