LSU has to ignore the recent history between themselves and Arkansas if they have any chance of redeeming their season. The last two times these teams have played Arkansas has won in dramatic fashion by a combined three points. In 2007 Arkansas amassed over 500 yards of offense with almost 400 of those yards being on the ground resulting in a 50-48 loss for the Bayou Bengals. Adding insult to injury, LSU comes off a loss to Ole Miss that can only be described as a total meltdown by the Head Coach Les Miles who could have put the field goal team on the field but instead put the offense back out to spike the ball with one second left in the game, guess what? Time expired. Arkansas comes to Death Valley riding a four game winning streak and one of the hottest quarterbacks in the nation. Ryan Mallett was named Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Week for the second time in three weeks after his 313 yard five touchdown effort against Mississippi State last weekend. Mallett has thrown for 3,195 yards and 28 touchdowns this season and leads the SEC in every category for quarterbacks. About the only negative thing I could say about the Razorbacks at this time is they have allowed opponents to move the ball through the air for over 2800 yards this year, but LSU’s offense is ranked 100th in the NCAA. Just for the record Arkansas’ 9th ranked scoring defense is ranked last in total defense in the SEC. So we shall see, my prediction for this game Arkansas with a close victory. As a Born and Bred LSU Tiger fan it hurts to say that, but with the holes in the offensive line I think Arkansas will take full advantage and show Blitz more than normal. LSU will have to rely heavily on their passing game with their top three running backs being lost to injury. Kickoff is set for Saturday at 6 PM.
submitted by Buddy Williams