The Hogs’ first SEC win of the season came on the back of a relentless effort in Oxford, arguably the best they’ve had all season. The Rebs had a 31-7 lead following Jordan Ta’amu’s second rushing touchdown of the day. From there, Cole Kelley commandeered the offense, leading them to three straight TD drives. Kelley scored on a rushing TD and then threw two passes to Deon Stewart and Cheyenne O’Grady.
The Rebels put up a pair of field goals after, but then the tide turned late in the 4th quarter. Kevin Richardson recovered a fumble that put Arkansas within two. Then, in the waning moments of the game, Connor Limpert’s 34-yard boot put the Hogs up to earn the remarkable win.
Arkansas’ rushing abilities helped fuel them to win, despite the large deficit they had to overcome. They gained 260 yards on 53 carries, good for an average of 4.9 yards per carry on Saturday. They even did so without having a 100-yard rusher. Devwah Whaley, David Williams and T.J. Hammonds all rushed for at least 52 yards, with Hammonds gaining 84 yards on 11 carries.
The Hogs improve to 3-5 and 1-4 overall. Interestingly enough, that’s the record the Rebels fell to with their loss.