While Arkansas is assuredly higher than its current incarnations — 3-7 final season, 2-10 earlier than that and 2-10 earlier than that — the Razorbacks’ efficiency on Saturday alerts that Arkansas is just not again to being an influence paying homage to the Frank Broyles period. Indeed, the crew’s evisceration on Saturday most likely did extra to gasoline questions on the energy of Texas A&M, a preseason playoff contender that misplaced by 10 to Arkansas final month, than it did to herald the begin of a dynasty, and even one thing rather more modest, in Fayetteville.
Arkansas did, nonetheless, win the coin toss.
The Razorbacks deferred till the second half and, after a touchback, invited Stetson Bennett, Georgia’s second-string quarterback, to trot out in the place of the injured JT Daniels, who had began for the Bulldogs in opposition to Clemson, South Carolina and Vanderbilt.
The snap got here from the 25-yard line. Bennett saved the ball and sped towards his proper, practically choosing up a primary down. The subsequent play introduced the subsequent offensive outburst, this time with the arm of a operating Bennett: a 16-yard go to Ladd McConkey, a redshirt freshman who caught it as two Arkansas defenders drew shut a step or two too slowly.
When Georgia’s drive finally seemed ever so barely imperiled — the Bulldogs confronted third-and-1 — the tailback Zamir White zipped by way of for a landing, his third of the season and the first of his two on the floor on Saturday, together with a special-teams rating.
Georgia’s nine-play, 75-yard, shutout-starting drive, which consumed simply greater than 4 minutes, quickly counted as a relative pleasure for an Arkansas crew that gave up 273 speeding yards to the Bulldogs.
The Razorbacks, uncomfortably positioned for his or her offensive debut close to the chest-painted followers in the first row of Georgia’s pupil part, lined up with KJ Jefferson at quarterback. He had proven ability in the season’s first video games and entered Saturday as the lone SEC quarterback with at the least 800 passing yards and 200 on the floor this season.
But Southern hospitality goes solely up to now on game day, right here or in some other SEC city. Jeers and roars swept by way of the stadium.