Arkansas comes back to beat Ole Miss even after failed trick plays, wacky fumble

Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema reacts during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Thomas Graning)

Arkansas decided to go for it on fourth-and-1 from the Ole Miss 30 and ran a really strange trick play.

It didn’t work.

As Razorbacks quarterback Cole Kelley dropped back to pass, it looked like he was faking like he fumbled the ball before turning around and looking to throw. The Rebels were not tricked at all, and the play ended with an incomplete pass.

(via SEC Network)

How silly did that look? Here are a few closer angles where it looks like Kelley is almost pretending to dribble the football.

(via SEC Network)

As pointed out by Chris Vannini of The Athletic, it’s a play that Arkansas offensive coordinator Dan Enos ran successfully a few times back when he was the OC for Michigan State in 2007.

In 2017, it did not work at all.

Arkansas also couldn’t pull off another, um, interesting play in the first half.

(via SEC Network)

This happened, too.



It was a really weird game to say the least. Even after all that — and a 31-7 first half deficit — Arkansas came all the way back and won, 38-37, with a field goal in the final seconds.

Arkansas snapped a three-game losing streak and improved to 3-5 with the win. Ole Miss dropped to 3-5.

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