August 21, 2014

Game Predictions — Rutgers

Congratulations to reader hogwilly for the closest prediction last week of 56-3.  His quote: “56-3 Bama.”  C’mon hogwilly…at least describe the carnage in a little more detail than that!  Either way…an RBN T-shirt is headed your way (as soon as you reply to the email we sent you).

So here’s a little twist we’re throwing in this week.  Along with your guess (and comment!) for the Rutgers game T-shirt giveaway, we’d also like you to include your prediction for the final season record.  No prize for that pick…just for ‘fun.’  Oh…a reminder…12-0 and 11-1 are no longer options.  ;)

Here we go:

Rutgers Scarlet KnightsWalking on Sunshine:  Urgency and redemption are on the Hogs’ side this week.  They are desperate to get any win before the trip to College Station next week.  If Tyler Wilson is able, his presence alone could get us off ‘high center.’  Arkansas 28, Rutgers 25.

HogBaller:  Saturday is a season-defining game for this Razorback football team and coaching staff.  The Scarlet Knights are not your typical Big East team…they’re good.  If the Hogs have any hope of turning this season around, it starts Saturday.  Based on what I’ve seen the last 2 weeks, it’s simple for me.  Tyler Wilson HAS to play for the Hogs to have a chance.  Tyler Wilson’s Razorbacks  38, Scarlet Knights 17.

HogBlogger:  Hogs rally to pull things back together, but fragile minds win out.  Rutgers 31, Arkansas 24.

TipsterHog:  First meeting in school history with a Big East team ends with a Tyler Wilson two-minute drive to win it.  Arkansas 30, Rutgers 28.

Leave a comment with your name, e-mail address and pick.  And make sure and add your own take like “SMILE!  SMILE!” or “Frankly, Scarlet Knights, we don’t give a damn.  Hogs roll.”

  • TJ

    34-17 Hogs.

  • Carolina Hog

    Are we really picking this before we know if Tyler plays? I’ll say Hogs 28-17. At some point Knile is going to get his mojo back, and heres to hoping its this week. In spite of the last two weeks, I just can’t quite accept that this team is this bad.

    • GolfHog

      The team is not this bad.

  • OwassoHog

    Does it really matter any more??? Tyler is back and Knile does his thing… Hogs win 35-17!

  • Suds

    35-21, Hogs. I think that the offense puts together decent stats this week. The defense will have a hard time defending the pass, but will do enough to win.

  • GolfHog

    Rutgers is not a passing team although we may make them look like one. It’ll be a struggle and anyone’s game late but the Hogs pull out the shootout, 34-31.
    The schedule sets up well for redemption if we get by A&M. Still, It’s hard to see this defense and this O-line being worth more than 8-4. Other teams are building momentum and chemistry while we try to keep the wheels from coming off. And, they all have a head coach. Grandpa doesn’t seem to know why he is here.

  • NewYorkHogFan

    Before the season started I was afraid that a highflying Hog team would overlook Rutgers. But the way things have turned out, Rutgers has Arkansas’ full attention. I think Arkansas will make a statement. Arkansas 41 Rutgers 21. Final record is 9-3 with a win over Oklahoma State in the Cotton Bowl.

  • uvahog

    UNJ: 38
    UA: 35

    The downward spiral really begins

  • T-towner

    Keep the faith Hog fans!
    Arkansas 31
    Rutgers 13
    Final record 9-4, including a win the bowl game, wherever it is!

  • Hog in Iowa

    Assuming TW plays…
    Hog 27 – Rutgers 24
    Season record after bowl game 6 -7 (still no o-line or db’s and lb’s are suspect)
    Better days are ahead though!

  • oldskooljt

    I might be stubborn but I refuse to believe we are as bad as we have looked the first three weeks:

    Hogs 31
    Rutgers 27

  • Ward_Hog

    Only if Tyler plays, Rutgers 28 Hogs 34. So disappointing. Hogs finishes with 7 wins. Blah!

  • tnarch

    Wilson throws for over 400 with quick strikes, but defense remains soft.
    Hogs 52
    Rutgers 27

  • Hogwilly

    45-17 Hogs

    • Hogwilly

      About last weeks prediction I saw that one coming a mile away. After watching the ULM game, not having Wilson, and having a lack of leadership from the coaching I knew we were headed for a train wreck. This week with Wilson being back in the game and having made said statement at press conference, I think we pull it off this week and get some of our drive back. I would like to see more running and defense step up to the plate

      • Hogwilly

        final record 7-6 w/ bowl game

  • Grapevine Hog

    Zack Hocker is special teams player of the week. Hogs in a squeaker, 22-21.

  • NEA Alum

    Hogs 38-Rutgers 34 Offense perks up but still no defense (and no coaching). Final record 6-6. No bowl bid forthcoming.

  • Memphis Hog

    Wilson is back, but the O-Line struggles to do anything closely resembling blocking. Defense does well, but the offense won’t sustain drives without running the ball (which we haven’t done effectively this season) and get gashed late. I hope Wilson doesn’t get hurt again.

    Hogs 24Rutgers 31

    • Memphis Hog

      Final record 5-7

  • Jeff E

    Rutgers 24
    Arkansas 20

    Rutgers has a better defense.

  • Randy Pennington

    Arkansas will come out an be ready for this game i look for tyer to have a record day , along with Knile Davis & Bradon Micheal

  • Swineage

    Arkansas 31 Rutgers 17

  • http://www.facebook.com/PhillipWhite870 Phillip White

    Hogs win it and awaken from their slumber. Also, Knile comes to life. Hogs 48 Knights 32. bigphil870@gmail.com. Nighty night Scarlet.

  • Dwillsooie

    Tyler Wilson and the HOGS come out determined. I predict that Arkansas comes out on fire the first half, as you will witness the best as a whole team so far this season bythe hogs. Wilson comes back with a mission to restore the razorback s reputation. Rutgers responds with stout competion, but in the end this SEC west team called the HOGS will rise and bring in a win. Prediction? 28-21 Razorbacks!
    I can hear the HOG callin now! WPS!

  • Bean Counter

    Hog fans leave smiling but still with a lot of concerns. Hogs 31, Rutgers 21. Season record 5-7

  • Jonesboro Hog

    Rutgers thinks that South Florida was a hostile crowd, wait till they hear us Hog fans! I do fully believe that Rutger players can be some of the toughest out there, but do they have what it takes to take down the hungriest of hogs? Don’t think so!..

    Razorbacks 34
    Scarlet Knight 28

    A good friend of mine Daniel said at the beginning of the season that we would go 8 and 4. Well I hope he is wrong so I’m saying Tyler and Knile takes us to 9 and 3. :)

  • HogSlop

    Tyler returns with a vengence (315+ YRDS), Knile mentally shows he’s over the ankle and why he was the leading SEC rusher 2 years ago (125+ YRDS). The defense shows improvement but struggles to make Rutgers’ offensive attack one demensional verse the run. Hogs 49 – Rutgers 31

  • mother earth

    I’m not getting any intuitive feeling whatsoever about this game. So, I’ll say Hogs 28, Scarlet Knights 21. That is my wish. If we get beat in this one, all bets are off for the rest of the season.

  • Roadhog

    At halftime Tyler Wilson throws his white, blood-spattered helmet at John L., grabs a motorcycle and a cheerleader and heads west. John L is strapped to a goal post, tarred and feathered at the end of the game.
    Scarlet: 31
    Cardinal: 21

  • Defense Wins Championships

    Death in Fayetteville? Not really. Remember: It is only a game! Once Arkansas fans figure out that teams have to have a strong running game and a solid defense, then, and only then will the Hogs compete with the big boys. It appears that AU coaches have returned to their running and defensing ways. We know who created this mess with a lack of defensive recruiting and not understanding that actions have consequences. I hate it for our players. They do not deserve this. Be nice to the players. Hold your tongues. Words hurt. Sticks and stones will break my bones but so will nasty words. Go Hogs! Go! Beat TAM!

  • Defense Wins Championships

    How long has it been since Arkansas had a one-win season?