Arkansas still upset with loss to Missouri
Leading 24-7 at halftime against Mizzou on Nov. 25, the Arkansas Razorbacks appeared to be well on their way to a road victory in their regular-season finale.
However, the Hogs imploded in the second half, allowing the Tigers to score 21 unanswered points to claim a surprising 28-24 win in the Battle Line Rivalry.
As Arkansas prepares for the Belk Bowl, which will take place on Thursday, Dec. 29, QB Austin Allen told WholeHogSports.com that the team is still thinking about the Missouri game:
“It’ll linger with me for a while,” Allen said this week. “I mean, it’s always in the back of your mind. I was pretty mad for about two or three weeks, like it was a taste in your mouth and you just couldn’t get it away. It’s always there.”
Though the coaching staff insists it has moved on from the loss, Allen is trying to use the game as motivation for the Belk Bowl, saying he doesn’t want a similar outcome:
“Hopefully it kind of p****s a bunch of other players off and it lights a fire under them, just so it won’t happen again,” Allen said.
The Razorbacks will take on Virginia Tech in the Belk Bowl on Dec. 29. The game kicks off at 4:30 p.m. Central time and can be seen on ESPN.