Derrius Guice ran for 252 yards on 21 carries in last year’s meeting between the LSU Tigers and Arkansas Razorbacks. Guice didn’t quite hit that mark this time around, but his 147 yards on 21 carries were still quite impressive. His effort helped lead LSU to victory over their rival, as the Fighting Tigers can celebrate a 33-10 win over the Hogs.
Guice found the end zone three times on Saturday morning. It’s the seventh time the star junior back has had a multi-TD game in his career. It’s also the 10th time Guice has had at least 120 yards rushing in his career. Suffice it to say, LSU’s best offensive player came to play in Baton Rouge.
LSU moves to 7-3 on the year with the victory. Arkansas, meanwhile, drops to 4-6 with their postseason chances dwindling fast.
What We Learned
Derrius Guice is a bad, bad man
LSU’s run defense thwarts another
It was impressive for the Tigers to bottle up the Tide last week. It was probably equally impressive for them to take down the Hogs’ backs, too. While Arkansas has been mired in a bad way in 2017, their ground game is their strongest suit. They couldn’t contain David Williams, who rushed for 69 yards on 10 carries. But everyone else on the team ran for just 55 yards on 19 carries. This veteran defense seems to be getting better by the week. It might be a bit late in the game, but progress is certainly evident.
Bret Bielema’s ship is sinking fast
There’s no telling if the Razorbacks are going to cut ties with their head coach. But Things are clearly not working out this year, though. Arkansas’ lone SEC win over Ole Miss looks like a bit of a mirage. Their performance against Coastal Carolina last week caused some tremors, too. After being run all over this week by Guice again, Bielema isn’t looking too hot in Fayetteville right now.