Friday, October 23, 2009
Up Next: Ole Miss
The Razorbacks are on their way to Oxford, MS to take on Houston Dale Nutt and his squad. The Rebels came out hot out of the gates this year as a top ten team, but they quickly fell out of the rankings following losses to South Carolina and Alabama. Both Ole Miss and Arkansas are now hovering just outside the top 25. A win for either team is critical for rankings, SEC west standings, and bowl opportunities.
With a win for the Razorbacks, they would be ready to take on the lighter half of their schedule with a breeze at their backs. The first half was probably the toughest schedule in the country, but they came out shining despite the three losses to Georgia, Alabama and Florida. Arkansas will still be without Joe Adams, and Michael Smith's status is still up in the air. Fortunately for Arkansas, there is adequate depth at these positions as evidenced by last week's game against Florida.
This is undoubtedly a game of revenge for the Razorbacks after losing to the old head coach in Fayetteville 21-23. Many hog fans will remember the final minutes of the game and the questionable offensive pass interference call against London Crawford after he caught a pass in field goal range. This call secured the game for the Rebels and left Razorback players and fans with a sour taste in their mouths.