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Texas A&M vs. Arkansas: 5 Things We Learned About the Razorbacks

James BrownSenior Analyst IOctober 1, 2011

Texas A&M vs. Arkansas: 5 Things We Learned About the Razorbacks

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    One of the biggest games on the early college football schedule was the game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Arkansas Razorbacks.

    This exciting game came down to the wire and revealed five new things that we learned about the Razorbacks. This is exactly the kind of win that could define the season for a football team.

Rivalry Reborn

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    The history and tradition between these two teams is everlasting, but now with the Aggies joining the SEC it could become one of the best games to watch every season.

    This game is an example of how fun it could be to watch these two teams square off. It will provide a great launching pad for future matchups.  

Bobby Petrino Is Underrated

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    When great head coaches in the game today are discussed, Bobby Petrino does not top the list, but maybe he should. The Hogs were down 35-17 at halftime.

    The offensive line was getting abused by the blitz, the defense was missing tackles and the Hogs looked flat.

    The team adjusted at halftime and looked like a completely different team in the second half. That can be attributed to the great coaching of Petrino and his staff.

Air Hogs

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    Is there any reason to doubt that Arkansas has the best set of wide receivers in college football?

    Wide receiver Jarius Wright stood out as the main target of Tyler Wilson, as he grabbed 13 catches for 281 yards. The Razorbacks are so deep at wideout it provided serious matchup problems for the Aggies.

    The result was a come-from-behind victory and plenty of big plays.

Defense

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    The Hogs' defense is getting better.

    In the first half, the defense was shredded at nearly every possession, but they adjusted. They ultimately were the key to the victory as they silenced the Aggies' offense in the second half and had a key fourth down stop to seal the victory.

Broderick Green Is Back

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    The Razorbacks' backfield has been decimated by injuries. Knile Davis is gone for the season, and it looked as though Broderick Green would need some time to recover from a devastating injury before he could contribute on offense.

    After today’s performance, it is obvious he is ready now.

    Green had two touchdowns on nine carries, and the Hogs' running game is back in a big way!

     

    James Brown is a B/R Featured Columnist. Feel free to contact him at jtsneaks@gmail.com.

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