Congratulations to reader AbrHAMLINKHog for the closest prediction last week of 38-17. His quote: “Too early in the season for this Hog team to win on the road at ‘Bama. Wilson has 2 or 3 interceptions and the running game is not strong. Defense tries hard but can’t hold the gate all day.”
Honest, Abe…brutally honest. But we know you had to go with your gut. You weren’t alone. And while it may take some time to get over that one…I’m sure we will someday. Lucky for you, though, you’ve got a new RBN T-shirt as a memento to regularly remind you of the 2011 Arkansas/Alabama game! Ah yes…every time you put it on to mow the yard or wash the car, you can remember all those missed tackles. Ha.
Let’s move on…shall we? Here we go:
Walking on Sunshine: I had this one down as a loss before the year started. Thought the Hogs would have trouble with A&M after spending a lot of emotion vs. Alabama. But you don’t spend a lot of emotion when you take a beat down like we did last Saturday. It feels like a rebound week to me…let’s see if the Aggies cooperate. Arkansas 34, Texas A&M 24.
HogBaller: I learned last week that I’m not ready to quit my day job and become an Oddsmaker for Vegas. How the Hogs come out and respond will tell a lot about the character and makeup of this team. A win gets the Hogs back on track and almost all of the season goals remain within reach. Look for the energy and focus to be high for this one. “Welcome to the SEC” 42, “Can we play in the SEC East?” 20.
HogBlogger: It’s always hard to beat a team three times in a row. Texas A&M 31, Arkansas 24.
TipsterHog: Not sure some Hog fans appreciate the job Mike Sherman has done to rebuild this A&M program. But they will after Saturday. The Aggies show they are more than ready to compete and win in the SEC. Texas A&M 28, Arkansas 24.
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