Some random thoughts after the Razorbacks’ disastrous loss in Little Rock to Louisiana-Monroe.
- Good to see junior wide receiver Julian Horton and freshman Mekale McKay get the first touchdown receptions of their careers. Horton’s 20-yard, acrobatic first quarter touchdown and McKay’s 13-yard grab to start the third quarter were the highlights of the evening.
- While it certainly wasn’t ‘good’ for the Hogs, we need to give credit to ULM for outcoaching and outplaying the Razorbacks. Quarterback Kolton Browning and the Warhawks were the better team on Saturday night and deserved to win. But…
- …Where were the adjustments by the Razorback coaches? Given the pressure ULM was bringing — pressure to the point where we couldn’t keep our quarterback from getting smacked in the mouth every play — where was the screen game? Where was the blitz control and hot routes? We saw none of that other than one failed screen pass by Brandon Allen in the fourth quarter. Terrible.
- The complete inability — or even an attempt — to control the clock in the second half. After Allen led the Hogs on a 66-yard scoring drive to start the third quarter, the Hogs only mustered one first down the rest of the game. ONE!
- On defense, the Hogs could not get off the field, while the offense repeatedly went 3-and-out in the last quarter and a half…against a Sun Belt team. Total Plays: ULM 103, Arkansas 66. Time of Possession: ULM 39:19, Arkansas 20:41. Incomprehensible numbers for us to fathom. One of the worst performances and arguably the worst loss in Razorback program history. FUGGGGLY.
Of course, we can’t possibly mention everything that was “Good, Bad and Fugly.” What did we leave out?
Walking on Sunshine also contributed to this post.