FAYETTEVILE, Ark. (AP) — Tyler Wilson had a moment before the Alabama game when he wanted to do anything but heed his doctors' orders.
Concussion or not, the Arkansas quarterback wanted to play against the No. 1 Crimson Tide.
"Give me my helmet," Wilson thought. "I don't care what anybody else says, I'm playing."
Of course, Wilson didn't play in the 52-0 drubbing at the hands of Alabama. The first-team All-Southeastern Conference quarterback couldn't overrule what he said was an absolute "no" from his doctors.
The Razorbacks (1-2) put up little fight against the Crimson Tide without Wilson, losing their second straight game and putting an early end to their preseason hopes of a national championship run. They face another difficult test at home against Rutgers (3-0) on Saturday, and Wilson is "extremely optimistic" he'll be able to play.