Hogs lose All-American Ragnow, RB Hayden to season-enders
Published on Monday, 10/23/17, at 3:40 p.m. Eastern.
Arkansas is in the midst of a nightmare season, limping to a 2-5 straight-up record and a 1-6 against-the-spread mark. The Razorbacks have lost three in a row by lopsided margins to fall to 0-4 in SEC play.
Bret Bielema is now 27-31 in his fifth season at Arkansas. Bielema is a quality coach, one who had great success at Wisconsin, but it isn’t working right now and his job is in jeopardy.
Austin Allen, the team’s two-year starting QB, has missed the last two games and his status for Saturday’s game at Ole Miss is very much in question. Without Allen, Arkansas has lost 41-9 at Alabama and 52-20 vs. Auburn.
And on Monday, things became even worse for the 2017 Razorbacks. Senior center Frank Ragnow, a fourth-team All-American in 2016 and a top candidate for the Rimington Trophy, is done for the season along with true freshman RB Chase Hayden.
Ragnow suffered a high-ankle injury that will require surgery and a 12-week recovery period. Hayden sustained a lower-leg fracture.
Hayden had two carries for 42 yards and one catch for a 23-yard gain before getting injured vs. Auburn. For the season, Hayden had 326 rushing yards and four TDs with a 5.3 yards-per-carry average.