I like Bret Bielema and his intentions seem to be in the right place. Having said that, everyone in the house at Jerry’s world is likely to know the Arkansas game plan. The question is, if A&M stacks the line and defends, can the Arkansas staff improvise and make necessary adjustments? If A&M’s read option starts smoking, can the defensive staff adjust and make needed changes?
As much as I hate to say it, I don’t think so.
Ps. Very much Woo Pig hoping to be proven wrong.
I don’t have a clue. Hoping for the best, kind of expecting the worse…Please prove me wrong!
Yeah, I’m kind of in the same boat. Expecting the worst, hoping for the best.
Texas A&M is a 3 point favorite. Therefore, Arkansas more likely than will lose. The odds of Arkansas winning is about 43%. That is a little less than 50/50 so, win or lose, I will not be surprised.
Both teams have offensive problems: Arkansas 17
Texas A&M 14
The old coaching adage is that you improve the most between games 1 and 2. Considering the weakness of our first opponent, this equation is more likely a better fit between games 2 and 3 this year. Plus, Arkansas has had an off week to get ready. That would be a plus in Arkansas’ column.
A minus would be if the rumors are true and Devwah is not able to play. We may have depth there, but still would like him back there.
I will go with an Arkansas win just because I’m not ready to jump ship. Good guys, 24-21.
Aggies lose another QB to injury and all hope. We win 21-10.
Texas A&M 24
The biggest story of the game…the Razorback offense
Austin Allen passing for 289 yards 19/29 no int…2 TDs
Whaley 21 rushes 146 yards: 1 TD 3 receptions 46 yards
Daniels 14 rushes 108 yards: 1 reception 21 yards
Williams 12 rushes 88 yards: 1 reception 11 yards
Cornelius 8 receptions 111 yards 1 TD
Tight Ends combine 6 receptions 100 yards 1 TD
Razorback Defense holds A&M in 2nd half to a field goal.
Halftime Texas A&M 21 Arkansas 21
It must have been the uniforms…
Ok. Here goes … (gulp) … I don’t like the new uniforms. Kinda dull in appearance.
I believe that Coach B has seen enough tape that hopefully he will make some O-Line changes or I’m afraid we could struggle with scoring enough points to win.
We have to be less predictable with our offensive schemes and play calling in order to keep defenses on their heels a bit more.
I was hoping they would hold open tryouts for a kicker during the bye week, but I don’t believe that happened, so I don’t know if we can count on that again on Saturday. Missed field goals are a major momentum changer especially when they are from 25 yards or less, that has to change for the rest of the season.
No matter how bad Texas A&M has looked lately, you know that they have to have confidence since they have gotten a win in this game four years in a row and they are just as desperate for a win this week as we are in order to turn things around.
Defensively, we need to dial up more blitz packages against the inexperienced QB they will have under center and possibly force him to turn the ball over a couple of times.
If we make some changes and not play the exact same way then I will predict that we finally get this monkey off our backs.
First, I will point out disclaimer that Cole Hedlund is from about 25 miles from house, I don’t know what the deal is but I know for a fact he is a real good kicker, or damn sure was. Has to be something wrong with how they practice in my opinion…
But anyway, did you see the kicker from Texas Lutheran that had 18 yard FG blocked, and then kicked it off the bounce and made it!!! Damn sure he did. You do that kind of stuff relaxed when you are having fun.
A defender came around the end and blocked the attempt. The ball bounced back in Hopkins’ direction and Hopkins kicked it off the bounce and through the uprights.
Officials appeared puzzled by the play and ultimately ruled the field goal to be good.
With all of that said, earlier I saw where someone on this site was a retired lawyer threatening serving notice; so I will come with another Disclaimer.
It shouldn’t have counted. Here’s are rules:
A ball that is not in a player’s possession is a loose ball: in-flight forward passes, fumbles, kicks, and backward passes are all loose balls. So, the blocked field goal remains a kick, but it is also a loose ball. And under no circumstance may a player deliberately kick a loose ball. (A ball being dropped for a legal punt or dropkick is not considered loose if it is kicked as usual.) So, at this point there is a foul for an illegal kick. [color=#0000FF]This being Division III, we are under NCAA rules, and the illegal kick is a 15-yard penalty and a loss of down. Assuming this is a fourth down, this would be a turnover on downs.[/color]
[/color] The rule need to be changed for exception to allow the kicker to kick as many times as he can or as defense allows LOL
Greetings: hog authority it’s been awhile since I’ve seen your postings I trust all is well. Take care