Arkansas has overwhelmingly high odds to defeat Missouri State on Saturday

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Arkansas Football has passed both tests so far in the 2022 season. It seems that they will be rewarded by earning a breather on Saturday, as they welcome Missouri State to town for a 6 p.m. kickoff at Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

That is what ESPN’s latest Football Power Index is suggesting, as the Razorbacks open the game with a 99.2% chance of beating Missouri State, and rolling to 3-0 on the young season.

The game, on paper, should be no contest. A top-tier SEC program battling a  foe from the Football Championship Subdivision is not expected to be a thriller. no matter the teams. What makes this game special, however, is the tie that brings Arkansas and Missouri State together, Bobby Petrino.

Petrino led the Razorbacks program from 2008-11, winning 34 of his 51 coached games. He now leads the Missouri State program and has compiled a 15-9 record in three seasons, including a 2-0 record so far in 2022.

Arkansas meets Missouri State at 6 p.m. Saturday evening at Reynolds Razorback Stadium. The game can be seen on SEC Network+.

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Story originally appeared on Razorbacks Wire