The storyline in Dallas will be a tale of two halves; it will be a story of comeback and collapse. However, the most impressive element in Arkansas’ 42-38 victory over Texas A&M was the play of Arkansas’ quarterback Tyler Wilson.
Wilson is the best quarterback in the SEC.
He showed it this week in Dallas as the Razoarbacks stormed from behind. Arkansas was down 35-17 at the half, but outscored the Aggies 25-3 in the second half. Arkansas did most of it via the arm of Tyler Wilson.
Wilson ended the game 30 of 51 for 510 yards and three touchdowns. He threw no interceptions, and he averaged 10 yards per attempt.
Wilson was hit by the A&M defense. It wasn’t enough. Wilson showed toughness throughout the game.
It was something he showed in last week’s loss at Alabama.
In that game, Wilson made an amazing touchdown pass to Cobi Hamilton in the third quarter. What made the play so impressive was how Wilson held the ball and made a precision pass with a defender ready to level him. Wilson took a vicious hit, but the pass was on the mark in the back of the endzone for a touchdown.
The trip to Tuscaloosa ended in a loss, but Wilson matured as a quarterback.
Wilson led the Razorbacks to victory over A&M despite an Arkansas team intent on losing. The team committed 14 penalties for 112 yards. Some of the penalties came at the worst possible time for Arkansas—they seemed to put Texas A&M into good field position. Arkansas’ defense was also disappointing. The defense surrendered 628 yards of total offense to the Aggies.
That is horrible.
However, Wilson is a special quarterback with a special offensive mastermind at the helm. The Razorbacks will challenge every team in the SEC because of the offensive firepower. The game against LSU will be interesting to fans—who can wait on another matchup of a great offense and a great defense?
Right now, is anyone playing as good on offense as Arkansas?
Right now, Arkansas has the best quarterback in the conference.