Gene Chizik: Arkansas is the most improved team in the country
There were a number of eye-opening results in college football on Saturday.
No. 12 Oregon’s win at No. 3 Ohio State would probably stand out as the biggest win of the day, but also garnering consideration would be Arkansas’ victory over 15th-ranked Texas.
That the Razorbacks won the game wouldn’t qualify as a huge surprise, but the way in which they won was impressive, as they dominated in all facets, including gashing the Longhorn’s defense to the tune of 333 rushing yards.
The end result was a 40-21 victory that really wasn’t even as close at the final score would indicate.
Of course, just one week earlier, Arkansas found itself trailing Rice at halftime, a 30 minutes of football that head coach Sam Pittman termed “embarrassing.”
The Razorbacks would outscore the Owls 21-0 in the 4th quarter to polish off a 38-17 win, but the performance had many wondering if Arkansas was in for a long year.
Nobody, however, is asking that question this morning.
In fact, on Saturday night on the SEC Network, former Auburn coach and SEC analyst Gene Chizik said, “From Week 1 to Week 2, (Arkansas) is the most improved team in the country.”
The Razorbacks return to action Saturday for a home game with Georgia Southern before opening SEC play a week later with a huge game against No. 5 Texas A&M.