FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas has gone from national championship hopeful to a team trying to stay together after three games this season.
The latest crushing blow for the Razorbacks (1-2, 0-1 Southeastern Conference) came in the form of a 52-0 drubbing at the hands of No. 1 Alabama (3-0, 1-0) on Saturday. It was the Crimson Tide's second straight shutout, the first time Arkansas had been shut out in Razorback Stadium in 46 years.
Quarterback Tyler Wilson didn't play in the loss, during which Arkansas gained only 137 total yards. Wilson hopes to return from a head injury next week against Rutgers, a game of now critical importance to first-year Razorbacks coach John L. Smith.