Arkansas vs. New Mexico State Fearless Prediction & Game Preview
Check out the Arkansas vs. New Mexico State fearless prediction and game preview.
Arkansas (1-2) vs. New Mexico State (2-2) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, Sept. 30th
Game Time: 12:00 pm ET
Venue: Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville, AR
Network: SEC Network
Be very, very careful here, Arkansas.
Coming off an emotionally painful loss to Texas A&M, and with road games at South Carolina and Auburn up next, the Hogs might end up overlooking a New Mexico State team that just dangerous enough to pull this off.
The Aggies gave Arizona State a nightmare of a time in the opener, it battled hard with a Troy team that might end up winning the Sun Belt, and now, they’re playing with the type of confidence and offense to keep this road trip from getting too big.
The problem? This is the first of a run of five road games in the next six, but they have to get the O rolling right away.
They just might be able to do it.
One Reason Why New Mexico State Will Win
Tyler Rogers has been magnificent.
The veteran Aggie quarterback is averaging over 350 passing yards per game with 12 touchdowns and four picks. While plenty of the production is in comeback mode, he’s able to bomb away for an offense that’s ninth in the nation throwing the ball.
With a good pass rush, and with decent enough pass protection to get by – NMSU came up with three sacks against UTEP, and gave Rogers plenty of time – Arkansas has to be sharp up front.
One Reason Why Arkansas Will Win
Can Arkansas get its ground game going again?
New Mexico didn’t commit to the running attack like it should’ve, but Arkansas should be able to crank up the backs after rolling for 226 yards on 45 carries against Texas A&M.
The Aggie defensive front will wear down if the Hogs stick with the run.
As strong as the start has been so far for NMSU, they commit too many penalties and have too many special teams issues. Arkansas should be able to own the field position and the tempo for long stretches.
What’s Going To Happen
Arkansas will wake up and win, but it’ll take a while to happen.
The New Mexico State running game won’t go anywhere, but Rogers will keep the pressure on with big late drives to make it interesting. When Arkansas wants to take control back, it’ll pound out the drive needed to get this done.
But there will be plenty of sweating before it’s done.
Arkansas vs. New Mexico State Prediction
Arkansas 37, New Mexico State 26
Arkansas -17, o/u: 61
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