The Razorbacks remain winless in the SEC following a loss 52-20 to Auburn. The Tigers humiliated the Hogs one year ago 56-3.
"Obviously this is unchartered waters for me", Bielema said when asked whether he's thought about his job security. "You come in there at halftime and you are in a battle".
Stidham scored a 15-yard touchdown on Auburn's opening drive. That has Razorback nation sounding off. BIelema says he understands the pressure of turning this program back around again.
"We had probably our best Tuesday practice of the season, one of our best Wednesday practices and they didn't flinch so I am real proud of our team", Malzahn said. "I've never been in a situation where we're 2-5 and disappointed where we're at". In the third quarter, I think we had one of our best quarters of the year. The greatest thing about a coaching position is you worry about the day in front of you.
Malzahn said afterward that the 28-point quarter was just what the offense needed to get past last week's debacle on the Bayou.
"I didn't know that", Stidham said. "He dropped a dime and I was able to catch it and score, so it was a really cool moment for me and him". "I was just trying to make plays".
Arkansas defense looked up for the challenge in the first-half.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Kamryn Pettway rushed for 90 yards and three touchdowns and No. 21 Auburn bounced back from a loss to LSU with a 52-20 victory over Arkansas on Saturday night. Kelley rambled 13 yards around left end to put the Hogs in field goal range, and Connor Limpert kicked a 34-yarder to make it 7-3.
Auburn, whose next three SEC games are against Texas A&M, Georgia and Alabama, rushed for 345 yards and passed for 284 more.
Auburn was slow to start, but once things began to click, the offense played lights out. Auburn scored 28 points in the third quarter to turn an 11-point game into a laugher at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Just ask Bielema, who has led Arkansas to six losses in its last eight games and hasn't defeated a Power Five conference school since downing Mississippi State last November.
Arkansas responded with a scoring drive of its own. Will the Tigers get to bowl eligibility with a convincing sixth win on the year over Arkansas? They just did not stop them.
"He's pushing us to be a greater team than what we are right now", Richardson said. They outgained the Razorbacks 629-334 and have outscored their SEC West counterpart 108-23 over the last two seasons. "We have to tackle better".
Devwah Whaley ran for 31 yards and a touchdown on nine carries.
Hogs freshman quarterback Cole Kelley finished 15-26 for 163 yards. After six games, including five starts, Curl is fourth on the team in tackles (25), leads all SEC freshmen in tackles per game (4.2) and is tied for the team lead in pass breakups (4). Bielema is hopeful senior quarterback Austin Allen will return for the final stretch of games in the 2017 season. "It was good to get Pettway back out there".
Arkansas: at Ole Miss (10/28), vs. Tune in to the SEC Network at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday night to see the Tigers take on the Razorbacks in Fayetteville.