The Arkansas Razorbacks are mired in a slump. Which might be a nicer way of saying that they’re turning into a widescale tire fire. The Hogs have lost six in a row dating back to the month of September, when this losing streak started with a whopper to the San Jose State Spartans. They’ve lost seven of the last eight dating back to their 31-17 defeat to the Ole Miss Rebels back on September 7.
The defeats just keep getting worse by the week it seems, and they were promptly dusted up 54-24 a week ago by the Mississippi State Bulldogs. A loss so bad that our friends at Arkansas Fight called for Chad Morris to lose his job.
That hasn’t happened yet, although it certainly seems inevitable. With three games left on the docket, Arkansas is seemingly tasked with just trying to end things gracefully. If they can’t do it on Saturday to the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers... I can’t quite figure out when they’d do it. But to be fair, WKU is probably better in plenty of ways than Arkansas is. The Hilltoppers are 5-4 on the year and while they’ve lost two in a row, it was to the Marshall Thundering Herd and Florida Atlantic Owls.
Marshall and FAU are currently co-leading the Conference USA Eastern Division, so again — they’re losing to good teams, and they themselves are competent. It’s hard to suggest that’s what’s happening with Arkansas now.
So, this begs the question... is this the week the losing streak ends? ‘Cause if it doesn’t, it almost surely won’t be when they play the LSU Tigers afterwards. Time will tell, but the result of this one could tell us a lot about what’s to come for this program.
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