3. Arkansas picks up its first SEC win of the season
It almost didn’t happen – it required coming back from being down double digits at halftime, and a Connor Limpert field goal as time expired, but the Arkansas Razorbacks finally have a conference win.
It’s probably too little too late for the season, however; with four games to go including a game at LSU and home against the red-hot Mississippi State Bulldogs, the Razorbacks will finish the season with a sub-.500 conference record, and probably a sub-.500 overall record as well.
There’s no such thing as a moral victory in football, but at least the Razorbacks can say they won a conference game.
The Arkansas win is impressive given that backup quarterback Cole Kelley was making just his third career start. The 6-foot-7 giant is more likely to come in and run the ball for short gains on 3rd and short than he is to sit in the pocket and throw like a true quarterback, but he got the job done.
Again, that says something about the level of SEC football this season.
Ole Miss, in their first game without starting quarterback Shea Patterson, took a 31-21 lead into halftime but only managed six points on two field goals through the rest of the game.