It keeps getting worse for the Arkansas Razorbacks. The Razorbacks were shocked, 34-31, in overtime by the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks in the biggest upset so far this college season. While the loss put a damper in the team’s playoff hopes, it only has gotten worse for the team as they head into next week’s showdown against the defending national champion Alabama Crimson Tide.
Arkansas starting quarterback Tyler Wilson suffered a broken collarbone in the team’s loss to UL-Monroe and will miss three to four weeks as he recovers, per the CBS Sports Network.
It is a devastating loss for Arkansas.
Wilson entered the season as a Heisman Trophy candidate and was considered by many to be the top quarterback in the SEC and one of the top signal-callers in all of football. Wilson has potential to be a first-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft but his chances took a hit with the injury.
Arkansas will need to regroup as they head into a big matchup against their SEC foes with freshman Brandon Allen under center. Allen struggled against UL-Monroe only completing 6 of 20 passes for 85 yards, a touchdown and interception. He will need to pick up his play if the team has any chance to defeat the Crimson Tide.
It is going to be a long season for the Razorbacks and it is not exactly the start they had in mind as they entered the season with playoff hopes. If the team continues to struggle without Wilson, there season could be coming to an early end.
UPDATE: Wilson’s injury is not as serious as it initially was reported. It is now believed that Wilson just suffered an ‘above the shoulder’ injury and he will be listed as day-to-day. This is good news for the Razorbacks.