Published: Tue, October 10, 2017
Medical | By Garry George

3 takeaways from loss to SC in Week 6

3 takeaways from loss to SC in Week 6

Arkansas was going toe-to-toe with SC in the first half tying the game at 10.

The Razorbacks could not muster production with Allen in the second half and were adversely affected by turnovers on consecutive possessions in the third quarter.

The Razorbacks' most recent victory over a Power 5 team - 58-42 over Mississippi State - took place last November 19. Nick Saban, not exactly a jovial St. Nick at any time, gets something to chew on in practice. Are you going to solve problems by going on the road in Bryant-Denny Stadium at night after Alabama had a subpar game? Alabama won 45-30 past year in Fayetteville despite allowing 400 passing yards to Austin Allen, who hasn't looked the same since.

It was the first time with multiple defensive touchdowns since September 10, 2011, against Georgia and first time in the school's record books the Gamecocks had three defensive touchdowns.

Bentley finished 16 of 31 for 199 yards and three touchdowns.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas quarterback Austin Allen is expected to play against No. 1 Alabama this weekend even though he is still recovering from a shoulder injury.

Skai Moore would take an Allen pick to the house and TJ Brunson would put the nail in the coffin with a 73-yard scoop-and-score.

The Gamecocks rushed 25 times for 109 yards in the second half after taking a 17-10 lead with four seconds left in second quarter on Jake Bentley's 18-yard touchdown pass to Bryan Edwards.

After scoring 17 or fewer points in each of its past three games, it was no secret SC needed to find new ways to produce points. These two schools entered the SEC together in 1992 with Paul Finebaum, then an Alabama sportswriter, saying that the conference had lowered its standards by taking in strays.

Bielema also struggled to explain Arkansas' second-half issues, some of which occurred during the 50-43 overtime loss to Texas A&M when the Aggies outscored the Razorbacks 33-22 after halftime.

"I don't think it's happened before", Muschamp said with a smile.

Texas A&M made nine tackles behind the line of scrimmage, including three sacks.

The Gamecocks are down another offensive playmaker this season. The Bulldogs today are a top-five team nationally and a clear No. 2 to Alabama in the SEC.

Malik Young will work out for the coaching staff early this week and will be evaluated after that. Still, being back in Columbia was something Williams will never forget.

"You have to stick your face in the fan and like it", he said. Does it make them contenders for the SEC East?

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