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Boyd should have more room in Starkville

FAYETTEVILLE — This column space last Saturday predicted Sam Pittman’s Arkansas coaching debut surely would feature more Rakeem Boyd carries than Boyd logged in Chad Morris’ final Arkansas coached game last year.

Hardly rivaling Nostradamus predicting such. Yet just barely achieved.

Arkansas’ 2020 Preseason All-SEC second-team running back adorning the Doak Walker Award Watch List carried 11 times in last Saturday’s 37-10 season-opening loss to No. 4 Georgia.

Boyd carried but eight in the 45-19 loss to Western Kentucky, the Morris 2019 last straw firing him with two games remaining.

One major difference. Obviously Boyd was underutilized against Western Kentucky.