After winning his debut game in Fayetteville against Louisiana-Lafayette, Arkansas coach Brett Bielema admitted that his team was not ready to beat teams in the SEC. A week later, almost everyone in the college football universe agrees.
We are the only team in the SEC that plays eight straight games without a bye week, Bielema said after his inaugural victory with the Razorbacks. Our last game of an eight-game stretch is at Alabama, two-time defending national champs. For us to be where we want in eight weeks, we have to get better.
The Razorbacks need to improve well before the Oct. 19 trip to Tuscaloosa. They are 2-0, which is better than Georgia, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Florida and Mississippi State, but the Razorback victories have been anything but emphatic.
After beating the Ragin Cajuns 34-14, Bielemas team trailed Samford, the Birmingham-based team from the Football Championship Subdivision, 21-17 in the fourth quarter. The Hogs came back to win with two touchdowns...