Congratulations to reader Jeff for the closest prediction last time of 38-24. His quote: “LSU scores on average a couple points shy of Arkansas and against stiffer competition.”
A good stat to reference, Jeff. Unfortunately, the Hogs didn’t turn out to be stiff competition for the Bayou Bengals this year. But either way…congrats on the closest pick. Like the rest of us, I’m sure you’re ready for the Hogs to get back on the field and put that game behind us.
As we prepare to make our final picks of the season, here’s how our own little predictions contest finished up: HogBaller won 5 games, HogBlogger won 2.5 games, Sunshine won 2 games, and yours truly (TipsterHog) won 1.5 games. Congrats HogBaller…you pretty much lapped the RazorBloggers field and ran the score up on us!
So here we go:
Walking on Sunshine: When they defeated Missouri earlier in the season, the K-State fans laughingly mocked the Tigers by chanting “S-E-C, S-E-C” (see video). After the Hogs keep Collin Klein in check, we’re sure the 40,000 Hog fans in attendance will serenade the Wildcats accordingly. Wilson has a record-setting night. Arkansas 44, Kansas State 34.
HogBaller: This Arkansas team needs to show up on a big stage and play big. A Cotton Bowl victory will likely mean a preseason top 5 ranking next season and prove that the Razorback program is not only on the rise, but turning into a top 10 program annually. Both teams get off to a slow start early, but the Razorbacks have too much offense for the Wildcat defense. The Hog receivers run wild and the Razorback D-line makes it tough on K-State. Arkansas 31, Kansas State 14.
HogBlogger: It’s showtime for Coach Petrino on the national stage. Hopefully anyway. Arkansas 42, Kansas State 31.
TipsterHog: This Kansas State team has earned the nickname “Cardiac Cats” for their heart-pounding, tight victories this season. But this one won’t be that close. Arkansas 38, Kansas State 20.
Leave a comment with your name, e-mail address and pick. And feel free to add your own take like “When did Bill Snyder learn how to use a cell phone?” or “Reggie Herring ain’t coaching this Cotton Bowl. Hogs roll.”