It wouldn't be so bad if Arkansas didn't let A&M off the hook every time. They legit should have beaten them each of the last four years.
It's a weird dynamic for Bielema who has fared better against Ole Miss and LSU than A&M and Mississippi State. He finally got over some hoodoo last year with wins over Florida and MSU. Hopefully he can finally do it next year with A&M and Alabama (far less likely).
4 year recap. And these are just the big plays that led to scores, not ALL big plays allowed.
1st Drive: 49 yard pass
2nd Drive: 14 & 20 yard pass and Manziel 20 yard scramble.
4th Drive: 2 RB rushes for 31 yards and 2 Manziel scrambles for 27 yards.
3rd Qtr: A&M makes a Pick 6.
8th Drive: 3 rushes by RBís for 42 yards.
10th Drive: Starting at their own 43, 2 RB rushes for 41 yards.
Final Score: A&M 45 Arkansas 33
1st Drive: After a KO Ret of 51 yards to the Ark 49, on 2nd and 4 at the Ark 43 we get called for Illegal Use of the Hands, actually costs us 21 yards. 1st and 10 at our 22. 13 yard run for TD.
5th Drive: 3rd and 10 at A&M 46, A&M incompletion, Ark Off-Sides, 5 yard penalty. Hill scrambles 10 yards for a 1st down.
5th Drive: A&M run of 24 yards and 1 completion for 12 yards.
10th Drive: 1 play, 1 completion for 86 yards and 6 points.
13th Drive: 2 plays, 2 completions for 73 yards and 6 points.
OT: 1 play, rush for 25 yards for 6 points.
Final Score: A&M 35 Arkansas 28
2nd Drive: 3 passes for 91 yards, 6 points.
3rd Drive: 2 passes for 86 yards, FG made, 3 points.
8th Drive: 1 pass for 63 yards, drive ends in a TD, 6 points. A&M ties game with 2:50 remaining, 21-21.
OT: A&M 2 plays, 25 yards, 6 points.
Final Score: A&M 28 Arkansas 21
1st Drive: After running the KO back 42 yards, A&M starts at their own 42. 1 RB run of 27 yards. FG 3 pts.
3rd Drive: After recovering a Reed fumble, A&M takes over at their own 49 yard line. 2 runs for 51 yards, 6 points.
5th Drive: Pinned at their 1 yard line, 3rd and 7 at their own 4, incomplete pass but Personal Foul on Ark gives A&M a first down at their own 19.
5th Drive: 2 rushes for 56 yards, drive ends in a FG, 3 points.
6th Drive: 1 pass for 17 yards and 3 runs for 60 yards. 6 points.
8th Drive: 1 play, 1 pass, 92 yards for a TD. 6 points.
9th Drive: 3rd and 2 at A&M 49, incompletion, Def Pass Interference, 15 yard penalty, 1st down A&M.
9th Drive: 2 runs for 47 yards, TD, 6 points.
10th Drive: After recovering an Arkansas fumble, A&M begins at the Ark 15. 3 plays, TD, 6 points.
11th Drive: After recovering a failed onside kick, A&M starts at their own 48. 3 plays, 52 yards, TD, 6 points.
Final Score: A&M 45 Arkansas 24
Big plays allowed. Knock out the big plays allowed and we have a different story all 4 years. I am rooting for Paul Rhoads and the Defense.