Omaha World Herald sports writer Mitch Sherman draws an interesting parallel between the Huskers and Arkansas–a team that knows what it’s like to get slammed by USC.
Southern California pummeled Arkansas 70-17 two years ago in Los Angeles, a loss that sent the Razorbacks to four defeats in their next five games and a losing season. A year later, Nutt’s club felt confident before a rematch at home. It had the national news media in town for a night game.
“The fans were all juiced up,” said guard Stephen Parker, a two-year starter and senior last season at Arkansas. “Everything was in our favor.”
USC won 50-14.
Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt, whose team advanced to the Capital One Bowl last season, said the Trojans possess a unique ability in today’s era of college football to demoralize the opposition for weeks after a loss. It has to do with the pregame hype, the method by which USC wins and the game’s immediate aftermath.
All I know is we need to hit some people on Saturday and keep on hittin’ all the way to Columbia and beyond.