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Rutgers hands Hogs first loss under Bielema

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Coming into their non-conference road game with Rutgers, Arkansas was No. 11 in the country in rushing yards per game.  With starting quarterback Brandon Allen out due to injury, the Razorbacks figured to lean even more on their running game.

The Scarlet Knights, though, put a halt to both the ground assault and UA’s winning ways.

Rutgers held Arkansas to just 101 yards rushing — they came into the game averaging 294.3 — in coming away with a huge, come-from-behind 28-24 win in Piscataway.  The Hogs were held to less than a three-yard average on their 34 carries.

It was the first loss for the Razorbacks after starting the season 3-0 in the first year under Bret Bielema.

While the RU defense was the story of the game, the Knights’ resilience wasn’t far behind.  Late in the third quarter, Rutgers trailed Arkansas 24-7; three touchdowns later — including two of quarterback Gary Nova‘s three touchdown passes — the Knights escaped with the biggest win of the Kyle Flood era.

Nova , who had been somewhat questionable in the week leading up to the game due to a concussion, threw for 346 yards.

The win over Arkansas was Rutgers’ second straight against the Hogs (35-26 in Fayetteville last year) and its fourth consecutive against a team from the SEC.

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11 Responses to “Rutgers hands Hogs first loss under Bielema”
  1. cwk22 says: Sep 21, 2013 7:26 PM

    Only my Hogs can snatch defeat from the Jaws of victory. Another come from ahead loss. Looked like a Houston Nutt Team.

  2. thejjtrain says: Sep 21, 2013 7:41 PM


  3. hounut says: Sep 21, 2013 7:48 PM

    Sad. We were out coached!

  4. rcpecook says: Sep 21, 2013 8:01 PM

    Sorry hounut. Get used to it, but after all your school chose to bring this mouthbreather to town.

  5. ddjesus says: Sep 21, 2013 8:33 PM


  6. twelvesbelt says: Sep 21, 2013 8:38 PM

    Couldn’t happen to a classier guy.

  7. smoc99 says: Sep 21, 2013 8:58 PM

    Yep. #karma.

  8. leroysbutler says: Sep 21, 2013 9:29 PM

    Get used to it. This clown is one of the worst game managers I’ve ever seen. And his skanky wife is classless.

  9. ningenito78 says: Sep 21, 2013 10:14 PM

    Rutgers is better than people realize. They aren’t going to dominate the B1G by any stretch but anybody that thinks they’re going to walk in and be a bottom feeding punching bag hasn’t been watching the last few years.

  10. johngaltwho says: Sep 21, 2013 11:12 PM

    Yup, Karma for the Bielema’s.

  11. onbucky96 says: Sep 22, 2013 5:02 AM

    I was having flashbacks during the end of the game. There was that look of helpless stupidity on Brett Beilama’s face. We saw that a lot at Wisconsin. #Karma Mrs.Beilama!

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