Congratulations to reader apsalartoll for the closest prediction last week of 49-17. Her quote: “Hogs win but Jacksonville State ‘wins’ the fourth quarter, 10-7.” Fortunately, apsalartoll, we only used your prediction for the whole game to determine that you were the winner of an RBN T-Shirt! ;) Nice job. Your shirt should be on its way to you right now via USPS. Hopefully you’ll get it before Christmas.
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Here we go:
Walking on Sunshine: If you remember from past games with ULM, Coach Todd Berry likes to run blitz…a lot. That, most likely, will hold down the Hogs rushing totals and make this one look pretty ugly. Offensive coordinator Paul Petrino will take what he’s given, so the school record for passing yards in a game (510, Tyler Wilson vs. Texas A&M, 2011) may be in play. Arkansas 42, Louisiana-Monroe 17.
HogBaller: You will see a much more focused team this week, ready to prove themselves. The defense looks more ‘SEC-like’ and the running game will be dominant. Arkansas 55, Louisiana-Monroe 9.
HogBlogger: Hogs answer some questions and create a few more. Arkansas 45, Louisiana-Monroe 10.
TipsterHog: Tyler Wilson spreads the ball all over the field once again to his plethora of weapons. Defensive coordinator Paul Haynes keeps his cards close to the vest for one more week. Arkansas 38, Louisiana-Monroe 13.
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