Chad Morris lost his first Power Five game as Arkansas head coach, a 34-3 blowout loss at Auburn in Week 4 of the 2018 season. Fourteen months later, Morris' Power Five scoreboard features the same egg it did when he and the Razorbacks arrived in Auburn in September 2018. And that scoreboard may not change for a long, long…long, long time.
Through Morris' first 21 games as head coach, he has four wins: Eastern Illinois, Tulsa, Portland State, and Colorado State. Two awful FCS teams and two awful FBS teams. After Saturday's loss to Mississippi State, he still has four wins and is 0-14 vs. Power Five teams. And with only two Power Five games remaining (at LSU, vs. Missouri), Morris may finish his second season with zero total Power Five wins, something no other Power Five coach has accomplished this millennium.
Again: If Chad Morris doesn't beat either LSU and Missouri, he'll be the only Power Five head coach without a Power Five in his first two full seasons this millennium. Charlie Weis doesn't have that note on his futility-filled résumé, nor does Ted Roof, Carl Franks, Chris Ash, Joker Phillips, David Beaty or any other coach.
When will it happen?
If Arkansas doesn't beat Missouri, they won't win a Power Five game until, at least, next Halloween when they host Tennessee, though the Vols suddenly look competent and could very well blast the Razorbacks in Fayetteville on Oct. 31, 2020. Arkansas hosts Ole Miss two weeks later and visits Missouri in the regular-season finale.
Three winnable games? Maybe, although as of right now, no sane bettor would place a future straight-up win on any of those three games, nor would they on any of their nine Power Five games in 2021.
Things change quickly in college football, therefore it's not inconceivable to see their losing streak (currently 17 games) ending this year or next year. Still, Chad Morris' first Power Five win doesn't appear imminent, which begs the question: Will Chad Morris ever win a Power Five game as Arkansas head coach?