The mark of a good team is in how they respond to adversity, which often comes in the form of a very tough loss. The Arkansas Razorbacks had a great start to the season, winning their opening three games, which included a big win against ranked TCU. Things were rolling along nicely, but then came Week 4, and a total humbling at the hands of the Texas A&M Aggies. The Razorbacks were beaten in every facet of the game in that one, and now have to find a way to pick themselves up and move on. The good news is that they have an easy match-up against Alcorn State coming up this Saturday. That could be problematic for the Braves, as they are going to be running into a team that has a very big chip on its shoulder, and who will be looking to give someone a pounding in order to get that frustration out. The Razorbacks are a 49-point favorite coming into this one, and there is a very legitimate chance that they will cover that ridiculous online betting spread.
A Closer Look At The Braves At Razorbacks Week 5 College Football Expert Predictions
When: Saturday, October 1 at 12 PM EST
Where: War Memorial Stadium, Little Rock
TV: SEC Network
Live Stream: NCAA Live
NCAAF Odds: TBA
Why bet on the Alcorn State Braves
Alcorn State Braves are a little tough to prepare for, simply because they have two capable QB’s in their stable, both of whom will likely see the field at some point this weekend. Noah Johnson is a dual threat at the position, as he has a strong arm, and he can also run the ball quite effectively. He has outperformed Lenoriss Footman so far this season, but you can still expect to see the other QB get some playing time, as that is what the Braves have done all season long. The Braves defense likes to blitz, and they will be looking to get to the QB to cause disruptions and turnovers, although that tactic could also blow up in their face if Austin Allen gets the ball out to his receivers quickly.
Why bet on the Arkansas Razorbacks
Under head coach Bret Bielema, the Razorbacks have become known as a team that likes to pound the rock, which is why it’s odd to see them become so dependent on Austin Allen at QB. Rather than a change of philosophy from Bielema, the use of Allen has come due to the fact that the Razorbacks are giving up so much on defense, especially against the run. Last week against the Aggies, the Arkansas D looked like Swiss cheese as it was gashed for 366 yards on the ground. They won’t have as tough a task against the Braves this weekend, but they still need to plug those gaps, and quickly, in order to be successful moving forward.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
I think that Arkansas are going to come out on Saturday and try to make a big statement. It’ll be all out attack from the get go, and I think Austin Allen is going to put up some video game numbers.