So close, so painful: Hogs must win close ones to turn corner

By: Tom Murphy
Published: Saturday, September 30, 2017
Arkansas coach Bret Bielema stands on the sideline during a game against Texas A&M on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. The Razorbacks lost 50-43 in overtime to the Aggies, marking Arkansas' 12th one-score defeat under the fifth-year coach.
Photo by Benjamin Krain
Arkansas coach Bret Bielema stands on the sideline during a game against Texas A&M on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. The Razorbacks lost 50-43 in overtime to the Aggies, marking Arkansas' 12th one-score defeat under the fifth-year coach.

Angry Razorbacks and frustrated fans will converge on Reynolds Razorback Stadium today.

Crazy 8s

• Bret Bielema is 6-12 (.333) in games decided by 1 possession, 8 points or less, during his 4-plus seasons at Arkansas. A look at those games.

SEASON;OPP.;RESULT;COMMENT

2013;@Rutgers;L 28-24;Led by 17 in 3rd; gave up punt return TD

2013:Miss. State;L 24-17 (OT);Late fumble at Bulldogs’ 9 in 4th

2013;@LSU;L 31-27;Led 27-21, yielded FG, 99-yard TD drive

2014;Texas A&M;L 35-28 (OT);Led 28-14 in 4th

2014;Alabama;L 14-13;Fumbled inside 1, dropped INTs

2014;@Miss. State;L17-10;Led No. 1 Bulldogs 10-0 in 2nd

2014;@Missouri;L 21-14;Led 14-3 late in the 2nd quarter

2015;Toledo;L 16-12;Penalties, red zone woes strike in LR

2015:Texas A&M;L 28-21 (OT);Led 21-13 in fourth quarter

2015;@Tennessee;W 24-20;9-game skid in tight games ends

2015;Auburn;W 54-46 (4 OT);Shootout had do-or-die conversions

2015;@Ole Miss;W 53-52 (OT);Bielema highlight: Henry Heave, bold OT call

2015;Miss. State;L 51-50;Blocked late FG ended string of narrow vicrtories

2016;La. Tech;W 21-20;Allen leads late TD drive, defense holds

2016:@TCU;W 41-38 (2 OT);Shootout erupts after Hogs led 21-7 in 4th

2016;Ole Miss;W 34-30;Ramirez’s forced fumble securies victory

2016;@Missouri;L 28-24;17-point halftime lead dissolves

2017;Texas A&M;L 50-43 (OT);Held 21-7 lead, gouged by big plays

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