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New Arkansas head football coach Bret Bielema said that he left Wisconsin and the Big 10 for Arkansas because he wanted to see how his coaching talents stood-up in the SEC, the top conference in the country.  Well, so far the answer is not pretty.

The Hogs remained winless in the league with a 24-17 overtime loss to Mississippi State in Little Rock.  The Bulldogs had never won in the stae of Arkansas, and the Hogs had never lost eight games in-a-row in the program’s history.  Both those storylines changed today as the Razorbacks have not won a game since beating Southern Mississippi on September 14th.

Arkansas took a 10-0 lead, allowed the Bulldogs to tie it at 10-10, but then took a 17-10 advantage in the 3rd quarter on a 22 yard run by Julian Horton.

But Mississippi St. tied it in the 4th quarter on a Tyler Russell five-yard pass to Jameon Lewis and after missing a 42 yard game-winning field goal with 24 seconds left in regulation, took the lead on the first play of overtime on a 25-yard touchdown run by Damiam Williams.  Arkansas failed to score on its overtime possession to match the Bulldogs as Brandon Allen threw an interception on 4th down to secure Mississippi State’s 24-17 overtime victory.

Joe Hickman Reporting
jhickman@ky3.com

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