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Auburn Defeats Arkansas: 4th Straight Loss

For a program that is recruiting very well and has a coach that was much sought after, the Arkansas Razorbacks football program is not just struggling to keep it’s head above water, it’s in need of a life ring thrown in. Number 11 Auburn came to Fayetteville and did what Auburn often does to its foes. They dominated. The Hogs did themselves no favors with a fumble on the first series of play. And, by the end of the first quarter of they were behind 17-0. In the second quarter the Arkansas defense showed some toughness and kept the Tigers from the scoreboard.

It was after the half when Coach Morris made adjustments and the Hogs put its first points on the board with a 28 yard Conner Limpert field goal. Unfortunately, the Tigers answered back quickly with two Bo Nix touchdown passes of 28 and 48 yards. The Hogs were able to put together a scoring drive that led to a 45 yard Ben Hicks throw to O’Grady with seconds left in the third quarter. From here Auburn turned on the afterburners and scored 3 TD’s in the fourth quarter to put the final at 51-10. Auburn racked up 491 yards of offense, pounding out 298 in rushing. Arkansas managed just 234 yards of total offense.

The loss was the fourth in a row for the Razorbacks and their 15th in consecutive loss in conference. If Morris can string together some wins and continue recruiting well, then Razorback fans may have something to look forward to in the future. But for now keep your hopes up Hog fans. Sometimes fan support is what it takes to keep hopes alive.

This weekend everyone in the country outside of Tuscaloosa is a Hog Fan as Arkansas travels to #1 Alabama on Saturday. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. You can catch the game on 104.1 KENA. Pre-game starts at 3pm.

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