By JOHN E. BIALAS
Broadmoor Bureau Chief
The University of Arkansas football team was trending on Twitter on Saturday after the Mississippi State Bulldogs rallied to beat the Razorbacks 28-21 in Fayetteville.
Nick Fitzgerald threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Deddrick Thomas with 17 seconds left to give the Bulldogs the victory and make Razorbacks coach Bret Bielema the Southeastern Conference’s new fall guy just days after Butch Jones lost his job with the Tennessee Vols.
Bielema as the new fall guy is a meme from SEC Country.
I imagine Sun Herald sportswriter James Jones believes Bielema, aka Vic Tayback, will have a full-time job serving chili at Mel’s Diner next year. The Tayback reference is James’ work of genius.
Here are the MSU-Arkansas tweets I found worth sharing.
— The Windbreaker (@Ark_Windbreaker) November 18, 2017
A recap of this football game
*Austin Allen throws a pass 10 yards ahead of where the receiver is*
*shrugs as the crowd literally boos him*
*Bielema angrily eats his 12th cheeseburger on the sidelines*#Razorbacks #MississippiState #football #woopig #Arkansas #Allen
— Katie Zakrzewski (@KatieZakrzewsk1) November 18, 2017
Bret Bielema's still Arkansas' head coach, but you can already bet money on the next one https://t.co/JahERj5y3i
— Jim Stafford (@James_Stafford) November 19, 2017
Ugly scene in the Arkansas locker room after the game. Players are fighting with each other. Austin Allen is crying at his locker alone. Coach Bielema is holding a chicken leg in his hand and walking over to comfort Allen.
— Tank for Gus (@WillsWorId) November 18, 2017
Another loss for Bret Bielema. The Arkansas head coach is now 29-33 overall and 11-28 in SEC play.
It seems like just yesterday when we were reading all of those thinkpieces on how the SEC had stolen the Big Ten's best coach.
— Eleven Warriors (@11W) November 18, 2017
And Arkansas upsets Miss. State!!! 😂🤣 pic.twitter.com/rgT0BxFD4Q
— drew massey (@drewbaby11) November 18, 2017
Arkansas football program this week. pic.twitter.com/w9m1rBBoWm
— monarch (@monark24) November 18, 2017
Bret Bielema left Wisconsin for Arkansas because he believed he had a better chance at a national championship there. Wisconsin is 11-0. Arkansas is 4-7 and Bret might be 2 weeks away from being bounced out of there. #milkwasabadchoice
— dan needles (@dneedles12) November 18, 2017
Last 15 games of the Bret Bielema era at Arkansas: 5-10, 2-8 in SEC play. Wins: Miss State (last yr), Florida A&M, New Mexico St., Ole Miss (one-point), Coastal Carolina (one point). That my friends, is how you go down in flames
— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) November 18, 2017