Fans have questions about Arkansas's failed 2-point attempt in loss at Ole Miss
The Arkansas-Ole Miss game was a wild one, with both teams lighting up the scoreboard before Ole Miss held on for a 52-51 victory.
The Razorbacks scored a touchdown on the final play of regulation. Then, instead of going for the tie to force overtime, the Hogs went for the win.
As you can see below, the RPO play that was called by OC Kendal Briles didn’t work, leading to an incompletion. Game over. Ole Miss wins:
WHAT A FINISH IN OXFORD!
Arkansas went for the win, but fell just short on the 2-point conversion at Ole Miss.
52-51 final. Wow. pic.twitter.com/2hAn3rGRvU
— ESPN (@espn) October 9, 2021
Naturally, while most Hog fans loved the aggressiveness of going for the win, they didn’t love the way it was executed.
Here’s some of the reaction to the final play of the game on Saturday afternoon:
Arkansas really tried to run the same play that worked earlier in the game there. Speed Option RPO. Can’t imagine a play like that working again in that big of a spot.
— THEE One & Only (@hubbabubba_31) October 9, 2021
Go for two and lose pic.twitter.com/bl9sYtqEoO
— The Figurehead Francis Rastede (@TheFigureheadFR) October 9, 2021
You have Cam Newton 2.0 back there and you throw the ball..unbelievable
— Matt Livingston (@Matt_liv) October 9, 2021
Run the ball maybe? Ya know, stick to our identity
— Hogs by 90! (4-1) (@mikedentis) October 9, 2021
We’ll see what Sam Pittman says about the decision in his postgame press conference.