Posted August 30, 2014 10:35 pm

Sweating in Lubbock

Even after the sun went down, there was a lot of sweating in Lubbock Saturday night.

The UCA Bears almost matched Texas Tech big play for big play in a 42-35 loss to the Red Raiders, a Power Five conference team.

It came down to a final possession and onside kick. The folks in Lubbock didn't expect this kind of shootout from this Arkansas team.

The Bears have heart. They have spunk and they will play for new coach Steve Campbell.

Raider coach Kliff Kingsbury just received a nice new contract after an 8-5 season. Now, some Texas Tech observers are wondering if the season might go as well as anticipated.

The Bears certainly sounded the alarm and gave the wakeup call.

And the gauntlet has been thrown. If Arkansas in two weeks loses in Lubbock by more than seven points, there will be some interesting talk show conversation.

You shouldn't compare scores. But people will.