It has been a rough 24 hours for the Arkansas Razorbacks, as they suffered a shocking 34-31 overtime defeat to the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks, dropped out of the AP Top 25 poll and were dealt a handful of possible injuries to worsen the damages.
However, some good news has arrived, as John L. Smith gave a promising couple words pertaining to the health of senior quarterback Tyler Wilson.
Coach Smith said Wilson’s prognosis was “good” and he is “day-to-day” during an interview with reporters in Tuscaloosa on Sunday.
“Good” and “day-to-day” sounds positive to me, especially regarding a possible concussion and head injury. I would assume these three words will result in Wilson getting the start for the SEC showdown in Fayetteville, Arkansas against the country’s number one squad, the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Tevin Mitchel was also injured in the game, on a scary play, resulting in Mitchel being carted off the field. The sophomore corner-back collided head-on with line-backer Alonzo Highsmith. Mitchel remains at a hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas and is doubtful for next week’s game against Alabama.
Freshman full-back Kody Walker, will miss the rest of the season with a lower-leg injury. Not good news for junior running-back Knile Davis who will lose another potential blocker.
Davis has 132 yards on 34 carries for two touchdowns after two games, which is only a 3.9 yards-per-carry average. That average is decent against SEC opposition, but not Jacksonville State and Louisiana-Monroe.
I have heard of a remedy that does cure “everything”. Winning. If John L. Smith and the boys can defend their home field on September 15th against number one ranked Alabama, things will feel exceptionally better.
Paul Bentley is a contributor for Rant Sports
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