2021-2022 Arkansas Football Season Review

This Arkansas team has been its best since at least the 2011 campaign where it made the Cotton Bowl and beat Kansas State. The year prior it was even better and was seen as one of the top three teams in the country by much of the media before falling to Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl.

Schedule Review:

September 4
Arkansas 38, Rice 17 (Fayetteville)
Despite falling behind 10-7 at half and 17-7 in the third quarter, the rushing attack led by QB KJ Jefferson picked up the first win of 2021 for the hogs.

September 11
Arkansas 40, Texas 21 (Fayetteville)
In a sold out Razorback Stadium, Arkansas dominated Texas led again by the rushing attack. QB KJ Jefferson and running backs Trelon Smith, Raheim Sanders, and Dominique Johnson all got involved in a huge program defining win for Sam Pittman.

September 18
Arkansas 45, Georgia Southern 10 (Fayetteville)
Arkansas proved that they had an aerial attack in a dominant win over Georgia Southern. Potential first round pick receiver Treylon Burks finally scored his first touchdown of the season and KJ Jefferson proved he could be a passer downfield.

September 25
Arkansas 20, Texas A&M 10 (Arlington)
The Razorbacks broke a nine game losing streak to Texas A&M in Jerry World. The Hogs used first half scores from Treylon Burks and AJ Green to propel themselves to a 4-0 record entering the toughest stretch of the season.

October 2
Georgia 37, Arkansas 0 (Athens)
Following College GameDay’s first appearance at an Arkansas game in sometime, Georgia, the team that would go on to be the number one ranked team in the country for much of the season, humbled an Arkansas team that was ranked number eight in the AP Poll.

October 9
Ole Miss 52, Arkansas 51 (Oxford)
In easily the most exciting game of the year, QBs Matt Corrall (Ole Miss) and KJ Jefferson battled it out. It came down to the last play of the game where the hogs were down 52-45. Jefferson threw it to receiver turned tight end Trey Knox to get the score within one before a failed two point attempt to potentially win the game. This game was also the most heartbreaking.

October 16
Auburn 38, Arkansas 21 (Auburn)
Easily Arkansas most disappointing loss came on homecoming to Auburn. Despite another terribly officiated game against the tigers, Arkansas led 21-17 in the third quarter. The hogs did not score a point after that and allowed for then Auburn QB Bo Nix to have a career day.

October 23
Arkansas 45, UAPB 3 (Little Rock)
In the annual game in Little Rock, Arkansas used a dominant first half from receiver Treylon Burks to crush instate opponent UAPB. The Hogs scored no points in the second half with all second stringers as backup QB Malik Hornsby struggled mightily.

November 6
Arkansas 31, Mississippi State 28 (Fayetteville)
Arkansas got out to leads in the first half and third quarter and needed multiple field goal misses by kicker Nolan McCord to beat the Bulldogs, who were led by QB Will Rogers. Following a terrific two minute drill led by KJ Jefferson that ended in a Dominique Johnson touchdown, Mississippi State’s McCord missed a potential game tying field goal in the final seconds.

November 13
Arkansas 16, LSU 13 (Baton Rouge)
Arkansas struggled in the first half against an LSU team that had nothing to lose with head coach Ed Oregeron headed out. Jefferson had a good enough second half to propel the hogs into overtime before an interception by All-SEC CB Montaric Brown and a presumptive Cam Little game-winning field goal.

November 20
Alabama 42, Arkansas 35 (Tuscaloosa)
Arkansas came the closest to beating Alabama since 2014 (the hogs last beat Alabama in 2006). Treylon Burks had a phenomenal game (8 catches, 179 yards, 2 TDs) while playing hurt. Alabama QB Bryce Young had over 500 passing yards against a Jalen Catalon-less Arkansas secondary, which was what got them the win.

November 27
Arkansas 34, Missouri 17 (Fayetteville)
Arkansas dominated this game. Treylon Burks again had a phenomenal performance and helped Arkansas reach its best regular season win total in some time.

January 1
Arkansas 24, Penn State 10 (Outback Bowl, Tampa)
Despite struggling in the first half, Arkansas’ defense shut out Penn State in the second half and again dominated using the running game en route to a victory over a Penn State team riddled with opt-outs. Arkansas was also without star receiver Burks and top pass-rusher Tre Williams due to preparations for the NFL Draft. KJ Jefferson, Domonique Johnson, Raheim Sanders, and Malik Hornsby gashed the Nittany Lions running the ball in the second half and senior defensive back Joe Foucha sealed the game when he intercepted Penn State QB Sean Clifford in the end zone.

By Carter Huff

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