Arkansas Razorbacks (1-0) at (15) TCU Horned Frogs (1-0)
Arkansas– They will always be a team that’s in the middle of the pack in the conference that’s considered to be the best in the nation or better known as the SEC. They rallied back to beat Louisiana Tech in their opener behind quarterback Austin Allen. He generated a 77-yard touchdown drive that saw the Razorbacks overcome a 20-14 deficit. The biggest strength of this team is their defense and you figured that it would be considering that Bret Bielema has become known as a defensive minded coach. On Saturday evening, they’ll face a familiar face in the Horned Frogs of TCU and they’ll try their best to limit that offense from attacking their defense at any point.
TCU: The offense basically picked up where they left off in 2015. They have that “video game” like offense where they can simply score at any given time and they’re consistent with it. In their opener against South Dakota State, they scored 59 points and got the win and you would think that would mean to move forward and celebrate the W, right? Not in Gary Patterson’s eyes. The 59 points is a good number but the number that really made you open your eyes was 41 and that’s the number of points they gave up in the win and the biggest thing I took away from the game was their poor effort to tackle and that’s a basic football fundamental. Now it’s time to turn the page and focus on Arkansas coming to town.
Arkansas Player To Watch: Rawleigh Williams III- He missed the rest of the 2015 season with an unfortunate neck injury and in his first game back, he carried the ball 24 times and rushed for 96 yards. If I’m the Arkansas coaching staff, I’m watching the tape of TCU’s last game and getting the running game going early on.
TCU Player To Watch: KaVontae Turpin- He’s their “Mr. Versatility” guy. You have to account for him not only as a receiver but also in the special team’s aspect of things. Last week, he caught seven passes for 62 yards and returned one to the house on a punt return.
Prediction: This is the first time these two teams are meeting since 1991. TCU enters this one with a 14 game home winning streak which is the third longest behind Florida State and Clemson and I think TCU’s streak continues at home. I’m picking the Horned Frogs to win this game. TCU 45 Arkansas 24