Staff Picks: Arkansas at LSU

By: WholeHogSports
Published: Saturday, November 11, 2017
LSU interim head coach Ed Orgeron cheers from the sideline after a score in the first half an NCAA college football game against Florida in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. Florida won 16-10. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
LSU interim head coach Ed Orgeron cheers from the sideline after a score in the first half an NCAA college football game against Florida in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. Florida won 16-10. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Clay Henry

Getting T. J. Hammonds more touches might seem like a logical way to attack LSU, but the Tigers are much faster than the last two defenses that he plundered. If the Hogs are to have a chance, it will require a much better defensive effort. The Hogs can’t score five touchdowns against LSU. The Tigers won’t get 40, like Texas A&M, South Carolina, Alabama and Auburn. But they won’t need 40.

LSU 35-21

Dudley E. Dawson

It always helps Arkansas to face LSU after the Tigers face Alabama the week before. But this is not the LSU team that lost to Troy or the Razorbacks that have beaten the Tigers a few times in recent years.

LSU 31-17

Jimmy Carter

Arkansas has a few edges: they get LSU a week after the Tigers played Alabama and they avoid a night game at Death Valley. Other than that?

LSU 45, Arkansas 17

Matt Jones

Arkansas has a better record than LSU against the Sun Belt, but it’s the Tigers’ play against SEC teams that should be a concern. LSU has looked like a different team the last month and gave Alabama its most formidable test of the season. The Tigers’ line play should be the difference.

LSU 31-13

Chip Souza

It’s time for Austin Allen to pull off a shocker, like he did against Bentonville in his first state championship game. What’s that? We don’t know for sure he’s playing this week? OK then.

LSU 33-14

Harry King

In the preseason, LSU winning by four was predicated on the Tigers being more talented. That sound reasoning still applies and running back Derrius Guice is averaging 5.5 yards per try.

LSU 24-14

Wally Hall

When comparing scores of common opponents, it appears the Razorbacks don't have much chance. They lost to Auburn 52-20, and the Tigers won 27-23; Hogs lost to Alabama 41-9, and LSU lost 24-10; and both beat Ole Miss, but the Razorbacks did so 38-37 while the Tigers handled the Rebels 40-24. Some say you can't compare scores; the Razorbacks better hope that's true. After every loss, LSU Coach Ed Orgeron has won the next game. The Hogs are trying to salvage a disappointing season while the Tigers are looking to improve their bowl game.

LSU 28-21

Bo Mattingly

Hard to imagine Arkansas stopping LSU’s running game. The Tigers are good enough with the pass to beat the Razorbacks. The only chance would be if the Hogs play above their heads and hope LSU has a letdown after getting up to play Alabama in a losing effort.

LSU 37-10

Bart Pohlman

Arkansas just isn’t a very good football team. Knowing that, it’s hard to find a path to a win in Baton Rouge. The Tigers come off a loss to Alabama and will be ready for the Hogs.

LSU 35-14

Tommy Craft

The Arkansas defense continues to regress regardless of opposition, giving up 38 plus points a game with countless missed tackles. LSU has one of the best running backs in the SEC. Despite LSU’s quarterback woes, Arkansas appears outmatched.

LSU 42-24

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