Published: Mon, November 27, 2017
Health Care | By Alberto Manning

Arkansas fires former Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema

Arkansas fires former Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema

It was one of the biggest questions left to be answered Friday after the University of Arkansas faced the University of Missouri Friday in the season finale for the Razorbacks - the fate of Head Football Coach Bret Bielema. Now in the midst of his third year as the starter, Lock last season completed 54.6 of his passing attempts and fell one yard shy of 3,400 with 23 touchdowns against 10 interceptions.

The loss brings an end to a shockingly poor five-year performance from a coach who led the Badgers to three straight Rose Bowl appearances before he was hired at Arkansas following the 2012 season. Still, the Tigers were able to edge out Arkansas in large part thanks to a highlight-reel 24-yard catch by J'Mon Moore with 8:14 remaining in the game.

Ish Witter added to the fun offensively for the Tigers by rushing 39 times for 170 yards and a touchdown for Missouri.

Lock had 448 yards passing, threw for five touchdowns and set a new SEC record with 43 touchdown passes in a single season.

Adam Wooten, an A-State fan, said the time had come for the former Wisconsin coach to go.

Mizzou QB Drew Lock sets new SEC touchdown pass record in win over Arkansas
Arkansas fires former Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema

"We just ended up giving up too many plays", Bielema said.

Missouri: The Tigers entered the game having won their previous five games by an average of 35.4 points per game.

It was a back-and-forth game.

Arkansas: After missing four games earlier this season with a shoulder injury, Allen appeared healthier than he had in weeks on Friday.

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