247sports makes bold prediction for Arkansas’ season opener

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·1 min read
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

There is plenty to be excited about when it comes to Arkansas football this upcoming fall.

The return of quarterback KJ Jefferson, a solid bunch of transfers, and a new contract extension for head coach sam pittman are among the many headlines that have Razorback fans jumping for joy.

Because of the slew of positivity that has made its’ way to Arkansas, many members of the national media are jumping on the Razorbacks bandwagon, including Brad Crawford of 247sports.

In his way-too-early week one predictions, Crawford has Arkansas knocking off defending American Athletic Conference, and College Football Playoff participant Cincinnati to open the season at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

Arkansas enjoyed one of its’ most successful seasons in 2021, by winning nine games and winning their first bowl game since 2016. Cincinnati has become a legitimate power among the Group of Five programs, by competing in two straight New Year’s Six Bowls against two SEC programs. The Bearcats fell to Georgia, 24-21 in the 2021 Peach Bowl played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, and were defeated in their first College Football Playoff appearance last season, losing to Alabama, 27-6 in the Cotton Bowl.

While Arkansas does not play a Power-Five program in their nonconference schedule, having to compete with Cincinnati and BYU this fall will be a great measuring stick to see just how much Arkansas has improved under year three of Sam Pittman.

List

Trey Knox impressed at scrimmage Saturday: "I feel like I can make a lot of money playing tight end"