Posted: 6:00 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013
By Brandon Larrabee
You don't ever want to say that a team has quit on the season, unless you're very clear that it has, because that's one of the harshest accusations you can make against a team. And it's not at all clear that the Razorbacks have quit on the season -- in fact, some players are still performing rather well -- but no one could really blame them if they did.
Things have gotten worse and worse in Fayetteville all year long. The losses started out small -- by four at Rutgers, by a respectable 12 against Johny Manziel after keeping the score close for most of the game -- and then seemed to snowball. A 20-point defeat at Florida, a 45-point clobbering against South Carolina, a 52-point beatdown by Alabama, and then an 18-point loss to Auburn.
Now they go to Oxford against a team that has possibilities opening up in front of it. The Rebels aren't going to Atlanta this year, but an eight-win season seems more likely than not and a nine-win campaign isn't out of the question. No, neither of these teams has quit -- but only one has a reason to continue to play.
Ole Miss 38, Arkansas 13