My Preseason Prediction
9-1 vs. Troy - 74-0 win; McFadden runs for the first of his many 300 yard games this season while scoring 7 touchdowns and becomes the first to ever wear a headset microphone in his helmet and provides color commentary for the radio while playing.
Actual score: Arkansas 46 Troy 26
9-15 at Alabama - 41-6 win; Alex Tejada makes kicks from 65 and 73 yards in this roll over the Tide; Bama QB John Parker Wilson throws 7 picks reminding many Hog fans of Mitch Mustain's last few games. Coach Herring is pissed at his defense for giving up 6 points.
Actual score: Alabama 41 Arkansas 38*
9-22 Kentucky - 59-7 win; Kentucky sucks (yes, I said they would win the East, but the East still sucks); Felix Jones returns four kickoffs 100 yards each for touchdowns.
Actual score: Kentucky 42 Arkansas 29
9-29 N. Texas - 97-0 win; Coach Nutt orders Dick to kneel down every play the whole 4th quarter so as not to embarass the visitors from Texas.
Actual score: Arkansas 66 North Texas 7
10-6 Tenn-Chattanooga - 33-9 win; all the first teamers and second teamers are given the week off to prepare for Auburn; Nutt plays mostly frat boys and a few sorority chicks in this win
Actual Score: Arkansas 34 Tenn-Chattanooga 15
10-13 Auburn - 47-2 win; Darren McFadden's first and only long snap as center goes over the punter's head and out of the endzone for Auburn's only score; this is McFadden's only mistake all year long
Actual Score: Auburn 9 Arkansas 7
10-20 at Ole Miss - 63-3win; Peyton Hillis gets his first chance to play linebacker and ends up hurting half of the Ole Miss offensive line; Hillis shows up wearing a vintage Brian Bosworth hair do from the 80's.
Actual Score: Arkansas 44 Ole Miss 8
10-27 Florida International - 10-9 win; Homecoming weekend equals multitudes of hung-over players making too many mistakes. Darren McFadden's 99 yard TD run as the clock expires keeps Arkansas' record perfect.
Actual Score: Arkansas 58 FIU 10
11-3 South Carolina - 44-7 win; Steve Spurrier plays eight different quarterbacks and Darren McFadden has 8 interceptions in his first try at cornerback
Actual Score: Arkansas 48 South Carolina 36
11-10 at Tennessee - 83-76 win; the Razorbacks go 11 overtimes before outlasting Tennessee; Houston Nutt is taken to a local hospital from exhaustion after the ninth overtime and never sees the finish of the game.
Actual Score: Tennessee 34 Arkansas 13
11-17 Mississippi State - 45-0; Sylvester Croom's team hasn't scored all year and can't do it against the best defense in the nation this week either.
Actual Score: Arkansas 45 Mississippi State 31
11-23 at LSU - 55-9; saving their best for last, the Hogs pull out the "Really Wild Hog" package which has McFadden at QB, Felix Jones in the backfield, 6 WRs, and only three down lineman. McFadden has NCAA's first ever 300 yard passing, 300 yard rushing and 100 yard receiving game.
Actual Score: Arkansas 50 LSU 48 (3 OTs)
End of regular season: 12-0
Final regular season record: 8-4*
*horrible officiating down the stretch and McFadden was out at the end with a concussion. I move to strike this "loss" from the recordbooks.