A week after the Arkansas Razorbacks defeated the Mississippi State Bulldogs, attention turns to the looming Auburn Tigers.
After almost three years the Arkansas Razorbacks have been working toward a win in conference play. Finally, last Saturday the Hogs were able to get the monkey off the back and gain a conference win. Both Arkansas and Auburn are going into the game on Saturday on opposite ends of the momentum spectrum. Auburn comes into the week after just getting hammered by the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday. Arkansas comes into the week on a high after upsetting the 16th ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs.
One area to take note of concerning the Auburn Tigers is that the offense has yet to put it together. The Tigers rushed for 39 yards on 22 carries on Saturday and the Tigers’ offense is resembling Arkansas’ from last season. Both Auburn and Arkansas fans will take notice of the fact that Chad Morris is calling the plays at Auburn and has yet to find offensive consistency. After getting dominated on both sides of the ball Saturday, the Tigers are facing more questions than they have answers at the moment.
The Arkansas Razorbacks defense has been a maligned unit over the past few seasons and are looking to improve against the toughest schedule possible.
Meanwhile, the Arkansas Razorbacks are approaching this contest with a great deal of confidence. The defense played a terrific game against the high-powered Mississippi State Bulldogs. The Razorbacks’ offense is still a bit of a work in progress, after racking up only 275 yards of total offense. Arkansas quarterback Feleipe Franks was a bright spot for the Hogs and played well. Franks passed for 212 yards and two touchdowns in helping the Razorbacks to a 21-14 victory over the Bulldogs.
Two members of the Arkansas defense racked up some hardware Monday for the performance against the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Linebacker Bumper Pool and safety Joe Foucha shared the defensive player of the week award this week. Pool is starting to gain some NFL draft buzz with his solid play racked up 20 tackles against the Bulldogs. Meanwhile Foucha, picked off two passes and racked up two tackles against Mississippi State. The bottom line going into the Auburn game is Arkansas has the momentum and Auburn has plenty of questions to answer before kickoff.