Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Hogs take the jiMpossible-sarcasMike trophy from the Frogs

For the first time since the 2012 Orange Bowl the jiMpossible-sarcasMike trophy has left he Big 12 conference.

In a match up of old Southwest Conference foes, Arkansas went into Fort Worth and came away with a double overtime victory over TCU. Arkansas lead most of the way, but a 21 point 4th quarter by TCU moved the score from 20-7 Arkansas to 28-20 Horned Frogs.
The Hogs TD and two point conversion tied it up. A blocked field goal put the game into overtime.
TCU could only manage a field goal in the second OT so the Razorbacks TD meant the trophy was heading home to Fayetteville.
This is the third time Arkansas has taken the trophy. They beat Texas on 10/16/1965 and rattled off 5 more victories before losing to LSU in the1966 Cotton Bowl. The only other time they won the trophy was the epic upset over eventual National Champ, LSU on 11/23/2007. They fell again in the Cotton Bowl to Missouri in their next game.
They also lost in trophy games against USC in September of 1973, Duke in October of 1974, Baylor in November of 1991, USC again in September of 2005, Auburn in October of 2007, Florida in October of 2009 and Alabama in September of 2010. Their overall record in trophy games is 8-9.

Looking ahead to the Razorbacks schedule:
9/17 vs. Texas State (in Fayetteville)
9/24 vs. Texas A&M (in Dallas)
10/1 vs. Alcorn State (in Little Rock)
10/8 vs. Alabama (in Fayetteville)
10/15 vs. Mississippi (in Fayetteville)
10/22 at Auburn
11/5 vs. Florida (at Fayetteville)
11/12 vs. LSU (at Fayetteville)
11/19 at Mississippi State
11/25 at Missouri

Lots of home games for Arkansas - their website lists the Texas A&M game as a home game in Dallas. I'm guessing that may be a mistake, but it isn't a true road game either way.

If they get by the game in Jerryworld, I don't think they'll get by Alabama, even at home.

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