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State of the Hogs: Defense

Jarrett Lake

There is still much room for improvement, but the defense stepped up in a way not seen much over the past few seasons at Arkansas in a 24-3 victory over Southern Mississippi.

The scoreboard and statistics books have often exploded with offensive numbers over the past five seasons at Arkansas. Defense was often just along for the ride. Sometimes you wondered if they even made the ride. Hapless Southern Mississippi isn't a great measuring stick, but there was defensive improvement again Saturday in Arkansas' 24-3 victory at Reynolds Razorback Stadium as the Bret Bielema... Recommended Stories

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