For the first time in six years of game prediction contests, we didn’t give away an RBN T-shirt last week. Of the 34 predictions that were made (including the RazorBloggers), no one picked the ULM Warhawks.
In the words of legendary Alabama alum Forrest Gump, “That’s all I got to say about that.”
Here we go:
Walking on Sunshine: Last Saturday’s performance set the standard for futility on both sides of the ball. The loss was unexpected and hard to comprehend for fans and players alike. When doubt creeps in, confidence is lost…and that’s where I am. With or without Wilson, this one will be as bad as St. Nick and the Tide want to make it. Alabama 45, Arkansas 10.
HogBaller: The Razorbacks stagger into this game looking more like an imposter than an SEC Western division team. One thing we know about Alabama is they are well-coached (something I wish was true of the Hogs) and won’t make many mistakes. The Razorback O-line can’t block and the defense can’t tackle. This one is over before halftime. I’m glad ESPN GameDay didn’t come to see it. Saban’s Big Beefy Bama Boys 49, John L’s Infirmary 13.
HogBlogger: Even though the Hogs are embarrassed and will be out to prove a point, they can’t get much better in a week on defense. With no Tyler Wilson on the field…I hope the band is good. Alabama 38, Arkansas 10.
TipsterHog: Like several of you, I’m sure, I had this one marked down as a close loss before the season started. But nothing I’ve seen from either of these teams in the last two weeks makes me believe this game will even be competitive. Alabama 42, Arkansas 9.
Leave a comment with your name, e-mail address and pick. And make sure and add your own take like “$800 tickets still available on StubHub” or “If a Sun Belt team can defeat an SEC team, then…uh…Arkansas can beat Alabama! Hogs roll.”