The Razorbacks’ Third Straight Loss Brings out the Misguided Haters


Immediately after Arkansas’s third straight loss of the season, a 38-23 “upset” on Saturday at the hands of unranked Auburn at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, much of Hog Nation took to social media to vent about the defeat: their reasoning centered on SEC officiating and one-sided calls, naturally, and Razorback offensive coordinator Kendal Briles, especially. Defensive coordinator Barry Odom wasn’t spared much, either, though his defense allowed 21 points less than a week earlier in Mississippi.

Unlike Auburn, though, Odom’s defense didn’t score a touchdown, and in fact failed to force a fumble for the fifth straight game. Montaric Brown’s interception late in the first half seemed to ignite the Hogs’ fight to get back in the game.

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