While Dave Van Horn and players may view Sunday's decisive matchup as "just another game," fans can't look at it that way.
Kevin Kopps' physical, mental maturity plus Charlie Welch's pinch-hitting has the Hogs two wins away from having shot at the goal all along.
The Hogs were out-played by Nebraska in a 5-3 loss Sunday night and Dave Van Horn knows they've got to start hitting or season ends Monday.
Van Horn wants to wrap up this regional as soon as possible, which is why Saturday's win was so big for the Hogs.
Arkansas GameDay at 7 p.m. online HERE or on ESPN Arkansas 95.3 in the River Valley, 96.3 in Hot Springs and 104.3 in Harrison-Mountain Home.
We're in pregame NOW online HERE or on ESPN Arkansas 95.3 in the River Valley, 96.3 in Hot Springs and 104.3 in Harrison-Mountain Home.
Offensive line coach Brad Davis reportedly is heading to LSU and Sam Pittman may be going to a backup plan.
Hogs reliever Kevin Kopps was expected to improve this year, but nobody could have predicted winning top college player in nation award.
Now Dave Van Horn can focus on what has been the primary goal for Arkansas all season and that's the first national championship in history.
Lael Lockhart pitched like Kevin Kopps through seven, the offense put up good numbers and Arkansas opened the SEC Tournament with a win.
New transfer rules turning college football into the new wild, wild west, new story by ESPN's Alex Scarbrough says coaches getting on board.