Arkansas-Arkansas-Pine Bluff: 3 Predictions, 1 Crazy

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Arkansas and Arkansas-Pine Bluff kick off from War Memorial Stadium at 11 a.m. on Saturday in a game the Razorbacks almost certainly won’t lose.

But it’s still important for a Hogs team that has lost three straight games to get a victory and snap the feeling.

Every Saturday morning on Hogs football gamedays, you will find editor E. Wayne and contributors John Nabors and Derek Oxford giving three picks on events that will take place in that day’s game. One of those picks has to be a little bit off the wall, something that could happen, but it’d be wild if it did.

Picking Arkansas to complete a pass to Treylon Burks, for example, is a bad prediction for these purposes. Picking Burks to have eight catches and 100 yards, that’s better. Also picking, say, a penalty for targeting, another nice one. It’s unlikely, but has potential.

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Without further ado, welcome to 3 Predictions, 1 Crazy, Arkansas-Ole Miss.

This Will Happen

Oxford: Arkansas 49, UAPB 7

Nabors: Arkansas 45, UAPB 17

Wayne: Arkansas 55, UAPB 7

No one is predicting a repeat of what happened the last time Arkansas played an FCS team, when the Hogs slipped by Portland State by a mere seven points in the Chad Morris era.

And this isn’t even “these Hogs are mad.” The Razorbacks are a good SEC team and Pine Bluff is a bad SWAC team. Sometimes it’s just about the matchup.

This Might Happen

Oxford: Trelon Smith runs for 150 yards

Nabors: Arkansas scores three touchdowns in the first quarter

Wayne: Arkansas gets touchdowns from five different players

Trelon Smith is likely to see a bulk of his carries in the first half as the starter and senior, so the suggestion Oxford is making is that Arkansas runs away in the first half.

Nabors and Wayne have high point totals. Wayne thinks, with the score likely a blowout, the Razorbacks will get an opportunity to play a lot of bodies more often than usual.

This Is Crazy

Oxford: Malik Hornsby throws two touchdowns

Nabors: Arkansas defense gets three sacks

Wayne: Malik Hornsby runs for 100 and throws for 150

Not sure how crazy it is that this Arkansas defense comes up with three sacks against an FCS team. But given the Hogs’ lack of a pass rush in recent seasons, the pick does make a bit sense as crazy.

Hornsby should see quite a bit of playing time as the back-up quarterback and he has the skills to go off.

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