Arkansas Football: 3 takeaways from first win over Mizzou since 2015

Treylon Burks, Arkansas football (Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports)
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Arkansas football vs Missouri competes for the Battle Lime Rivalry trophy. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

The Arkansas football team completed the trophy tri-fecta for the first time in team history with a 34-17 win over Missouri in the 2021 season finale.

The Hogs won a trophy for defeating Texas A&M in their Southwest Classic rivalry game, won back the Golden Boot from rival LSU a few weeks ago and now won the Battle Line Rivalry trophy against Missouri.

This is the first time the Razorbacks won the Battle Line Rivalry game over Missouri since 2015.

This was a special game for many reasons, but especially this senior class of players who played their final game inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

And what a game to go out— the Hogs held the Missouri Tigers to zero touchdowns in this game and had multiple players involved on offense.

Let’s look at the three biggest takeaways from this outstanding final game that has allowed the Hogs to finish the season 8-4, their best finish since 2011.

No 1. Missouri running back Tyler Badie is ridiculously good

Against the stellar Razorback defense, the Tigers senior running back played phenomenally well. The CBS Broadcast crew mentioned Badie set the single season record for most rushing yards in the history of Missouri football.

Against the Hogs, Badie finished the game with an astounding 41 carries, 219 yards and 1 TD. The Memphis, Tenn.-native will surely be getting looks from the NFL with his combination of speed and receiving skills.

The Razorbacks nearly iced Badie out of a touchdown, but was able to get across the goaline in the games waning moments when the team’s focus was probably not at it’s peak during the game.