Arkansas – BCS Contendor

Arkansas – BCS Contendor

While not every team at the top of the BCS standings can be considered a prospect for the title game, teams like Arkansas are certain to strong draws, selling BCS tickets no matter which bowl invites them. The Razorbacks are a powerful team and head coach Bobby Petrino has them playing great football as the season draws to a close. A prolific offensive squad, the team has also played great defense while navigating a difficult SEC schedule that features games against five top-15 teams. After a loss to #3 Alabama in the fourth game of the season, the Razorbacks have run off six straight wins as they seek to gain momentum ahead of a November 25th showdown with #1 Louisiana State.

While Arkansas’ defense has been solid, (ranking 29th in the country in points allowed per game) the offense has been the driving force of this squad. Ranked 11th nationally with over 310 yards per game in the air, the team is 13th in the country while averaging less than 39 point per contest. With nearly 150 yards of rushing each outing, the Razorbacks produce a devastating 460 yards of total offense each game, allowing them to knock of such powerhouses as #14 Texas A&M, #15 Auburn and most recently, #9 South Carolina.

Without an amazing sequence of events, Arkansas will not be playing in the All state BCS National Championship Game in New Orleans, but the team will likely be playing in a major bowl nonetheless. Many experts have them slated for the Capital One Bowl as a potential opponent for Big 10 powerhouses Wisconsin or Michigan. Either opponent would be an enticing matchup for the Razorbacks in a game that would almost certainly turn into a battle, but a date with the Badgers of Wisconsin would be especially exciting as two perennial powerhouses went toe-to-toe.


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