And Sam Pittman doesn’t expect his Hogs to go against tradition.
“These weeks are about trying to get better,” Pittman said about getting his team pumped up for an FCS opponent.
“Trying to see who can help us win ball games. These kinds of weeks, like last week, we took the approach we have to get better ourselves. We certainly have enough things to work on before we worry about who we’re playing. I’ve been proud of our team ever since we’ve been here by putting the game before away. I’m confident we’ll get them focused and ready to play.”
The Hogs are currently on a 16-game win streak against FCS schools, facing Missouri State three times during that span, outscoring the Bears 148-34.
But these games can be trap games and in a historical fashion. This matchup brings a little bit more drama, with Bobby Petrino making his return to Fayetteville, and they are No. 5 in the FCS coaches poll.