Arkansas dropped another heartbreaker last week, this time against Ole Miss in Little Rock in a 37-33 contest that went down to the wire. Making things worse for Chad Morris’ program, not only did the Razorbacks give up a 97-yard drive in the closing moments of the game but they lost several key players to injury against the Rebels.
The Razorbacks lost the momentum they had built following the injury to starting quarterback Ty Storey. During his Monday afternoon press conference, Morris could not say whether Storey would be able to play this weekend, noting he will receive more information later in the week.
When asked if a freshman quarterback could play if Storey can’t, Morris indicated that could be in the plans for the Razorbacks. Backup quarterback Cole Kelley isn’t hurt, but he did throw an interception that sealed Arkansas’ fate against Ole Miss.
Morris also offered an update on Devwah Whaley, saying the running back had to have surgery on his ankle. The team doesn’t anticipate the injury being a season ender, as Morris said Whaley could return in November.
The injury news wasn’t all bad for the Razorbacks, as Morris indicated running back Rakeem Boyd should be able to play this weekend. Boyd has been one of the offense’s most impressive breakout performers this season but left the Ole Miss game due to injury and did not return.
This weekend, Arkansas hosts Tulsa in Fayetteville for homecoming. Tulsa has a 1-5 record on the season.