Three Keys To Victory For Arkansas:
1. STOP THE RUN
Auburn has rushed for 888 yards and 12 touchdowns the last two seasons against the Razorbacks. The run defense has improved against the run but how much does that have to do with the quality of opponent we have seen through the first three games?
2. Ty Storey needs to be a good story
If Arkansas wants to have a chance in this ball game, Storey does not need to play out of his mind but just protect the football. He was given a whole week of practice this week with all first team reps and that is a first under new head coach Chad Morris. Will this team rally around Storey?
3. Mike Woods needs to show he is not just another true freshman
If last few weeks have showed us anything, Woods and Bumper Pool are future stars in the making for the Razorbacks. Woods definitely showed promise for a mediocre wide receiver position that needs a boost and he is the one that can do it. His speed and separation ability showed against an underrated North Texas squad last week. If Arkansas wants to move the ball on third down, Woods will have to be the main target to get them there.
Josh: Predicting an absolute beat down is difficult for any Hog Fan. But that’s exactly what will happen to the Razorbacks on Saturday. Auburn will score at will and they’ll do it quickly and often. Arkansas will struggle to move the ball much less the chains. Ty Storey will go 12 for 32 with only 63 yards passing. Devwah Whaley, Rekeem Boyd and Maleek Williams will combine for less than 100 yards rushing. Bumper Pool will continue to shine on defense while Reid Bauer and Blake Johnson will both have a career day with a combined 9 punts for 330 yards. Auburn could easily hang 70 on the Hogs but with the good relationship between the 2 coaches, Gus will likely let off of the gas in the 2nd half. 52-10 Auburn with Arkansas’ lone touchdown coming late in the 4th Quarter.
Klayton: Oh, I’d say probably 56-10 Tigers. It’s gonna be another disappointing weekend, although out running and passing game become more cohesive, our defense still lacks the ability to stop and our offensive line gives up about 10 sacks. I’d expect a few more turnovers than usual this week as well. Our last chance to win this year will be against Tulsa. The fan base wants to see wins and I don’t blame them, but we gotta see focus on more than just the score and the yards. I’ve noticed what Morris is doing. He’s been breaking down the game week after week. First week was about the QBs, second week was about the RBs, third week was about the O line. This week, I’d expect to see a change up in our receiving corp. Whether that be plays or players.
Jacob: I expect this game to be ugly. Unless Chad Morris and company have figured out what the Razorbacks are good at and execute that at 100%, you should still expect to take a loss in this one. Auburn is still a good team despite losing to a game LSU team last Saturday. The Tigers of Auburn are mad and out for blood and it is too bad this game falls right after an Auburn loss. Expect Th Storey to just manage the game long enough into the third quarter as Connor Noland comes in for mop-up duty. Storey goes 9/25, 96 yards and no touchdowns. The run game does not get going only tallying 102 yards on the ground with Chase Hayden running for 78 of them as time expires in the fourth quarter. The defense will hold up early into the third quarter but as the previous three weeks have shown us, no matter how well they play the offense cannot move the ball. That will definitely be the case today! Auburn wins 42-7.