Arkansas has surged all the way up to No. 16 and may have the Texas A&M Football team on upset alert
If you often read my articles, you may be familiar with an expression that pops up every here and there. This may be the best use of the expression to date. Here it goes.
“Who saw this coming?”
Arkansas has been absolutely terrible over the past few seasons, winning just 13 conference games in the past nine seasons. Sure, I did just cherry-pick those stats, but here’s one that may be even more convincing. The Hogs won just seven games total in the three seasons leading up to 2021. That chunk of time included a two-year stretch that saw them lose 20 consecutive SEC games.
It was one of the worst stretches of any Power Five team in recent memory.
In 2021, however, that terrible Arkansas squad seems like a distant memory. In fact, if we’re looking at pure production without factoring in any other statistics, the Razorbacks have been one of the best teams in the country this season.
They haven’t just recorded a victory against every team on their schedule — they have dominated in each game. This includes a 21-point win over Rice, a 19-point victory over Texas, and a 35-point win over Georgia Southern. It feels wrong to allow these words to be written on a page in 2021 but as things stand, Arkansas is a more proven football team than Texas A&M.
Still, you have to take the Aggies in this matchup, though it won’t be as comfortable of a win as many imagined.