Updated: Oct 4
Arkansas entered Saturday’s game as heavy underdogs and many questioned it. The #2 ranked Bulldogs proved why they are at the top of the college football world and their defense lived up to the hype once again as the defense shut down the Arkansas offense from the first snap of the game. Georgia dominated in all phases from the offense, defense, and special teams. Georgia Quarterback Stetson Bennett did what he was asked to do starting in place of injured Quarterback JT Daniels and managed a perfect game, but the game was dictated mostly on the ground where the Bulldogs could not be stopped. Arkansas had a lot of momentum on their side heading into this top 10 matchup but that can only carry a team so far when facing a team like Georgia.
Most realistic football fans knew that for Arkansas to have a shot to win this game they would have to of played a near-perfect game and limit mistakes. Arkansas did anything but and fell behind 21-0 in the first quarter after a blocked punt was recovered in the end zone for a touchdown blowing the game wide open. Good luck coming from that deficit against an ELITE defense like Georgia. Most people will look at this game and say Arkansas was overrated and they would be correct. However, Arkansas is still a really good team and has a chance to win every remaining game on their schedule except for maybe Alabama. This game was much more of a testament as to how good Georgia is than how overrated Arkansas is. Georgia made a great case as to why they should be ranked number 1 in the country and it might not even be that close.
Arkansas travels to Oxford next Saturday to take on the Ole Miss Rebels in a game that the Razorbacks will likely be underdogs yet again, but will have a much easier time moving the football against an improved but still vulnerable Ole Miss defense. Expect Arkansas to respond and show why they are not the typical Razorback team of the past who would let go of the rope after an ugly loss.
Article was written by Christian Johnston