Arkansas didn’t get much love from the ESPN Football Power Index’s ranking system, but that looks to be changing entering game week.
Ahead of Saturday night’s matchup with BYU, the Hogs are given a 79.2% chance of beating the Cougars by the ESPN FPI. If they do remain perfect on the year and start 3-0, it’ll be the third straight season they’ve done so under Sam Pittman. A mark the program hasn’t hit since 1977-1979 under Lou Holtz.
Saturday will be just the second time ever that BYU and Arkansas will face off. The first matchup happened last season when Arkansas went to Provo, Utah and beat the Cougars 52-35. KJ Jefferson led the Hogs with 365 yards passing and 5 touchdowns. Rocket Sanders also had a career day, with 15 carries for 175 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. CST and will be televised on ESPN2.