Easily our favorite thing to do here on the blog each season is running our weekly predictions contest. It’s always a fun thing for us during game week to throw out our guesses and then see what you think. As always, a coveted 100 percent-ish cotton RBN T-shirt is awarded to the best prognosticator.
First, however, we need to take a moment to congratulate our most recent winner. In this case, props go out to Jeff E for correctly predicting a loss to LSU back in November. That one still stings…but props to you Jeff E. We hope you’ve enjoyed wearing your T-shirt while mowing the lawn this summer.
Here we go:
Walking on Sunshine: Both sides are going to answer a lot of questions right out of the gate this season. Can the Razorback offense sustain drives and play ‘keep away’ from Gus? I think they just might. The Razorback defense shows how far they’ve come and gives Arkansas fans hope for the rest of the season. Something to build on. Auburn 24, Arkansas 19.
HogBaller: Leading up to the game, instead of discussion about Malzahn and the “Gus Bus,” fans and media focused their attention on Brandon Allen’s flaming truck. Is this an omen for the game? For the season ahead? Or is it just another instance of the often crazy and unpredictable circumstances that continue to make random visits to the Razorback football program? Hogs show signs of improvement, but still have a ways to go. The Gus Bus 27, Camión de Fuego 17.
HogBlogger: The Gus Bus starts slow but rolls once it warms up. Auburn 55, Arkansas 17.
TipsterHog: There are a lot of Lions, Tigers and Bears… and most of them will still be favored to beat us. Auburn 34, Arkansas 17.
Leave a comment with your name, e-mail address and pick. And make sure and add your own take like “Fred Talley just scored again. GO HOGS!”