Hogs and Dawgs.
This game has been decided by one possession all but one time since 2013. The only exception was the last time Arkansas visited Starkville, a 58-42 drumming of Dan Mullen and the Bulldogs. In that match-up, Rawleigh Williams ran for 205 yards and 357 as a team. Arkansas’ top three pass catchers of Drew Morgan, Keon Hatcher, and Jeremy Sprinkle are all living the life in the NFL now.
Joe Moorhead and Chad Morris will battle it out for the first time as first year head coaches. Dan Mullen’s successor has enjoyed a more friendly debut year than the Head Hog, as Coach Joe has led the Bulldogs to a 6-4 year with their big win coming over Auburn. Nick Fitzgerald and the Bulldog offense seems to have taken a step back this year. The defense has been nasty, holding Alabama to their lowest point total so far this year of 24 points. The Arkansas offensive line will have to deal with a ridiculously talented defensive front. Hail State will look to dominate in the trenches against the Hogs. Devwah Whaley and Rakeem Boyd will both be fully healthy for the first time since the Ole Miss loss.
With the game kicking off at 11:00, the cowbells will not be as hectic but will still play a factor. It will be also be an emotional game for the players as it is senior day.
Vegas pegs the Dawgs as 21.5 favorites.
Hogs cover by the hook.
Hail State dominates 31-10.
HUGE game for the basketball Razorbacks as they will take on Indiana on Sunday at 2:30 inside the Bud. Arkansas will also be honoring the 1994 National Champion team by wearing throwback uniforms, along with selling throwback memorabilia to the public over the weekend. Brownie points to whoever in the athletic department is making this possible.
IMAGINE if the slobbering Hog was on midcourt. Just imagine. Cross your fingers.
The young team seemed to bounce back well after a heartbreaking overtime loss to Texas in El Paso last week with a home win over UC Davis on Monday. A win over a quality team like Indiana would serve as a marquee non-conference win as we head towards March.
A couple big splashes on the recruiting trail this past week.
- Kelly Bryant has announced that he will commit on December 4th. He is down to 6 schools, Arkansas, Auburn, Miami, Mississippi State, Missouri, and North Carolina. Interestingly enough, Kelly will be on his Mississippi State official visit this Satuday when the Bulldgogs face the Razorbacks. Another fascinating fact, Chad Morris’ birthday also falls on December 4th. Coincidence? Let’s hope not.
- Devin Bush of Baton Rouge, Louisiana pledged his commitment to the Hogs earlier last week. He is a 4 star (Rivals) cornerback and boosted the Hogs to 10th(!) in the 2019 class rankings.
- Gregory Brooks is another 4 star who took an official visit for the Arkansas-LSU game last week. He seems to be really interested in what Fayetteville has to offer. Only problem, he is currently a Mississippi State Bulldog commit. Gregory has been flirting with other schools and do not be surprised if he does not end up in the maroon and white.