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Hogs Fall to the Crimson Tide of Alabama

Frustrations continue for Arkansas fans with Saturday’s loss to Alabama. It isn’t so much that Arkansas lost the game.  It is Alabama. It’s the way the Razorbacks lost that is most concerning. Mistakes were fast with four turnovers that hurt the Hogs in the first half. Alabama converted them into touchdowns. No team, no matter how good or bad, can easily recover from that many turnovers in a game, much less in a half. Nick Starkel, filling in for Ben Hicks, threw three picks and dropped a snap that Alabama recovered and ran back for 37 yards to the Arkansas 14. Bama went on to score and the Hogs woes kept coming.  By the end of the first quarter Arkansas was down 17-0. Fifteen minutes later it was 41-0 going into the half. With Heisman candidate QB Tua Tagovailoa sidelined with an injury, the duties fell to Mac Jones. The backup didn’t slow the high-powered Tide offense passing for 235 yards and tossing three touchdowns in a 48-7 win. The Razorbacks fell to 2-6 on the season and are yet to win an SEC game under Coach Chad Morris. Murmurs among Hog faithfuls have Morris out at the end of the season. Question is who would replace him? And how soon could he be replaced with a coach that can allay player’s fears and keep them from transferring schools? That is a question to be answered if Morris is out at the end, or even before the end of the season. In the mean time Hog fans keep hopes up as struggling Mississippi State travels to Fayetteville this Saturday. This is a game that Arkansas can win against the 3-5 Bulldogs who are 1-4 in SEC west play. Kick-off is 3pm; catch the game on 104.1 KENA with pre-game beginning at 10:30.

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