Picture this, Chad Morris and the Arkansas Razorbacks come out of the “A” to a roaring and sold out War Memorial crowd. And then, the Hogs beat the Rebels for their first SEC win since last year, and first under Coach Morris. Finally, the talk of the state is how the raucous crowd brought a legitimate home-field advantage that led the Razorbacks to victory. Can you imagine? This game is a key point in the Fayetteville/Little Rock home game debate. War Memorial Stadium could potentially give Coach Morris his first w as Head Hog. Who woulda thought? Can not wait for 6:30 PM in Little Rock, Arkansas. Can. Not Wait.
Arkansas has been the big dog recently against Ole Miss, winning four straight. Don’t be fooled though, the last three games gave been decided by a grand total of six points. The margin has been one, four, and one, respectively. 2015 was the Henry heave. 2016 was the Santos KO of Chad Kelly when DWRRS was the loudest anyone has ever heard. 2017 was the Connor Limpert field goal to cap the incredible comeback. What will 2018 have in store for us?
Ole Miss is still what you remember them as, a lot of offense and not a lot of defense. Their trio of receivers consists of AJ Brown, DaMarkus Lodge, and D.K Metcalf. Those three future pro’s are undoubtedly the best in the nation for their position. The Rebel’s workhorse running back is Scottie Phillips, who is on pace for over 1,000 yards on the year. At QB, Jordan Ta’amu will be making his second start against the Hogs. Last year he passed for 368 yards and added 76 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. Arkansas will have to make his night a little more difficult than last year for them to come out with a victory.
A couple of players on the offensive side of the ball had monster performances last week against the defending champs. First off, Rakeem Boyd became the first Hog to eclipse the century mark in rushing yards since….. D-MAC. Not bad company. Tight end Cheyenne O’Grady had two big touchdown catches as well. While we’re on the subject, the best tight end recruit IN THE COUNTRY will follow his brothers footsteps to Fayetteville. Welcome to the family, Hudson Henry.
Prediction time. I’m weary of the Bama hangover for the Hogs. Ole Miss on the other hand got to rest their starters in the second half against cupcake city. Arkansas has been way too lucky in recent years against the Rebels, and this is the year the luck runs out.