• Arkansas' Kody Walker (24) looks to dodge past Missouri's  Ian Simon (21) during the first half of an NCAA college football game  Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Fayetteville, Ark.  (AP Photo/Samantha Baker)

    Collins’ 3 TDs leads Arkansas past Missouri 28-3

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Alex Collins spent the entire regular season proving time and again he was up to the challenge of being Arkansas’ lead running back.

  • In this Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 photo, referee Greg Knight, center, leans in for a pre-game prayer with other officials before a high school football game in Gentry, Ark. Sports officials across the country are facing increasing scrutiny, with many taking out insurance in case they are attacked by fans or coaches. (AP Photo/Kurt Voigt)

    Referees struggle with respect amid growing hostility

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Jimmy Woods has been a youth official for nearly 30 years, and he’s lost count of how many football games he has refereed and how many times he’s been yelled at, threatened or insulted.

  • Arkansas' Bret Bielema yells on the sideline during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi State, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 in Fayetteville, Ark. Mississippi State beat Arkansas, 51-50. (AP Photo/Samantha Baker)

    Arkansas tries to bounce back following blocked field goal

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas coach Bret Bielema sat in his office following a 51-50 loss to Mississippi State on Saturday night, having finished his postgame meeting with players and media responsibilities.