It wasn’t the outcome a lot of us were looking for in Little Rock last Saturday. The Hogs continue to make costly penalties and turnovers that are game changers, just too much for a young team to recover.
The atmosphere was electric as the sun shone brightly Saturday on the War Memorial golf course. Grills were grilling, children were throwing footballs on every green and tee, and drinks were flowing faster than Sherman passing through Atlanta.
Here we go again, hoping for an end to what seems like 40 years of wandering in the SEC wilderness. Let my people go ... to a Bowl game. Can the Hogs pull together FOUR solid quarters (and maybe a solid overtime) against the Dawgs? Who knows.
When Arkansas running back Kody Walker crossed the goal line without the ball early in the first quarter, it wasn’t just foreshadowing a game of missed opportunities. It was also a critical point in Tusk to Tail history.
Will it be an Alabama butt-whoopin’ for the Hogs this week? The previous six weeks of the college football season may have been a strange trip already, but Tusk to Tail says the odds are slim for a classic upset over Sabin’s Crimson Tide.
Bama Week. Say it slowly. Let the importance sink in a bit. The Hogs have not beaten the Crimson Tide since 2006 in Fayetteville when 4/5 of the Springdale Five were still on campus and Gus Malzahn was allegedly calling the plays for Houston Nutt.
Arkansas’ sports world is prepping for the Saturday (Oct. 11) sold-out game in Fayetteville between the Razorbacks and No. 7 Alabama. The previous two matches have not been pretty for the Hogs, with Alabama winning 52-0 in 2013 and winning 52-0 in 2012.
For the first time anyone can remember, every single game is a matchup of ranked teams. There’s not a lot of consensus in the Tusk to Tail picks, but they all agree it’s a great time for a bye week. What better way to spend a week away from going to a Razorback football game than sitting on a cou
Somehow, someway the 2014 installment of the Southwest Classic again lived up to its name, as a rising Arkansas squad and national title contender Texas A&M played an overtime thriller at AT&T Stadium in Dallas.
The Tusk to Tail crew is off to Arlington to see if the Hogs can pull off an upset against a Texas A&M team that appears to be even better without that Johnny fella. Few with the crew are giving the Hogs a chance against the Aggies.
Dallas is the home away from home for many Arkansas fans. The Big D is home to the Cotton Bowl and Reunion Arena, sporting venues Hog fans grew up on and attended for decades. Basketball and football titles were won in both, and our visitors enjoyed the big city hustle and bustle.
Last week the Tusk to Tail crew were impressive their prediction on the Arkansas matchup against Texas Tech. This week some of the professional tailgaters believe the Hogs will have a tougher battle against the Huskies of Northern Illinois.
It was clear Saturday was going to be different from the moment we stepped outside. Drizzling rain, cold gusty breezes, and temperatures in the 40s is not what Tusk to Tail expected for an early season mid-afternoon game in West Texas.
This week Tusk to Tail is joined by prodigal son Craig Jones, who is coming up from Houston to root for his alma mater, and Thane Chisholm, because every trip to West Texas should have a guy whose name sounds like a Louis L’amour character.
The year was 1989. What do you remember? “Dead Poet’s Society” was the top grossing movie, Poison’s “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” ruled the Billboards Charts, and Ken Hatfield was coaching the Hogs to a 10-2 season and a 45-13 win over Texas Tech in Lubbock.
"You get Nicholls State, no Coca Cola and no crowd. Enjoy," read Friday's Tusk to Tail headline. The line summarized Jack Clark's displeasure for Arkansas scheduling a small FCS opponent after Razorback Stadium replaced the Southern soda with Pepsi.