Friday, October 17, 2008
They Believe: The Arkansas - Kentucky Preview
Arkansas 3-3 (1-2) at Kentucky 4-2 (0-2)
Kickoff: 6 pm
Line: UK favored by 8
The Wildcat faithful believe. They believe in blue.
Belief can be defined as having confidence, faith, or trust in something. Unfortunately, just because you believe in something, that doesn't necessarily mean it will ever be true.
Personally, I believe the children are our future. Teach them well, and let them lead the way. Some other important beliefs from Razorback fans include:
Ron White: I Believe, that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade. And try to find somebody who's life gives them vodka, and have a party.
Larry The Cable Guy: I believe that sometimes you gotta wreck the truck to get the insurance money to make the truck payment.
Belief is a funny thing, because you can believe in the craziest things (like Kentucky football winning the SEC), and they may never come to fruition (see also: Cubs' fans for the last 100 years).
The only thing I know about the upcoming game is that the last time the Razorbacks invaded Lexington, Kentucky, it resulted in a 7 OT 71-63 win in 2003. The game featured 605 yards in total offense by Arkansas which was led by QB Matt Jones. Kentucky garnered 506 yards in total offense that day led by 475 pound QB Jared Lorenzen.
Times have changed as neither team enters the contest with a NFL caliber QB. The Hogs are led by senior Casey Dick who is averaging 235 yards per game through the air and is completing 58 percent of his passes. RB Michael Smith is averaging 119 yards per game on the ground for the Hogs.
Their counterparts will be Mike Hartline at QB (171 yds. per game) and RB Derrick Locke who leads the Cats with 269 yards rushing... total.
The Final Analysis:
Petrino was 4-0 against the Cats while he was head coach at Louisville. Expect that dominance to carry over to Arkansas and to continue Saturday night. Petrino has the Cats' number and will call all the right plays tomorrow night at Commonwealth Stadium. Last season, D-Mac and Felix Jones rumbled for a combined 300 yards approximately and somehow lost that game. I still am shaking my head over that one. Watch for Michael Smith to run for about 400 yards tomorrow. Basketball practice is already underway so don't expect too much outrage over the Hogs' win tomorrow from UK fans. I think Kentucky keeps it close for a while, and then the Hogs pull away to win 71-6. I believe.
From the UK side of things, Sasha Baron Cohen helps the Fake Gimel Martinez with his "Fake Strategery" for tomorrow over at KentuckySportsRadio.com.
Posted by KK at 7:25 AM