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Artist takes shot at Arkansas hats

By Joe Gulick
Avalanche-Journal



The Red Raider was hitching a ride back to Lubbock in this Nov. 5, 1991, Dirk West cartoon. Texas Tech had been defeated 23-15 by the Texas Longhorns three days earlier. Sophomore running back Butch Hadnot had a great game for the Longhorns against the Red Raiders, rushing for 167 yards and two second-half touchdowns that were the difference in the game.

Baylor had traveled to Arkansas the previous weekend and emerged with a 9-5 victory. Dirk liked to kid Arkansas about the plastic Razorback caps some of their fans wear at games and used the Baylor victory as an opportunity for another hog hat joke.

Arkansas was playing in its last season in the Southwest Conference before moving - Dirk considered it more as defecting - to the Southeast Conference.

Dirk took shots at the Razorbacks in several cartoons, including this one, for leaving the SWC. The Baylor loss gave the Hogs a 5-3 season record, and Arkansas went 1-2 in their last two games - losing to Tech and A&M and beating Rice - to finish the regular season at 6-5. The Razorbacks received an Independence Bowl invitation and lost to Georgia 24-15. They were 6-6 in their last

year in the SWC. Meanwhile, Texas A&M was having a great season. The Aggies were undefeated in conference play, but they lost to Florida State 10-2 in the Cotton Bowl.

Texas Tech ended the 1991 season with a 6-5 record. But unlike Arkansas, that record wasn't good enough to earn them a bowl invitation.


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