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How long since we won a big game we were supposed to win?
« on: February 21, 2018, 03:57:34 pm »

In the two major sports, football and basketball, it seems as though our biggest wins have come when we were decided underdogs.  Last night's BB game got me to thinking.  How many years has it been since we have won a really big game where there was lots of hype leading up to the game?

It is time!!!


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Re: How long since we won a big game we were supposed to win?
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2018, 04:03:35 pm »

The LSU game in LR sending the Hogs to the Sugar Bowl?  Texas Bowl?

Phew... this fanbase is starving. 
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Re: How long since we won a big game we were supposed to win?
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2018, 04:10:37 pm »

How long has it been since we played in a big game where we were supposed to win--other than last night?
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Re: How long since we won a big game we were supposed to win?
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2018, 04:11:10 pm »

Good question…in basketball, it would be impossible to take a stab at that. In both sports—basketball and football—we've spent many years as underdogs going into most games. Rightly so.

In football…being favored comes with showing some consistency. Such as an important game that follows several solid wins. And, it depends on what you are calling a "big game."

You may not say the 2014 Texas Bowl was a big game, even though it was against the Longhorns. That alone made it significant go me. And I'd think we would have been favored in that one. Before that, you'd have to go back to Petrino's last 2 years. I'm sure we were favored in a few SEC home games. And probably the Cotton Bowl.
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Re: How long since we won a big game we were supposed to win?
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2018, 08:07:24 pm »

Coastal Carolina!
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Re: How long since we won a big game we were supposed to win?
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2018, 09:39:18 pm »

SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 !! AT&T Stadium!!
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Smalltownhog95

Re: How long since we won a big game we were supposed to win?
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2018, 09:41:03 pm »

Id say South Carolina 2011. Im not sure if we were favored but we were ranked higher. We took care of business and rode that momentum up until the 2nd half collapse against LSU.
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rlamb

Re: How long since we won a big game we were supposed to win?
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2018, 02:10:09 am »

LSU was bigger, stronger and faster that day
and Les was not his usual fumbling, bumbling
self that game.
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HoggyCat

Re: How long since we won a big game we were supposed to win?
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2018, 06:26:26 am »

Id say South Carolina 2011. Im not sure if we were favored but we were ranked higher. We took care of business and rode that momentum up until the 2nd half collapse against LSU.

More like first quarter.  We rode a wave of emotion to a 14-0 lead early, but when the Adrenalin rush was over, so was the game. The players we’re no doubt in another place that day, and rightfully so.
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Re: How long since we won a big game we were supposed to win?
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2018, 08:20:56 am »

LSU was bigger, stronger and faster that day
and Les was not his usual fumbling, bumbling
self that game.

We were #3, and playing on the road against #1 in the last regular season game of the year, and Highsmith took that fumble to the house for a 14-0 lead, and for a brief moment even I had started to believe it could actually happen and finally be our turn...
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jkstock04

Re: How long since we won a big game we were supposed to win?
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2018, 08:57:22 am »

South Carolina 2011 is what came to mind. I’m fairly certain both teams were ranked in the top 10. We were favored...and won the game.
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Re: How long since we won a big game we were supposed to win?
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2018, 09:19:46 am »

When WAS the last big game we were supposed to win?!  ???
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Re: How long since we won a big game we were supposed to win?
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2018, 09:22:17 am »

We were #3, and playing on the road against #1 in the last regular season game of the year, and Highsmith took that fumble to the house for a 14-0 lead, and for a brief moment even I had started to believe it could actually happen and finally be our turn...
I love going back and watching that game. Hearing all the pregame talk and feeling all the hype building. Watching us dominate for the 1st 2 quarters and listen to us being hyped up during half time...then I turn it off  :'(
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Re: How long since we won a big game we were supposed to win?
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2018, 09:34:52 am »

That questions is vague.  A better question would be when is the last time we beat a ranked team as a ranked team.  It's been at least 6 years since that has happened.
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Re: How long since we won a big game we were supposed to win?
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2018, 11:31:51 am »

We were #3, and playing on the road against #1 in the last regular season game of the year, and Highsmith took that fumble to the house for a 14-0 lead, and for a brief moment even I had started to believe it could actually happen and finally be our turn...


I believed, too... couldn't believe that happened to a Razorback team on the road. The exuberance at the moment... oh well. Wait 'till next year.
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rzrbaxfan

Re: How long since we won a big game we were supposed to win?
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2018, 11:52:46 am »

Cotton Bowl Vs K state
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« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2018, 11:56:01 am »

I love going back and watching that game. Hearing all the pregame talk and feeling all the hype building. Watching us dominate for the 1st 2 quarters and listen to us being hyped up during half time...then I turn it off  :'(

I was at that game, we didn't dominate for 2 quarters, in fact we never lead at the end of any of the 4 quarters.  We scored twice in a two minute span to grab a 14-0 lead, but LSU then scored 21 straight to end the 2nd quarter and the rout was on.
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LZH

Re: How long since we won a big game we were supposed to win?
« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2018, 12:22:05 pm »

I was at that game, we didn't dominate for 2 quarters, in fact we never lead at the end of any of the 4 quarters.  We scored twice in a two minute span to grab a 14-0 lead, but LSU then scored 21 straight to end the 2nd quarter and the rout was on.

Petrino won the cussing match, though.
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Re: How long since we won a big game we were supposed to win?
« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2018, 12:59:32 pm »

Petrino won the cussing match, though.

If the NCAA gave NC trophies for that, we'd have 4 more..
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Re: How long since we won a big game we were supposed to win?
« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2018, 01:08:29 pm »

2012 Cotton Bowl for football maybe? Favored and allowed us to finish top five in country.

For basketball, last year first tournament game against Seton Hall? Big dance, we were favored, big deal to get another tournament win.
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Re: How long since we won a big game we were supposed to win?
« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2018, 02:36:33 pm »

2014 Texas Bowl and the win over LSU that sent us to the Sugar bowl.
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Re: How long since we won a big game we were supposed to win?
« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2018, 03:41:46 pm »

It's a trick question. We aren't supposed to win big games.
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Re: How long since we won a big game we were supposed to win?
« Reply #23 on: February 28, 2018, 09:39:08 am »

2014 Texas Bowl and the win over LSU that sent us to the Sugar bowl.

My two faves of the BB era.
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Re: How long since we won a big game we were supposed to win?
« Reply #24 on: February 28, 2018, 11:45:44 am »

LSU 2010 has to be the one.  BCS bowl on the line and we came through.
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Re: How long since we won a big game we were supposed to win?
« Reply #25 on: February 28, 2018, 11:54:21 am »

My two faves of the BB era.
BB as in Bret Bielema? Sugar Bowl? Wait wut?!  ???
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Re: How long since we won a big game we were supposed to win?
« Reply #26 on: February 28, 2018, 12:15:18 pm »

Coastal Carolina!
Yes. And yet it was the least satisfying Razorback victory I can remember in any sport.
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Re: How long since we won a big game we were supposed to win?
« Reply #27 on: March 01, 2018, 10:31:50 am »

BB as in Bret Bielema? Sugar Bowl? Wait wut?!  ???

Yeah...I caught that too. :)
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