That 97-point margin is the worst in consecutive games in UA history, breaking a record set 99 years earlier in 1914.The 52-point loss to the Crimson Tide also matched the worst conference loss in school history, which was set the previous year in another 52-0 loss to Alabama and in 1916 against Texas (also a 52-0 loss).-Translating the SEC average, previous Arkansas coaches average and his average at Wisconsin to Bielema’s 20 games at Arkansas in which he trailed at halftime, the Razorbacks should have won between four and seven of them, instead of just one.-Combine that with the statistic about Bielema when leading through three quarters, he should have won between eight and 17 more games, even when accounting for the overlap.Interestingly, Bielema was at the helm for the largest collapse (Virginia Tech) and largest comeback (Ole Miss) in UA history, doing so in a span of only nine games.-Since Bielema became Arkansas’ coach in 2013, other SEC teams are 72-235 (.235) when trailing at halftime, including a 54-71 record (.432) when the deficit is seven points or less.
-In 2013, the Razorbacks lost to South Carolina 52-7 on homecoming and the following week fell to Alabama 52-0.
If you turn just eight of Bielema’s losses into victories, his overall record improves from 29-34 (.460) to a much more respectable 37-26 (.587).
Blowout Losses -During Bielema’s tenure at Arkansas, he lost five games by at least 32 points.
-Similarly, previous head coaches at Arkansas dating back to 1966 compiled a 124-28-3 record (.810) when leading by 1-14 points entering the fourth quarter. Smith and Joe Kines, that winning percentage increases to .819.
-Contrary to popular belief, this wasn’t an issue that followed Bielema from Wisconsin, as he was 27-5 (.844) in these games during his seven years with the Badgers.