Arkansas football: 3 keys to victory vs Auburn as Razorbacks look to avoid three-game losing streak

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The Arkansas football team will try to do something they haven’t done since 2016  when they face Auburn in Week 7 of college football— avoid a three-game losing streak.

Every season, dating back to 2017, the Razorbacks have a period in which they lose three-straight games. It’s going to be a very difficult task this week, as the Tigers have won seven of the last eight meetings against the Hogs, according to Winspedia. The last time Arkansas beat Auburn, it was Oct. 24, 2015— perhaps the Hogs are due for a win, but they are going up against an Auburn team that’s 4-2 and very nearly upset Penn State a few weeks ago.

Let’s take a look at some keys to the game for an Arkansas football win.

No. 1. Arkansas football needs a raucous home crowd to give them the edge

According to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium is officially sold-out for this week’s game against Auburn and it’s a good thing because the Hogs are going to need every competitive advantage possible to help them earn victory.

Head Coach Sam Pittman implored the fans to come out and give the team the competitive edge they need against Auburn.

The Arkansas football players have surely had this game circled on their calendars. It’s the first game in Fayetteville in what seems like forever. The Hogs played Texas A&M at AT&T Stadium in Dallas as a neutral-site game, then played two consecutive road games at Georgia and Ole Miss.

If you need a refresher of how great it will be to see the Hogs take the field in front of a sell-out crowd, look no further than former coach Houston Nutt, who reminisced about the beauty of Arkansas football in Fayetteville.