After a bye week, the rested 5-1 and No. 10 ranked Arkansas Razorbacks will go on the road to face an Ole Miss team that is licking its wounds after a 52-7 drilling by Alabama. The 11:21 a.m. Saturday game will be televised in central Arkansas by KATV Channel 7.
Arkansas is playing its best football of the season, having just notched consecutive victories over Top 15 opponents for the second time in school history. The Razorbacks expect its burgeoning run game to continue improving against an Ole Miss defense that was absolutely shredded by Alabama’s Trent Richardson last week.
This may also be the game Hog receiver Greg Childs, who has seemed hesitant since recovering from knee surgery, finally breaks loose. Once considered a possible NFL first-round draft pick, Child’s stock has dropped to the point where a Mississippi newspaper no longer considers him as one of Arkansas’ excellent receivers.
The Rebels, who have lost nine consecutive SEC games, are reeling. They lost a starting cornerback and a defensive end to injury against Alabama. But Houston Nutt has a history of amping up his players for big games and springing major upsets. As the Arkansas Razorbacks coach, he did it multiple times.