Arkansas drops epic Pirates of the Caribbean social media troll of Mississippi State
Arkansas pulled off one of the biggest upsets in recent college football history with a win at No. 16 Mississippi State. But it may have been their social media troll of Mike Leach’s Pirate nickname that won the night.
The Razorbacks created four turnovers, and a week after Mississippi State won at LSU, Arkansas set the SEC West into full-fledged spin cycle with the 21-14 victory.
Arkansas overcame two turnovers of its own, and overcame a yardage deficit when Mississippi State outgained the Razorbacks 400-275.
First-year coach Sam Pittman and new defensive coordinator Barry Odom led the Razorbacks to end the program’s 10-game overall losing streak, and 20-game SEC losing streak. Zone coverage caused problems for Leach’s Air Raid offensive attack as QB K.J. Costello looked much different than he did a week ago when he carved up the LSU defense.
QB Feleipe Franks was 20-for-28 passing for 212 yards and two touchdowns and the Razorbacks got valuable fill-in yards from Trelon Smith in place of the injured Rakeem Boyd. De’Vion Warren added four catches for 100 yards and a touchdown.
The Razorbacks will look to build on this next week when they meet Auburn.
— Arkansas Razorbacks 🐗 (@ArkRazorbacks) October 4, 2020