The Arkansas Razorback Football team lost this past weekend to the number sixth ranked Florida Gators 63-35. That now puts their record at 3-4, but it should be 4-3.
The Arkansas Razorbacks did not play all that well against Florida this past weekend. Barry Odom had to step in as interim head coach while Sam Pittman was out with COVID-19. The razorbacks did give it their all, and are still competing every game. The offense is looking better, while the defense is starting to look worse.
The game was not a great one at all and was a tough one to watch as the Gators put up 60 plus. However, there are some positives in this one. Here are the winners on the Arkansas side after the loss to the Florida Gators.
Mike Woods, WR
With Treylon Burks getting the primary defensive back assignment all game, it was time for Mike Woods to show out. He has had some great games this season, but none like this. Woods put up great numbers, with little production.
In the first quarter, the Razorbacks were down seven as Felipe Franks dotted Mike Woods down the sideline for a huge touchdown play. It looked a lot like the Tennessee play from last week, only this one counted for a touchdown. Woods had another play very similar to that one, where he was found on the sideline but then made his way to the opposite sideline running in for the score in the fourth quarter.
Woods only had two receptions, but finished with 129 yards and two touchdowns. If woods can continue to play like this when Burks isn’t going, this offense can be special.
Trelon Smith, RB
When the backup running back plays better than the starter, you know your doing something right. Trelon Smith made huge plays when Rakeem Boyd was not looking like himself.
Smith had the big touchdown play in the second quarter to make it 14-21, where he ran between the tackles and scored a 83 yard rushing touchdown.
Smith finished the game with 118 yards on eight carries with a touchdown. Which is another example of a player having a great game with little production.
If smith can keep playing like this, he may steal the starting running back role.