Ty Storey is a former Razorback, and Arkansas is a formerly good program.
WKU does not have a particularly good offense, only reaching their highest point total against Charlotte — 30 — three weeks ago against one of the league’s worst defenses. In this one, they scored easily and often, putting up 45 points on a defensive coordinator that was once respected, and a coach that was once fought over, and a program that used to be relevant.
This is good for this league inasmuch as CUSA squads cannot keep losing to bad and midlevel P5 squads and hope to garner the respect of anyone. WKU is one of the league’s bounce-back stories, and beating Arkansas is the kind of win league observers wanted to see from UAB last week against Tennessee.
Ty Storey had a nice, solid game, but it was the WKU defense that was the well, story, as they have been all season. This win will take the sting out of dropping two league games and probably losing the chance to win the division these last couple of weeks. It moves WKU to bowl-eligibility and with the kind of hype that comes from beating even bad SEC teams, a near-guarantee for a bowl bid.
Tyson Helton has had an incredible year as head coach and it continues.
Arkansas, meanwhile, should avoid CUSA teams. Last season they lost 44-17 to North Texas.