14 Nov SPORTS TALK PODCAST: Hogs suffer from a rough visit to Death Valley
It has been a crazy weekend for Razorback fans. The Hogs fell to the LSU Tigers in Death Valley. Quarterback Cole Kelley was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and reckless driving. On a more positive note, the Razorback men’s basketball team started the season hot. Hear about all of this and more in today’s Reaction Monday podcast.
The morning started with a sloppy first half of football. Arkansas felt like they had a chance after going into halftime tied 7-7 against the Tigers. However, the second half was all LSU. The Tigers outscored the Razorbacks 26-3 in the second half of the game, resulting in a 33-10 loss for Arkansas.
As if the loss wasn’t enough, Hog fans weren’t happy with the news they woke up to on Sunday morning. Redshirt freshman Cole Kelley was arrested at 4:19 a.m. after an officer noticed he was driving on the curb. He refused to take a breath test and was later booked. He has a court date scheduled for Wednesday.
After being released from jail, Bielema wanted Cole Kelley to face the team at the football complex. He was then suspended indefinitely. Kelley will not be available for Saturday’s game against Mississippi State. Ty Storey will be filling Kelley’s role as the back-up quarterback this weekend.
As for the basketball team, they started the season off on a high note. Friday night the Hogs smashed Samford 95-56 behind the early hot hand of Daryl Macon. The senior guard had 14 points in the first half while going 4-4 from the field and 3-3 from behind the arc. Macon also posted a career-high in assists with eight.
The Hogs went on to play Bucknell Sunday evening. This time, the team saw senior guard Jaylen Barford having a hot first half. Barford had 21 at the break and finished the game with 27 on 10-15 shooting. The Razorbacks went on to win the game 101-73.