The Arkansas vs. LA Monroe game on the college football schedule may not get alot of attention, but the Razorbacks are ready to make a statement. In week two of the college football season the Arkansas Razorbacks will play against the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks, but their mind will be on the Alabama Crimson Tide. With all due respect to the Warhawks, the Razorbacks are using this game as a tune-up for the biggest game of the year against the top-ranked team in the country.
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Overall the Razorbacks under achieved against Jacksonville State in week one and don’t be surprised if they have a similar performance in week two. The first two games for the Hogs are the equivalent of preseason in the NFL.
The Hogs are still working on their defense with new players in new positions. Expect a better performance against the Warhawks with players learning their assignments and adjusting to the game.
The secondary will be tested when they attempt to cover Louisiana-Monroe wide receiver Brent Leonard. Leonard is a stud on the Warhawks offense and will provide a good test for the suspect secondary of the Hogs.
On offense Tyler Wilson looks to build on his resume after a solid performance in week one. The Warhawks return just five starters on defense and Wilson will exploit this inexperience early and often.
The Hogs will get Cobi Hamilton back in action after missing most of the season opener with a head injury. After the Hogs get a comfortable lead, expect a steady diet of Knile Davis out of the backfield to get the running back ready for a big game against Alabama.
The Razorbacks did get some bad news this week when coach John L. Smith announced that starting fullback Kiero Small would need surgery to fix his injured foot. Small is a reliable blocker in this offense and may be missed more than people think. He may not be a big name, but he had a very big role.
The Razorbacks have no chance of losing this game but the final score and the temp of the game will be heavily scrutinized. The Hogs are already looking ahead to the big game against Alabama, but they must perform well against the Warhawks if they hope to head into that battle brimming with confidence.
The Razorbacks need an impressive outing on defense and end on a high-note and then the countdown to the big game with the Crimson Tide begins.
The Razorbacks may be looking ahead to Alabama, but they are ready to make a point and win a football game with conviction to send a message to th college football world that they are ready for the upcoming game.
Arkansas vs LA Monroe Prediction: Arkansas Razorbacks (-30)