Arkansas running back Devwah Whaley will play against Texas A&M on Saturday.
Whaley is one of Arkansas’ best running backs and wasn’t injured in Week 3 — the Hogs were off. So you may be wondering why this is news. Well, Whaley was reportedly involved in a practice fight this week with transfer wide receiver Brandon Martin and rumors swirled Thursday that he could miss the game as a result.
He won’t, according to coach Bret Bielema. From Whole Hog Sports:
“He’s ready to play,” Bielema said of Whaley, the starter for the Hogs.
“How many times are 21-year-olds in an disagreement? Devwah is excited to play in the game in his home state.”
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Martin isn’t traveling to the game, though Bielema pointed out the decision for Martin to not travel was made before the “disagreement.”
I appreciate everyone's concerns. I'm set to travel with my teammates and take on Texas A&M in my home state.
— Devwah Whaley (@devwah_whaley) September 21, 2017
Whaley has 23 carries for 92 yards and a touchdown through Arkansas’ first two games of the season. The game between the Razorbacks and Aggies could be an early-season barometer for two coaches with potentially uncertain futures. The loser of the game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington drops to 0-1 in the SEC and has two losses overall.
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