Some random thoughts after the Razorbacks’ loss on the road to South Carolina.
- If you can’t win games, you might as well settle for rewriting the record books. After setting the single season receptions record last week, Cobi Hamilton now owns the bookend, single season yardage record (1,149). Tyler Wilson now owns the career completions mark (539), and Zach Hocker the career kicker scoring record at 285 points.
- Saturday in Columbia was full of a lot of ‘firsts’. WR Keon Hatcher (first reception, first touchdown), WR Demetrius Wilson (first career touchdown), CB Tevin Mitchell (first career interception) and LB Otha Peters (first career start) will all remember Saturday forever.
- If you have a weakness on defense, Steve Spurrier will find and exploit it. The ol’ ball coach continually worked the middle of the field with his tight ends, leaving freshman linebackers Peters and A.J. Turner in tough cover situations all day.
- As the long, painful, death march that is the 2012 season continues, the sloppy play gets worse every week. Momentum changing turnovers and penalties cost the Hogs dearly all day – including a red zone fumble by Dennis Johnson, and a third quarter pick-6 by D.J. Swearinger that sealed the victory.
- From Tom Murphy’s story in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette…
Asked if it would have been a good game to get freshman quarterback Brandon Allen some snaps, Paul Petrino replied, “I don’t know. I kept Tyler in, so if you want to criticize me, criticize me. I’m not going to change my answer.”
Situations like this is where you miss a head coach that has a lick of common sense. Egregious mistake (again), and another opportunity lost for Allen.
Of course, we can’t possibly mention everything that was “Good, Bad and Ugly.” What did we leave out?