With the path of Hurricane Ike unknown and the threat of Ike making an appearence at Royal-Memorial Stadium on Saturday, the Razorbacks will wish they had stayed home.
With two lackluster performances against weak opponents, you would think that the Razorbacks would like to step up and make a statement. But seeing as how they have had to fight and scratch for every offensive yard and point, I don't see this game being any better. Bobby Petrino is probably wishing he had stayed at the cushy confines of Louisville.
Texas, on the other hand, is a team on a mission. That mission is to silence all of the critics and prove they will be a contender in the Big XII this season. The last two games for Texas have been what you would expect: big-time blowouts of overmatched opponents.
While there are still some questions about the defense and secondary on this team, I have the feeling Will Muschamp will have them ready to go and have his system in full effect for this game. This will be the statement game for the Texas defense.
On the offensive side of the ball, the emergence of Fozzy Whitaker is a Longhorn fan's dream. He is probably the best looking running back Texas has had since the days of Cedric Benson.
The only real question on the offense is who will become the deep threat, well it is to early to really tell. But as long as Jordan Shipley can find a way to get open, Colt McCoy will have a good target. Pair that with a good running game, and the Razorback defense will look helpless.
Overall, this game will probably be played in bad weather, and it will probably help Arkansas from getting run over too bad. But the weather won't keep the rest of the nation from learning what Texas fans already know. This team is going to make a run for the Big XII this season.
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