Arkansas is in a tough spot after losing at South Carolina last weekend. And the Razorbacks have a much tougher opponent this Saturday when they travel to take on Alabama.
Chris Fowler will be calling the game for ESPN. But before the matchup, he discussed the Hogs on Friday on SportsTalk with Bo Mattingly, addressing what they need to do to get this season back on track.
“I’m seeing a team that better summon some pride,” Fowler told Mattingly. “When I watched the South Carolina game, you go in there as a favorite and get walloped, sort of get worn down on defense after halftime, you get deflated by a late touchdown. Those are all bad signs. I like what I’m hearing from Santos Ramirez right now, the leaders of the team who are outspoken guys that need to rally the cause. They’re going to have to summon all of that.”
Arkansas lost, 48-22, to South Carolina last week to fall to 2-3. The Razorbacks have lost three of their last four games, a stretch that also includes losses to TCU and Texas A&M.
It may be a slim chance that Arkansas can upset Alabama, but Fowler said one thing that the Razorbacks can’t do is beat themselves early against the No. 1-ranked team in the country.
“You cannot come in here with a deer-in-the-headlights look and be a team that lacks resolve and resilience, you’re going to get hammered. Alabama has had first-round knockouts,” Fowler told Mattingly. “You have to weather the first-quarter storm, and the past four opponents haven’t been able to do that against Alabama.”
The Razorbacks and Crimson Tide kick on Saturday at 7:15 p.m. ET on ESPN.
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