Following two encouraging seasons in 1975 and 1976, Arkansas reemerged on the national scene in Sutton’s third year. The 1977 Razorbacks finished 26-2 overall and won their first SWC title since 1958 with a perfect 16-0 record. By season’s end, a 25-1 Arkansas squad broke into the Associated Press’ top 10 rankings for the first time in school history. The No. 6 Hogs earned their keep among the nation’s best by beating Texas A&M 63-62 in College Station.