South Carolina Hammers Arkansas

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Arkansas scored on the game's opening possession and looked to be poised to upset No. 14 South Carolina.

Then the Gamecocks scored 52 straight points.

South Carolina held Arkansas to just 30 yards passing as Bret Bielema was handed his worst loss in his coaching career as the Razorbacks went down 52-7 on homecoming.

Connor Shaw was 19-of-28 passing for South Carolina with 219 yards and three touchdowns while adding 37 yards rushing and another score. Mike Davis continued to pile up huge chucks of yards as he rushed for 128 yards and a touchdown.

Arkansas, who lost their fourth straight game, committed three turnovers including an interception that was returned inside the Razorbacks' 10-yard line.

The Razorbacks rushed for 217 yards, with 69 coming from receiver Keon Hatcher. Hatcher broke a 50 yard run but lost a fumble at the end of the run to kill a possession. Alex Collins also lost a fumble after a 28 yard run that hit the pylon, resulting in a touchback for the Gamecocks.

South Carolina dominated every statistical category, including time of possession despite Arkansas attempting just 13 passes. The Razorbacks had the ball for just 16:35 of the 60 minutes. The Gamecocks had 537 yards of total offense.

Things won't get any easier for Arkansas as they travel to No. 1 Alabama next Saturday.

5 comments

    • karra

      You can’t jump all over the coach this quickly. He cannot come in and work miracles. It will take a few years to build the program back up.

  • Hope

    Nope, I disagree. As much as we are paying him, it should happen this year! We are paying him winning money. A good coach takes what he has and makes it better. Your suggesting that we need him to take 4 years so he can recruit the best? If so, we don’t need a good coach, we need a good recruiter! As I said, he should concentrate on being a good coach and not on superstitions!

  • hogfan

    I am so tired of sitting in the stands year after year hoping and praying that “this is the year”. I don’t know if the athletes are un-coachable, and undisciplined or the coaches just can’t coach in the SEC. Honeymoon is over. The fans really needed to win last Saturday.

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