Not only will Rocket Sanders have his best game of the season against Florida on Saturday, but the Razorbacks will beat the Gators.
These words according to RazorbacksWire contributor Steve Andrews.
Arkansas, losers of six straight games, are about a touchdown underdog to Florida. The Hogs have never beaten Florida in Gainesville, either. In fact, Arkansas has just a 2-10 record all-time against Gators.
But something felt different around the program this week, the first game week since the firing of offensive coordinator Dan Enos. Coach Sam Pittman made that personnel move the day after Arkansas’ loss to Mississippi State and the Razorbacks followed with a bye. Arkansas has one of the top worst offenses in FBS when it comes to yards per game.
But Sanders, a preseason All-American running back, is expected to play for the first time in about a month – though it remains to be seen to what extent – and new offensive coordinator Kenny Guiton has re-energized the roster, per Pittman.
Is Andrews alone in his thinking? Here are the picks from all four members of the RazorbacksWire staff.
Florida 33, Arkansas 28 (Contributor Derek Oxford)
A 28-point outburst from Arkansas’ offense would be a step in the right direction. But if the defense gives up 33, the Hogs will not go bowling.
Florida 31, Arkansas 21 (Contributor Connor Goodson)
This score is not too dissimilar to the above. Still anticipates a bit of difficult for Arkansas’ defense. Just a little less from the offense. Such an outcome would likely be seen as a disappointment.
Florida 20, Arkansas 17 (Editor E. Wayne)
Arkansas’ defense will give it all it has, but the question here is whether the Hogs offense can get three touchdowns or if it’s limited to two.
Arkansas 27, Florida 24 (Andrews)
Sanders would likely need to have a 2022-like game for Arkansas to pull the upset. Andrews says Rocket goes for 100 or more on the ground.