Although a win is a win, many Hog fans are mildly disgruntled at the poor execution that took place in War Memorial Stadium.
By all rights the Hogs should have rolled over the Mocs like a Mack truck over a speed bump. But the fact of the matter is that the Mocs came to play. And while their play wasn't all that impressive, it was enough to make the Hogs win look very unimpresssive.
Darren McFadden put up very pedestrian like numbers—Felix Jones continues to put up big numbers.
At one point Jones had 8 carries for 119 yards...that's 14.8 yards per carry. Many people still don't get that Felix Jones could easily be the starting tailback for any team in the nation. Bar none.
And when Arkansas has the two best running backs in the nation, they should muster more than a 34-15 victory over Tenn-Chattanooga.
I'm not here to take anything away from the Mocs. They played just like they should have. But at the same time Arkansas shouldn't have had as many problems as they did.
Blame it on the Hogs carelessness. Whether it was turnovers, poor passing or poor blocking—if Arkansas is interested in participating in post season play, they may want to look into tightning up.
Granted they only have to win 4 more games. But I think going from 10-4 to 7-6 would have some kind of affect on the programs morale. Arkansas really is better than what they have been playing. A few plays going Arkansas' way against Alabama and Kentucky and the Hogs would be sitting pretty possibly in the top five for the second year in a row.
When Auburn comes to town the Hogs will have to tighten their chin straps and get ready to play SEC ball. There won't be an easy score. The Tigers remember what the Hogs did to them last year in front of their home crowd. And Auburn will be looking to return the favor. So when next Saturday rolls around, the Hogs better be ready to get busy. I gurantee you that Auburn is coming to play.