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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -

A weekend of big games should not overlook Texas A&M and Arkansas.  Bret Bielema left Wisconsin for Fayetteville and a chance to coach in the best conference in America.  He knew how tough the SEC was coming in, but a month from now he'll know it first hand.  The Razorbacks are about to enter a four week stretch starting with the Aggies, followed by a trip to Florida, then home for South Carolina, and at Alabama.

The Hogs also have to find a way to pick themselves up after the most disappointing of losses.  Arkansas led Rutgers, on the road, 24-7 late in the third quarter before the wheels came off as the Hogs lost 28-24.  The good news for them is they now get to come home, but of course, it's the Aggies who will be waiting for them.

Head coach Bret Bielema says his team and the Aggies both come in with a loss and the atmosphere for this one should be super charged.  Bielema says he has never seen the stadium the way he knows he'll see it on Saturday and his team has to find a way to take advantage of that and make this week's game one they'll be talking about for a long time. 

For what it's worth, Arkansas' loss was letting one slip away at Rutgers.  Texas A&M's loss was a 49-42 shootout with Alabama in College Station.  Arkansas will need to find a way to at least slow Johnny Football down to have any chance at winning.

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