How much chaos can one conference take in a day? The SEC is batty in Week 4. Georgia, Kentucky and Ole Miss had way more trouble than they should've against huge underdogs. Mizzou kick-shanked and fumbled their way to a loss at Auburn. Now we have THIS with Arkansas, who had Texas A&M on the ropes late!!
Yowwza. Hard to even blame kicker Cam Little here. That's a fine effort from 42 yards out under the high-pressure circumstances. BRUTAL luck. His reaction says it all:
I don't want to say the Razorbacks were "looking ahead" to the Alabama game next week. You shouldn't take a conference matchup at JerryWorld lightly. At the same time, the No. 23 Aggies were clinging to a top-25 spot entering tonight, and I couldn't blame Arkansas for at least loosely thinking about what its trip back home to host the mighty Crimson Tide would entail with a 4-0 record in tow. Alas, it wasn't meant to be.
So while Arkansas' perfect start to 2022 would've likely gotten spoiled next Saturday anyway, shoot, this loss takes a lot of wind out of the Razorbacks' sails and diminishes the stakes of that Alabama showdown quite a bit.
OR...does this team come out pissed off, fired up and ready to knock the Tide off to will their way back into playoff relevance? Guess we'll learn a lot about Arkansas very soon.