Fayetteville Feast: Arkansas rolls 66-7

James MoseleyCorrespondent ISeptember 30, 2007

IconIn Arkansas' victory Saturday night in Fayetteville the Hogs gained more than a simple "W."

The defense gained some of their dignity and confidence back. The offense did a little touching up on the passing game. And D-Mac continued  his Heisman campaign.

Casey Dick was much improved from previous games, going 12/21 for 210 yards and three touchdowns. Granted they were playing North Texas...not exactly a powerhouse. But if you look at it that way your view is obviously jaded.

The Hogs needed this game.

Casey Dick needed a 210 yard performance. The running backs needed to stack up 446 yards. And the defense needed to hold a team to 7 points and cause two turnovers resulting in 14 points.

The receivers needed to gain the confidence they have been lacking all season. Passes were completed to nine different receivers. Two of them had 70-plus yards. 

The Hogs set a record with their 713 yards of total offense...the second most total yards in Arkansas' history (859 yard performance against Pittsburg State in 1937).

So if you think the Arkansas Razorbacks just came away with an easy win on Saturday, you might want to take a look at the bigger picture. Momentum and confidence go a long way in college football. And that's exactly what the Hogs will have when Auburn comes to town Oct. 13.