(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.)By KURT VOIGTAP Sports Writer
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas coach John L. Smith has seen a change in the mood around the Razorbacks over the last few weeks.
A two-game winning streak will do that when it comes on the heels of a hope-crushing, four-game losing streak that sent the Razorbacks from the preseason Top 10 to a Southeastern Conference afterthought.
Arkansas (3-4, 2-2) might have been forgotten by some following its early season collapse, but it's out to show that it's far from gone. The Razorbacks have put together back-to-back wins over Auburn and Kentucky, and they host Mississippi (4-3, 1-2) this weekend in Little Rock's War Memorial Stadium - with a chance to climb back to .500.
The mark is a small step on the path that Arkansas hopes eventually leads to a fourth straight bowl game.