Arkansas football: 4 reasons the Razorbacks will crush the LSU Tigers this week

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The Arkansas football team has accomplished a lot of “firsts” in the 2021 season.

It’s the first time the Razorbacks have won at least six games and became bowl-eligible since 2016.

It’s the first time the Hogs have been ranked in the top-10 of the AP Top 25 at some point in the season since 2012.

It’s the first time the team has been ranked in the College Football Playoff rankings since 2016.

It’s the first time fans of the Arkansas Razorbacks are genuinely happy and excited about the present and the future.

The Hogs will look to check off another “first” when they play LSU this week. The team hopes to take home the coveted Golden Boot trophy for the first time since 2015.

Let’s take a look at why Arkansas will win the Battle for the Golden Boot this week.

Arkansas football has Sam ‘freakin Pittman as their head coach

Arkansas Head Coach Sam Pittman has unlocked a potential we haven’t seen from the Razorbacks in half-a-decade. He’s got the goods to do something very special in Fayetteville by the time his career is all said and done.

It’s something Razorback fans aren’t taking for granted, especially when the team has had some anemic years in recent memory.

LSU, on the other hand, is on the opposite end of the coaching spectrum. Tigers Head Coach Ed Orgeron is officially on his way out the door and they are currently looking for his successor.

It’s refreshing to have stability at the helm of this team. Pittman is motivated, his players are hungry and on the up-and-up. The Hogs may be able to catch Orgeron going through the motions and embarass him in Death Valley.